Best car rental deals available online

Need a car on a budget? These car hire deals from leading rental companies can save you a pretty penny.

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Hiring a car gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Plus, it means you won't find yourself awkwardly lugging your bags on and off public transport or out of taxis.

Renting a car can also be super cost-effective with the right deal.

That's where we come in.

These offerings from leading car hire companies like Hertz, Europcar and Avis mean you'll drive away with a top price and a quality ride. You can also find car hire insurance deals here too so you won't get caught out with premium prices when you pick your car up.

Latest car rental deals and discount codes

Budget Car RentalBudget Car Rental

Budget Car Rental

Get $50 off 6-day rentals

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JUCYJUCY

JUCY

Up to 15% off Australia car and campervan hires

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HertzHertz

Hertz

Get 1 day free on 5-day rentals

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EuropcarEuropcar

Europcar

Up to 20% off 2+ days Australia and New Zealand rentals

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Perth campervan hires from $58 per night

Available on select travel dates. Sample rate is for a rental in Welshpool. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.
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Up to 15% off Australia car and campervan hires

Verified Today Expires 26 Nov 2021
Available on rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Get 1 day free on 5-day rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 December 2021 when you book a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to 10% off car rentals in Australia

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available until 31 December 2021 when you spend a minimum of $50. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Prepayment is required. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 20% off 2+ days Australia and New Zealand rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 when you book 21 days in advance. Destinations include Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.
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Third day free on rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 October 2021 across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Gold Coast car hires from $33

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations include Brisbane, Toowoomba, Lamington National Park and more.
Deal

Up to 10% off base rate

Expires 11 Dec 2021
Available on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday pick up dates until 11 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.
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Get USD$31 off with code

Verified Today Expires 1 Nov 2021
Available on all travel dates on Express Deals when you spend a minimum of USD$300. T&Cs apply.
Code

Get 5% off campervan rentals with code

Expires 1 Jan 2022
Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 when you book 180+ days in advance. Destinations include Cairns, Perth, Alice Springs, Broome, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 10% off + free cancellation on Australia rentals

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on select rental dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne and more. Prepayment is required. Must cancel 7 days prior to get a full refund. T&Cs apply.
Code

6th day free + free upgrade on Australia car rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available from 3 October – 5 December 2021 when you book a minimum of 6 days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Get $50 off 6-day rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 12 December 2021 across Australia, including Western Australia, New South Wales and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to $30 off rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 October 2021 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rent including a Saturday night required. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Earn Qantas Points on car hires

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on rentals in Australia. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 15% off Canada motorhome holidays

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on select travel dates in 2022. Destinations include Toronto, Quebec, Niagara Falls and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off Austria car hires

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on select rental dates for online bookings. T&Cs apply.
Deal

NSW: 7-day campervan family escape from $2,065

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals from 1-8 December 2021 and 10-31 January 2022 with Britz. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to 50% off Jucy campervan rentals + no one way fee

Expires 26 Nov 2021
Available on rentals until 30 November 2021 when you pick up in Cairns. Drop off locations include Brisbane and Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 15% off worldwide car rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on select rental dates until December 2021. Destinations include Italy, Spain and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Free single upgrade on car hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 January 2022 in USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 60% off worldwide car hires

Available on select rentals dates across las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, Manhattan and more. T&Cs apply
Deal

Up to 15% off advance bookings

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on campervan rentals from 10 January 2022 - 20 December 2023 across New Zealand, including Auckland and Christchurch. Minimum of 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 15% off New Zealand campervan hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on 5-day rentals until 13 December 2021. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 50% off + no one-way fee on rentals

Expires 26 Nov 2021
Available on cars and campervan rentals in Cairns until 30 November 2021. Drop off destination includes Brisbane and Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 20% off Tasmania car hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 December 2021 on locations including Launceston, Hobart, Burnie and Devonport. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 20% off Australia car hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on weekend rentals until 31 December 2021. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 15% off car hires + earn Triple Accor Live Limitless rewards points

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on rentals until 15 December 2021. Valid for Accor Live Limitless members. Destinations include Australia and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to 20% off Australia car rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 December 2021 when you book a minimum of 7 days. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Canberra, Perth, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Earn Qantas Points on rentals

Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on car rentals across Australia. T&Cs apply.
Deal

One-way car hires from $150

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 31 October 2021 between Perth and Exmouth. Minimum of 7 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Auckland car hires from $14

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt and more.
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Adelaide car hires from $24

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more.
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Cairns car hires from $40

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Cairns include Palm Cove, Mareeba and more.
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Perth car hires from $41

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Perth include South Perth, Subiaco, Yokine and more.
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Brisbane car hires from $32

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more.
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Sydney car hires from $32

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget and more.
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Melbourne car hires from $23

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget and more.
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Hobart car hires from $33

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Hobart include Port Arthur, Tasmania and more.
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Get 10% off Queensland car hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on activities until 31 December 2021 when you use the code. Minimum spend of $150 required. Destinations include Cairns and Port Douglas. T&Cs apply.
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Australia: Up to 7.5% off Let’s Go Motorhomes rentals

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
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Extra 5% off Hippie Camper rentals in New Zealand

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on campervan rentals until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. Destinations include Auckland and Christchurch. T&Cs apply.
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Get 5% off Hippie Camper rentals

Expires 1 Jan 2022
Available on rentals until 31 March 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
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10-day Western Australia campervan escape from $485

Expires 30 Oct 2021
Available on rentals in Perth from 1-30 November 2021 and 1 February - 31 March 2022. T&Cs apply.
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7-day Tasmania campervan from $449

Expires 30 Oct 2021
Available on rentals from 18 February - 20 March 2022 in Hobart. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 14% off New Zealand campervan hires

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Britz, Apollo, Cheapa and more. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.
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Australia campervan hires from $299 per week

Expires 20 Dec 2021
Available on JUCY Crib and Champ weekly rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off 3+ day rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best deal on a car rental?

Shopping around lets you compare vehicles, prices and pick-up points.

Aggregators such as Rentalcars.com compare prices and cars from over 900 companies, so you can see them all in one place. You can then filter by car type, size and price to nab the best deal.

We've also brought all the latest deals together below for you to take advantage of.

How can I save money on a rental car?

A few tips to shave dollars off your rental include:

  • Use deals and coupon codes: Many rental companies offer deals and discounts to entice you to book with them. Look for the "deals" section on their website to see what's available.
  • Say no to extras: Optional extras such as GPS, booster seats and baby seats come at an added cost. If you can, use your phone instead of hiring a GPS and bring your own booster seat.
  • Fill up the tank before you return it: If you return your vehicle with a half-empty tank you'll be charged by the company for it to be refilled. This is at a premium compared to if you swung by the local petrol station before you hit the airport.
  • Shop around for insurance: Car rental excess insurance is something all rental companies try to sell you. And while it's convenient to purchase through them, it's not always the cheapest option. Before you tick that yes box, shop around online for rental insurance that works for your circumstances.

Are airport car rentals cheaper?

Renting from the airport counter generally costs more than renting from outside the airport. This is due to the cost to rent space at the airport, but also because airport car rentals can afford to charge a premium due to demand.

By looking at car rentals outside the airport you could find yourself a bargain. As a bonus, it's common for them to offer to pick you up from the airport to take you to their offices.

Do car rental prices go down closer to the date?

While we can't guarantee this to be true, it can and has happened.

This is because car hire companies would much prefer to have vehicles rented out than sitting idly in their lots. So if they know that multiple vehicles are available in the next couple of days, it's possible they'll drop the cost to rent them to encourage you to book.

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