Car & motorcycle hire
Rental and buying
Victoria has some great rental companies specifically targeted at backpackers. Two of the best include Stand by Cars and Travellers Auto Barn. The minimum age to rent a car in Victoria is generally 25 years old. Some outlets will hire cars to those under 25, although surcharges and restrictions may apply. Other main rental companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty
If you're planning on buying a set of wheels, car markets are a great place for used vehicles at rock-bottom prices. Otherwise, visit a car dealer – they're usually a safer bet, often providing guarantees, warranties and buyback options.