Queensland’s state capital, Brisbane, is an excellent base for your explorations of Australia’s fabulous eastern coast. Offering the best of any metropolis, Brisbane’s location between Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast also promises visitors excellent beach activities. What’s more, Brisbane offers these activities all year round, as the weather rarely makes a visit to the beach unappealing. Make the most of your visit by planning road trips outside of the city itself and exploring the region in the comfort of a rental car. Book yours today!
Unlike northern Australia, which witnesses tropical rainy seasons each year, and southern Australia, where winter actually does arrive, Brisbane stays fairly warm all year round. Winter nights can get fairly chilly June through August, though days typically linger around room temperature. Summers typically stay around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) with the occasional heat wave December through February.
The de facto official language of Australia is English, which is also the language spoken by the majority of Brisbane’s residents. Jagara, Yugarabul, Yugambeh, Jandai, Goenpul, and Nunukul are just some of the Aboriginal languages spoken in the Brisbane area.
Brisbane is in the Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone, UTC+10 or +11 during Daylight Savings Time.
The currency is the Australian dollar and credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country.
Car hire is available in over 20 locations throughout Brisbane, including at Brisbane Airport (BNE), downtown, and at Toowoomba Wellcamp Aiport (WTB).
All visitors to Australia require a visa to enter the country, except those coming from New Zealand. Depending on your country of citizenship, you can apply for these visas online for a fee of $20 to $130; be sure to only visit government websites for these applications in order to avoid surcharges and other fees. Some nationalities will have to apply for a visa via a paper application at an Australian embassy. Double check regulations for your nationality before you confirm your travel plans.
Brisbane’s central business district is quite walkable. If you’re planning on driving downtown, you’ll want to be sure to equip your car with GPS, as there are plenty of one-way streets and winding roads to confuse visitors. While you don’t need a car to explore Brisbane’s city center, you will certainly want one to explore Queensland in full!
Car hire in Brisbane, Australia starts as low as $15 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Brisbane:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is not much seasonal variation in price for car hire in Brisbane. In fact, the best way to save money on rental cars in Brisbane is to book your car from Brisbane Airport, where rental car agencies such as Bargain Car Rentals keep prices significantly lower than other locations throughout the city. The next best location to rent a car is in downtown Brisbane, where the agencies Ace Rental Cars and Thrifty routinely keeps prices below $30 a day.
Keep an eye out for occasional discounts of around 17% to save even more money on rental cars in Brisbane. You can also save between $1 and $10 a day by extending your rental period to over a week.