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Explore With a Top Car Hire in South Melbourne

City Views of South Melbourne Australia

​South Melbourne is a bustling inner-city suburb of Melbourne​ and is only two kilometres from the CBD. Use VroomVroomVroom to easily search, compare and book an affordable hire car in South Melbourne.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in South Melbourne

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Pickup, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​​7
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Melbourne Airport Collection

Whether you’re staying local in Melbourne or driving throughout regional Victoria, get on the road easily by collecting your hire car from Melbourne Airport (MEL)​. Take your pick from one of our seven trusted suppliers and we’ll compare their best available rates.

Depots in South Melbourne

Conveniently pick up your hire car from these depots in South Melbourne and nearby depots in Southbank, Melbourne CBD​ and Docklands:

Avis logo122 Moray Street, South Melbourne 3205
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 1:30pm weekends.

Enterprise logo124 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne 3205
7:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday to Friday.
7:00am - 12:00pm Saturday.

Thrifty logo166-168 Montague Street, Melbourne South 3205
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 12:00pm weekends.


Frequently Asked Questions for South Melbourne Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in South Melbourne?

In March 2019, our customers paid from AUD $29 and AUD $297 per day depending on the vehicle type and rental duration to hire a car in South Melbourne. For current pricing on South Melbourne car hire, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in South Melbourne?

The highest-rated rental car in South Melbourne is a Kia Rio or similar based on recent ratings​ by our customers.

Who is the highest-rated car hire supplier in South Melbourne?

Europcar​ is the highest-rated car hire supplier in South Melbourne based on recent ratings by our customers.

Can I pick up a car hire in South Melbourne and drop off in another location?

Yes, but be prepared to pay a one-way fee​.

Where can I park while visiting South Melbourne?

Like many locations in Melbourne, parking​ in South Melbourne can be limited due to the number of people visiting and living in the area. That said, there is street parking available with time restrictions and prices signposted. Always check the signs before leaving your vehicle to avoid a fine.

Our Guide to Visiting South Melbourne

South Melbourne is a short drive or walk from Melbourne’s CBD and is home to popular cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Here are some of our favourite spots in and around South Melbourne:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

South Melbourne Market

Address: Corner of Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne 3205

This place is a foodie haven! The South Melbourne Market has been a popular market place since 1867 and is now a must-stop if you find yourself in the area. Shop for fresh produce for your stay in Melbourne including meats, seafood and vegetables, or browse the clothing and homewares stalls for a special souvenir to take home.

Polly Woodside Tall Ship

Address: 21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006

Experience being a pirate for one day at Polly Woodside Tall Ship, which is a seven-minute drive from South Melbourne via Clarendon Street. Come aboard and explore the historic cargo vessel that was used back in the 1800s to transport wheat and coal between England and South America. Dress up like a pirate and join the crew for a day of fun activities.

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Accommodations

Coppersmith Hotel

Address: 435 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3205​

A chic and stylish hotel in the heart of South Melbourne, rooms at Coppersmith Hotel include free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines and minibar facilities. Guests can also take advantage of dining at the on-site restaurant.

City Park Hotel

Address: 308 - 310 Kings Way, South Melbourne 3205

Known for its superb location and facilities, the City Park Hotel central to Melbourne’s CBD and St Kilda Road. Choose from a variety of rooms from a corporate room to a family suite. All rooms and suites include direct wireless internet access and Foxtel channels. Secure parking is available.

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Customer Reviews for South Melbourne Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 107 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Brian T.
    Date: 12 Feb 2019
    Feedback: I would prefer a Toyota Corolla as I own one myself. I presume I can purchase full cover insurance at pick up time.
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: rosli A. H.
    Date: 01 Feb 2019
    Feedback: simple and easy interface. very convenience
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Tim P.
    Date: 01 Oct 2018
    Feedback: Easy to book
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Yongju K.
    Date: 04 Aug 2018
    Feedback: good!
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Penelope R.
    Date: 20 Jul 2018
    Feedback: very easy - amazing
    Rating: 5/5 happy