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The capital of Australia, Canberra offers far more than Parliament House when it comes to considering a visit. Home to world-class museums and galleries, plenty of park land, and a relaxed small city feel, Canberra has more than enough to enthrall first-time visitors. If you’re planning a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne, Canberra is an ideal destination to work into your plans.


The city also forms a perfect base for exploratory road trips — it is the closest capital city to the Australian Alps and is also within easy driving distance of a particularly beautiful stretch of the southern New South Wales coast.

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From $55/day

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Compact CarEuropcar

From $59/day

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Intermediate CarEuropcar

From $64/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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From $65/day

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From $66/day

for 04 Jun - 07 Jun 2024
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From $68/day

for 31 May - 03 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 29, 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 29 May, 2024

Quick facts on hiring a car in Canberra

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

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Our customers have rated their Canberra car rental booking experience 4.7/5
(121 reviews)
  • 03 May 2024

    It's quick and easy.

    anasiu p.
    Booked: Mazda CX-30 or similar
    Mitchell
    Mazda CX-30 or similar
  • 02 Apr 2024

    quick and easy

    karlee n.
    Booked: Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
    Canberra
    Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
  • 27 Mar 2024

    Easy to review options and make booking.

    ashdin t.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
    Canberra Downtown
    Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
  • 25 Mar 2024

    Easy and straightforward

    geraldine w.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift or similar
    Canberra
    Suzuki Swift or similar
  • 07 Mar 2024

    So easy as so good

    steven b.
    Booked: Toyota Prado or similar
    Canberra
    Toyota Prado or similar
  • 04 Mar 2024

    Fast

    anasiu p.
    Booked: Mazda CX-30 or similar
    Mitchell
    Mazda CX-30 or similar
  • 04 Mar 2024

    I've always loved booking with Vroom Vroom, never had a problem. Website is easy and also cheaper than booking directly with the rental company sometimes (how?!). But my favourite thing is not having to pay until I pick the car up! I hate paying for things like rental cars and hotels when booking, I always prefer to pay when I get there.

    nico c.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Canberra
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 31 Dec 2023

    Easy to use.

    luke b.
    Booked: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD or similar
    Canberra City
    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD or similar
  • 15 Dec 2023

    Fast

    anasiu p.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
    Mitchell
    Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
  • 09 Dec 2023

    Easy and proffessional

    anna g.
    Booked: Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
    Canberra
    Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
  • 15 Nov 2023

    very good and user friendly and fast

    unouna t.
    Booked: Nissan X-Trail or similar
    Canberra
    Nissan X-Trail or similar
  • 12 Nov 2023

    Quite a seamless experience

    john m.
    Booked: Kia Cerato or similar
    Canberra Downtown
    Kia Cerato or similar
  • 08 Nov 2023

    Ease of use

    iain a.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift or similar
    Canberra Downtown
    Suzuki Swift or similar
  • 01 Nov 2023

    Simple and provide flexibility.

    philip m.
    Booked: Kia Cerato or similar
    Canberra
    Kia Cerato or similar
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Car models commonly available in Canberra

Popular rental car models in Canberra last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    23%

    $52
    $184
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftCompact Car

    5

    5

    1 small

    Rent with

    Budget, Avis, Thrifty

  • 2

    14%

    $42
    $81
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    Rent with

    Budget

  • 3

    12%

    $83
    $352
    Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5Intermediate SUV

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Hertz, Thrifty

  • 4

    11%

    $118
    $132
    Kia Carnival

    Kia CarnivalFullsize Passenger Van

    8

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • 5

    9%

    $49
    $290
    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla HatchIntermediate Car

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Avis, Hertz

Audi vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Audi Q5

    Audi Q5

    5

    4

    3 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget

Kia vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Budget

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Avis

Mazda vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • 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

  • Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

Polestar vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Polestar 2

    Polestar 2Electric

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

Tesla vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • Tesla Model Y

    Tesla Model YElectric

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

Toyota vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • 12 Seat Toyota HiAce

    12 Seat Toyota HiAce

    12

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota C-HR

    Toyota C-HR

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz

  • Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Toyota Hilux UTE 2WD

    Toyota Hilux UTE 2WD

    2

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Hilux XCab UTE

    Toyota Hilux XCab UTE

    2

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Kluger

    Toyota Kluger

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

  • Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    7

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

Other vehicles for hire in Canberra

  • 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

  • 6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Dual Cab 4WD

    Dual Cab 4WD

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    4

    4

    Providers

    Budget

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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 29 May, 2024

Canberra daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$90

$106

Thu

30 May

$92

$94

Fri

31 May

$59

$94

Sat

01 Jun

$61

$94

Sun

02 Jun

$92

$94

Mon

03 Jun

$65

$105

Tue

04 Jun

$92

$114

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$96

$120

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

$64

$73

Sat

01 Jun

$66

$73

Sun

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

$70

$109

Tue

04 Jun

$70

$118

Price range over the past 12 months for a large car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$127

