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Car Hire in Melbourne

Car Hire in Melbourne

This information is correct as of June 2015

Melbourne offers many destinations and attractions. Get around and explore its hidden wonders through the car hire services offered from within the city.

Where to hire a car in Melbourne

Among the car rental providers that operate from within Melbourne and serve from the city include well-known brands like Avis, Redspot, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty. Additionally, independent car rental companies like Rent a Cheapy, Rent A Bomb Car Rentals, DriveNow.com.au Car Hire, Budget Rent-A-Car, Udrive Car Hire, Alpha Car Hire, and Spaceships Campervans, to name a few, provide from within Melbourne, Hawthorn, Southbank, Camberwell, Geelong, Notting Hill, Tullamarine, Melbourne Airport, and Williamstown North. The companies all operate a large variety of vehicles. Highlighting Rent a Bomb Car Rentals, just from its name, Rent A Bomb offers “bombs” or some used cars that have aged well, these are mostly available for a great price, the provider also has some of the newer cars for rent; Spaceship Campervans on the other hand offers campervans or “spaceships” for rent.

What to expect when hiring a car from Melbourne

When driving around Melbourne, the city has a couple of intersections within its centre and towards the south that require for drivers to do a “hook turn” to make a right turn since there are tram tracks that run down the centre of the road. Please be reminded that while within Melbourne, always follow traffic signs. Additionally, within the Melbourne centre, there are parking areas with metres and ticket machines that can be used for around AU$5.50 per hour.

Getting to your destination

Three destinations to get to from Melbourne include Shepparton, Ballarat, and Geelong. Get to these destinations through the driving directions we have provided below.

Shepparton
Located out of the northeastern part of Victoria, Australia, Shepparton is a city, with the Greater Shepparton urban area offering centers of Tatura, Merrigum, Mooroopna, Murchison, Dookie, Toolamba, and Grahamvale. The city is known for points of interest that include Victoria Park Lake, MooovingArt, and Shepparton Art Museum.

When driving to Shepparton from Melbourne, it is best to go from King St/Princes Hwy/State Rte 60 and State Route 50, and get on M2 within Kensington, this will take approximately 3.9 kilometres or ten minutes. Additionally, to get closer to the destination, get to National Hwy A39 within Shepparton by taking Hume Hwy/M31 and National Hwy M39, for another 187 kilometres or around an hour and 55 minutes. Reach Shepparton in 191 kilometres or for an estimated two hours and two minutes from point of origin.

Ballarat
As a city located on the Yarrowee River within Victoria, Australia, Ballarat is known for spots like Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lake Burrumbeet, Ballarat Showgrounds, and more.

Getting to Ballarat from Melbourne, drive down M1 within Southbank starting from Queen St, Queensbridge St and Power St. Then get to M8 and reach Victoria St/C805 in Warrenheip after 107 kilometres. Also, get to the C805 exit from M8 then go down Victoria St/C805 to reach St Pauls Way in Bakery Hill, then reach your stop in 4.5 kilometres or additional five minutes.

Geelong
Geelong works as a city near Corio Bay and the Barwon River. Among the popular destinations it offers include Geelong Waterfront, Eastern Beach, Adventure Park Geelong, Kardinia Park, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong Art Gallery, and more. Driving to Geelong, go down and merge onto M1 in Southbank after 2.1 kilometres or seven minutes of driving from Queen St. Go down Princes Hwy/A10 to reach Little Malop St within the destination. Geelong is approximately an hour away and covers a distance of 75.0 kilometres.

*Please be advised that prices mentioned are subject to change without prior notice.

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