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Geelong is a bayside city Southwest of Melbourne and the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Explore the art deco boardwalk, sea baths and colourful waterfront sculptures. Find a hire car in Geelong by searching, comparing and booking with VroomVroomVroom.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Geelong

Available car typesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots5
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Avalon Airport Collection

Flying into Avalon Airport (AVV) and need to get on the road without hassle? Collect your car from one of the six hire car suppliers we work with at Avalon Airport.

Top Hire Car Tips in Geelong

Geelong is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is a popular starting point for many driving The Great Ocean Road. Here are some of our top tips when driving in Geelong:

  1. It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees.
  2. Discuss toll payment options with your vehicle supplier upon pick-up as there are a few tolls if driving to and from Melbourne to Geelong.
  3. Parking in Geelong is easy with more than 4700 off-street car parks and over 5000 on-street parking spots in the CBD. Parking fees and time limits apply so be sure to check the signs before leaving your vehicle.
  4. While Geelong is less congested on the roads than Melbourne, be sure to allow some additional travel time when driving in the early mornings and evenings.
  5. The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 50km/h and 100km/h on highways. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.

Frequently Asked Questions for Geelong Car Hire

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

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $30 and AUD $145 per day for a hire car in Geelong. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Geelong?

The highest-rated rental car in Geelong is a Hyundai Accent or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

Who is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Geelong?

Europcar is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Geelong based on recent ratings by our customers.

Can I pick up a car hire in Geelong and drop off in another location?

You can pick up your hire car in Geelong and drop off at another location, however, keep in mind there may be a one-way fee charged to your booking.

Our Guide To Visiting Geelong

Geelong, set on the Corio Bay, is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is known for its elegant architecture, vibrant gardens and picturesque waterfront esplanade. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Geelong:

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Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours

Address: 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Explore the eerier side of Geelong and join Twisted History for a ghost tour of the Old Geelong Goal, an intact 19th-century prison. Stand on the gallows, see historic graves or be flogged by the 'Cat of nine tails' on our famous nightly ghost tour of the paranormal.

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Address: 410 Torquay Road, Grovedale 3216

Learn about Indigenous Australian culture and history by visiting Narana where educational programs will allow you to discover more about the native land, spirituality, laws and cultural designs. Enjoy dreaming stories, walks through native gardens and indigenous artworks in the on-site art gallery.

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Address: Garden Street, East Geelong 3219

Geelong Botanic Gardens are Australia’s fourth-oldest botanic gardens and are a great destination for a picnic, playtime with the kids in the Geelong Play Space or to join a volunteer-run tour each Wednesday (weather permitting) at 11am. Explore a range of indigenous plant species, Western Australian bottle trees, cork trees and see Victoria’s oldest timber building, Old Customs House.

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Drysdale House

Address: 122 High St, Drysdale 3222

What used to be part of the Australian House museum is now one of the most sought after Victorian residences in Drysdale, which is a beautiful town located near Geelong. The 18th century home is now owned by the Naylor Family and is open to individuals and couples who want to experience a private and luxurious retreat. Drysdale Home has easy access to Lake Lorne, Drysdale Rail Trail, and McLeods Waterholes Reserve. You can also hop in your car hire and start exploring the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula.

Novotel Geelong

Address: 10-14 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong 3220

Close to all Geelong has to offer, the Novotel Geelong’s 109 refurbished rooms offer a modern room with private balconies to enjoy waterfront views from.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Geelong Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 109 reviews
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