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Cityscape of Perth during day time from Kings Park, Western Australia

Finding a cheap car hire in Perth is easy when you compare the latest deals from top car rental companies in the city including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, and Enterprise. VroomVroomVroom allows you to compare rates, review car models and more.

Perth is a great base to explore some of Western Australia's attractions on your car hire. The city is blessed with some of the most stunning beaches in Australia, and good weather for most of the year. Take a wine tour of Margaret River, snorkel at Ningaloo Reef, take a river cruise from Fremantle or explore the goldfields in Kalgoorlie. You would never run out of things to do in Perth.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Perth

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV, Sport​​
Rental depots​​41
​Airport depots​​14
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrift

Location Overview

Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, is located along the southwestern coast of Western Australia. It is surrounded by stunning beaches and divided by the Swan River.

In and around Perth, some of our favourite things to do year-round are:

Summer (December, January, February): The year kicks off with the Hopman Cup for tennis lovers in Perth. The beach is also popular with Cottesloe Beach being a local favourite or taking the ferry across to Rottnest Island.

Autumn (March, April, May): The Bickley Harvest Festival is held in early May and only a short 30-minute drive being nestled in the Darling Ranges. It’s a great time to relax and enjoy local produce and nature. Raeburn Orchards, also in the Perth Hills vicinity, is another great family-friendly day trip in close proximity to the Perth city centre.

Winter (June, July, August): The Fremantle Festival, a 30-minute drive from Perth’s CBD, is Australia’s longest-running community festival and a popular winter experience. Mulberry Estate in the Swan Valley, a quick 30-minute drive from Perth’s city centre, holds Christmas in July festivities if you’re looking for a gourmet getaway.

Spring (September, October, November): Mid October head down to the Swan Valley for Oktoberfest 2019 Elmar's Family Fun Day (they also hold an annual traditional Oktoberfest celebration to each year around the same time). Further afield, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is held in November with over 50 events being held during a 10 day period.

Year-Round: See the world-famous Western Australian Pink Lakes. Hutt Lagoon is a 5 ½ hour drive from Perth and a popular choice with nature lovers. The famous Margaret River wine region is a 3-hour drive to the south or closer to the city centre is the Swan Valley wine region, a 30-minute drive to the northeast of Perth.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in Perth City/CBD?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Avis logoAvis Perth Downtown: 960 Hay Street, Perth
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6pm.
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am - 1pm.
Budget logoBudget Perth: 960 Hay Street, Perth
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6pm.
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am - 1pm.
Enterprise logoEnterprise Perth: 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am - 12:30pm.
Hertz logoHertz Perth Downtown: 475 Murray Street, Perth
Monday to Thursday 7am - 6pm.
Friday 7am to 6:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday 8am - 1pm.

Need an even earlier pickup or drop off?

Try picking up at Perth Airport​​

(It's about a 20 minute drive from Perth CBD, depending on traffic)

Unlike airport rental depot locations, city rental locations are not always open 7 days a week or are open for shorter hours during the weekends and public holidays. You can use our search map feature when booking a rental car to find the depot closest to your location that is open when you plan to pick up and return your rental car.

Customer Reviews and Feedback for Renting in Perth

Nic (July 2019): Nic booked his rental car with Enterprise and picked it up in Perth Downtown. He was given the car he requested and rated its condition an 8/10.​

Reasons to Rent a Car in Perth at VroomVroomVroom

VroomVroomVroom helps you find the best deals when it comes to hiring a car in Perth. Just some of the many great reasons to book a rental car with us are as follows:

  1. Convenience - With so much to experience, hiring a car in Perth will give you the freedom to discover everything that the city has to offer.
  2. Flexible Locations - With many collection points around the city and at the airport, you have the flexibility to collect your hire car from the location that best suits you. If you are arriving via Perth Airport, you can also compare car hire deals at the airport at VroomVroomVroom.
  3. Wide selection of vehicles - Whether you are in search of an economy car or a luxury vehicle, you can easily find it in our list. You can also book a Campervan Hire in Perth through us.
  4. Great Rates - Read our Price Promise to find out how you can get the best deal.
  5. Trusted since 2001 - We have been helping people find the perfect rental car for more than 15 years and we are ready to help you too!
  6. Excellent service - You can get assistance from our highly-motivated customer care experts who can be reached via email, chat or on the phone. Make sure to contact us today.

When is the Best Time to Go to Perth?

The sun shines most days of the year in Perth. In fact, it is said to be the sunniest state capital in Australia, which makes it a great holiday destination year round. However, it is advisable to check the forecast at Weather Zone. Visitors to Perth will always be able to find something to do. The city hosts frequent markets and arts events. The December holiday season is a busy time on the calendar, with a lot of activities on offer.

Driving Tips in Perth

To reach Perth from other Australian capital cities takes a lot of time. From Melbourne to Perth you would need over a day. It is more convenient to fly to Perth and pick up your hire car from there. If you do intend on driving, make sure you are fully stocked with essentials as the region is very vast. It is advisable to check the traffic situation to avoid any road incidents that could delay your journey. Western Australia is a large state, and you may find there are restrictions on where you can take your hire car. Be sure to read the terms and conditions. For more driving tips in Perth, click here​.

