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Melbourne Car Rental

**Our Melbourne City location is temporarily closed**  

Please be advised that the location is now temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep you updated here when we re-open. Thank you for your patience.

Important note: Our Melbourne City location is equipped with key drop box, located adjacent to the back door on the bus terminal side.

Melbourne City, Melbourne, VIC
Shop 10, Southern Cross Station 99 Spencer Street Docklands
Melbourne VIC 3008

We are monitoring our email address, however, due to reduced staff levels, there may be an extended wait for a reply.

We appreciate your patience in this time and if your matter is urgent, please contact our reservations department on 1300 367 227.  

Melbourne car rental from Thrifty

  • Great value
  • Large range of passenger vehicles
  • Exceptional customer service
Have you got a car rental booking at Thrifty Melbourne? Read our traffic advice to bypass roadworks in the area. 

Rental cars for hire in Melbourne

Compact and family cars

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

If you’re travelling by yourself, you’ll love the Toyota Yaris – fuel efficient and ideal for driving in the Melbourne Metropolitan area. Or if you’re looking for more space for the family, you can’t go past the Toyota Camry or Holden Commodore – stylish, packed with safety features, and great value to boot!

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SUV range

SUV - SWAR - Mitsubishi ASX

We have a great range of SUVs in our fleet, such as the ever-popular Mitsubishi ASX and Ford Territory. Other vehicles in stock include the Kia Cerato and Pajero Sport – and if you’re looking to move a big group, you can’t go past the eight-seater Hyundai IMAX.

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Large and luxury cars

Mercedes GLE250 SUV for hire

Drive in style with one of our higher-end vehicles such as the new Mercedes range now on fleet. Whether you’re just in town for business, or need a rental while your own car gets repaired, make the most of your experience with a premium hire from Thrifty.


Note that there are no commercial vehicles available at Thrifty Melbourne City, but you can hire trucks, vans, utes and buses from nearby branches such as South Melbourne, Richmond and Footscray

Or if you need a vehicle when you land at the airport, book with our Melbourne Airport location to hit the ground running when you arrive.

Optional extras available

Need something extra to make your car rental in Melbourne experience even easier? We have a range of optional extras such as essential baby and child seats, as well as GPS navigation units you can select to add to your booking. These can be added online with your car hire booking, or simply speak with our friendly staff to see what's available in-store at the time of your booking.   

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Things to see and do with a rental car in the local Melbourne area

No matter your reason for visiting Melbourne, there are loads of fun adventures to enjoy both within the city and further afield. The Thrifty office is only a stone’s throw from a number of the city’s top spots such as Etihad Stadium, DFO Harbour Town, Crown Casino and the Melbourne Aquarium.

For those who want to get out of the city and see more of Victoria, Melbourne is the perfect starting point. Try the iconic drive along the Great Ocean Road, taste the wines in the Yarra Valley, soak up the scenery at Phillip Island or relax down on the Mornington Peninsula – you’ll never run out of options! 

Tips and advice when visiting the Melbourne region

  • Be careful when driving on tram tracks, and give way to commuters getting off the trams
  • Note that in the Melbourne Metropolitan area, one-way streets and hook turns (turning right from the left lane) are common

Be sure to read up on Thrifty’s travel blog for more road tips and road inspiration for things to do with a Melbourne rental car!



Nearby locations to Thrifty Melbourne

Are you just outside the city and looking for a location nearby to our Melbourne store? Not to worry we have a range of locations that service many nearby suburbs including Carlton, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Hawthorn.  



Opening hours

Melbourne South, Melbourne, VIC

2.3 km

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-5.00pm
Sat-Sun: 8.00am-noon

Richmond, Melbourne, VIC

3.6 km

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: 7.30am-noon

Footscray, Melbourne VIC

5.5 km 

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: 7.30am-noon

Preston, Melbourne VIC

8.3 km 

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: 7.30am-noon

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