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64 Stuart Highway Darwin NT 0801 Australia
08 8924 0000 08 8981 5247

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Darwin City Car Hire


64 Stuart Highway
NT 0820

Opening hours: 
07:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday
07:30am - 2:00pm Saturday
08:00am - 2:00pm Sunday 

08 8924 0000

Conveniently located

You can't miss our Darwin city location. We are on the main road into town, Stuart Highway. Just keep an eye out for the Thrifty blue and white colours. 

If you're coming to us by public transport, there are local buses that run to and from the city. The stop is very conveniently across the road. Otherwise we are very accessible by taxi, as we are only a short five-minute drive from the CBD. 

Located owned and operated 

Wide range of vehicles suitable for any type of renter 

5-star customer service 


Passenger vehicles available at Darwin 

Medium rental cars  

With a huge range of passenger vehicles, you are spoilt for choice! Whether you are planning a lengthy drive or just need to get around town, our medium hire cars are great value. The Kia Cerato and Toyota Camry are perfect for holiday or pleasure with plenty of space, high safety features and a sleek stylish interior.

SUV range 

We have a wide range of SUVs including the Holden Trax, Mitsubishi ASX and Toyota Kluger. For on-road performance, comfort, style and extra room you can't fo past a sporty SUV rental. 


Craving more space? The Kia Carnival is top choice and can fit up to 8 people. With fuel efficiency, high safety and five child seat anchor points you can be sure to enjoy a fun and secure drive.  

Got a big job coming up? Darwin has a large variety of commercial vehicles like your large moving trucks and utility utes, be sure to have a look at their range today. 

Check out our special offers on car rental in Darwin

We look after our customers at Thrifty, with great rates and services all year round. However, we also like to treat you to special offers throughout the year! 

Things to see and do with a rental car in the Darwin city area

The Northern Territory's capital city is the perfect place to begin exploring the Top End of Australia. A hub of activity, you'll nevertheless find tranquillity within the city if you visit locations such as the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens or the Bicentennial Park.

For those who enjoy the water, a trip to Darwin's Casuarina Beach and Mindil Beach is recommended. You can even check out the famed Mindil Beach Sunset Markets while you're there. Animal enthusiasts can also enjoy seeing the saltwater crocodiles at Crocodylus Park or Crocosaurus Cove, while the Territory Wildlife Park is just 45 minutes south. 

Litchfield National Park is also nearby, along with Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is a truly iconic outback destination, and its stunning landscapes and unique wildlife are just a three-hour drive from Darwin. The trip couldn't be easier in your Thrifty hire car – so get out there and explore the wetlands, sandstone cliffs and ancient Aboriginal rock paintings!

Tips and advice when visiting the Darwin region

  • Our 2WD and AWD vehicles are restricted to be driven on sealed roads only
  • Animal damage sustained to the vehicle when driving between dawn and dusk outside of the city area is not covered under our Damage Recovery Fees
  • Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park are not accessible with our vehicles, nor is Arnhem Land  

For more helpful hints about travelling in the Darwin region, check out the Thrifty blog.