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Bendigo is one of the largest cities in the state of Victoria with plenty of majestic ornate buildings built in a late Victorian colonial style. VroomVroomVroom can help you find a reliable car hire in Bendigo to make travelling easier.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Bendigo

Vehicle ClassesCompact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots2
SuppliersAvis, Budget

Melbourne Airport Collection

Flying into Melbourne Airport (MEL) and planning a trip to Bendigo? Collect a hire car from Melbourne Airport and we’ll have you on the road in no time.

Top Hire Car Tips in Bendigo

Recognised for its Victorian architectural heritage, visit Bendigo and discover a vibrant regional city full of amazing festivals with nice food and bevvies. Here are some of our top tips for driving in Bendigo:

  1. Bendigo’s busiest months are January, March and July. If you’re planning your visit for one of those months, expect traffic to be heavier than normal.
  2. Your overseas driver’s licence needs to be current and valid if you wish to drive in Victoria. You also need to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an English translation if your licence isn’t in English.
  3. Bendigo's CBD including the area bordered by the Bendigo Railway Line, Myrtle Street, High Street, View Street, Chapel Street and around Gaol Road and Park Road has a 40 km/h speed limit to improve pedestrian safety. You can be fined if caught travelling over the speed limit.
  4. Car parking in Bendigo normally costs $1.80 per hour. However, special daily rates also apply for all-day off-street car parks such as King Street, Queen Elizabeth Oval Municipal Car Park, McCrae Street, St. Andrews Avenue, Mundy Street, Tom Flood Sports Centre and Myers Street.
  5. Before you return the vehicle to the depot, make sure it has a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. It is recommended to find a petrol station that is close to your depot so that the tank will be completely full when you return it.

Frequently Asked Questions for Bendigo Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Bendigo?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $38 and AUD $86 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Bendigo, use our price comparison tool.

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

Picking up your hire car in Bendigo and dropping off in another place is possible. However, most suppliers will charge a one-way fee.

Is insurance already included when I book a rental car in Bendigo?

General car insurance is already covered by your car hire supplier. However, an excess amount which can range from AUD$4000 to AUD$8250 will be charged if the vehicle is stolen or damaged during your rental period.

Our Guide to Visiting Bendigo

Witness numerous sporting events, shopping opportunities and beautiful attractions that make Bendigo a must-see. Here are some of our favourite spots in the area:

Attractions | Accommodation


Golden Dragon Museum

Address: 1/11 Bridge Street, Bendigo 3550

The Golden Dragon Museum depicts the living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the gold rush era to the present day. Being the centre of Chinese cultural activity in Australia, the museum allows visitors to experience firsthand the Chinese arts and crafts. The highlight of the museum is the permanent display of Sun Loong, which is the longest imperial dragon in the world.

Queen Elizabeth Oval

Address: 30 Gaol Road, Bendigo 3550

Known as Bendigo's premier sports oval, the Queen Elizabeth Oval is two hours drive from Melbourne CBD. It is the home of the Bendigo Diggers and hosts some of the most impressive test cricket games.

Bendigo Art Gallery

Address: 42 View Street, Bendigo 3550

Founded in 1887, the Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional art galleries in Australia. The gallery hosts an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints which are representative of the 20th century.

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Bendigo McIvor Motor Inn

Address: 45 McIvor Highway, Bendigo 3550

Just a five-minute drive from the city centre, Bendigo McIvor Motor Inn has 20 quiet, quality ground floor suites including, twin & family rooms, all at affordable rates. Guests enjoy great facilities on-premise parking, toaster and kettle, fridge coffee and tea making facilities.

Quality Inn Colonial

Address: 483 High Street, Golden Square 3555

Located 3.9 kilometres south of the Bendigo Town Centre on High Street, the Quality Inn Colonial is a local leader in Bendigo motel accommodation. This casual motel offers a comfortable and convenient haven that's perfect for families and business travellers, with 34 rooms and an indoor heated pool.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Bendigo Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 22 reviews
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    Reviewer: Hathaithip J.
    Date: 01 May 2022
    Feedback: Nice and comfort
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Nicole H.
    Date: 18 Apr 2022
    Feedback: Great experience. No issues at all. Friendly, helpful staff. Good cars (have booked multiple times with AVIS)
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Louise K.
    Date: 16 Apr 2022
    Feedback: Absolutely fine. Its always straight forward and transparent.
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Date: 11 Aug 2017
    Feedback: Fantastic.
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    Date: 31 Oct 2013
    Feedback: You have awesome help on the chat support line
    Rating: 5/5 😀