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 maximize your enjoyment.
Europcar Australia has 116 stations, widely spread across the country. The most popular pickup points include cities like Brisbane, as well as stations found along surfer’s paradise - 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’ve landed.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Australia
Rent a car in Australia and you’ll get access to several exclusive offers with Europcar.
Your vacation time is precious. We get that, which is why we created Online Check-In. This express car rental pick up service is designed to get you out on the road as soon as possible, and the best part is… it’s a free service. Most stations in Australia have a dedicated Ready desk, meaning no fuss and no waiting in line. Complete any paperwork and payment details beforehand, and you can save valuable time at the check-in desk.
If you want to live the high life, the Selection service allows you to drive the car of your dreams in the 140 countries Europcar website covers. Whether you’re more Mercedes, Jaguar, or BMW - choose between them all.
Driving in Australia
To rent a car in Australia, you must have a valid driver’s licence issued in the country you live in as well as piece of ID with you.
Factor in long distances when you travel, especially in rural or remote areas. There are rest areas every 50 to 60 miles on highways. 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 highways. There are some variations, including the Northern Territory which is 130 km/h. On two-lane 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 highways around major cities in Australia. Some use a fully electronic system so you’ll need to buy an e-tag pass to pay. These can be bought in advance or paid online up to 3 days after you’ve passed through the toll.
On your journey through Australia, you can see all kinds of natural wonders including Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, plus the spectacular beaches of Byron Bay. When you’re done with the great outdoors, Australia’s cities leave plenty to discover. Don’t miss the cultural centre of Melbourne, capital Canberra; and of course, Sydney with its legendary opera house.
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