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Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne is the most populous city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. With the CBD area positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River, the metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip. 

The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland. Today, it is a centre for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, sport and tourism. To help you get around Melbourne, renting a car is a great option because it gives you the flexibility and freedom to go where you want to go. 

Why book a car hire in Melbourne with VroomVroomVroom?

With so many worthwhile benefits to booking a vehicle, you'd be crazy not to do that! If you aren't convinced that rental vehicles are for you, below are a few reasons why many people compare car rentals in Melbourne through VroomVroomVroom. 

Flexibility - You have the ability to book long-term and last minute car rental deals in Melbourne and explore the town whenever, and wherever you please. There is no need to plan your day around timetables with a rental car. You have the means and the time to move around the city at your leisure, making it less stressful and more yes, yes, yes!

Freedom - Moving around the city is a breeze in a private hire car and better yet, you have the ability to take stuff with you.  You may also have a chance to book luxury and sports type of hire cars to drive around Melbourne. There will be no trying to catch a bus or train with your days worth of retail therapy. With room to store all your new-found bargains, you'll never go anywhere without car rentals again.

Zero Cancellation Fee - If you book your hire car in Melbourne and have to cancel it, we will not charge you. With that in mind, book away with the knowledge that if your plans change, no money will come out of your pocket. 

Zero Booking Fee - Unlike other car rental comparison sites, you don't have to pay any fee to book with us. In fact, you may even be surprised to find out that our rates are cheaper than other direct rental car companies.

 - Booking early through VroomVroomVroom offers you so many savings, you'd be crazy not to take advantage! We compare the best car rental deals of all the top hire car companies so you may have an option on selecting any car category you want.  We also guarantee the cheapest rental car rates so check out our Price Promise so you will know what we are talking about. 

Locations - Rental cars are available from a number of car hire locations in Melbourne CBD, so you are not limited to collecting a car from the area. We also compare Melbourne Airport car hire in case you are flying to the city. 

Our customer service team will be able to help you find the most convenient pickup location for you. Simply contact us if you need help when booking and we will be more than pleased to help you find the best car for your needs.

Before you start driving around Melbourne, it is advisable to check the traffic situation so you can plan which route to take. Here's a useful Melbourne map from Snarl which features live traffic updates and CCTV footage of the roads. 

Campervan hire in Melbourne

If you are looking for a bigger vehicle or simply want to experience an unforgettable road trip adventure in Australia, then a campervan hire is all you need! Compare and book a campervan or motorhome with VroomVroomVroom and you can save up when you compare rates that are currently available in Melbourne. Click Here to save up on a campervan hire today.

Van and Truck Hire 

Are you planning to travel with your relatives, family or colleagues? Instead of renting two cars, you can opt for a 7 seater car hire in Melbourne. We also offer 8 seater car hire in Melbourne. It is more fun and avoid delays when you all travel together in one vehicle. Check out our van hire and minibus rental for more details.

If you are moving to a new home and need a vehicle to put all your stuff, you can also check out our truck and ute rental. So whether you are or looking for a van or truck hire in Melbourne, there's no need to look any further because we also offer them. 

Under 21 and booking a car hire in Melbourne

In order to rent a car in Australia, drivers should be at least 21 years old. However, there are some companies that allow drivers over 19 and under 21 to book a car rental in Melbourne. It would be more expensive though because of the age surcharge. For more information, click here.

Toll Roads in Melbourne

We have set up a page to help you out when you hire a car in Melbourne and are not sure how the toll roads work. Click here to find out useful information on Toll Roads.

City Link Connects Tullamarine Freeway to Monash Freeway passing West Gate and Calder Freeways.

Cost? Frequent users needs to have e-TAG installed.
Casual users pay a flat rate for the Day, Weekend or Tulla Passes. If you are unsure what pass to choose, click here for more info.

Can I use an electronic tag from another state on Sydney Motorways? 

