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1. Posted by peeps (Full Member 114 posts) 12y

hiya how much does it cost to hire a car in australia? do they have that same rule as some countrys that you have to have had your licence for more than a year to rent a car?
i know theres lots of bangers been sold from backpacker to backpacker but how much do they cost on average?

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 12y

Hi,
Car Hire in Oz is easy. The country is so well geared to travellers.
I'm not sure about rules of hire - there may well be restrictions, probably a minimum age limit too.
Try
http://www.travellers-autobarn.com.au/newsite/frameset.html
who can certainly give you all the advice.
I think you can buy a decent banger for £500 ish.

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y

Hi,

if you're looking to hire from a larger car agency (hertz / avis / etc...) there is restrictions, depending on country there are age limits of 18 / 21, you must have a full clean license for min one year, and most of the time they will ask you to take out loads of insurances you probably won't need, (i work for one of the agencies so if you want to know for sure i can check for you..)........... with smaller local agencies there are less restrictions............ as for the bangers , its normally the cheapest idea if you're going for 10 days or more........hopefully though someone in your group knows something about engines though !?! One of my friends got stuck in the outback miles from anywhere when the minivan broke down, they had to walk for two days to a local campsite...... have fun what ever you decide! ;) Nikki