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Find the best deals on Hire in Victoria

Finding all the latest deals and specials on car hire in Victoria is made easy with DriveNow where you can compare and book the lowest rental prices from Australia's largest choice of rental brands, all on one website and all for free.

Since 2003 DriveNow has been helping travellers find and book the best deals on car hire. Based in Victoria we are 100% Australian owned and operated business with our head office and reservations team located in Melbourne.

Victoria, maybe the smallest mainland state in Australia, but it is home to some of the most attractive destinations in the country. The most densely populated state in Australia and the second-most populous one features the capital city of Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city overall and regularly voted as the world’s most liveable city. But that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re a Victorian local or have flown into Melbourne Airport for a work or holiday trip, DriveNow can take care of your needs when it comes to car hire in Victoria.

When you use DriveNow to get the keys to a hire car in Victoria, you know you’ll be dealing with a company that has been helping Australians find great cars for a variety of purposes for more than 13 years. Over this time we’ve been able to develop fantastic relationships with some of the biggest and best rental car suppliers in the world and today offer the widest selection of rental brands available including Enterprise, Firefly, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Alamo. These partnerships allow us to fill our extensive listings with dozens of amazing vehicles that you can easily browse through. Just choose which characteristics suit your needs best and conveniently compare all the great makes and models available to you.

DriveNow’s options for car rental in Victoria are as wide and varied as the state itself. Perhaps it’s time to get your mates together for a weekend road trip. We’ve got you covered, with hire cars perfect for everything from heading to a music festival in Geelong or a few days enjoying waves with some surfing at Bells Beach. If you want to spend more time in a natural habitat, hire a car, pack up your gear and spend a weekend camping in Lake Eildon National Park or Buchan Caves Reserve. Of course, perhaps the most famous stretch of driving in the state is the Great Ocean Road, which hugs the eastern coastline and provides numerous chances to enjoy picturesque scenery.

DriveNow’s car hire in Victoria can be the key to exploring areas such as Melbourne, Ballarat and Mildura, amongst hundreds of others. Get the keys to a rental car that can take you from Point A to Point B and beyond easily and affordably from us today.

Here are some examples of how much our customers have been able to save in Victoria.

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  • The cheapest 8 day rental for $372 for an Compact vehicle for pickup at Melbourne on 23 Oct saves you up to $106 (18 Sep 18)
  • Our best Melbourne Airport discount car rental rate on 18 Oct for $187 saves you up to $55 (18 Sep 18)
  • The cheapest 27 day rental for $1191 for an Compact vehicle for pickup at Melbourne on 25 Oct saves you up to $351 (18 Sep 18)
  • Pickup a 3 day Compact car hire from Melbourne Airport on 23 Oct and save $190 for the cheapest rate (18 Sep 18)
  • Compare the cheapest car rental online rates and save $66 on a 5 day Compact rental at Melbourne for pickup on 25 Oct (18 Sep 18)
  • Our best Melbourne Airport discount car rental rate on 25 Oct for $438 saves you up to $234 (18 Sep 18)
 
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Take me to the river: Victorian river escapes from Melbourne

As spring and summer starts to sizzle, pack your bags and head to a Victorian river for a day or two. There’s nothing like relaxing riverside in the sun, or swimming through pristine waters while surrounded by nature and wildlife. For an affordable weekend break, hire a campervan in Melbourne and set off on your riverside adventure. The great news is you don’t have to drive far from Melbourne to reach one of these incredible Victorian river escapes. Murray River, Echuca-Moama Head north to the mighty Murray, which separates New South Wales from Victoria. Here you’ll truly unwind and relax by reading a book or soaking up the sun at one of the sandy riverside areas. A popular attraction is to ride an old paddle steamer and learn about the area’s fascinating history. Where to stay: NRMA Echuca Holiday Park Warrandyte River When the beach feels too far away, join the locals at Warrandyte River on a summer’s day. The...

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5 unmissable Melbourne events in the lead up to Christmas

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5 Great Melbourne Pubs for a winter lunch

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Let it snow … 5 great places for a ski holiday in the Victorian Alps

The Victorian alps are some of the most picturesque in all of Australia. In winter, the region turns into a winter wonderland, as skiers and snowboarders flock to the High Country. Are you planning a ski trip this winter? Make sure you find a great Melbourne car hire deal with DriveNow, then make your way north.  Here are some of our top picks for where to stay in the Victorian Alps. Mount Hotham The resort is built on a spectacular mountain ridge with stunning views of Victoria’s High Country. Ski or snowboard from an altitude of 1845m. There are 13 lifts and more than 80 runs with options for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. You’ll also find trendy bars and plenty of activities to keep you busy when you’re off the slopes.   Lake Mountain Lake Mountain is a great spot for cross-country skiers, with 37 km of cross-country trails. Its highest altitude is 1480m. Although it’s one of the smaller destinations,...

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Places to visit this summer in Victoria

Victoria in the summertime is magnificent. It’s glorious and there’s no place you’d rather be than enjoying the sunshine while hiking through pristine forest or swimming at one of Melbourne’s iconic beaches. Or perhaps your idea of summer means staying indoors to escape the unbearable heat. Whatever you want to do this summer, Victoria is a place that has endless opportunities for anyone. You can easily pick up a cheap car hire deal from Melbourne Airport with a DriveNow bargain. Once you’re all set, hit the road to explore one of these destinations for the day. Melbourne bayside On a hot summer’s day, southeastern beaches are a godsend with their cool waters. They don’t seem to heat up no matter how high the mercury rises. Do you fancy roller skating along St Kilda’s famous shoreline? Relax at Brighton Beach or there’s Mentone Beach, which is a great spot to take a picnic for the family and have a dip. Escape the heat...

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Things to do at Port Fairy Folk Festival

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Melbourne attractions you should add to your holiday bucket list

Are you planning a trip to one of the world’s most liveable cities anytime soon? There are many great Melbourne attractions that you can’t say no to. We’ve done the ground work to help you figure out what you should be adding to your holiday bucket list. Begin your journey by sussing out DriveNow’s website for Melbourne Airport cheap car rental deals before adding one of these top Melbourne attractions to your itinerary. Melbourne Star Observation Wheel It’s the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel. There’s no way you can visit Melbourne and miss seeing an incredible birds eye view of the city. The 40 storey high structure offers 360 degree views of the city. Visit during the day, at sunset, or night to see this amazing city from a different perspective. St Kilda Beach If you’re visiting Victoria in the summer, then you simply must make St Kilda Beach one of your must-see Melbourne attractions. Thousands of people line the...

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Where to stay at the Queenscliff Music Festival

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6 romantic places in Victoria to steal a kiss

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Keep the faith with the Twelve Apostles in Victoria

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