Europcar in Australia
Renting a car in Australia is a cost-effective way to explore the wild and diverse landscapes that the country has to offer. From city cars and vans to luxury rentals, Europcar Australia has a huge range of models to help you maximise your visit.
Europcar Australia has 116 stations, widely spread across the country. The most popular pick up points include cities like Brisbane, as well as stations found along surfer’s paradise - the Gold Coast. Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport are amongst the most popular, allowing you to pick up your rental and get on the road straight after you have landed.
Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in Australia
Rent a car in Australia and you will get access to several exclusive offers with Europcar.
Your holiday time is precious. We get that, which is why we created Online Check-In. Complete any paperwork and payment details beforehand, and you can save valuable time at the check-in desk. Just a few documents to sign, and you will be on the road.
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Driving in Australia
In order to rent a car in Australia, it is essential to have a valid international driving permit in accompaniment to a valid driver’s licence issued in the country you live in.
Factor in long distances when you travel, especially in rural or remote areas. There are rest areas every 80-100 kilometres on motorways and roads. Extreme weather conditions often affect driving: be aware of flood or bushfire warnings when you travel. In some areas, a four-wheeled drive is advised.
The national speed limit is 110 km/h on motorways. There are some variations, including the Northern Territory which is 130 km/h. On single-carriageway roads the limit is 100 km/h, in built up areas it lowers to 50 km/h and to 40 km/h near schools.
There are payable tolls on motorways around major cities in Australia. Some use a fully electronic system so you will need to buy an e-tag pass to pay. These can be bought in advance or paid online up to 3 days after you have passed through the toll.