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Melbourne City Car Rental

Being judged as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne city attracts many visitors with differing transport requirements. East Coast Car Rentals provides the best offers when it comes to Melbourne car hire rates. We have a modern fleet of vehicles catering to different motoring needs. This fleet of rental vehicles of ours includes the mid-size and large sedans suitable for most business travellers, the cheap small compact and “metro” cars for the individuals and couples who want a budget car and the 8 seater minivans suitable for most families visiting Melbourne city centre and the surrounding areas within Victoria. You do not have to look elsewhere for car hire Melbourne, because we have the best cars at the cheapest rates.

Special Note: Our 12 seater minibus vehicle class is not available for pick-up or drop-off at our Melbourne City office at this time. However, you can still select our Melbourne Airport branch as your pick-up or drop-off location.

Melbourne City skyline

Key Benefits

  • Best Value For Money
  • New or Almost New Vehicles
  • Large Comprehensive Fleet
  • Major Cities & Airport Locations
  • Free Unlimited Kilometres**
  • E-Tags for Easy Toll Payment
  • Roadside Assistance Available
  • Free Airport Pick-ups
  • Great Service
  • Book Now Pay On Pickup
  • Operating Since 1979

Rental Options

  • Baby Seat
  • Booster Seat
  • GPS Navigation
  • Portable DVD Player
  • Additional Driver

Useful Information

Note**: Free unlimited kilometres is applicable to all vehicle types except for the 12-seater minibus.

Hiring a Car in Melbourne City

Melbourne is the capital city in the state of Victoria. It is the second most populated city in Australia. One of our Melbourne Car Rental branches is situated in Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District). This Melbourne car rental office is located along La Trobe Street, and it is within walking distance to the City Circle Tram. Surrounding our Melbourne city branch, you will find suburbs such as Carlton, North Melbourne, West Melbourne, Docklands, South Wharf, Southbank, East Melbourne, Fitzroy and Collingwood. Come into our Melbourne depot and make your selection of the rental vehicle that matches your requirements. Whether you are hiring a economy small car or a large minivan or minibus, we have them all. Best of all, our vehicles are of late models and relatively new. Hire a car from us by calling our reservation team. You may also want to use our online system to obtain a quotation or to confirm a booking.

We have another Melbourne car rental branch to service arrivals and departures at Melbourne Airport. This branch is located only a few kilometres away from the Melbourne Airport Terminals. Please visit our Melbourne Airport car hire page for more details. We also have a full list of our car rental locations for you to choose from.

Rental Car Pick Up and Drop Off Instruction

Melbourne Roadside Assistance

You are assured that our rental cars are reliable, as they are well maintained and being serviced regularly. For your peace of mind, we also include 24 Hour Roadside Assistance or vehicle breakdown service with RACQ when you hire a car from us in Melbourne or other locations.

About Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital city in the state of Victoria. It is the second most populated city in Australia and is seen to many as the cultural capital of the country with a diverse range of events, cultures and entertainment. Well known for its wide variety of entertainment, ethnic restaurants and a passionate love for AFL, Melbourne is alive 365 days and nights of the year in a bustle of colour and activity.

Popular Things To Do in Melbourne

  • Experience the Melbourne City Circle Tram ride.
  • Take beautiful photos of the Flinders Street Station.
  • Visit the National Gallery of Victoria for beautiful marvellous artworks.
  • Walk through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
  • Visit the Melbourne Zoo, Australia’s oldest Zoo.
  • Join the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) tour.
  • Enjoy Melbourne city view from Eureka Skydeck 88.
  • Visit The Princess Theatre for fabulous shows.
  • See the impressive St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Brief Melbourne History

Founded in 1835 for pastoral settlement, the Yarra River provided a lifeblood to the region and fuelled by the Gold Rush in 1950’s, became the biggest and most important city for its time. In fact, it was not until some way into the 20th century that it was overtaken by Sydney

Cheap Car Rental in Melbourne

Hire a car from us today so you can drive around Melbourne with ease. You are encouraged to make use of our online booking form above to get a quotation or secure your booking. If you need further assistance, please feel free to call us. In Melbourne, you have the choices to rent a car from our Melbourne car hire or Melbourne Airport car hire branches, whichever branch suits you better. For cheap car rental Melbourne, come to us!

