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Find Affordable Car Hire in Canberra

Partial view of the parliament house in Canberra

Booking a hire car from Canberra is easy with VroomVroomVroom. Use our easy search and comparison tool to book a reliable and affordable hire car with Australia’s leading suppliers.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Canberra

Vehicle Classes​​​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​​6 in CBD
Suppliers​​​Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Canberra Airport Collection

We work with six car hire suppliers at Canberra Airport, ensuring you get the best rates and a convenient pick-up and drop-off arrangement. Collect from Canberra Airport​ and get on the road sooner.

Top Hire Car Tips in Canberra

Visit Australia’s capital city and explore Canberra’s famous sights including Parliament House. Here are our top tips for driving in Canberra:

  1. Canberra is known for its roundabouts and their role in helping traffic to flow smoothly. You can generally drive from one side of Canberra to the other in around half an hour.
  2. There’s plenty of parking in Canberra’s CBD and in the Parliamentary Triangle. You can expect to pay up to AUD$20 per day for parking.
  3. You can use your interstate or overseas drivers licence for up to three months and must carry this with you at all times. If your overseas license isn’t in English, you should also carry an International Driving Permit.
  4. The speed limit in Canberra is 50km/hr unless signposted otherwise and are enforced by speed cameras and average speed cameras.
  5. Find the best value fuel for your fill-up, and avoid extra fees for dropping off your car without filling up, with our free fuel price comparison app​.

What Our Customers Say

Michelle (August 2019): Michelle rented an Intermediate rental car from Europcar picked up at Canberra for a business trip. She said that the collecting and returning process was fine and rated the condition of the car 10/10.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Canberra Car Hire

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

In October 2019, our customers paid between AUD $22 and AUD $148 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Canberra, use our price comparison tool​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Canberra?

The highest-rated rental car in Canberra is Hyundai I30 or similar ​based on recent ratings​ by our customers.

Who is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Canberra?

Europcar​​​ is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Canberra based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where can I pick up or drop off my hire car after hours in Canberra?

If you need to pick up or drop off your hire car after hours in Canberra, Enterprise is open til 10:00pm daily. For earlier pickups or later drop-offs than this, consider choosing Canberra Airport​​​ as your collection / drop off point.

Our Guide To Visiting Canberra

There’s more to Canberra than politics. Visit Australia’s capital city to enjoy an emerging food culture, inspiring museums and the yearly floral festival, Floriade. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Canberra:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

The National Dinosaur Museum

Address: Corner of Gold Creek Road and Barton Highway, Nicholls, 2913

See the largest display of dinosaur and fossil materials in Australia at The National Dinosaur Museum. The museum showcases life-like animatronic dinosaur models, as well as complete skeletons and fossils dating from the Triassic to the Cretaceous periods.

Rocky Trail Mountain Bike Races at Stromlo Forest Park

Address: Uriarra Rd, Stromlo 2611​

​Rocky Trail Entertainment organizes several mountain bike events in Canberra every year, ranging from cross-country endurance to downhill racing, and even the new gravity enduro format. They run these events at Stromlo Forest Park, one of Australia's most popular mountain bike parks with over 60km of single trails.

Visitors can participate in Rocky Trail's endurance races. Or, watch the annual Downhill state series event that's all about big jumps. It includes the most technical downhill trails Stromlo has to offer.

Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre

Address: King Edward Terrace, Canberra 2601​

Questacon is a favourite for the young and young-at-heart with seven themed galleries filled with more than 200 hands-on science exhibits. Be sure to take in a show by in-house theatre troupe Questacon Excited Particles and their Spectacular Science Shows.

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Accommodation

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Address: 30 National Circuit, Forrest, 2603​

Located minutes away from the CBD, Forrest Hotel and Apartments offers 76 hotel rooms and 40 serviced apartments. Guests can unwind and dine at the hotel’s own Sherwoods Restaurant, which overlooks leafy parklands.

East Hotel

Address: 69 Canberra Avenue, Canberra, 2601 ​

This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Canberra’s CBD and is close to all the sights of the city. East Hotel offers 140 spotlessly clean rooms with its own gourmet kitchen, wireless internet, and high-end appliances. Guests with kids can avail the Kids Studios complete with bunk beds, bean bags, toys, and an Xbox with the latest games.

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Customer Reviews for Canberra Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 153 reviews
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    Date: 18 Jan 2018
    Feedback: Fast, simple, efficient. Really appreciate the service.
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    Date: 08 Mar 2017
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