Hire a car in Melbourne and experience a non-stop program of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. Whether you’re going for the Grand Prix, the casino, the shopping district, the wineries or any of the other delights of Melbourne, it will be easier to get around if you hire a rental car.
Redspot Car Rentals has kiosks in terminal 1 and terminal 3 of Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine). Our vehicles are parked on site within walking distance from the terminal building, making it very easy to collect your hire car from the Melbourne Airport.
Redspot Car Rentals also has a hire car office within the Melbourne CBD at McIlwraith Pl, 34-60 Little Collins St. This office offers pickup and drop off of rentals to local hotels and businesses within the Melbourne CBD area.
We also provide vehicle relocation services between Melbourne airport and Melbourne CBD, as well as many other Redspot Car Rentals locations around the country. Redspot Car Rentals has locations all across Australia and you can find a Redspot Car Rentals counter at all major airports, including Sydney Airport, Canberra Airport and Adelaide Airport.
A portable GPS included in your car hire reservation can make your visit to Melbourne even easier. Don’t waste time reading maps and asking for directions. Hire your Redspot Car Rentals vehicle with GPS and enjoy more of the wonderful city of Melbourne.
All our car rentals are around 6 months old and are regularly serviced. However, in the event of a mechanical problem you can take advantage of our 24 hour roadside assistance. If the vehicle fault was not caused by the hirer the service will be provided at no extra cost. Redspot Car Rentals also offers a premium roadside assistance package that covers all those times where you accidentally leave the lights on, or lock the keys in the car.
For all after-hours rental returns, Redspot Car Rentals provides drop boxes. These after-hours drop boxes are available at all Redspot Car Rental counters in all offices, giving you extra convenience and added peace of mind.
There are various toll roads throughout Melbourne and its surrounding areas. When you arrive at the counter for collection, you’ll be asked if you would like to pre-purchase a toll pass waiver for a small daily fee. This way, Redspot Car Rentals pay for all your toll charges during your hire period. For more information please visit our toll road page.
Sight Seeing Attractions:
There are so many things to see and do in Melbourne, there’s not room enough to list them all. Some of the highlights include: Federation Square, Queen Victoria Markets, Crown Casino, Southbank, Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Sovereign Hill, Dandenong Ranges/Puffing Billy , Docklands, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Observation Deck, Grampians, The Arts Centre, Mornington Peninsula, The Snowfields and Melbourne Cricket Ground [MCG].
Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and known as the cultural mixing pot of Australia. As of June 2011, the greater geographical area of Melbourne was home to a population of over 4.1 million, making it the second-most populated city in Australia. The city is located on Port Phillip bay; at the northernmost point of which is the estuary to the famous Yarra River.
Melbourne was founded in 1835 by settlers from nearby Launceston and was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. During the gold rush of the 1850s, Melbourne was transformed into one of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities. It also served as the interim seat of government of the newly created nation of Australia from 1901 until 1927.
Home of institutions such as Australian film and Australian television, Melbourne is often referred to as the “cultural capital of Australia”. It is also a major centre for contemporary music and dance. Melbourne was the birthplace of the impressionist art movement and Australian dance styles such as New Vogue and the Melbourne Shuffle. In 2011, Melbourne was ranked as the world’s most liveable city.
About Melbourne Airport:
The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport. Avalon Airport is currently Melbourne’s second international airport. Tullamarine was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport and has since become the second busiest airport in Australia.
The airport is located in the suburb of Tullamarine and is a 30 minute drive from the city centre. It comprises four terminals: one international, two domestic and one budget domestic terminal.
The airport features direct flights to 33 destinations in all states and territories, as well as numerous destinations in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. In fact; the Melbourne—Sydney route is the fifth most-travelled passenger air route in the world.
Tullamarine airport is the major hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia, while Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways Australia use the airport as their home base.