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In Melbourne, you have an option to book a vehicle from leading car hire companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise (formerly Redspot), and Thrifty. With our help, you can compare all available cars and check the latest rates from these companies. This way it's easier to find the cheapest car rental deal or pick a vehicle based on your specific needs. Whether you're looking for an economy car for a quick trip around the city or a full-size SUV to fit the entire family — you're sure to find a car hire at VroomVroomVroom.

Book now and head over to Melbourne! An international hub for arts, entertainment, sports and tourism, Australia's second biggest city is always buzzing with exciting events. Catch live music or theatre at venues across the city, visit one of Melbourne's many famous art galleries or explore the hidden laneways. Remember: To help you cover more ground in Melbourne, rent a car with us for greater flexibility and freedom. 

Why book a car hire in Melbourne with VroomVroomVroom?

Hiring a vehicle gives you the freedom to explore Melbourne and its surrounds. Here are some of the reasons why customers choose to book their rental cars through VroomVroomVroom. 

  1. Flexibility - You can book long term, last minute car rental deals in Melbourne and explore the city at your leisure. 
  2. Freedom - Moving around the city is a breeze in a private hire car. With some great shopping on offer in Melbourne, fill your days with a bit of retail therapy and use your hire car to store all of your new-found bargains.
  3. High quality vehicles - We only compare car hire deals from major car hire brands in Melbourne. 
  4. More vehicle options - VroomVroomVroom offers you more choice when you book a vehicle with us. Click Here to compare and book a campervan, or check out our van hire and minibus rental. If you are moving home and need a vehicle to transport your belongings, see our truck and ute rental page. 
  5. Zero Cancellation Fee - If you need to cancel your hire car booking in Melbourne, we will not charge you. Book your car rental with the knowledge that no money will come out of your pocket if your plans change. 
  6. Zero Booking Fee - Unlike other car rental comparison sites, you don't have to pay a fee to book with us. In fact, our rates are often cheaper than other direct rental car companies.
  7. Savings - Booking early through VroomVroomVroom offers you a lot of savings. We compare the best car rental deals from all the top suppliers.  We guarantee the cheapest rental car rates so check out our Price Promise.
  8. Locations - Rental cars are available from a number of car hire locations in central Melbourne. We also compare Melbourne Airport car hire.
  9. Customer Care - Our customer service team can assist you in finding your most convenient pickup location. Simply contact us if you need help with your booking.

Driving tips in Melbourne

Before you start your journey in Melbourne, it is advisable to check the traffic to plan your route. Here's a useful Melbourne map from Snarl which features live traffic updates and CCTV footage of the roads. 

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 to book a hire car in Melbourne, with an included daily age surcharge. For more information, click here.

Click here to find out useful information on Melbourne's toll roads, which are controlled by Citylink Australia. If you are unsure what pass you will need, or how to get an E-Tag in Victoria, click here for more information. You can also read about Eastlink tolls and Eastlink toll prices on this page. For short term stay, it is recommended to get a Melbourne Pass which gives you access on EastLink and CityLink Etag for 30 days. 

An electronic tag can be used to pay for travel on any toll road in Australia. You are able to manage your account online to make planning your journey easier. For more information, read our article about travelling in Melbourne with a rental car. 

When is the best time to visit Melbourne?

The summer months are a popular time to visit Melbourne when the temperature is a bit warmer. June and July are the coldest months of the year.  Melbourne hosts exhibitions, theatre, concerts and sporting events throughout the year. No matter when you visit the city, you will be able to find something to do. For a few laughs, head to the city in March when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival attracts comics from around the world. 

For movie fans the Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off in July, showcasing some fantastic examples of local and international film-making. In November, visitors dress up for the annual Melbourne Cup, a famous horse race that brings with it an exciting calendar of related events. 

Read our guide to travelling around Melbourne in a rental car here

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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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Legoland Discovery Centre, Melbourne

Come and experience LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre located in Australia's leading shopping centre, Chadstone  - The Fashion Capital, where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, colour and fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. With features including global and local landmarks made from over a million LEGO bricks in MINILAND to exciting LEGO themed rides. For ticket prices and other information, please check their official website.

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. 

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. 

Bunyip Tours 

Address: 570 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Bunyip Tours

Winner of the Victorian Tourism Award for best Major Transport and Tour Operator 2016. Bunyip Tours is an innovative eco-tour company that creates adventures for travellers from all walks of life of all ages with personalised and informative tours which offer value for money.  They have a diverse range of single and multi-day sightseeing tours from Melbourne including: Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Mornington Peninsula, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Sovereign Hill & Daylesford, Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary, Grampians National Park, Australian High Country Farm Stay and Official Neighbours Tours. With small group sizes (max 24) conducted in modern mini vehicles, visitors will be part of an interactive experience with well-trained guides offering expert commentary about Victoria's wonderful wildlife, unique history and so much more. Your Victorian adventure starts with Bunyip Tours!

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. 

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 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.


Seasons Heritage Melbourne

Address: 572 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Seasons Heritage Melbourne

Seasons Heritage Melbourne is distinguished by elegance, historic significance and traditional luxury, and is a perfect base whether you are visiting for a short city break, a leisurely weekend or a business trip. The property features a 24-hour reception, wake up call service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, restaurant and bar, boardroom facilities, fully equipped gymnasium, complimentary wifi, on-site secure parking, complimentary local newspaper on request, secure luggage storage and security key card system. The property is distinguished by elegance, historic significance and traditional luxury, and is a perfect base whether you are visiting for a short city break, a leisurely weekend or a business trip.

Seasons Botanic Gardens

Seasons Botanic Gardens

The property's prime location provides a great accessibility to public transport and close proximity to the Arts Centre, Southbank, the CBD and Federation Square. Also, be spoilt with the diversity of tourist attractions and impressive places to eat and drink. Every serviced apartment at Seasons Botanic Gardens is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. We ensure that your first stay at Seasons is never your last, by spoiling you with modern amenities, warm hospitality and elegant furnishings. Our property offers a choice of Studio Apartment, Executive Studio Apartment, One Bedroom Apartment, One Bedroom Executive Apartment and Two Bedroom Apartment. Whether travelling alone or with a group, we have the perfect accommodation solution for your next stay in Melbourne.

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. Or you can enjoy a relaxing massage in nearby Day Spas including St Kilda Sea Baths and Aurora Spa Retreat. 



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.  Picture yourself driving around in a sports car rental in Melbourne and enjoying the city! Book the best car hire deal today and enjoy what Melbourne city has to offer!

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