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Car Hire in Melbourne

Alpha Car Hire Location in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant city with something for everyone. From world-class museums and charming laneways to stunning natural landscapes just beyond the city limits, a car rental allows you to explore it all.

Alpha Car Hire Melbourne makes finding the perfect car for your adventure easy. We offer many vehicles to suit your needs and budget, from fuel-efficient hatchbacks for city driving to spacious SUVs for exploring hidden gems.

+61 3 8592 6377 – Local Number

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

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle typesFamily Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment OptionsPay Now, Pay Later, Pay over the Phone with our Concierge Service, Save with Long Term Rentals
👍 Why Alpha?The Cheapest Car Rental, Unlimited KM*, Book in Advance & Save, Prepay & Save, Discounts, Australian Owned
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rating: 4.4 – Based on 636 combined customers’ Google reviews.


Afterhours Pick up is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Melbourne Customers. Please call +61 3 8592 6377 for availability & options. Paperwork and Payment will need to be completed first via email.

Afterhours Drop Off is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Melbourne Customers. Please call +61 3 8592 6377 for availability & options.

We have a spacious shuttle ready to take you to your car. Please view the map below to see where we’ll pick you up. Please give us a call once you’re ready to go so we can quickly send the shuttle your way.

There are a number of options including prepayment or paying at the counter. If you wish to prepay when you complete your reservation, select the Pay Now or Book over the Phone option to process your payment. Please be aware that even if the booking is prepaid you must present a credit/debit card at the time of collection and pay the applicable bond.

All charges will be in Australian Dollars. We cannot accept responsibility for the fluctuating currency conversion if monies outside of AUD are used.

A valid Mastercard or Visa card must be supplied at collection. Debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must present the physical card. The card must be in the name of the hirer. If you cannot present a card in the hirers name, please contact us for assistance.

Please note credit card surcharges may apply to your booking.

Please Note: Alpha Car Hire does not accept cash, gift cards, travel cards, diners, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any Tap & Go options using a phone or watch.

Gain complete control of your destinations, experiences and itinerary with unlimited daily kilometres. So, get out there and start making wonderful memories with friends and family.

*Not applicable to People Movers, Moving Vans, Moving Trucks and Utes.

New Year’s Day1st January7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
AU Day26th January7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Labour Day11th March7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Good Friday29th March7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Black Saturday30th March7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Sunday31st March7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Monday1st April7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Anzac Day25th April7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
King’s Birthday10th June7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday Before AFL Grand Final27th September7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Melbourne Cup5th Novmeber7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Christmas Day25th DecemberCLOSED
Boxing Day26th December7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Why Choose Alpha Car Hire for Melbourne Car Rental?

Convenient Location & Easy Booking

Located near Tullamarine Airport with a user-friendly online booking system, we get you on the road quickly.

Wide Range of Vehicles

Choose from fuel-efficient hatchbacks to family-friendly SUVs to suit your needs and budget.

Competitive Rates & Discounts

Enjoy affordable rental rates and exclusive deals when you book directly with us.

Hassle-Free Pick-up & Return

Skip the airport queues with our complimentary shuttle service to our branch and enjoy a smooth return process.

Excellent Customer Service

Our friendly staff provides you with positive car rental experience.

Transparent Pricing

We believe in upfront honesty and transparency when it comes to pricing your Melbourne car rental. You won’t find any surprise fees lurking around the corner.

Car Rental Melbourne: Find the Perfect Ride for Your Trip

We offer the best car rental deals in Melbourne, boasting a diverse fleet to match your city adventures. Whether you’re seeking a fuel-efficient car for navigating vibrant streets or a roomy SUV for weekend getaways, Alpha Car Hire has the perfect ride.

Lowest Prices in Melbourne Everyday

Easy Pickups and Returns

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What Melbourne Locals Are Raving About

Curious about how your journey in Melbourne will unfold? Please don’t rely solely on what we say! See what real Melbourne locals are raving about their Alpha Car Hire experience.

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!

Unleash Your Melbourne Adventure with the Perfect Ride

Discover Melbourne in your own style. Alpha Car Hire offers a variety of cars suitable for different kinds of journeys:


From $70 per day

Take the whole crew on unforgettable road trips! Ample legroom and luggage space ensure everyone enjoys the ride.


Kia Cerator

From $70 per day

Drive a sedan to explore with elegance and ease with stylish sedans from Alpha Car Hire!