Flying from Perth Airport?

Are you looking for a cheap car park at Perth Airport? VroomVroomVroom can help you with that. We have sourced some car park deals for you. Options include long-term and short-term parking spaces which range in price. For a list of affordable parking suppliers at Perth Airport, click here.

FAQs About Hiring a Car in Perth

What is the speed limit in Perth?

Perth’s city centre speed limit is 40km/hr while urban areas further out are 50km/hr.

Is it difficult to drive in Perth’s city centre?

Perth City’s peak hour traffic is from 7.30am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 6.30pm from Monday to Friday.

How do I find my nearest petrol station in and around Perth?

Vroom’s fuel app​ will show you the cheapest place to refuel your rental car based on your current location. You can check it out here.

Do I have to pay tolls when driving in Perth?

No. You can drive around Perth and Western Australia without using toll roads.

How do I find a carpark in and around Perth?

There is limited paid street parking in the city centre and only for up to 1 hour. Paid car parks will allow you to stay for longer periods of time. The City of Perth Parking​ website shows available parking options and costs. Free street parking is generally available in the city fringe and suburbs.

What is the freeway speed limit from Perth to the Margaret River?

On the outskirts of Perth the speed limit is 60km/hr however, once you are on the freeway, the speed limit rises to 100km/hr.

How can I save on one way rentals in Western Australia?

If you’re planning a road trip, try to end your journey in Perth rather than start there. Ending your journey in Perth rather than a more remote location can result to a much cheaper one way (since more people rent cars in Perth than say, Exmouth). So, where you have flexibility for example, rent a car from Exmouth to Perth instead of Perth to Exmouth. Our customer care experts are happy to assist with one way car rental quotes.

Book a Rental Car to Fully Enjoy the City

Perth is the capital and the largest city of Western Australia. The metropolitan area is located in the south-west of the continent - between the Indian Ocean and a low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range. The central business district and suburbs are situated near the Swan River. The best way to visit Perth on your holidays is in your car hire. Check out the things you can do in Perth below.

Attractions | Accommodation | Activities


The Bell Tower

Address: Barrack Square Riverside Dr, Perth WA 6000

The Bell Tower

Located on the edge of the stunning Swan River in Barrack Square, the award-winning Bell Tower is arguably one of the largest musical instruments in the world and home to 18th-century bells from London's famous church, St Martin-in-the-Fields. They are the only set of royal bells known to have left England. These ancient bells were rung to signal the end of the Battle of Trafalgar, again at Lord Nelson's funeral, and to welcome back Captain Cook after charting Australia. There is a lot to do at the Bell Tower and it is worth taking your time to discover the secrets within. From the oldest bell in Australia 450 years to the amazing bell and time-piece exhibitions, the chance to experience bell-ringing and watch the ancient art of change ringing, you will be captivated by the history hidden in the Tower. On the Observation Deck, you can take in spectacular 360-degree views including the Darling Ranges, across the Swan River, up to Kings Park and into the City of Perth. Whilst there you can also record a FREE video postcard so you can share the moment with family and friends. A visit to the Bell Tower Perth, home of the Swan Bells is truly a unique experience.

Perth Cultural Centre

Address: Bordered by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003

Then, get your dose of Perth's fusion of cultures and artistic styles. With a unique blend of Edwardian architecture, modern constructions, and funky public art- Perth's modern skyscrapers, historic buildings and inner city parks combine to create a unique identity for this city. And fortunately, Perth's vibrant cultural venues are easily accessible within the city boundaries. The Perth Cultural Centre, featuring the State Library, Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most popular attractions for visitors from near and far.

Oh Hey WA Perth Walking Tours

Address: 45 St Georges Terrace Perth, WA 6000

Oh Hey WA Perth Walking Tour

Aside from exploring Perth in a rental car, another great way of discovering this wonderful city is on foot. Oh Hey WA offers various walking tours in Perth and you can even customise your own tour based on your interests. Their ULTIMATE Perth Walking tour takes approximately 2 hours. This tour will give you a glimpse of Perth's nightlife hubs, street art, heritage precincts and new developments. If you want to experience the exciting nightlife on offer across Perth and Northbridge, join their Small Bar & Street Art tour where you will be guided to four of the coolest bars in town that you would never find on your own! You'll receive sweet deals on drinks and food at the bars with detours in between to explore the city's streets and laneways to see amazing street are and share quirky stories of the city. Oh Hey WA also offers specialised tours such as Perth Vegan Tour, which showcases dining venues that offer delicious vegan food. So whatever walking tour you need, they can cater them for you.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Address: Perth WA 6005

This is on the top of everyone's list. King's Park and Botanic Garden is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. A garden which is visited by over 6 million people a year, this will certainly assure you that the garden is more than divine. The park area covers around 400.6 hectares and approximately 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth which is situated in the Swan River. The Park is made up of marvellously cultivated gardens and open recreational areas and nearly 2/3 of the Park is natural bushland which contains 319 species of native plants and around 80 species of birds. This beautiful garden offers an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora. It is a popular place for picnics, pleasant walks, cultural and ceremonial events.

