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Budget Car Hire in Australia

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Save time researching and comparing car hire companies and deals! See the cheapest car rental prices in Australia’s most popular travel destinations, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast, all in one place with Alpha Car Hire. We offer unbeatable deals on a variety of popular models. Plus, get all the info you need for a smooth pick-up at your chosen location.

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Find Your Perfect Car Rental Deal in Australia with Alpha!

Whether you’re in town for business or holiday, Alpha Car Hire has the right vehicle for your needs. From a fuel-efficient compact car rental to a family-friendly SUV rental, all the way to van rental, ute hire, removal van hire and moving truck hire services, rest assured that we can provide you with cheap cars to rent that can keep up with your requirements.

Wherever you’re flying into or coming from, we have a location best-suited to cater to your transport needs. We have branches strategically located in proximity to major transportation hubs to make them easily accessible for you, your colleagues or your family, so you won’t have to go through all the trouble of searching for a “car rental near me.” We’ll even throw in airport transfers from your terminal to our depot for free.

Don’t waste your precious time trying to familiarise and adjust your itinerary to the local transportation schedules. With our cheap car hire at your disposal, you can get to wherever you need to be, whenever you need to be.

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Why choose Alpha Car Hire

Here's what makes Alpha Car Hire your perfect hire choice:

At Alpha Car Hire, our expert staff offers high-quality car rentals at a lower price than our competitors. That’s because we are conveniently located to provide easy access to quality car rental services with great everyday low prices. The proof of our success is seen in the expansion of our fleet to include a broad range of budget rent-a-car models across five locations Australia-wide, including branches in QLD, VIC and NSW. Booking a car rental with us can be your most practical transportation solution across Australia, whether you’re in town for business or holiday.

Unbeatable Prices

We guarantee you won’t find a lower rate on comparable car rentals anywhere in Australia.


No hidden fees, see all costs upfront during online booking. Rent a car in Australia in minutes with our user-friendly system.

Massive Selection

Choose from a range of modern economy car rentals, SUV hire, van hire
ute rental and truck hire.


Pick up your car at major airports or in cities across Australia, allowing you to hit the road straightaway.

Friendly and

Our friendly staff instantly put you at ease with clear, simple explanations of our terms and a personable touch.

Customer Service

Our friendly team is here to answer your questions and ensure a smooth car rental experience.

What Our Customers Say About Us

stephen gibaudstephen gibaud
23:28 13 Feb 24
Awesome customer service. Great pricing
Mirek ZkiMirek Zki
00:21 13 Feb 24
fabienne brunfabienne brun
14:09 12 Feb 24
Car rental for 15 days at very good value for moneyComfortable car adapted to my needsSimple and effective procedures for collecting and returning the vehicleClose to the airportPractical!I recommend +++👍
Rares-Stefan SulitaRares-Stefan Sulita
03:00 12 Feb 24
Fast pickup from the airport and drop on the way back. The staff was friendly, the car was what was expected. Great experience and price.
Rob EdwardsRob Edwards
00:48 02 Feb 24
Alpha provides an excellent array of well-priced, high-quality vehicles for hire. Their service - from the airport shuttle right through the collection of the car - is efficient, friendly, and generally pleasant. On return, the efficiency is magnified, and the shuttle back to the airport is timely and comfortable. The quality of the end-to-end service is very high. I highly recommend Alpha if you ever need a car hire when flying in from Brisbane.
Fernando SánchezFernando Sánchez
00:25 30 Jan 24
My partner and I rented a car for five day in our stay in the Gold Coast and the price was really good and affordable. The process to pick up and dropp off the car were also really fast and easy, and the car that they gave us was beautiful and really easy to drive!Gonna choose Alpha Car next time for sure! =)
yves liawyves liaw
00:20 30 Jan 24
The car is very good and great value for money
Bastie ChakauyaBastie Chakauya
10:33 29 Jan 24
Ivana SeibtováIvana Seibtová
12:22 28 Jan 24
Super and pleasant customs officers.
Sumesh SwaminathanSumesh Swaminathan
09:44 28 Jan 24
Excellent service and the car I rented was value for money. But the car had fungus smell and the uplostry was dirty. Apart from these the car is good to drive with family members. I recommend this company for car hire. Hope they maintain the car with cleanliness and fungus smell removed before that hand over to customers.
Karla GalpinKarla Galpin
06:02 03 Jan 24
Edited: changing from1 star to 4 because despite the email support being next to nothing - when I picked up second car and the aircon didn’t work consistently I called and explained the intermittent problems and water dripping on my feet and they replaced it the same day. Did waste a half day for me driving there and back but they fixed the problem and that’s most importantI have one positive. The airport shuttle driver was fabulous. But that’s about where it stops.- online communication is extremely poor- car was filthy- car was not full of petrolDespite making contact 3 times about the state of the car and fuel my messages have been ignored. I have left the car far cleaner than when I received it so if their cleaning fee is charged I’ll be annoyed- the warnings about the cleaning fee are quite intense and definitely makes one feel paranoid and unable to enjoy their journeys.Price was okay. Until I extended by 15 hours or so and then completely unreasonable for a car I had had to get up to an acceptable cleaning level of my first day.Photos only a few examples. Unfortunate that I picked the car up in the dark so didn’t see til the morning. On my hire next week I’ll be looking closer for sure.Do not tell me that this is not the ALPHA way and the next customer will benefit. I’d like to know how I will be compensated. And clearly the next customer won’t benefit as I haven’t benefited from all the previous comments with similar complaints.
Rushdi RamliRushdi Ramli
07:12 24 Dec 23
Customer service is good. Picking up and returning of the car is hassle free. Car is relatively new and well maintained. Price is cheaper compared to other established companies. Shuttle service is efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Rented from 9th Dec toc 2023.
Alison WarneAlison Warne
01:27 04 Dec 23
The airport shuttle was efficient. There’s a free public phone at the international airport that you can use to call for it, and we waited about 10 minutes. The purple buses are easy to spot. When we returned the car at the end of the hire the shuttle went straight away.The car was a fairly basic model with 48k km on the clock but it did the job, and was clean and in good condition. Good value. I would use them again.
09:24 28 Nov 23
Efficient check out but they missed a few comments about what grade of fuel to use and to advise me about the tire pressure warning light. Also the fuel tank in my car was not full when I picked it up.
John RylandJohn Ryland
09:12 24 Jan 23
Good cars, excellent variety and keen rates. Easy website booking. Airport pick up and drop off very good. Good people to deal with. I’ve used these guys twice and will continue on every Brisbane visit.
Simon HogbenSimon Hogben
23:36 29 Nov 22
First time hire with Alpha and I must say it was great. Much better value than other hire companies. Was reticent about the off airport location but the shuttle was easy, virtually no waiting and drivers friendly and polite. Check-in and drop off very easy as well. Again, staff were great. Car clean and no problems.
Kieran SKieran S
00:18 10 Oct 22
I used Alpha 10 years back when they had just started out and loved their service back then, so when it came time to hire another car in Brisbane I sought them out. Super pleased to see their great work has paid off and they are now a massive company but have retained the small company service and vibe. Super friendly staff from the shuttle drivers, to front desk and phones. 0800 is answered quickly unlike others. Nice vehicles and great price. Will be back for sure.
Rustam GilyazovRustam Gilyazov
03:08 27 Sep 22
Great experience renting a truck (both times). In both cases - clean interior, runs well. Hydraulic lift, A/C, cruise control were in good working order. Booked and paid online, no hassle pickup and drop off, friendly staff. Also, great price on truck rental, looks like the best in the city. Don't forget to fill that tank when returning the vehicle.
Leonie NewtonLeonie Newton
05:11 31 Aug 22
The business is located in the perfect spot in Hendra and there is a service station only metres away, making it super easy to refuel just before returning the car. The staff are quick, friendly and efficient. The car I had was relatively new and in excellent condition (although it did need a more thorough clean, which could be due to my last minute booking). The shuttle bus runs regularly and the driver was extremely helpful and considerate. Overall, I was very happy with every aspect of my first experience with them. It won't be my last!

