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Cheap Car Hire Wollongong

Nearby Locations

Sydney Airport

Phone Number

+61 2 8355 1933 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

75.1 kilometres away

Melbourne Airport

Phone Number

+61 3 8592 6377 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

818 kilometres away

Gold Coast

Phone Number

+61 7 5586 6900 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Sun: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

915 kilometres away

Brisbane Airport

Phone Number

+61 7 3062 7439 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

1,020 kilometres away

Sunshine Coast

Phone Number

+61 7 5370 2050 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:00PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00PM

1,118 kilometres away

Budget Car Rental Wollongong

Turn Alpha Car Hire for hassle-free and affordable transportation solutions in Wollongong. Whether you need a rental vehicle to zip across town or need a hire car from Sydney Airport to Wollongong, we have a wide selection of vehicles to suit every need and budget. Whether you’re looking for a cheap economy car rental in Wollongong or budget car and truck rental in Wollongong, rest assured that our well-maintained fleet can easily step up to the task. We have a long-standing commitment to service excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction, and our can-do attitude sets us apart from the competition. From fuel-efficient compacts to family-sized SUVs and people movers, all the way to commercial vehicle hires, we’ll make it a point to put your needs first every time you book a ride with us. 

Car Rentals

Our inexpensive pricing has never come at the expense of the quality of our rental cars.


With our strategic locations, you can get to where you need to be when you need to be there.

Car Hire

Our commitment to service will allow us to fulfil your needs and expectations consistently.


Extras like child seats and booster seats are available to make your travel safer and more convenient.

and Friendly

Our staff is always glad to assist you in making your journey more manageable and enjoyable.


From free airport transfers to affordable add-on roadside assistance, your convenience is our priority.

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Car Hire Wollongong, Australia

Give us a call if you’re looking for an SUV, compact, economy or full-size car hire in Wollongong, we’d be more than happy to attend to your needs. Alternatively, you can proceed with booking online and choose the “Request a Call” option for your payment and we’ll get in touch with you with paying over the phone and answer any enquiries you may have.

Budget Car Hire Wollongong

Your car hire in Wollongong comes in a range of options to satisfy all of your transportation needs.

Places to Visit with your Car Hire Sydney Airport to Wollongong

A leisurely drive 80km south of Sydney will take you to a spectacular collection world-class beaches, exciting adventures, unique attractions and hidden gems that make up Wollongong. To help you plan your itinerary, we’ve curated a couple of recommendations on how to make the most out of your stay in the region and make new memories with friends or family. 

Beaches and Nature

Austinmer, a popular summer beach resort located at the foot of the Illawarra escarpment, is frequently crowded with swimmers and sunbathers on weekends. 

The suburb of Austinmer is an excellent place for a day trip from Sydney because it is close to the train station and the ocean. You can alternatively take a picturesque route from Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive, which will take you right to Austinmer. 

Visit the Headlands Hotel Austinmer around the point for a delicious meal and a breathtaking view, or stay in one of their gorgeous one or two-bedroom apartments to make a trip out of it. 

Located at the southernmost point of a two-kilometre stretch of sand, Bellambi Beach is bordered by a reserve and offers views of distant mountains. With a boat ramp and a small harbour close by, the beach is very well-liked for fishing. It may be reached through the Wollongong shared cycleway. 

Seven kilometres to the north of Wollongong’s CBD is where you’ll find Bellambi. With a rock pool on the southern rocks, Bellambi Beach continues south to the stream mouth and point. 

At some periods, Bellambi Beach is a dog-friendly location. Depending on the season, there is a time-sharing zone where dogs are allowed on the beach at specific times. 

Bass Point Reserve, a 72-hectare coastal gem south of Shellharbour Village, is home to one of the Illawarra’s remaining littoral rainforest sections. 

The reserve is designated on the Australian Heritage Commission register for both its Aboriginal and European Values and is acknowledged as one of the most significant archaeological sites on the NSW coast. 

The rich marine ecosystem at Bass Point, a well-liked destination for scuba diving and snorkelling at Bushranger’s Bay, a protected aquatic reserve, is what makes it a popular recreational reserve today. 