$147

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

$79

$102

Sat

01 Jun

$79

$102

Sun

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

$108

$142

Tue

04 Jun

$119

$148

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$99

$150

Thu

30 May

$118

$122

Fri

31 May

$68

$122

Sat

01 Jun

$70

$122

Sun

02 Jun

$118

$122

Mon

03 Jun

$97

$132

Tue

04 Jun

$103

$142

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$97

$161

Thu

30 May

$133

$161

Fri

31 May

$69

$161

Sat

01 Jun

$69

$161

Sun

02 Jun

$124

$161

Mon

03 Jun

$66

$161

Tue

04 Jun

$66

$161

Price range over the past 12 months for a large SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$98

$164

Thu

30 May

$164

$164

Fri

31 May

$70

$164

Sat

01 Jun

$70

$164

Sun

02 Jun

$164

$164

Mon

03 Jun

$96

$190

Tue

04 Jun

$103

$209

Price range over the past 12 months for a luxury SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$166

$169

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

$113

$115

Sat

01 Jun

$101

$109

Sun

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

$116

$151

Tue

04 Jun

$160

$162

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$158

$158

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

$103

$103

Sat

01 Jun

$95

$106

Sun

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

$115

$144

Tue

04 Jun

$155

$155

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$116

$171

Thu

30 May

$171

$171

Fri

31 May

$88

$171

Sat

01 Jun

$88

$171

Sun

02 Jun

$171

$171

Mon

03 Jun

$115

$171

Tue

04 Jun

$120

$171

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$132

$334

Thu

30 May

$132

$136

Fri

31 May

$129

$136

Sat

01 Jun

$93

$136

Sun

02 Jun

$132

$136

Mon

03 Jun

$132

$302

Tue

04 Jun

$132

$304

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$88

$91

Thu

30 May

$88

$91

Fri

31 May

$88

$91

Sat

01 Jun

$71

$91

Sun

02 Jun

$88

$91

Mon

03 Jun

$71

$91

Tue

04 Jun

$88

$91

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

29 May

$111

$111

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

$97

$97

Sat

01 Jun

$97

$98

Sun

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

$132

$166

Tue

04 Jun

$180

$180

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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 29 May, 2024

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Local expert tips for hiring a car in Canberra

  • Watch your speed

    The speed limit in Canberra is 50km/hr unless signposted otherwise and is enforced by speed cameras and average speed cameras.

  • Roundabouts

    Canberra is known for its roundabouts and their role in helping traffic flow smoothly. You can generally drive from one side of Canberra to the other in around half an hour.

  • Parking

    There’s plenty of parking in Canberra’s CBD and in the Parliamentary Triangle. You should expect to pay up to AUD$20 per day for parking.

  • Flexible one-way car rentals

    Planning to get a one-way car rental for an interstate trip? You can book a hire car in Canberra 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.

  • Simplify hiring a car

    Make hiring a car simple and stress-free with these helpful articles. Get up to speed on topics from SIPP codes and toll fees, to age restrictions, licence requirements, and more - learn more about hiring a car.

  • Save on fuel cost

    It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. With so many service stations in Canberra, it can be hard to know where to find the best deal on petrol. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our free fuel price comparison app.

Car rental depots in Canberra

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

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

    Shop 5-51/53 Mort St, Braddon ACT, 2612

    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 - 5:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    Closed

    4.70 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Budget Canberra

    Shop 5-51/53 Mort St, Braddon ACT, 2612

    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 - 5:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    Closed

    4.83 • 6 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Europcar Canberra City

    Novotel Hotel - 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT, 2600

    Today •8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    monday

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    Closed

  • Hertz Mitchell Downtown

    8 Kemble Court, Mitchell NSW, 2911

    Today •7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    5.00 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Sixt Canberra City

    33 Mort St, Braddon ACT, 2612

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.28 • 8 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Mitchell

    8 Kemble Court, Mitchell NSW, 2911

    Today •7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    5.00 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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

    Prices start at AUD $59 per day for a Compact Car, up to AUD $164 per day for a Fullsize SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Canberra.

  • How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car in Canberra?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs between AUD $88 and AUD $171 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car in Canberra.

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

    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 $93 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Canberra.

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

    The highest-rated rental car in Canberra is Toyota Camry or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

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

    Thrifty and Hertz are the highest-rated car hire providers in Canberra, based on ratings by our customers.

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

    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 Canberra 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.

  • Is it easy to navigate around Canberra in a hire car?

    Being a smaller city it is easy to find your way around Canberra in a rental car, however, there are a lot of roundabouts. Be sure you are confident with the roundabout rules and we would suggest using a navigation system to assist with directions. There are traffic signs that clearly state the speed limit on each road as this differs.

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