Rent a car in Oceania
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Australia and New Zealand dominate the car rental market in Oceania, accounting for over 85% of all rentals here. As you would expect, the majority of those rentals are arranged directly from the international airports to overseas visitors to Oceania. Domestic rentals are also very popular due to the size of Australia and internal flights are commonplace where renting a car is the best option to get around once you arrive.
Most Popular Airport Car Hire Locations in Oceania
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest car hire in Oceania?
Car hire volumes in Oceania are dominated by Australia with the cheapest rental cars being available for under $20 AUD per day representing excellent value. At this price point expect an economy or compact class car and possibly an off-airport rental supplier, you'll pay a small premium for picking up within the airport terminal.
What is the best car rental agent in Oceania?
Our customers have ranked Budget Car Rental the best supplier for car hire in Oceania giving an average score of 8.8/10 over the last 6 months. Thrifty run them close with a very respectable 8.7/10 over the same period, both offering a great range of rental cars in Oceania at competitive prices.
How much is car rental in Oceania?
Expect to pay around $20 AUD per day for an entry level rental car in Oceania. SUV and 4x4 rentals are popular in New Zealand and Tasmania in particular where you can expect to pay upwards of $40 AUD/NZD per day to rent a vehicle of this type.
What is the most popular rental car in Oceania?
The Toyota Corolla is our most popular model to rent in Oceania, we arrange more Toyota Corolla rentals in Australia than any other model. Most of our trusted rental agents in Oceania have the Corolla on their fleet as it offers great value and sector leading performance and efficiency, ideal for couples and families alike.
Tips for renting a car in Oceania
What side of the road to drive?
Like the UK, driving in most Oceania countries is on the left had side of the road, both Australia and New Zealand drive on the left as does Malaysia and Singapore.
Are there roundabouts?
Roundabouts are commonly used in Oceania, however not as commonly used as they are across Europe. Where multi-lane roundabouts are utilised, you should position your car to the inside of the roundabout until you are ready to exit, then move across the lane(s) to safely exit.
Are there traffic lights?
Traffic lights in Oceania are generally the international standard red / amber / green, however in Australia you’ll find there are no phases / flashing lights between colours, it’s just red, yellow or green with red meaning stop in all circumstances.
What are the speed limits?
Speed limits are lower in Oceania than in the America’s or Europe with Australia having the highest at 110kph on freeways. New Zealand speeds are capped at just 100kph.
What do I need to know when driving with children?
All children under the age of 12 should travel with a suitable car seat whether in a rental car or not. You can rent a child car seat or bring your own to ensure suitable size / standard.
What are the drinking and driving laws?
Drink driving in Oceania varies by country with Australia having one of the lower limits of just 0.05% BAC compared to 0.08% of New Zealand. We recommend however that if you are driving a rental car in Oceania that you don’t drink alcohol at all.
Are there toll roads?
Tollways, or toll roads in Oceania are common, particularly in Australia where most freeways are tolled. Tolls can be paid by cash at toll booths on most tolls, however you should check your options when collecting your rental car.
Most Popular Car Rental in Oceania
Most popular car rental agents;
- Alamo - 7.9/10
- Budget - 8.8/10
- Enterprise - 7.5/10
- Europcar - 7.7/10
- Hertz - 7.0/10
- Thrifty 8.7/10
Most popular rental car models;
- Hyundai i10 (economy)
- Toyota Corolla (compact)
- Toyota Camry (full-size)
- Mitsubishi ASX (SUV)
- Toyota Kluger (4x4)