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Isolated and intriguing, the city of Perth sits on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia. It is the urban centre of the vast state of Western Australia and has a relaxed pace, warm climate, and fresh perspective. Visitors enjoy the beautiful beaches where the city meets the sea, the zoo and botanic gardens, the street art and galleries of central Perth, and the maritime history on show at nearby Fremantle.

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Car hire Perth International Airport: Pick up locations

There are both on-airport and off-airport rental suppliers operating at Perth Airport. On-airport providers in the international terminal are located in the public arrivals hall.

Most rental companies with depots off the airport offer free shuttle services to and from the terminal for arriving and departing customers. This makes it easy and stress-free to transfer between Perth Airport and your rental car.

For a better idea of where Perth Airport car hire suppliers are located, see the map below.

What you need to know: Car hire Perth Airport

Airport guide

Perth Airport (IATA: PER) is a busy international airport located around 15 kilometres east of the city centre. It has four main terminals and one minor one. Terminal One is the international terminal and welcomes flights from many destinations around the world.

Inside the terminals, passengers and visitors can shop, eat, exchange currency, use the fast free WiFi and enjoy facilities such as a children’s play area, parents’ rooms, viewing areas, charging stations, sleeping pods, and more. Terminal one has ATMs dispensing both AUD and foreign currencies.

Rental car counters in the international terminal can be found in the arrivals hall. In the other terminals, they are located near the baggage claim.

Bird's-eye view of Perth city.

Tips for driving your car rental in Perth

A road in Perth surrounded by trees. Driving around town or hitting the highways for a road trip—whatever your plans in Perth, it’s important to stay safe on the roads. Being prepared with some local knowledge will set you up for a trip that’s memorable in all the right ways.

  • Always drive on the left! For some international visitors, this is the most important point to remember.
  • Distances in Australia are posted in kilometres, and speeds are posted in kilometres per hour.
  • The default speed limits in Western Australia are 50 kph for built-up areas and 110 kph for open roads. There are many variations to these limits and you should always rely on speed limit signs for the most accurate information on any specific stretch of road.
  • Western Australia is a large state, and distances on the map can be deceiving. In remote areas, always have your vehicle stocked with food and water. Refuel whenever the opportunity presents itself, particularly in the Outback.
  • The blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers in Western Australia is 0.05%.
  • Australia has some unique wildlife—but no matter how fantastic the native creatures are, they are hazards when they wander onto the road. Hitting a kangaroo is no joke, so keep a close eye out for animals on roads on bush or desert roads.

Explore with a car rental from Perth Airport 

The sprawling city of Perth offers visitors many things to see and do, and with a rental car it’s easy to get around and see the ones that appeal to you. Having your own set of wheels comes in even more handy for longer road trips into the region surrounding the city. There’s so much to experience near Perth, and we have put together a few suggestions to start your travel planning.

Fremantle

Fremantle is one of Australia's largest ports, part of Perth's metropolitan area. Perth’s port town is a charmer, the perfect spot to just wander and enjoy a coffee and some fish and chips for lunch. The Fremantle Markets take place every weekend and offer a wonderful range of produce, artisan food and drinks, gifts, crafts, and live music. The WA Maritime Museum is a fascinating place to spend a few hours, as is the World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison.

 Valley

Only half an hour east of Perth is Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region which boasts a mix of small family establishments and international wine brands. If you visit and indulge, don’t forget to leave the driving to someone else—there are tours and other transport available!

Yanchep National Park

This park is 40 minutes drive north of the city in your Perth hire car, based around a large lake. It’s home to a lot of kangaroos and koalas, perfect for those who like to view wildlife in a natural setting. There’s a “koala boardwalk” where you’re very likely to see these adorable mammals, and western grey kangaroos are out and about in the early morning and late evening—you might spot them in the shade during the day. There are also plenty of walking trails and caves to explore.

Busselton

Head a little farther afield to visit Busselton in the Margaret River region. It’s about 220km south of Perth and home to the famously long Busselton Jetty which extends 1.8km into the Indian Ocean. There’s an underwater observatory at the end, and the bay is often home to migrating whales from September to December.

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Car hire Perth Airport: Frequently asked questions

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How much does it cost to hire a car at Perth airport?

The cost for a Perth Airport car rental varies widely according to a number of factors that include the type of vehicle, the supplier, and the time of year. To give a general idea, you might pay as little as AUD$45 per day for a compact car or as much as AUD$190 per day for an SUV or luxury model.

To find the rental that suits your budget, enter your requirements into the GoSee search engine and use the filters to pinpoint a vehicle that has what you need. You can sort the listings by “Lowest Price”, “Highest Price”, or “Recommended”.

What is the cheapest car hire company at Perth airport?

Rates and deals vary throughout the year, so it’s difficult to name the cheapest overall supplier. However, affordable rental providers operating at Perth Airport include Alamo, No Birds, National, and Apex.

Which car rental suppliers are based in or around Perth Airport?

The list of companies offering car rental in and around Perth Airport includes but is not limited to: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise, Firefly, Alamo, Apex, Ace, No Birds, Apollo, Dollar, and National.

Which car hire companies in Perth have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many rental suppliers operating at Perth Airport have updated their policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When searching, look for “Enhanced Cleaning” and “Contactless Pick Up” in the listed features as these are safety measures. You can also find more detailed information on each supplier’s website.

Can I collect a car from Perth Airport and return somewhere else?

Yes, most of our rental partners with depots in other cities will allow you to book a one-way journey. There may be a relocation fee. When searching, enter your desired pick-up and drop-off locations to see what’s available for your specific trip.

How old do I need to be to rent a car from Perth Airport?

Most rental companies require that renters be aged 21 years or over. Some will have a surcharge for drivers under the age of 25.

What types of cars can I rent from Perth Airport?

A wide range of vehicle types are available: compact and economy cars, medium to large sedans, station wagons, SUVs, people movers, vans, luxury models, and more.

Can I rent a 4WD vehicle from Perth Airport?

There are SUVs available to rent from Perth Airport, and some of these have 4WD capabilities.

What is the most popular car hire in Perth?

Popular car models in Perth include mid-sized sedans and compact cars.

What is the speed limit in Perth?

The default speed limits are 50 kph for built-up areas and 110 kph for open roads. There are always variations to these, so check signs for accurate limits on any particular road.