Caversham Wildlife Park

Address: B/99 Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068

The Park is located 15km from the centre of Perth, situated at the entrance of the Swan Valley. This Park is great for kids and adults. Caversham Wildlife Park is situated in Whiteman Park and houses one of the largest collections of native fauna in Western Australia. The Park is a place where animals are given the area to roam around freely which gives the visitors a chance to see them up close and to feed them themselves. There are plenty of picnic areas, barbecues and a restaurant available within the Park. Another activity that you can enjoy in the park is that you can watch the farm show which features sheep shearing demonstrations, working sheepdogs, billy swinging, bottle feeding the lambs, milking the cow and stockman on horseback. If we would sum it all up about Caversham Wildlife Park, you can describe it in three words as “Fantastic Family Place”.

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Seasons of Perth

Address: 37 Pier St. Perth WA 6000

Seasons of Perth

Seasons of Perth is situated in the heart of the city, and the hotel boasts some of the city's most spacious and economical standard rooms. The property is only a block away from Hay Street Shopping Mall and proximity to many of Perth's main attractions such as theatre, nightlife and restaurants. The beautiful Swan River and Barrack Street Jetty are also within easy walking distance from the Season of Perth. To complement the hotel is the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant and bar and a variety of function facilities catering for all your needs to hold your next meeting, conference or special event. Whether staying in Perth for the first time or returning yet again for work or pleasure, Season of Perth is the perfect hotel for you.

Hyatt Regency Perth

Address: 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000

If you are looking for a well-appointed hotel in Perth, then drive your car hire to Hyatt Regency, which is located on 99 Adelaide Terrace, just a block from Langley Park on Swan River and is a 9-minute walk from the Perth Mint and about 3.1 miles away from Botanic Garden as well as Kings Park. This sophisticated hotel provides an array of luxury hotel rooms and suites. It also offers five restaurants and bars, fitness facilities, an outdoor pool, minibars, in-room spa services, a business centre and 16 meetings rooms, with Wi-Fi access.

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White Water Rafting at Bell Rapids

Bell Rapids

Are you into white water rafting? Visiting the Bells Rapids will surely be fulfilling. The Bells Rapids is located in Brigadoon. The area has picnic and bushwalking spots that will serve as a prime viewing area to see competitors in the annual Avon Descent White Race battle with the rapids. Access to the rapids is by passing through a gravel road which leads to a parking area. You can also explore the streams and waterfalls as you wander along the trails beside the Avon River. The water may be alluring but you must always remember that the area is not recommended for swimming.

Hiking at Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Trail

The 5.2 kilometres Rapids and Heritage walk are located at the intersection of the Walyunga National Park and the Swan River which is 40 kilometres north-east of the city. The park lies in the Darling Range and the Swan River runs through the centre of the park, forming a string of placid pools along the valley floor during summer and a raging torrent with long series of rapids during winter. The latter provides Australia's best white water canoeing courses and is part of the annual Avon Decent White Race. This area is not just about white water rafting, it also provides interpretation on the indigenous history and plants and animals. The 1.2 kilometre Aboriginal Heritage Trail meanders along the river bank, between Walyunga Pool and Boogarup Pool, and allows people to learn about Aboriginal myths and legends. You can also see the park's plants and animals through the eyes of the original inhabitants. During spring and winter, be ready to see the jaw-dropping beauty of wildflowers.

Biking at Windan Bridge Loop

If you're into bikes, then the Windan Bridge Loop in East Perth is waiting for you. Windan Bridge Loop is a 3-kilometre bike trail that will surely make your day. It is also just one of the 12 riding routes around the Swan River. Bikes can be hired near Causeway. Here's a tip: Most bike paths are dual use. So please ring your bell and be considerate of walkers. The trail is located on the banks of the Swan River. It will take riders past Heirrison Island, Burswood golf course, East Perth and its galleries, public art and cafes, and the eastern side of the central district.

Scenic Drive Along the Sunset Coast

After a day full of activities, relax and drive at Ride the Sunset Coast. Being located on the west coast, the area is privileged to have fantastic beaches, beautiful sunsets over the Indian Ocean, and a cycleway that stretches for many kilometres along the coast. The Ride the Sunset Coast pathway extends from the southern suburb of Munster to Burns Beach. The 14-kilometre trip contains highlights such as Hillary's Marina, the Marmion Marine Park and the coastal vegetation. Fishing areas, swimming beaches, lookouts, toilets, pubs, kiosks and stores, can all be seen along the road. Trail markers along the route provide distances to the next section.

Hiking and Trekking at Bibbulmun Track

Bibbulmun Track is a walking experience that will take literally days to enjoy. Being 965 km long between Kalamunda and Albany, there are shelters along the way and tent sites so you can add your name to lists of people that have completed the hike. Taking you through forest landscapes to coastal views, it is a very popular way to see the region and walkers/hikers visit the track all year round.

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