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Western Australia Guide


Australia’s largest state, Western Australia (WA) is a region of stunning contrasts. Even though it takes several days to drive across the state, car hire in Western Australia is a phenomenal way to traverse from one settlement to the next. Perth is the largest city in WA. Broome is the gateway to the Kimberleys. Geraldton boasts surfing beaches and Margaret River is a popular weekend getaway from Perth.

Hiring a Vehicle

Crossing the state by car is recommended. Plenty of internationally known suppliers ply their trade in WA, including Budget, Thrifty and the always-reliable Avis. Large discounts can be found online, so compare car hire deals before reaching Western Australia. Major towns like Broome, Perth and Albany all offer car rental opportunities.

Transport Options

Perth International Airport stands as Western Australia’s largest port of entry. From here, flights to Albany, Broome, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Kununurra link the state’s other major towns. Railway transportation outside Perth is limited, but several major highways span the state. These include the Eyre Highway, Great Eastern Highway, and Great Northern Highway.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Western Australia

Outside of the cities, sealed roads are generally safe and extensive. However, there are many unsealed highways (or roads) located throughout the state. Extreme care is required when driving on these roads. In addition, careful planning for petrol and food stops is a necessity if travelling into the rural areas of Western Australia.

Not to be Missed!

With your car rental in Western Australia, explore the oldest settlement in the state, Albany, about a four-hour drive from the capital. Margaret River is three hours south of Perth, and contains magnificent beaches and wineries for tourists. View dolphins, caves and other natural attractions in Shark Bay, or snorkel Ningaloo Reef to the south of Exmouth. Touring the majestic Kimberley region via Broome is a must for all nature-lovers.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Western Australia, regardless of where tourists want to explore. The spring month of April is a beautiful time to see the state. The wet season is finished in the north, there are wildflowers in abundance, and warm temperatures of about 26°C make the beaches pleasant for swimming and surfing.

Practical information

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

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