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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 Victoria

With Hertz branches in 20 locations, car rental in Victoria is easy and convenient. Travelling by car is by far the most comfortable and practical way of seeing Victoria as it has the most developed road network of any of the Australian states with the majority of towns easily accessible without the need to use gravel or dirt roads.

Whether you’re visiting the state capital of Melbourne or taking a road trip along the coast or into one of the many national parks, travelling by car gives you the flexibility to plan your trip your way. The distance between towns tends not to be as big as in other Australian states, so you will easily find places to stop, stretch your legs and grab some refreshments as you drive.

Driving and Parking in Victoria

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

In Victoria, as in the rest of Australia, you drive on the left-hand side of the road and overtake on the right, but only when the centre road marking is a single, broken line. If the centre marking has two lines, you may not overtake at all if the unbroken line is the one closest to your car. Australia enforces speeding and drink-driving laws, as well as making it compulsory to wear a seatbelt and use a child restraint for youngsters under seven. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the local rules of the road before hiring a car in Australia.

Parking in Victoria will very much depend on where you are in the state. When you rent a car in Victoria, you will find that in large towns and cities there are a range of car parks and street parking options. In smaller towns and rural locations your choices may be more limited.

 

Driving in and around Victoria

Key Routes

There are some great routes in Victoria for those looking for a driving tour of the state. For anyone looking for a day trip, try the short drive from Melbourne to Daylesford, taking you to the foothills of the Macedon Ranges where can experience natural mineral springs and spas as well as fantastic local food and wine.

If you’re after a longer trip with some stopovers on the way, try the South Gippsland Circuit. Starting and finishing in Melbourne, this four-day drive takes you to a range of destinations including Phillip Island (where you can see penguins) and Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Major Highways

As already mentioned, you’re in for a treat when you rent a car in Victoria as it has some of the best developed roads in Australia. As with other states, Victoria has motorways, ‘A’ roads and ‘B’ roads, but it also has ‘C’ roads which tend to serve as links between the major road network and the population centres. As the roads are so well developed, ‘C’ roads often provide you with the quickest route to your destination so there’s little need to avoid them as you may in other states.

Speed limits are similar to the rest of Australia, with speeds capped at 110km/h (70mph) on the motorway, 100km/h (60mph) on rural roads, 50km/h (30mph) in built-up areas and 40km/h (25mph) in school zones. These limits aren’t fixed, however and can change depending on the locality.

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