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Find Affordable Car Hire in Darwin

Rental car travelling the Arnhem Highway from Darwin

VroomVroomVroom makes booking a car hire in Darwin easy. Search, compare and book with our reliable and affordable options from Australia’s leading hire car companies.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Darwin

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​6 in CBD
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Darwin Airport Collection

We work with six hire car suppliers at Darwin Airport and compare their rates for you to ensure you get the best price. Collect from Darwin Airport​ and get on the road sooner.

Depots in Darwin

With locations across Darwin, collecting or dropping off your hire car is convenient and easy. Find the location that best suits your needs and check out our depots in Darwin. Compare rates in Darwin​.

Top Hire Car Tips in Darwin

As the gateway to pristine national parks and iconic natural attractions, a trip to Darwin and the Northern Territory makes for the perfect road trip. These are our top tips for driving in and around Darwin:

  1. If you are driving onwards from Darwin to explore more of the Northern Territory, check with your hire car supplier for suggestions on the best type of vehicle for your trip. Some cars are not suitable or allowed on unsealed roads.
  2. Parking in Darwin’s CBD is plentiful with free untimed parking on weekends. Weekday parking starts at AUD$1.30/hr.
  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. Always drive to the conditions. For example, drive slower if it is raining.
  5. If hitting the road during peak hour times, allow additional time to get to your destination. In Darwin, there is often more traffic from 7:30am - 8:00am and 4:30pm - 5:00pm weekdays.

What Our Customers Say

Dean (August 2019): Dean booked a rental car with Avis for their trip to Darwin. They received a full-size car and rated its condition 10/10. They had a great experience collecting and returning their vehicle but would prefer if rental cars in Darwin would have unlimited kilometres.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Darwin Car Hire​

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

In January 2019, our customers paid between AUD $18 and AUD $72 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Darwin, use our price comparison tool​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Darwin?

Recent ratings from VroomVroomVroom customers show that the highest-rated car in Darwin is a Nissan Qashqai or similar.

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

Enterprise is the highest-rated car supplier in Darwin based on recent ratings by our customers.

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

If you need to pick up or drop off your hire car after hours in Darwin, consider Budget which is open until 3:00pm on a Sunday and 6:00pm weeknights or Enterprise which opens at 7:30am daily. For earlier pick ups or later drop offs than this, consider choosing Darwin Airport​​ as your collection / drop off point.

How does insurance work for hire cars?

You will need to pay an excess amount (ranging anywhere from AUD$4000 to AUD$8250) if you hire car is damaged or stolen. In Australia, general car insurance is covered by the car rental company.

Read more about how to reduce your car rental excess​.

Our Guide To Visiting Darwin

Get a taste for the charm of the Northern Territory with a visit to Darwin. Take in the sights of the city’s harbour, WWII history, a thriving food culture, and plenty of outdoor adventures. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Darwin:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

Aquascene

Address: 28 Doctors Gully Rd, Larrakeyah 0820​​

Feeding fish by hand at high-tide is a unique Darwin experience that’s been running for more than 40 years. Access is easy and you can choose to participate in the hand feeding or just sit and watch the spectacle. Either way, it’s a unique and memorable activity!

The Mindil Sunset Beach Markets

Address: Raffles Plaza, 2/1 Buffalo Ct, Darwin City NT 0800

Wander through more than 200 food and market stalls at The Mindil Sunset Beach Markets held from April to October each year.

The Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Address: Trower Road, Coastal strip between Rapid Creek mouth and Buffalo Creek, Casuarina 0810​​

Casuarina Coastal Reserve is a popular spot for many with its white sandy beaches, picnic areas, cycling paths, and native wildlife. The 1500-hectare reserve includes eight kilometres of beaches, though swimming during Summer is usually off-limits due to jellyfish season.

Want to find out what else Darwin has to offer? Check out these awesome tours offered by Tourstogo.com​.

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Accommodation

Hidden Valley Holiday Park

Address: 25 Hidden Valley Rd, Berrimah 0828​​

Hidden Valley Holiday Park is a short 10-minute drive from the Darwin CBD. It’s a locally-owned business offering villas, family cabins, and open plan units.

Value Inn

Address: 50 Mitchell St, Darwin City 0800

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel in Darwin, the Value Inn is affordable and conveniently located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD.

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Hire Car Depots Near Darwin

Check out our list of supplier locations in Darwin and arrange a collection that suits you.

Alice Springs​​
Alice Springs Airport​Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock Airport​​​
Darwin AirportJabiru
Katherine​​Tennant Creek​​​​

Customer Reviews Darwin Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 192 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Ken O.
    Date: 18 Oct 2019
    Feedback: Seemed easy enough to do the booking, thank you.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Simon N.
    Date: 27 Sep 2018
    Feedback: simple
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Lee M.
    Date: 14 Jul 2018
    Feedback: THere's no mention of availability of unlimited km's or who fuelling works - that would be handy!
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Deborah K.
    Date: 14 Jul 2018
    Feedback: very quick process, thank you
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Patricia C.
    Date: 28 Dec 2017
    Feedback: Straight to the point, easy to use!
    Rating: 5/5 happy