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Car rental rates in Ballarat

The Victorian city of Ballarat is a historical hotspot situated just over 100 kilometres to the west of downtown Melbourne. Once a gold mining town, today historical relics of that period, including some impressive buildings, continue to attract curious visitors.


Compare car rental deals in Ballarat with VroomVroomVroom to find a competitive rate sourced from Australia’s leading car hire brands.

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Compact CarBudget

From $76/day

for 29 May - 01 Jun 2024
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Economy CarSixt

From $77/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Intermediate CarEuropcar

From $81/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Compact SUVEuropcar

From $83/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Standard CarSixt

From $88/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Compact MonospaceSixt

From $99/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are AUD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 28, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

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Here’s what VroomVroomVroom customers think

Our customers have rated their Ballarat car rental booking experience 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
  • 11 Mar 2024

    all went well no problems. see you on the 30th. cheers.

    john c.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift or similar
    Ballarat
    Suzuki Swift or similar
  • 05 May 2024

    Grat

    sepeher m.
    Booked: Mazda CX-30 or similar
    Orange Downtown
    Mazda CX-30 or similar
  • 25 May 2024

    Easy and cheap

    naomi d.
    Booked: Kia Cerato or similar
    Maroochydore Airport
    Kia Cerato or similar
  • 21 May 2024

    Easy and quick

    james m.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
    Taren Point
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • 16 May 2024

    Easy to book prompt sevice

    colin d.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
    Darwin Airport
    Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
  • 24 May 2024

    Excellent

    leonie a.
    Booked: Hyundai Kona or similar
    Kangaroo Island Airport
    Hyundai Kona or similar
  • 23 May 2024

    Person I spoke with was helpful

    alfred h.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Cairns
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 20 May 2024

    Quick and easy way to find the best deal

    karen s.
    Booked: Mg 3 Core or similar
    Townsville City
    Mg 3 Core or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Ballarat

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Monospace, Passenger Van, SUV and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsSix car rental depots in Ballarat.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Ballarat City

Ford vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget, Sixt

Kia vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget, Sixt

  • Kia Rio

    Kia Rio

    5

    4

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

Mazda vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Mazda CX-30

    Mazda CX-30

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mazda CX-9

    Mazda CX-9

    7

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

Toyota vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • 12 Seat Toyota HiAce

    12 Seat Toyota HiAce

    12

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mine Equipped Toyota Prado

    Mine Equipped Toyota Prado

    5

    4

    4 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz

    Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Toyota Camry HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget, Avis

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

  • Toyota Kluger

    Toyota Kluger

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota Landcruiser Prado

    Toyota Landcruiser Prado

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    7

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota Rav 4

    Toyota Rav 4

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Avis

  • Toyota RAV4

    Toyota RAV4

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    Toyota RAV4 HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Yaris

    Toyota Yaris

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Other vehicles for hire in Ballarat

  • 12 Pallet Curtainsider with lift

    12 Pallet Curtainsider with lift

    3

    2

    Providers

    Hertz

    12 Pallet Tray with Gate

    12 Pallet Tray with Gate

    2

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • 19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    3

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    2WD Single Cab Diesel Tray

    2WD Single Cab Diesel Tray

    2

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • 36 Cubic Metre Van with Full Tail Lift

    36 Cubic Metre Van with Full Tail Lift

    3

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • 6 Pallet Tray: Gates/dropsides

    6 Pallet Tray: Gates/dropsides

    3

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Dual Cab 4WD

    Dual Cab 4WD

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Dual Cab 4WD Lid/Canopy

    Dual Cab 4WD Lid/Canopy

    5

    4

    Providers

    Hertz

    Dual Cab Tray UTE 2WD

    Dual Cab Tray UTE 2WD

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mine Equip 12 Seat Bus

    Mine Equip 12 Seat Bus

    12

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

    Mine Equip 4T Tray Dual Cab Tray

    Mine Equip 4T Tray Dual Cab Tray

    6

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Mine Equip 4WD Dual Cab

    Mine Equip 4WD Dual Cab

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mine Equip Dual Cab Tray 3T

    Mine Equip Dual Cab Tray 3T

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    VW Tiguan

    VW Tiguan

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

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The price range indicates the AUD per-day rental rates from bookings made using our search engine, excluding any extras, in most cases. While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

