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Shop 10, Southern Cross Station 99 Spencer Street Docklands Melbourne VIC 3008 Australia
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Melbourne Car Hire (VIC)


99 Spencer Street
VIC 3008

03 8661 6000

Conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne

We've all heard the saying location, location, location. Well, Thrifty Melbourne has the ultimate car rental spot in Melbourne, at the famous transport hub of the city - Melbourne Central on Spencer Street.

Central is the word! Melbourne Thrifty Car Rental is close to so many of the cultural city's iconic spots, such as the arty suburb of St Kilda, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and the lush Yarra Bend Park. Where to start?

We also have 24 conveniently located car hire locations scattered around Melbourne suburbs, so no matter where you're staying there'll be one just around the corner. Pick your favourite car and preferred pick up spot and you'll be zooming down the highway before you know it!

Optional extras available at Melbourne Car Hire

Renting a car is fun, as you can pick a vehicle that suits your awesome personality. Are you a hot hatch  hoonsta' or a chic car fan? Thrifty staff are the motoring maniacs that have the know-how to get you on the road sooner. And if you are looking for any optional extras we have you covered.

Headache-saving optional extras can be added for a small additional price and could make a huge difference to your trip. Baby on board? Our baby seats and child booster seats are easily fitted to our rental vehicles and will save you the nuisance of carrying one around with you.

Getting lost in a new city can turn into a disaster, especially when you miss an important meeting with a big client. A TomTom GPS could save the day, as you'll get to your destination on time without the headache of navigating the busy streets of Melbourne. And you won't be left exclaiming "Why are there no right turns!"

Opening hours for early rises

Thrifty staff are early risers and will be ready to greet you from 8:00am every morning of the week. Our opening times include Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.30pm, Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and weekends 8.00am to 4pm.

Providing convenient car rental pick up and drop off is important to us that is why we are flexible with where you drop off your vehicle. You just need to get the vehicle checked by a Thrifty staff member, it's that easy!

Things to see and do in Melbourne

The hot-spot destination of Melbourne will seduce you with its charm and unique flare. There are many words to describe this vibrant city: sophisticated, contemporary, cultural, dynamic, sleek or edgy. It is 'Australia's capital of cool'. Discover Melbourne's art, culture and nightlife! 

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is known for its interesting urban landscape. It also has the second largest population in Australia with strong multiculturalism.

Spend the day wandering the lively streets that hum with life from dawn till dusk. Fashionistas can enjoy the day shopping along Gertrude Street, Flinders Lane, High Street or Chapel Street for some new designer threads. When the sun sets head to the suburbs of Fitzroy, St Kilda or Carlton to enjoy some live music and a good feed. Or visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground - the host of great Aussie sport.

Exploring outer Melbourne

When the urban frenzy becomes too much and the great outdoors is calling, hit the accelerator and take off down the highway to one of the many incredible attractions just outside of Melbourne. Our luxury cars - Lexus IS250 and GS250 - provide the style and comfort to make a romantic getaway out of Melbourne ideal. Large families will love our large buses and vans that can fit all the family gear easily, as well as some flippers, goggles and boogie boards.

The quirky seaside towns outside of Melbourne have the flare and style to entice any traveller or holidaygoer. The seaside town of Flinders is a fun-filled destination with wicked surf conditions, beautiful gardens to explore and a charming pier that tempts fishermen by the dozens. Phillip Island is another great beach spot to escape from it all. The cute penguins will delight any youngsta', as they waddle down through Phillip Island Nature Park.

Adventure seekers take on the Dandenong Ranges or the Macedon Ranges for some epic walks that showcase the beauty of surrounding Melbourne. There's something for everyone! Visit our Travel Blog for more great road trips Victoria has to offer!

Find out about the other Melbourne and Victoria car hire locations Thrifty has to offer.