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Darwin Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Darwin Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Darwin Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Darwin Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Darwin Car Rental and Nearby Locations

Our Car Hire Fleet


If you're searching for car hire in Darwin, Avis has the perfect solution. Our business is long-established in the Top End, and we love helping people discover this spectacular part of the world. We operate from Darwin Airport, and we have lots of fantastic vehicles to choose from. Whether you're looking for car rental in Darwin, ute hire in Darwin, van hire in Darwin, or bus rental in Darwin, you've come to the right place.

Commercial Vehicle Hire - Ute - Van - Truck - Bus

The Avis commercial fleet is designed to handle any professional task. Whether you're a business owner, a local tradie, or just someone trying to move house, we're sure to have the right vehicle for your needs. If you need professional support in the Top End, our entire commercial range is well-maintained and ready to go. We provide ute rental in Darwin, van rental in Darwin, bus hire in Darwin, truck hire in Darwin, and many other hard-working solutions.

Our Car Renting Deals & Offers

At Avis, we want to ensure our Darwin car rental services are available to everyone.

If you simply need to get from the airport to the city centre, one-way car hire is perfect. However, when you plan to spend a lot of time exploring Darwin, try one of our long-term car rentals. And to make sure you save money while hiring a car from us, try searching through car hire deals.


How much does it cost to hire a car in Darwin?

To provide you with an estimate, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for. When you choose one of the rentals at, you’ll save money no matter which option you choose.

What's the speed limit in Darwin?

In Darwin, there is a default speed limit of 60 km/h in built-up areas, while in some locations, it’s reduced to 50 km/h. Outside built-up areas, the default speed limit is 110 km/h, although limits of 80 km/h and lower do apply for many local roads. Like in other parts of Australia, you must drive at 40 km/h or less in a school zone between allocated hours.

Do I need an Australian driving license to rent a car in Darwin?

The Driver must (i) hold a full, current and valid driving licence (not being a learners licence or provisional licence), (ii) have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or official translation (if a licence is not in Roman alphabet), (iii) have held their licence for minimum 12 consecutive months immediately prior to signing the Rental Agreement.

An International Driving Permit is not a stand-alone document and this must be carried with your valid domestic driving licence for it to be valid.

Digital drivers licences are only accepted in the issuing state. If you're travelling interstate you must present a physical (plastic) drivers licence.

What is the age requirement to rent a car in Darwin?

The minimum age to drive a vehicle with Avis is 21 years of age. All drivers must hold a current, full and valid driver's licence, that has been valid for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. A young driver surcharge may apply.

What are you supposed to do before you return a rental car?

When you return your rental car to Avis, you must do so with a full tank of fuel. We also ask that you remove all your personal belongings from the vehicle. Finally, please return the car to us in a clean state, ready for the next customer to drive.

Can I return a car to the location before or after business hours?

There are select Avis locations that allow returns outside of business hours. Please contact the return location directly or contact the Avis Reservations team to check if this is possible on 136 333.

Do I get a refund if I return my rental car early?

If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of your payment. This does not detract from your rights as a consumer under applicable consumer protection legislation, including the Australian Consumer Law.

Can I return my rental car to a different location?

You can amend your booking online by clicking on this link and following the prompts or on our mobile app. If you have trouble amending your booking online please contact the location you collected the vehicle from to make amendments.

Hiring a Car in Darwin

Avis has a single branch in Darwin, with our office located inside the Terminal Building at Darwin Airport. Less than 5 km from the city centre, this local office provides easy access to standard cars and commercial vehicles. Whether you need car hire in Darwin, minibus hire in Darwin, or 4WD hire in Darwin, we supply the best vehicles in the Top End. If you need to move people or goods across the Territory, we also offer minivan hire in Darwin and reliable bus rental solutions.

Driving in Darwin

Driving around Darwin is simple, with the compact footprint and sustainable population of the city making it fairly easy to navigate. Speed limits vary from 50 km/h in residential zones to 110 km/h on highways, with some sections of the Barkly Highway rising to 130 km/h. When driving in remote areas, it's important to watch out for animals and take special care on gravel roads.

Explore Darwin

Darwin is a fascinating, stunning, and unique part of the world. As the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, this city of around 150,000 people is home to most residents in the Top End. Some of the most popular attractions in Darwin include Mindil Beach, Bicentennial Park, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Mindil Beach hosts regular evening markets, where you can meet locals and enjoy the local cultures and flavours that define the Northern Territory.

Most of Darwin's favourite attractions are located a long way from town. Exploring the stunning waterfalls of Litchfield National Park is an absolute must, and a tour of Kakadu National Park is also essential. From cruises and crocodiles to endless vistas and ancient culture, Darwin has something for everyone. If you want to get around the Territory in style, we offer car rental in Darwin, 4WD rental in Darwin, truck rental in Darwin, and more.