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When to Book a Car Hire in Australia?

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It is always advisable to book a rental car once you have confirmed your itinerary since car hire companies change rates by the minute due to supply and demand. No rate is guaranteed until a booking is confirmed. If your plans changed or you found a cheaper deal at VroomVroomVroom, you can modify or cancel your original booking.  No need to worry about paying anything since we don't charge any modification or cancellation fees. However, make sure to cancel as soon as you can. You may call our customer care team so they can assist you better.

When is the peak car rental season in Australia?

Since rental car rates are based on supply and demand, prices increase during public holidays. Many people take advantage of the long weekend, thus hiring a car to explore other places. It is highly recommended to book a car hire as soon as possible since vehicles get sold out quick and prices skyrocket as the date gets closer to the holiday. Below is a list of public holidays in Australia in 2018:

  • New Year's Day
  • Australia Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Queen's Birthday (not all states)
  • Labour Day (not all states)

School holidays are also a popular time to book a rental car so make sure to check the dates here since they vary per state. The most popular school holiday breaks in Australia include the autumn break since Easter falls during this time and the Summer/Christmas break. Many families hire a car or campervan during the school holidays since it is usually cheaper and more convenient than flying and accommodation. Here are other reasons why you should book a car hire in advance.