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There are three nationwide car rental companies and numerous local ones. The three big companies are Avis, Hertz, and Budget whose rates are just about identical. Smaller companies' rates may be cheaper and also offer special deals, such as weekend and standby rates, but may not offer all the services and extras of major companies. Avis, Hertz, and Budget have offices in almost every town, as well as at airports and rail terminals. They offer unlimited kilometer rates in the city but when traveling in the Outback, rates are usually per kilometer. Compulsory third party insurance and collision damage waiver is included in car rentals and more comprehensive insurance plans are available for an additional fee.

Four-wheel drive (4WD) cars are expensive but worth considering for safe Outback touring. Camper-vans are also a popular and more luxury way of vehicle traveling but they are usually expensive.

Each state has its own Automobile Association, which will readily supply tourists with excellent maps and literature. The following is a list of automobile associations in specific states.

Automobile Associations Sydney: National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA)
151 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9260 9222
Australia-wide: 13 21 32

Melbourne: Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)
422 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9607 2137

Canberra: National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA)
92 Northourne Ave, Canberra City, ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6243 8880

Perth: Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia Inc. (RACWA)
228 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Tel: (08) 9421 4444

Brisbane: Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)
GPO Box 1403, Brisbane, QLD 4001
Tel: (07) 3361 2468

Adelaide: Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA)
41 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
Tel: (08) 8202 4500 or 8223 45555

Darwin: Automobile Association of the Northern Territory (AANT)
81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT 0800
Tel: (08) 8981 3837

Hobart: Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT)
Corner of Patrick and Murray Streets, Hobart, TAS 7000
Tel: (03) 6238 2200

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