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Northern Territory car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Wed 29.05
Wed 05.06

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Cheap car rentals in Northern Territory

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Top tips for renting a car in Northern Territory

  • The Northern Territory is a diverse and dramatic state in Australia. It is home to wildlife and natural icons that provide easy access to some of the most rugged deserts in the world. For anyone visiting the state, hiring a car will be one of the most convenient ways to navigate the popular attractions, as the territory and its environs are accessible by sealed highways. They provide direct routes with little to no traffic jams.
  • By law, all children under the age of seven must be secured in a government-approved child restraint and must be in the back seat when travelling in a car. The size of the child restraint should depend on your kid's age, and it’s advisable to choose the right car restraint, for safety and to avoid hefty penalties. Children above seven years should use an adult seat belt or a booster seat. More on safety, traffic rules do not allow you to drive a hire car when alcohol content in your blood is above 0.05%. To avoid any eventualities, be vigilant of jaywalkers when cruising through residential areas or densely built commercial zones. Also, pay close attention to cyclists and motorbike riders when driving your hire car through these areas.
  • Driving a hire car in and around the Northern Territory requires extra care when cruising through various roadways, especially the ones shared with road trains. That means you should keep a safe distance on such roads. Also, one should slow down, stop or give way to oncoming road trains. Also, when driving through built areas or residential regions, you need to observe the speed limit of 50 km/h. Outside these areas, the limit is 110 km/h unless otherwise stated by speed limit signs. The speed limit of major highways is 130 km/h, while the limit near school zones is capped at 40 km/h. You are legally required to slow down at roadwork zones, follow the temporary speed limit, give way to machinery and workers and follow signals from the traffic controller.
  • Book your rental car in Northern Territory at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Northern Territory are around 10% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Northern Territory

  • What is the most popular rental car in Northern Territory?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Van or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Northern Territory.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Northern Territory?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I hire a car in the Northern Territory?

    Whether looking for car hire in the Northern Territory as part of a holiday or special event, one can be sure to find a car that suits their needs. This is from the wide range of economy and luxury models offered by car hire companies here. With your hire car, you can take as long as your heart desires to discover the hidden treasures in the region; this is especially in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Humpty Doo, which are easy to navigate by road.

  • What is driving like in the Northern Territory?

    In the Northern Territory, vehicles travel on the left-hand side of the road. It is important for everyone to wear a seat belt, with children under seven years required to be in an approved restraint or booster seat. This city and its environs enjoy a well-networked road system that's well maintained and marked. Given that locals are generally courteous motorists, you are advised to drive carefully while obeying all the road rules at all times. When driving during peak hours, avoid tailgating and maintain your lane during traffic congestion.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in the Northern Territory?

    Ideally, you must be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in the state. However, some vehicle classes have a minimum age of 25, and a surcharge will likely apply to drivers between 21 and 24 years old. You must also provide a valid driver’s licence to qualify for Northern Territory car hire. If your licence is not in English, you’ll need a certified translation or international driving permit before hiring a car.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Northern Territory

    12 Locations

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    Dollar car rental locations in Northern Territory

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  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Northern Territory

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  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Northern Territory

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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Northern Territory

    7 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Northern Territory

    6 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Northern Territory

    5 Locations

  • bargaincar

    Bargain Car Rentals car rental locations in Northern Territory

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Northern Territory

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Northern Territory

    4 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Northern Territory

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  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Northern Territory

    3 Locations

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