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  • Capital: Canberra
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Population: 23.2 million
  • Density: 2.8/km2
  • Language: English
  • Country Code: 61
  • Emergency Services: 000 / 112
  • Drives On: Left
  • Time Zones: +8 UTC / +10.5 UTC
  • Excellent service, prompt reply to enquiries, best price for rental and all went very smoothly.
    –George E. Davidson
  • Great service, new car, could not be a happier little vegemite!
    –Vincent Dowd
  • Everything went very well with the car hire. I will definitely be using Nova again.
    –Scott Laderman
  • Thank you all for your assistance - myself, my daughter and friends will by using you again in the future. Keep up the good work.
    –Paul Meehan
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Car Hire Australia

We know we are stating the obvious here, but Australia really is huge. There is absolutely no point depending on public transport, especially if you are on a whistle-stop tour, so pick out the bits you want to see first and arrange your car hire to suit. You'll be so impressed with the otherworldly landscapes, incredible culture, and laid-back atmosphere that you'll soon be back for more.

Why Should I Book Car Hire in Australia with Nova?

Nobody has time to hang around waiting for the ideal car hire, so make life easy for yourself by getting a quote from Nova Car Hire today. We will do a quick but thorough search of the best prices available to bring you a car rental package that suits your needs, whichever of our 26,000 locations you choose.

Car Hire Requirements in Australia

You'll need to make sure you have both your full driving licence and booking confirmation with you when you are collecting your hire car in Australia. The main driver must pay the balance (rate less deposit) using their own credit card. Keep your licence, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration documents in the rental car at all times.

Airports in Australia

Of the hundreds of airports in Australia, Sydney International Airport is by far the busiest. Other significant international airports include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Gold Coast Airport.

Australia Driving Rules & Regulations

When you rent a car in Australia, remember to drive on the left and overtake on the right. Retain your driving licence, proof of insurance, and vehicle documentation with you in the car. Seat belts are essential for all car occupants. Speed limits range from 100 - 110kmh for national highways and main roads to 50kmh for built-up areas.You'll find further information on Australia's rules of the road here.

I Have More Questions. Whom Do I Ask?

Feel free to contact us by phone, email, or post with any queries, or if you would prefer one of our car rental agents to book a rental car for you.

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