Yes. Whether you're visiting Sydney or another state, your electronic tag can be used to pay for travel on any toll road in Australia. Electronic tag interoperability makes it easier for you to travel from one state to another and manage your tolls using your normal electronic tag account. Visit Tags and Passes for more information about NSW electronic tag products and electronic tag providers.

Most Instagrammed Places in Melbourne

Do you love taking snaps and sharing them to your online friends? VroomVroomVroom has come up with a list of places where you can take a selfie or cool shots in Melbourne. Our Instagram pals shared some of their awesome photos of the city. Check it out here

More useful information on our suppliers in Melbourne

Avis Great Competitive Rates

Save when using Avis for great competitive rates Australia-wide. Your discount will already be calculated and deducted from your screen quote. View Avis Great Competitive Rates...

Budget's best rates available online!

Budget is proud to offer a wide range of vehicles, quality service and great value in car hire. Book online today to receive our best rates and start saving! View Budgets best rates available online...

Europcar Web Deals

Europcar has a fantastic list of latest model cars to offer. It doesn't matter what type of vehicle,  whether economy or prestige car hires, Europcar's huge rental fleet will certainly have something to offer you. Audi, Ford, Suburu, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota are just a few. View Europcar Web Deals...

Hertz Web Deals

Affordable rates across all Australian locations and vehicles. Hertz rental car has a wide range of fleet vehicles ranging from small to medium, family cars with 7-seater vehicle capacity, wagons to people movers such as van hires and 8- seater fullsize vehicles. View Hertz Web Deals...

Thrifty Thrifty Deals

Find the rate prices on Thrifty car hire services. Up-to-the-second discounts are calculated and shown live on your on-screen quote summary. View Thrifty Deals...

Want to know what our car hire customers have to say?

Our goal is to make booking a rental car as easy as possible. Check out below what our happy customers have to say. If you have any feedback on how your hire car booking went, please feel free to share it with us. We want to hear from you! Simply email your review to us today: help@vroomvroomvroom.com.au 

Melbourne is the perfect place to create wonderful memories because of its diverse attractions. Whether you are young or old, art lover or sports enthusiast, the beautiful Aussie city has something exciting to offer you! We at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a last minute list of things you can do during your stay in the city. So what are you waiting for? Book and compare a Melbourne car rental for easy access to many marvelous attractions! 

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Melbourne Zoo

Meet over 300 different species from around the world at Melbourne zoo, which is located near the city centre. See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and orangutans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting and discover their exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids. 

Rod Laver Arena

Address: Batman Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne VIC 3000

Home of the Australian Open tennis grand slam since 1988, Rod Laver Arena hosts a wide array of world-class artists, sports events, family shows and other spectaculars throughout the year.  The Arena consistently ranks in the top venues by ticket sales internationally, alongside the likes of O2 Arena in London and Madison Square Garden in New York. The Arena features a moveable roof, which gives it the versatility to transform and suit all kinds of sporting and musical events. For more information, visit their official website.

Melbourne Museum

Museum Victoria is the largest public museum organisation in Australia. You can find more than 17 million objects, photographs, specimens, and documents at the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, and Scienceworks. There is a family-friendly cafe at the ground floor where you can enjoy a variety of contemporary food. There is also a shop at the main foyer where you can buy souvenirs and gifts. 

St. Paul's Cathedral

Address: Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000     

One of the most iconic structures in the city is St. Paul's Cathedral. This is the perfect place to worship and pray because of its beauty and serenity. If you are planning to tour the cathedral, you can easily download the Cathedral App for free via Google Play or Apple Store. This will give you access to an interactive map and audio tour to guide you during your visit. The cathedral also has a shop where you can buy memorabilia and other souvenirs. 

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The best way to see the city is up in the air! You don't need to ride a plane to do that because you can do it by riding the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. This is the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere and it offers uninterrupted 360-degree views across the city. The giant wheel lights up the city skyline every night with its amazing LED light display. Riding the Melbourne Star is more than just the view, it's more of an experience. 

