Easy and Affordable Economy Car Hire in Australia

Get wherever you need to be, whenever you need to be, without the frills. Alpha Car Hire offers highly dependable Economy Car Hire Services across Australia. Save up on fuel costs by zipping across the city on a fuel-efficient economy car and cut back on travel time by skipping trying to learn the local transport schedules. We have branches located strategically near major transport hubs in Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sunshine Coast. We also offer free airport transfers between your terminal and our depots.

Our Inclusions

Driving a unit from our line of economy cars from carefully selected manufacturers will entitle you to the following benefits:

1. Free Standard Liability Protection
2. Free 24-Hour Roadside Service
3. No Upfront Fees
4. 500km Per Day Mileage Allowance (Cumulative)

  • 500 kilometres free per day
  • ABS
  • Air Conditioner
  • Central Locking
  • Child Safety Lock
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Driver and Passenger SRS Airbags
  • FREE 24hr roadside service
  • FREE Standard Liability Protection

Book Your Economy Car Today

Give us a call today or book online and take advantage of a high-quality economy vehicle, fitted with all the latest safety features. We are conveniently located near Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sunshine Coast.

Get to Where You Need to Be Economically

Travelling with a fuel-efficient economy car will be much cheaper than taking multiple taxi rides across the city. And it will save you from the burden of trying to get your head around local transportation schedules and directions. With your own rental vehicle at your command, you’ll have full control of your budget and itinerary.

Compact Rentals

Our competitive pricing is what our clients love to come back to.


We are located near major transport hubs for your convenience.

Car Hire

We only source from the most reliable makes and models.


Child seats, boosters and other extras to make your trip more comfortable.

and Friendly

Our customer-oriented team is always ready to address your concerns.


From 24-hour roadside assistance to free airport transfers, your convenience is our priority.


You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

Extending the rental duration is possible at time of check out or during the rental itself. You will need to contact or come in person to the nearest location. The extension is subject to vehicle availability and extra payment.

Yes, however, the person with the credit card must be on the Rental Contract as the main driver so they will need to have a current open driver’s licence written in English.

If the vehicle is returned up to 1 hour late, one-third of the rental will be charged. If it is returned beyond two hours late, two-thirds of the rental will be charged. If returned three hours late or more, a full day’s rental is charged.

All vehicles are covered with 24-hour roadside assistance, provided by the relevant state automotive club. This includes all mechanical breakdowns. Roadside Assistance does not cover non-mechanical defects such as lost keys, keys locked in the vehicle, flat battery due to lights being left on etc. Costs charged can be obtained by contacting Customer Service on 1300 227 473.

If you run a business with ongoing transportation needs, you know as well as anyone that handling maintenance, inventory and financing can be both an expense and a hassle. If you need to supplement your fleet for a short-term or longer term, our friendly team will happily provide a quote.

At the end of the reservation process, you will receive a “Reservation Confirmation” page with the reservation number highlighted. You will also receive a confirmation email containing the details of your reservation and collection procedure.

Yes. Please contact our Reservations Staff and they will be more than happy to help 1300 227 473.

Alpha Car Hire Australia Pty Ltd reserves the right to charge a minimum cancellation fee of $50 if 7 or more days’ notice is provided prior to the day of collection. It is at Alpha Car Hire Australia Pty Ltd’s discretion to charge up to 50% of the rental cost if less than 7 days’ notice is given.

All Alpha vehicles which are rented have comprehensive insurance with a standard liability that is applicable to renters that may be reduced with one of Alpha’s waiver options. For passenger vehicles (hatchbacks, sedans, family cars, SUVs, 8-seater vans and Utes) the standard liability is $4,400 for drivers over 21 years of age. For more information on our Standard Liability Protection Cover visit our Terms & Conditions.

What are the exclusions to liability waivers?

The following are not covered by the Total Protection Liability Waiver, Premium Protection Liability Waiver, or the Collision Damage Liability Waiver:

  • Reversing damage
  • Overhead damage
  • Undercarriage damage
  • Water damage
  • Hail damage
  • Negligence or Abuse

Please note that you will not have the benefit of Alpha’s insurance if the rental vehicle is driven on unsealed roads.

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