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Victoria Guide


Victoria is the southern-most state of mainland Australia, and boasts a plethora of natural, cultural and historical attractions to be visited using car hire in Victoria. Melbourne is the capital and largest metropolis of the state and is home to museums, galleries, traditional landmarks and modern events. One of the most famous tourist destinations in the state is Ballarat, which is a historical settlement renowned for preserving the goldfields.

Hiring a Vehicle

Budget, Avis and Thrifty are the largest suppliers offering vehicles for hire but many smaller companies exist as well. Along with the major airports, primary cities and towns, including Melbourne, Geelong, Swan Hill and Ballarat provide rental vehicle operators for visitors. Tourists should compare car hire online to find available discounts.

Transport Options

Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport is the main entry point for Victoria. Melbourne Avalon Airport operates in the northeastern reaches of the capital too. Direct flights to major domestic cities and Asian hubs are found from Melbourne. The V/Line Railway is a regional rail transport system operating between major cities and towns in Victoria. The Hume Highway is the busiest roadway through the state, although the Calder Highway and Princes Highway remain extremely busy also.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Victoria

Most roads and highways in Victoria are sealed, allowing safe travel by car. The state is not overly large, so getting from one end to the other is relatively straightforward with car rental in Victoria. Most highways throughout the state have a speed limit of 100kph. Tourists should be aware of the strict speeding and drink driving laws in this and other Australian states.

Not to be Missed!

Travel north from Melbourne and spend a day or two exploring the beautiful Yarra Valley wineries. Keep heading past Victoria’s best wine-making region, and the High Country can be found. Falls Creek and Mount Buller are two of the most important ski fields in this region. Take a drive along the Great Ocean Road to experience the rock formations known as the 12 Apostles. Also, visitors can go for a surf or swim along the Mornington Peninsula.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Winter can get cold in Victoria, but skiers will adore the below 0°C temperatures of the High Country region. Sightseeing the coastal areas of the state is best done between the months of September and October, or March and April. Temperatures hover around 22°C during these periods. However, rain does fall all year round.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).