Melbourne Car Rental Types

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles. Find out more about our Melbourne Car Rental Types.

4 fun road trips just out of Melbourne

Melbourne is jam packed with things to see and do, but this action-packed destination also offers so much more with just a short drive out of the city.

Securing a trusty car hire from the team at East Coast Car Rentals at Melbourne Airport or the CBD is easy, and you will be on your way in no time to discovering these four incredible destinations.

Get a taste of the Yarra Valley

Just a short, one-hour drive in your rental car from our Melbourne City Branch and you will find yourself in the natural wonderland that is the Yarra Valley. This region in is recognised worldwide for its incredible wine, stunning national parks, and delightful villages.

With over 70 wineries to choose from you’re absolutely spoiled for choice here. Have a fancy day out with a group of friends at the Domain Chandon Winery, try a tour and sample a glass of expertly crafted sparkling wine.

As always, choose a designated driver for your rental car if you plan on having a tipple!

Experience the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s must-do road trip routes and while many visitors choose to explore the coastline over a few days, it is possible to enjoy just as much if you’re strapped for time. Pack your hire car to the brim with swimming gear and snacks and head off on a journey to Torquay, just over an hour drive from our Melbourne City Branch. This world famous beach town is home to epic surf brands like Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

Drive along some of the most enviable coastline coastal views to the small town of Lorne. Here you can make a pit stop in your rental car for lunch, take a leisurely stroll around the shops and enjoy the beachside town’s lively art scene.

From here it’s a straight shot to the world-famous 12 Apostles, just a two-hour drive and if the timing is right you will be able to catch a glorious, Instagram-worthy sunset perfect for an entry into our Snap and Win competition.

Go green at the Dandenong Ranges

A day in the Dandenong Ranges will have you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. This lush, natural paradise is just a one-hour drive from our Melbourne City Branch and is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. Spend your time exploring the hiking trails of the Dandenong National Park and keep an eye out for secret waterfalls for that perfect picnic spot.

Be sure to hop onboard the 100 year-old Puffing Billy steam train before making your way back to the city in your rental car. View the fern gullies and lush pastures of the Dandenong Ranges from your open-sided carriage and if you dare, hang your legs over the side!

Breathe in the ocean breeze at the Mornington Peninsula

Rent a car from our Melbourne City or Airport Branch and make your road trip one to remember with a one-hour drive to the Mornington Peninsula.

With its famed boutique wineries, clifftop restaurants and innovative local cuisine, the Mornington Peninsula is the ultimate foodie adventure.

Sweet lovers must make a stop at Johnny Ripe in the rural community town of Red Hill, their gooey apple pies are a must! Final stop is McClelland Park and Gallery where it’s time to work off those newly added calories admiring sculptures nuzzled in the 16-acre park.

Need a rental car from Melbourne City, or Melbourne International or Domestic Airport? From large to small and everything else in between, we have the right rental car for you.

Economy Manual Kia Rio 2016

Economy Manual

Kia Rio or similar

  • 4 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 3 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • Petrol
MG Core Hatch economy class vehicle with East Coast Car Rentals

Economy

MG 3 Core Hatchback or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
  • 1.5 litre
Compact Car rental - Toyota Corolla Hatch

Compact

Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Compact Manual Hyundai Accent Sedan

Compact Manual

Hyundai Accent Manual or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Intermediate Toyota Corolla Sedan

Intermediate

Toyota Corolla or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Full Size Toyota Camry 2019

Full Size

Toyota Camry or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 2 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Intermediate SUV Hyundai Kona

Intermediate SUV

Hyundai Kona or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Family SUV Mitsubishi Outlander

Family SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Full Size Suv

Full Size Suv

Mitsubishi Pajero or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • 2.4 litre
8-seater Minivan Kia Carnival 2018

8 Seater Minivan

Kia Carnival or similar

  • 8 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
12-seater Minibus Toyota Commuter

12 Seater Minibus

Toyota Commuter or similar

  • 12 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 4 Small Bags
  • 6 Large Bags
  • Petrol