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Gold Coast

VroomVroomVroom makes hiring a car on the Gold Coast easy. With depots along the coast, we’ll compare the best rates to get you value for money.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Gold Coast

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots8 in CBD
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Gold Coast Airport Collection

Flying into the Gold Coast (OOL) and need to get on the road without hassle? Consider collecting your hire car from Gold Coast Airport. We work with six car hire suppliers at the airport and one car rental provider off-airport, and with VroomVroomVroom, you’re sure to get the best offers every time you visit.

Depots on the Gold Coast

Have a look at collecting your hire car from one of our depots along the coast. Whether picking up a short rental or looking for the best value for money, there’s sure to be a location and vehicle class that suits. See hire car rates on the Gold Coast.

Top Hire Car Tips on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is made up of 21 beaches along 57 kilometres of coastline. From the glitz of Surfers Paradise to the family-friendly Burleigh Heads, keep these tips in mind while cruising for your perfect patch of beach:

  1. There are no tolls on the Gold Coast, but if you’re driving from Brisbane you may use the Clem7, Gateway Motorway, or Legacy Way, which do have toll charges. Check with your car hire supplier at pick up.
  2. It’s fairly easy to find street parking along the coast. Check signage for duration and payment requirements. See a map of city parking locations, and for those flying out of the Gold Coast, check out our airport parking options.
  3. Traffic can be congested during holiday periods, so allow for additional travel time. Additionally, the standard peak traffic time is usually 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
  4. The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 50km/h and 100km/h on highways. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and the conditions of the road.
  5. Compare fuel prices: It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. Find affordable fuel when you need to fill up with our free fuel price comparison app.

What Our Customers Say

Arandel (July 2019): Arandel booked a rental car with Budget for their trip to the Gold Coast. They received the car rental they booked and rated the condition of the car a 10/10. They recommend booking through top tier providers.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Gold Coast Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Gold Coast?

Prices vary depending on vehicle type, availability, and booking duration. To check current rental rates in Gold Coast, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Gold Coast?

The highest-rated rental car in Gold Coast is Kia Rio or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Gold Coast?

Avis is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Gold Coast based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where’s the best place to park in and around the Gold Coast?

Your first option is street parking, which is more common in the city centre. There are also parking lots in a few locations such as the Chevron Renaissance Car Park, Paradise Centre Car Park and Hilton Surfers Paradise Car Park.

Where’s the cheapest petrol on the Gold Coast?

Use our free Fuel Price Compare app to find the cheapest petrol stations on the Gold Coast.

Do I have to pay tolls when driving in the Gold Coast?

There are no tolls on the Gold Coast. However, if you travel to Brisbane there are a few to be aware of. These include the AirportlinkM7, CLEM7, Gateway Motorway, Go Between Bridge, Legacy Way and Logan Motorway.

Our Guide To Visiting the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination due to its sunny subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, and the high-rise dominated skyline. To help you achieve the ultimate Gold Coast adventure, we’ve prepared a list of things to do and places to stay.

Attractions | Accommodation


Surf World

Address: 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin, QLD 4223

Visit the only surfing heritage and culture museum in Queensland. See how surfboards have evolved through the years with more than 150 surfboards, iconic surf images, rare memorabilia, and iPad interviews with surfing legends.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Address: Soul Shopping Centre, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD

Ripley's Surfers Paradise features 15 themed galleries showcasing all kinds of oddities, illusions, and mysteries, including real shrunken heads and rare dinosaur eggs.

King Tutt's Putt Putt

Address: Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

This putt putt course in Surfers Paradise features glow-in-the-dark caves and an Ancient Egypt setting, as well as King Kong and dinosaur replicas. Alternatively, try the Carrara Markets location and take an incredible journey through time with pirates, dinosaurs, and medieval knights.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Address: 333 Geissmann Dr, Mt Tamborine, QLD 4272

The Skywalk is the longest canopy walk in South East Queensland with a measurement of 300-meters. Centred by a gallery, cafe, and souvenir shop, this 50-minute stroll among the trees is the perfect stop for nature lovers.

Thunderbird Park

Address: Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272

Nature meets adventure at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. Adventures include fossicking for treasure-filled thundereggs, a laser skirmish in a jungle village, and the Tree Top Challenge high ropes course.

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Cedar Creek Lodges

Address: Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272

Thunderbird Park shares a 112-hectare rainforest property with Cedar Creek Lodges. It's perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday. Choose a shaded campsite, a contemporary room or a two-bedroom private lodge, with light meals, snacks and drinks available on Thunderbird Terrace.

Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Address: 64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara, QLD 4211

This beautiful resort is just a few minutes away from beaches, theme parks, and numerous shopping destinations. Mercure Gold Coast features 280 rooms, each with a private balcony, courtyard or patio, and modern amenities to make your stay more comfortable.

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Hire Car Depots in Gold Coast

Check out our list of supplier locations on the Gold Coast and arrange a collection that suits you.

Gold Coast AirportNerangSouthport
Surfers Paradise

Happy Customer Reviews for Gold Coast Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 106 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Noel G.
    Date: 20 Jan 2021
    Feedback: Very easy, Surprising how Rental Car Companies vary in pricing for near same car, same period etc
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Terence W.
    Date: 27 Jan 2020
    Feedback: Easy to date let’s hope for a price drop :)
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Alisha A.
    Date: 16 Nov 2019
    Feedback: great idea worked a treat
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Tzu-Ling C.
    Date: 12 Jul 2019
    Feedback: Easy n Quick!
    Rating: 5/5 😀
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    Reviewer: Lester W.
    Date: 13 Jun 2019
    Feedback: Easy and convenient
    Rating: 5/5 😀