How to Hire a Car in Australia: Your Seamless Guide

Booking Information

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Driver Requirements

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Payment, Fees & Bonds

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We offer special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Check out our website for current offers!

Prices vary depending on car size, rental duration, and chosen dates. Get an instant quote online in seconds!

Our rates typically cover basic insurance, unlimited kilometers, and roadside assistance. Upgrade your coverage options for added peace of mind during booking.

At the end of the reservation process, you will receive a “Reservation Confirmation” page with the reservation number highlighted. You will also receive a confirmation email containing the details of your reservation and collection procedure.

Extending the rental duration is possible at time of check out or during the rental itself. You will need to contact or come in person to the nearest location. The extension is subject to vehicle availability and extra payment.

Yes. Please contact our Reservations Staff and they will be more than happy to help. 1300 227 473 or NZ 0800 445 492

You may receive a refund of your booking fee, minus any applicable cancellation fees. We do not charge cancellation fees for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours before pickup. Otherwise, for cancellations within or less than 48 hours of pickup, a fixed $75 cancellation fee will be applicable.

Yes, however, the person with the credit card must be on the Rental Contract as the main driver so they will need to have a current open driver’s licence written in English.

We charge a full day’s fee if the vehicle is returned 2 hours beyond the drop-off time.

For example, if a full-day rental is from 8:00 am to 8:00 am the next day, and you use the vehicle from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the next day, you exceed the 2-hour limit. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer service team.

You’ll need to use our online booking system to check the rental prices. This will give you an estimated price based on:

  • Car type
  • Location
  • Rental dates Alpha Car Hire offers the lowest market prices.

It depends on your specific travel/holiday insurance policy. Check the details of your plan or contact your insurance provider to see if car hire is covered.

Car hire excess insurance reduces what you’d pay out of pocket if the rental car is damaged. Consider your risk tolerance. If you’re worried about potential damage, excess insurance might be worth it.

Alpha Car Hire requires a minimum age of 21 to rent a car. Drivers aged 21-24 have limited vehicle options (Mystery Car, Economy Car, Compact Car, Compact SUV, Compact Hybrid SUV, Intermediate Car, and Ute) and face an age surcharge.

Yes, Alpha Car Hire has no upper age limit as long as your driver’s license is valid.

No, Alpha Car Hire only accepts full and valid driver’s licenses. Learner’s permits and provisional licenses are not accepted.

While we strive to be the most affordable car rental option in Australia, prices can fluctuate depending on location, season, and even the specific car available at the time. Here at Alpha Car Hire, we offer competitive rates and transparent pricing with no hidden fees.

Skip the hassle and hidden fees of car rentals with Alpha Car Hire. We offer unbeatable rates and transparent pricing, so you know the exact cost upfront. Choose from a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs, from fuel-efficient cars to spacious SUVs. Plus, with convenient locations across Australia and a user-friendly online booking system, getting on the road with Alpha Car Hire is a breeze.

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