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Economy RedSpot $23
Compact RedSpot $24
Intermediate RedSpot $24
Family/Full RedSpot $27
Weekend Daily Rates
Economy Avis $52
Compact Avis $55
Intermediate Avis $61
Family/Full Avis $76
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At DriveNow we search Australia's top rental companies for the latest deals on Melbourne Car Hire to help you find the best price. There's no need to trawl through different sites to compare rates, simply enter your pick-up and drop-off dates for Melbourne and let DriveNow do the rest.

Our rental partners include Australia's most trusted and respected suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty.

There are always great deals to be found. Currently small cars starts from as little as $52 a day, whilst you can pick up family sized rental cars in Melbourne from $73 a day, drive-away with no more to pay.

We're serious about providing the cheapest available rates and our prices are backed by our Price Match + 10% Guarantee. We don't beleive in charging booking or administration fees and if your travel plans change there are no cancellation charges. We don't hide charges either - what you see on the screen is what you pay. The only added costs are any optional extras you elect to take out directly with the rental company and Young Driver Fees.

When it come to payment you book now and pay later. There's no deposit and no credit card details are required when booking, you pay on collecting your rental car in Melbourne along with any optional extras you select.

Since 2003 DriveNow has been comparing the cost of car hire in Melbourne to help travellers find the best available deal.

Were you after car hire at the Airport? Visit our Melbourne Airport Car Hire page for further details.

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Todays Specials in Melbourne

2 FREE Days (applied to Time & Kilometre charges only at time of rental) for 9 consecutive days or more between 6th January and 28 February 2015
2 FREE Days (applied to Time & Kilometre charges only at time of rental) for 9 consecutive days or more between 6th January and 28 February 2015
Rent any car from participating Avis Australia locations for 10 consecutive days or more between 06 January and 28 February 2015 and receive the 3rd Day FREE of time and kilometre charges*!
Rent a Compact through to a Full Size Sports car for 5 consecutive days or more between 6th January and 31 March 2015 and receive the 5th day free* of the daily base rate.
Rent any car with Avis for 5 consecutive days or more and receive the 5th day free* of the daily base rate. Plus, receive Qantas Points on all rentals!
Rent any Avis car in Australia for 3 consecutive days between 1 January and 31 March 2015 and receive Double Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
Rent any car from participating Avis Australia locations for 3 consecutive days including a Saturday night or more before 28 February 2015 and receive the 3rd Day FREE of time and kilometre charges*!

Car Hire Suppliers in Melbourne

Avis Car Rentals Melbourne Airport
Tullarmarine Airport

Budget Car Rentals Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport

Europcar Car Rentals Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport

Firefly Car Rentals Melbourne Airport
Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

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Melbourne City Guide

City of Melbourne, Victoria from the Shrine of Remembrance

WHAT is sports crazy and overflowing with delicious food, a thriving arts and music scene and has attractions to suit all walks of life? Melbourne, of course, Australia's second biggest city with its 3.7 million residents.

Located in the south-east corner of the country, Melbourne, the state of Victoria's capital city, is renowned for its never-ending supply of major sporting events including the Australian Open tennis grand slam (January), Formula 1 Grand Prix (March) and the Spring Racing Carnival, which includes the Melbourne Cup horse race that "stops the nation" (November). But there's more than sport: think lots of laughs at the International Comedy Festival, family fun of Moomba, a festival on the banks of the Yarra River which winds through the heart of the city, the tastes and tipples at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and home-makers' dream day out at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. more...

Melbourne Airport Guide

Melbourne Airport, Victoria

Location, location, location! There are five car rental companies with offices and car collection points located on the ground floor of the Short Term Car Park immediately opposite the terminal buildings. Picking up your vehicle couldn't be easier and there are clear directions to guide you throughout the terminals.

There are also car rental desks in the Arrival Halls of both T1 Domestic (Qantas and Jetstar) and T3 Domestic (Virgin Blue and Regional Express). more...

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