Car Hire - Australia is a huge country and
no matter which city you are staying in it is well
worth getting a hire car to give you freedom to go
where you please. It is easy to rent a car over the
internet. It is advisable for overseas visitors to
Australia to have an international drivers license,
and to familiarise themselves with driving regulations.
Australia drives on the left side of the road. Roads
in major cities are generally in very good condition,
while roads in rural areas may not be as good compared
Speed Limits and distances are expressed
as Kilometres. The speed limit in cities and towns
is 60 km/h (35 mph), while it is 50 km/h for residential
areas, and 100 km/h (60 mph) for highways and rural
areas, unless there are signs that indicate otherwise.
It is advisable to drive within the speed limit as
it is heavily enforced in Australia. This is due to
the fact that speeding is a major cause of accidents.
Fines can double during holidays and festive season.
Major and international Car Rental Companies
are located at Perth airport terminals and in downtown
Perth. Smaller independent and local owned companies
also offer a wider range of cars, for examples 4WDs,
sport cars and camper vans at competitive rates. It
is well worth shopping around a little to get the
best rates and this can easily be done online. Most
reservations nowadays are also made online.
Here are a few of the major car rental companies in Perth
46 Hill Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9325 7677
2) Bayswater Car Rental
160 Adelaide Terrace
Telephone (+61) 08 9325 1000
Telephone (+61) 08 9277 9144
4) Apex Car Rentals
400 William Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9227 9091