Car, Truck & Van Hire Townsville

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Townsville Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Townsville Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Townsville Car Rental & Nearby Locations

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Townsville Car rental & Location Details

Our Car Hire Fleet


Do you need car hire in Townsville? Whether you're looking for a standard passenger car or a commercial vehicle, Avis has everything you need. We deliver services from Townsville Airport, with our wide selection and competitive prices ensuring great car hire deals. All vehicles are well-maintained and kept in perfect condition, so you can enjoy your journey without worry. If you want mini van hire, SUV hire, or 4WD rental in Townsville, we are the trusted national providers.

Commercial Vehicle Hire - Ute - Van - Truck - Bus

At Avis, we support North Queensland workers with a large commercial fleet. Whether you're an established business owner, a young tradie, or someone looking to move equipment across the city, Avis has the perfect vehicle for your needs. From ute hire to van hire, bus hire, and truck rental in Townsville, our commercial fleet really does deliver. When you need reliable commercial vehicle hire, we have utes, vans, trucks, buses, and more ready to go.

Our Car Renting Deals & Offers

At Avis, we want to ensure our Townsville 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 Townsville, 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 Townsville?

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 Townsville?

Townsville is a city in North Queensland with a population just under 200,000. Just like other Australian cities, speed limits in Townsville vary based on population density and road infrastructure. Queensland road rules set a default limit of 50 km/h in built-up areas, and an upper limit of 100 km/h outside of these areas. Other limits apply when signposted, with 60 km/h, 70 km/h, and 80 km/h common on many connecting roads. You should assume a speed limit of 50 km/h unless signed, and remember to reduce your speed to 40 km/h or lower in school zones.

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

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 Townsville?

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 at Townsville?

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 Townsville 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 rent a car from Townsville and return it to a different location?

Avis allows one way rentals between select locations. Enter your details in the search widget to see available options. If you have an existing reservation, you can amend your booking online by clicking this link and following the prompts or on our mobile app. If you have collected your car and are having trouble amending your booking online, please contact the location you collected the vehicle from to check one way options

How much does a compact car hire cost in Townsville?

The cost of renting a compact, Hyundai i30 or similar depends on the dates and the duration. For a 7-day rental you can expect to pay around $60 - $100 per day, subject to change. Enter your dates into our search form to get an accurate costing.

Car Hire Townsville

Perfectly located for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and numerous national parks, Townsville is a big hit amongst travellers of all kinds. Whether you’re visiting the area for business or leisure purposes, you will want to give some thought to how you’ll get around.

Driving in Townsville

Getting around Townsville is fairly easy, with a well-designed road network making for easy driving conditions. Whether you get ute rental, 4WD hire, or mini bus hire in Townsville, there are accessible parking options all over the city. With free parking periods and all-day stay options, you'll always find somewhere to park your vehicle and explore local attractions.

Like many cities, Townsville does experience heavy traffic during peak hours and holiday times. To manage your journey, you can use the Queensland Government Road Conditions website to identify areas of congestion. If you're heading out of Townsville with your SUV rental or mini van rental, it's important to plan your rest stops ahead of time. While there are lots of spectacular national parks close to the city, remember to drive carefully, take regular breaks, and watch out for railway tracks.

Explore Townsville

Townsville is a beautiful destination and the perfect gateway to explore North Queensland. Whether you hire a passenger vehicle with your partner, book mini bus rental for a family holiday, or get truck hire in Townsville for work, there are lots of attractions nearby. You can explore the local foreshore or discover sea life at the Reef Headquarters Aquarium. It’s only 1.2 km from the CBD, and there's ample parking available. While there, why not pay a visit to the Turtle Hospital to see sick turtles being cared for? If you want to leave the city, we offer one way car hire and long term car rentals at a great price.

Away from Townsville, nearby attractions include Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and the SS Yongala shipwreck. There are lots of reputable diving companies in the area to help you explore the reef safely. If you love animals, visiting the Billabong Sanctuary is a fantastic day trip with friends or family. It’s one of few places in the world where you can hold a real koala, and it's less than 20 km from town. Whether you get van rental or bus rental in Townsville, or just a regular car, Avis is excited to be part of your journey.

Benefits of hiring a car from Avis

At Avis Australia, we’re particularly proud of our Townsville fleet. With one of our economy cars, you’ll have enough room for four passengers, a large bag, and items of smaller luggage. Each one benefits from a well-maintained and clean interior, as well as air conditioning that’ll keep you cool during each journey.

If you’re in need of a little more space, why not hire one of our full size SUVs? They come with ample space to fit five passengers, a few large bags, and all other small items you need to bring along. With high-tech essentials such as in-car charging ports and some even featuring reversing cameras, hiring one of our SUVs is an excellent way to ensure your journey is both convenient and enjoyable.

At Avis, we love to make sure our customers in Townsville get more from each journey. Because of this we offer optional extras such as satellite navigation systems. Using SatNav, you can explore some of the areas surrounding Townsville without getting lost. What more could you want when you’re visiting national parks and secluded beaches?