Strike Melbourne Central

Tired of shopping? Take a break and play a few games at the Strike Melbourne Central, which is situated on level three of the Melbourne Central shopping centre. It features 10 bowling lanes, great music, gourmet kitchen, and a cosy bar. Aside from bowling, there are other exciting activities that you can try such as playing pool and laser tag. You can even show off your moves at the dance floor during weekends.

KBOX Karaoke

Address: 52 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Do you want to be the next diva or pop star? KBOX Karaoke in Melbourne CBD lets you shine and sing your favorite tunes without worrying about other people hearing you. Unlike other local pubs where everybody can hear you sing, this place has private rooms that can accommodate groups of 4 to 22 so you can belt it out. KBOX also have party rooms that feature mirror balls and disco lights so you can dance while singing.

Southern Cross Station

Address: Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008

Known as the major railway station to stop for in Melbourne, Southern Cross is situated at the western end of the city and is the terminus of the states V/Line regional railway network with access to everything. If you want to explore this place and nearby attractions that catch your interest, say if you are attending an event at Etihad Stadium, you can just jump in your reliable and cheap car hire in Melbourne Southern Cross Station and be on your way.



Park Regis Griffin Suites

Address: 604 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Conveniently located between the city centre and St. Kilda Beach, this hotel is the choice of both leisure, corporate or business travellers. Guests are just minutes away from some of Melbourne's best attractions, restaurants and cafes. Park Regis Griffin Suites offers spacious studios, one and two bedroom apartments that are equipped with modern amenities. You can also start and end your day with a satisfying meal and drink at the Purple Café and Bar.

Adelphi Hotel

Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Enjoy a quick city escape by staying at Adelphi Hotel, which offers 34 stylish suites and rooms, world-class amenities, spacious boardroom, serene lobby area, and spectacular rooftop pool. The pool deck area is also perfect for functions and parties. The hotel also takes pride of Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar, which is known for its decadent desserts and wide selection of wines and spirits. Also indulge in Ezard restaurant's delectable meals and Mon Bijou's cocktails. 


The restaurants in Melbourne are like no other in this country and the city has become a wonderful breeding ground for the culinary arts.

From the Princess Theatre to the Art Gallery, the Melbourne CBD area offers culture that is envied by the other states. Much of Australia's performing talent has originated from the city. With a Melbourne car hire, you will get the best experience and have endless options of entertainment around the area.

Some of the restaurants to note are:

Golden Monkey

Address: 389 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hidden away in Melbourne's Hardware Lane, Golden Monkey captures the romance, mystery and glamour of Old World Shanghai. Indulge in Asian-inspired cocktails and potent teas, mouth-watering bar food, and opulent service, against a backdrop of music offered by some of Melbourne's finest singers, musicians and DJs.
Golden Monkey is open Tuesday to Friday from 5PM, Saturday from 7PM. Mondays and Sundays can be booked for private functions. Visit their site to know more.


Address:  61 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get a taste of authentic Brazilian cuisine right in the heart of the city. All of their meat are grilled over open fire and served rodizio style. Enjoy a selection of 12 Australian best roasted meats and poultry, sausage and sauces served from their specially designed Brazilian Churrasco. The cozy restaurant is located Upstairs at 61 A' Beckett Street.


Address:  366 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

If you are a lover of spice, heat and everything that is great about Malaysian food, be sure to put this at the top of your list of places to visit.

Where to Shop

The shopping scene is also brilliant in the city - and a trip along Chapel St will ensure that your wallet is a bit lighter when returning home. For the serious shoppers, make sure to hire a car with plenty of trunk space to fit in all your hard days shopping.

What to expect in Melbourne? Hire a car to enjoy the city!

Four seasons in one day, the culture capital of Australia and the culinary capital are all apt descriptions for Melbourne. The capital of VIC may not be all glitz and glamour like its rival capital - Sydney, but this place has a sophistication and elegance that welcomes everyone who visits.  Interested in what else Melbourne has to offer? Check out these sweet tours offered by Tourstogo.com. Book the best car hire deal today and enjoy what Melbourne city has to offer!

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