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Car Rental

$ 70 per day

Explore Melbourne’s eco-conscious initiatives while minimising your environmental impact.

People Movers

$ 200 per day

Bring your group together and discover Melbourne’s secret treasures, a city with attractions that cater to all tastes.

Compact Cars

Small Car Rental

$ 100 per day

Drive easily through Melbourne’s narrow alleys and find great parking places without trouble, plus save on fuel costs in this bustling city.


Small Car Rental

$ 95 per day

Hatchbacks offer an ideal mix of nimbleness for city driving and enough room for luggage when going on short trips.

Looking for More Options? Browse our Complete Fleet!

Skip the Melbourne Airport Fuss: Convenient City & Suburban Locations

Skip the trouble at the airport. With Alpha Car Hire, you can find convenient places all over Melbourne and save both time and cash. Avoid the busy counters and high airport charges by selecting a collection location near the city or in the suburban areas. Search through our network to find an economical and relaxed car hire service.

Popular Car Pickup Locations

Begin your journey in Melbourne without any troubles by selecting Alpha Car Hire. Pick from our pick-up locations that are easy to find around Australia.

Brisbane Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport

Sydney Airport

Logan City

A Local Guide to Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest city, pulsates with a vibrant energy. Renowned for its rich history, thriving arts scene, and status as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne offers something for everyone.

Here’s a quick guide to Melbourne to help you plan your trip:

Best Time to Visit

Melbourne has four distinct seasons, so the best time to visit depends on your preferences. If you want to experience warm weather and outdoor activities, summer (December to February) is a great time to visit. However, Melbourne is known for its changeable weather, so be prepared for anything!

Things to Do

There are many things to see and do in Melbourne, here are a few of the highlights:

  • Explore the city centre: Melbourne’s city centre is home to many of the city’s most popular attractions, including Federation Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • See a sporting event: Melbourne is a major sporting city. If you’re visiting during the Australian Open tennis tournament or the Formula One Grand Prix, be sure to try to get tickets.
  • Go shopping: Melbourne is a great city for shopping. There are a variety of shops to suit all budgets and tastes, from high-end designer stores to quirky independent boutiques.
  • Enjoy the nightlife: Melbourne has a vibrant nightlife scene. There are bars and clubs to suit all tastes, from dive bars to rooftop bars with stunning views of the city.

Finding Your Perfect Melbourne Abode:

Melbourne boasts a wide range of accommodation options, from hotels and apartments to hostels and guesthouses, catering to all budgets and tastes. Staying in one of the city’s many suburbs can be a budget-friendly option.

A Culinary Journey:

Melbourne’s multicultural tapestry is reflected in its diverse food scene. From restaurants serving global cuisines to charming cafes and lively bars, your taste buds will be in for a treat. Melbourne is also a coffee haven, so be sure to try a flat white while you’re there!

Ready to experience Melbourne like a local? Explore car rental Melbourne and discover the hidden gems and breathtaking landscapes that await you just beyond the city limits.

Frequently Asked Questions:

You can conveniently book your rental car online through our user-friendly website. Simply select your desired pick-up and drop-off locations, and dates, and choose the vehicle that best suits your needs.

Daily car rental rates in Melbourne can vary depending on several factors, including car size, season, rental agency, and any ongoing promotions. In general, expect a range of $50-$150 per day for a standard economy car. Luxury SUVs and larger vehicles will cost more.

In most cases, if your driver’s license is in English and valid in your home country, you won’t need an international driver’s permit (IDP). However, it’s always a good idea to check with the specific rental agency before your trip. An IDP can serve as a helpful translation document if your license is not in English.

We offer a diverse fleet to suit your travel needs! From compact cars for city adventures to spacious SUVs for exploring Victoria’s landscapes, we have the perfect vehicle for you.

Our rates are competitive and vary depending on the car type, rental duration, and season. You can get a quote directly on our website.

The cost of adding additional drivers can vary depending on the rental agency. It’s usually a daily fee, ranging from $10 to $25 per driver.

Rental companies typically offer various insurance options, including basic liability coverage, collision damage waiver (CDW), and theft protection. While basic liability coverage might be mandatory by law, additional options are usually not. Carefully consider the coverage you need based on your comfort level and risk tolerance.

The minimum age requirement to rent a car in Melbourne is typically 21, although some companies may have a higher age limit for certain car classes or young drivers.

Yes, there are several toll roads in Melbourne. Rental cars are usually equipped with electronic toll tags, and the toll charges will be automatically added to your final rental bill.

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