Restaurants and Cafes

  • Altitude 1148 – Contemporary Style, Reception and Function Centre, Vegetarian Options, Halal-Certified 
  • Anchorage Restaurant – Lunch and Dinner, Wednesdays to Saturdays, Good Wine List, Beer on Tap 
  • Bombora Seafood – Modern and Stylish, Reasonably Priced, Indoor and Outdoor Seating 
  • Coldwater Creek Restaurant & Bar – House-Made Dishes, Craft Beers, Family-Friendly, Non-Smoking 
  • Culinarius – Catering Services, In Operation Since 1988, Can Cater to 2000 Guests Offsite, Flexible Cuisine Styles 
  • Lee and me – Charming Terrace House, Specialty Coffee and Cocktails, Alfresco Dining, Pet-Friendly 
  • Lower East Café – Operating since 2010, Exceptional Coffee, Creative Menu, Open 7 Days, Alfresco Dining 
  • The Coffee Club Crown Wollongong – Alfresco Dining, Bar, Deliveries and Takeaway, Function Spaces 

Bars and Pubs

  • Adrift Pool Bar – European Luxury, Private Cabanas, Pool Access, Daquiri Bar, Pool-Side Dining 
  • Dagwood Bar & Kitchen – Indoor and Outdoor Seating, Asian-Inspired Streetfood Menu, Neighbourhood Bar Vibes 
  • Georgia Rose – Café and Cocktail Bar, Hand-Painted Murals, Water Views, Local Produce, Beers, Wine, Spirits 
  • His Boy Elroy – American-Style Burgers, Craft Beers, Wines and Cocktails, American Sports Broadcasts 
  • Howlin Wolf Whiskey Bar – Americana-Themed, 250-Whiskey Selection, 60 Craft Beers, Cocktail Menu 
  • Humber – 3-Level Bar, Rooftop Bar, Cocktail Lounge, 80-Year-Old Building, No Access for Special Needs 
  • Lux Bistro Bar – Café by Day, Bar and Resto by Night, Incredible Food, Relaxed Setting, Signature Cocktail Menu 
  • North Bar – In Novotel Wollongong, 80-Bottle Wine List, Specialist Cocktail Staff, Well-Curated Menu, Relaxed Indulgent Ambience 


  • Adina Apartment Wollongong – 19 Market Street, Wollongong 
  • Boat Harbour Motel – 7 Wilson St, Wollongong 
  • Coledale Beach Camping Reserve – 677 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale 
  • Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park – 33 – 35 Entrance driveway, Bonaira St, Kiama 
  • Bulli Beach Tourist Park – 1 Farrell Road, Bulli 
  • Discovery Parks – Gerroa – 107 Crooked River Road, Gerroa 
  • Argo Serviced Apartments – 65 Church Street, Wollongong 
  • Bel Mondo Apartments – 10 Keira Street, North Wollongong 
  • Hopetoun Villa Woonona – 11 Hopetoun Street, Woonona 
  • Ocean Blue B and B – 9A Murrawal Road, Stanwell Park 

Budget Car Hire Wollongong


+61 2 8355 1933 – Local Number


Mon – Fri: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

If your flight is running late or you are looking to pick up your hire car from Brisbane Airport outside our normal business hours we can help. We’ve got special instructions that make it super easy.
Give us a call to find out more.


You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

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 team and they will be more than happy to help. 1300 227 473 or NZ 0800 445 492

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.

Alpha Car Hire Australia Pty Ltd reserves the right to charge a minimum cancellation fee of $50 if 7 or more days’ notice is provided prior to the day of collection. It is at Alpha Car Hire Australia Pty Ltd’s discretion to charge up to 50% of the rental cost if less than 7 days’ notice is given.

If the vehicle is returned up to 1 hour late, one-third of the rental will be charged. If it is returned beyond two hours late, two-thirds of the rental will be charged. If returned three hours late or more, a full day’s rental is charged.

Please refer to our Car Hire Terms and Conditions

All vehicles are covered with 24-hour roadside assistance, provided by the relevant state automotive club. This includes all mechanical breakdowns. Roadside Assistance does not cover non-mechanical defects such as lost keys, keys locked in the vehicle, flat battery due to lights being left on etc. Costs charged can be obtained by contacting Customer Service on 1300 227 473.

All Alpha vehicles which are rented have comprehensive insurance with a standard liability that is applicable to renters that may be reduced with one of Alpha’s waiver options. For passenger vehicles (hatchbacks, sedans, family cars, SUVs, 8-seater vans and Utes) the standard liability is $4,400 for drivers over 21 years of age. For more information on our Standard Liability Protection Cover visit our Terms & Conditions.What are the exclusions to liability waivers?The following are not covered by the Total Protection Liability Waiver, Premium Protection Liability Waiver, or the Collision Damage Liability Waiver:Reversing damageOverhead damageUndercarriage damageWater damageHail damageNegligence or AbusePlease note that you will not have the benefit of Alpha’s insurance if the rental vehicle is driven on unsealed roads.

If you run a business with ongoing transportation needs, you know as well as anyone that handling maintenance, inventory and financing can be both an expense and a hassle. If you need to supplement your fleet for a short-term or longer term, our friendly team will happily provide a quote.

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!
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