Ballarat daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$76

$88

Wed

29 May

$76

$88

Thu

30 May

$76

$88

Fri

31 May

$76

$88

Sat

01 Jun

$77

$88

Sun

02 Jun

$77

$88

Mon

03 Jun

$77

$86

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$88

$91

Wed

29 May

$88

$91

Thu

30 May

$88

$91

Fri

31 May

$81

$91

Sat

01 Jun

$88

$91

Sun

02 Jun

$88

$91

Mon

03 Jun

$86

$91

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$98

$142

Wed

29 May

$98

$142

Thu

30 May

$98

$142

Fri

31 May

$88

$143

Sat

01 Jun

$98

$119

Sun

02 Jun

$88

$119

Mon

03 Jun

$98

$129

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$90

$104

Wed

29 May

$90

$104

Thu

30 May

$90

$104

Fri

31 May

$83

$104

Sat

01 Jun

$104

$104

Sun

02 Jun

$104

$104

Mon

03 Jun

$88

$104

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$101

$114

Wed

29 May

$101

$114

Thu

30 May

$101

$114

Fri

31 May

$101

$114

Sat

01 Jun

$107

$141

Sun

02 Jun

$107

$138

Mon

03 Jun

$100

$138

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$122

$135

Wed

29 May

$114

$135

Thu

30 May

$114

$135

Fri

31 May

$106

$134

Sat

01 Jun

$114

$130

Sun

02 Jun

$106

$130

Mon

03 Jun

$114

$130

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$133

$157

Wed

29 May

$133

$157

Thu

30 May

$133

$157

Fri

31 May

$133

$157

Sat

01 Jun

$133

$157

Sun

02 Jun

$129

$148

Mon

03 Jun

$133

$148

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$127

$135

Wed

29 May

$127

$135

Thu

30 May

$127

$135

Fri

31 May

$127

$160

Sat

01 Jun

$127

$146

Sun

02 Jun

$127

$141

Mon

03 Jun

$127

$141

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$129

$129

Wed

29 May

$129

$129

Thu

30 May

$129

$129

Fri

31 May

$129

$129

Sat

01 Jun

$118

$129

Sun

02 Jun

$112

$135

Mon

03 Jun

$124

$135

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$140

$140

Wed

29 May

$140

$140

Thu

30 May

$140

$140

Fri

31 May

$140

$140

Sat

01 Jun

$140

$140

Sun

02 Jun

$132

$147

Mon

03 Jun

$147

$147

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Wed

29 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Thu

30 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Fri

31 May

$99

$99

Sat

01 Jun

$99

$99

Sun

02 Jun

$99

$99

Mon

03 Jun

$99

$99

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in AUD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

Melbourne Airport car hire

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Consider collecting your vehicle from the airport. We work with a range of car hire providers at Melbourne Airport (MEL).

Airport Car Hire

Local expert tips for hiring a car in Ballarat

  • Watch your speed

    Drivers are advised to stay within the speed limit and must choose an appropriate speed for the driving conditions. Be aware of high-risk locations along Ballarat Road, such as McIntyre Road and Glencairn Avenue, which has a speed limit of 70 km/h.

  • Peak hour traffic

    Ballarat’s busiest months are typically February, June, and December. If you’re planning your visit for one of those months, be aware the traffic will be denser than normal.

  • Parking

    Pay attention to the parking signs for any time limits or restrictions within Ballarat’s CBD to avoid fines. Your first hour of street parking in Ballarat is usually free, but parking from 9am through to 5pm can cost up to AU$22.50.

  • Flexible one-way car rentals

    Planning to get a one-way car rental for an interstate trip? You can book a hire car in Ballarat and return it to another location. Just untick the “Return to the same location” option in our search form and select your preferred return location.

  • Don’t forget your licence

    You may use your overseas drivers licence and must carry it with you at all times if you wish to drive in Victoria. If your licence isn’t in English, you will need to provide an International Driving Permit (IDP).

  • Save on fuel cost

    Make sure to compare fuel prices. According to The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Ballarat is one of the cheapest places to buy petrol.

Car rental depots in Ballarat

Car hire depots in Ballarat are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Ballarat

    1001 Howitt St, Wendouree VIC, 3350

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    3.20 • 1 rating

    3

    Service

    1

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Budget Ballarat

    1003 Howitt St, Wendouree VIC, 3350

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    4.20 • 3 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Europcar Ballarat

    1007 Howitt Street, Wendouree VIC, 3355

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

  • Hertz Ballarat Downtown

    17 Albert St, Ballarat VIC, 3356

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sixt Ballarat

    1001 Norman Street, Wendouree VIC, 3355

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.90 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Ballarat

    17 Albert St, Sebastopol VIC, 3356

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Ballarat, Victoria

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Ballarat?

    Prices start at AUD $76 per day for a Compact Car, up to AUD $157 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Ballarat.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Ballarat?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs AUD $127 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Ballarat.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Ballarat?

    The highest-rated rental car in Ballarat is Suzuki Swift or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Ballarat?

    Sixt is the highest-rated car hire provider in Ballarat, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Ballarat?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Ballarat may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

  • Can I pick up a car hire in Ballarat and drop off in another location?

    Absolutely. You can pick up your hire car in Ballarat and drop off in another location. However, there may be a one-way fee charged to your booking by your supplier.

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