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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Sydney

If you’re looking for car rental in Sydney, Hertz makes it easy with several branches located at the airport and around the city itself. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney sees visitors from all over the world flock to it for a taste of the cosmopolitan Australian lifestyle.

By car is one of the best ways to explore Sydney, giving you flexibility to travel at your own pace, as well as the freedom to explore the greater Sydney area. Sydney has a fantastic, easy-to-navigate road network, including stunning coastal roads and links to various national parks including Kanangra-Boyd and the Blue Mountains.

Driving and Parking in Sydney

You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Sydney. If you are from outside Australia you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Sydney, take a look at our page about renting a car in Australia.

Driving in Sydney is as you’d expect for a major city. It’s busy most times of the day, but especially so during peak times of 06:30am and 09:30am and 4:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays. If you are driving within the city at these times, you should expect your journey time to double. If you rent a car in Sydney, you will discover that it is remarkably similar to driving in the UK. Australians drive on the left and there are similar rules around speeding, drink-driving, child seats and mobile phone use.

Parking within the city centre is very expensive. On weekdays, you can expect to pay up to AUS$70 per day or AUS$25 per hour at some car parks, although this does reduce significantly at weekends to around AUS$15-20 for a day. Street parking can be hard to find during working hours on weekdays and, at weekends, there are often four-hour limits on spaces with a metered charge of AUS$1.20-2.20 per hour. You will also find two-to-three hour limits on free spaces at beaches and shopping malls, so take care or you could be liable for a fine.

Pickup Locations Sydney

  • Arncliffe Truck & 4Wd S

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1700 Sat-Sun 0700-1200

    Address: 129 Princes Hwy

    Phone: 02-9556-1222

  • Sydney Downtown

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1730 Sat-Sun 0800-1300.

    Address: 65 William Street, Darlinghurst

    Phone: 02-93606621

  • Lidcombe 4Wd & Trucks

    Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1700 Sat-Sun 0700-1200

    Address: 28 Parramatta Rd

    Phone: 02-96472766

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

    Opening hours: 0500-2300 7 days

    Address: Keith Smith Ave

    Phone: 02-8337-7500

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Driving in and around Sydney

Key Routes

One of the main key routes for getting around Sydney is the Sydney Orbital Network, a ringroad made up of several motorways that runs around the city. It links various neighbourhoods to the airport and allows drivers to access different parts of the city quickly and easily.

You should be aware that several of the roads that make up the Orbital Network are toll roads. These no longer accept cash and so a pass is needed in order to pay the charges. Hertz can supply you with a Hertz Day Toll Pass for a flat fee per day and you can find out more from your Hertz branch.

Major Highways

If you want to use your car rental in Sydney to explore the wider area, you will quickly discover that the road network is very similar to that in Great Britain. Motorways allow a speed limit of 100km/h or 70mph while ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads have limits of 100km/h (60mph), which reduce to 50km/h (30mph) in urban areas and 40km/h (25mph) in school zones. Speed limits are enforced so make sure you are aware of local signposts.

Behaviour on these roads is similar to the UK, but you should check for local laws and regulations before travelling. Speed limits are liable to change on one stretch of road as it runs through different areas so become familiar with these areas in order to stay safe.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.