When you think of visiting Australia, the things that come to mind might include The Great Barrier Reef, the wildlife, Sydney or Melbourne and the Outback. However, what you may not realise is that gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia and therefore, there are some pretty fantastic casinos in each of the major capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, and the capital of Canberra. There are also other casino hubs, namely in Gold Coast as well as some other regional cities. According to WorldCasinoDirectory.com/australia, as of 2015, over 80% of all adults in Australia take part in gambling. In fact, Australians have the highest gambling rate in the world. Close to 10% of all state revenues come from gambling. “Pokies” (short for the Poker Machines and also refers to slot machines and video poker consoles) are one of the most popular, but there are also lotteries, dog racing, horse racing, sports betting,a and casino gaming. Here are a list of the most popular casinos in Australia. When you plan your next Aussie holiday, perhaps you can incorporate a visit to one of them.

Adelaide SKYCITY Casino

Adelaide SKYCITY Casino Image Credit: AdelaideCasino.com.au

The Adelaide SKYCITY Casino is located in the historic Railway Station building. The casino overlooks the River Torrens. The casino regularly features special events in addition to:

  • Promotions
  • Gaming Machines
  • Table Games
  • VIP Gaming

Hiring a Car in Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

There are 5 different car rental locations in and around Adelaide, so it is quite convenient to hire a car in Adelaide. There are car hire locations in Adelaide City, at the Adelaide Airport, in Adelaide North – Salisbury, Adelaide South – Reynella, and an Adelaide Trucks location close to the airport for hiring trucks, 4 wheel drive, and all-terrain vehicles. Check with your car rental agent about any driving restrictions for the area as well as driving tips and safety guidelines. You will likely need a four wheel drive or all-terrain vehicle to get through most of the road trips in South Australia. Be sure to let your rental agent know where you are planning to go so that they can recommend the right vehicle for you and also offer up some maps, guidelines and tips from a local.

While in South Australia, you might want to travel around and take in any of the following places we previously covered on our blog:

The Beautiful City of Adelaide, South Australia

Things to Do in Adelaide, South Australia

Take a Cool Drive through the Adelaide Hills

Strangest Places to Visit in South Australia

Coober Pedy, South Australia

Best Places in Australia to Dive with Sharks

Hop on Over to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Food Safari

A Getaway within a Getaway: Flinders Chase National Park

Visiting Barossa Valley

Bunda Cliffs

Murray River Region

The Coorong

Top 10 Nature Experience in Australia

The Southern Australian Loop Road Trip

The Arkaba Walk: A South Australian Walking Safari

Tasting Australia Event in Adelaide, South Australia

Casino Canberra

Casino Canberra Image Credit: CasinoCanberra.com.au

Casino Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory city of Canberra. It recently has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade. The casino offers gaming, entertainment, dining, and is located adjacent to the Crown Plaza Canberra.

Hiring a Car in Canberra

Canberra Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Canberra Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

The Australian Capital Territory is located within New South Wales Territory. Situated 280 kilometres south-west of Sydney and 660 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. There is plenty to see and do within the city and surrounds, so hiring a car is the best way to be able to get around and see the sights on your own time. There are car rental locations in Canberra City, the Canberra Airport, as well as places to hire a car in both Sydney  or Melbourne. Canberra is located in the northern part of the ACT and is one of the largest cities in Australia. Check your maps and consult with your car rental agent for driving tips for the locations you plan on driving to since many areas just outside of the city can be rugged and rural. You want to make sure you have the right all-terrain vehicle. While in Canberra, check out  from our blog:

Things to Do in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory

Soar High in Namadgi National Park

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

The Top 10 Australian Ski Resorts

Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra

Canberra Walking Trails Part One

Canberra Walking Trails Part Two

Country Club Casino

Country Club Tasmania Image Credit: CountryClubTasmania.com.au

Country Club is located in Tasmania near Launceston in the north of the island state. In addition to casino gaming, racing, entertainment, and dining, Country Club is a luxury resort destination for golfers too. Deluxe hotel room accommodations include rooms and suites and the nearby Country Club Villas.

Hiring a Car in Tasmania

Tasmania Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

There are three locations in Tasmania where you can hire a vehicle for your Tasmanian adventure holiday. Launceston is located in the north of Tasmania where you can rent a car at the Launceston Airport, or hire a vehicle in the city of Launceston location. The coastal city of Devonport is another location where you can hire a car in Tasmania at the Devonport Airport  or rent a vehicle in the city of Devonport. When you do hire a vehicle in Tasmania, be sure to consult with the car rental agent for guidelines about driving in Tasmania and about any specific restrictions. Much of the Tasmanian landscape is rugged terrain so be sure to let your agent know where you are going so that they can provide you with the correct vehicle, proper maps, and driving instructions. Click the links above a see our site to get a rate quote and see what great rates Budget has available for you.

While in Tasmania see things to do from our previous travel tips blogs about different things to do in Tasmania:

Tasmania’s East Coast Road Trip

Discover Nature, Beauty and Adventure in Tasmania’s Tasman National Park

Up for a Hike? Try the Overland Track in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Australia and Tasmania

Tasmania’s Touring Route Launceston to Bridport

Things to Do in Hobart Tasmania

The River Run Road Trip Across Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania

6 Australian Summer Road Trip Holidays

Mole Creek Karst National Park in Tasmania

Best Hotels for Art Lovers

Hobart Tasmania

5 Places to Visit in Tasmania

Crown Melbourne

Crown Melbourne Image Credit” CrownMelbourne.com.au

Crown Melbourne is located in Victoria’s capital city. The sprawling casino and resort is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. While you might go there for the gaming with electronic gaming machines and table games, you will stay for the award winning restaurants, shopping, entertainment facilities, function rooms, and three hotels.

Hiring a Car in Melbourne

Melbourne Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

As you can see, hiring a car in Melbourne  is easy and convenient because there are so many choices of Budget rental locations throughout greater Melbourne and surrounds. Be sure to tell your Budget agent your travel plans so that they can set you up with the right vehicle to keep you safe and moving along throughout your holiday plans. When you are on holiday in a big city like Melbourne, having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to choose your own itinerary and go where you want. Click on the link above to get a quick and easy rental quote.  If you choose to see the surrounds of the city you can do that too. Here are some other Melbourne holiday ideas from our blog:

Things to Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do Near Melbourne

Melbourne with Kids

Refresh and Relax on the Mornington Peninsula

5 Stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road – Road Trip

Road Trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Escape to the Countryside South Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges

Outdoor Rock Pools in Melbourne

Outdoor Pools and Baths in Melbourne

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part One

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part Two

Best Foodie Destinations in Australia

Crown Perth

Crown Perth Image Credit” CrownPerth.com.au

The Crown Perth Casino is situated on the Swan River just outside of Perth’s Central Business District. It features:

  • A 24 hour casino
  • 480 room Crown Towers Perth
  • 397 room luxury Crown Metropol Perth
  • 291 room Crown Promenade Perth
  • 1 Spa
  • 32 restaurants and bars
  • A nightclub
  • A convention centre and meeting rooms
  • A 2,300 seat theatre
  • A host of recreational facilities including a resort-style pool, day spa, retail outlets, and riverside cycling trails.

Hiring a Car in Perth

Perth Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

There are plenty of car rental locations in Perth where you can hire a car so you will find a Budget car hire location that is convenient for wherever your travels are taking you. When you hire a car, you can find the best places to visit and the best deals for your holiday. If you are in Perth City, then you can hire a car  there. Other Perth car hire locations include the Perth Airport car rental or the Perth South car hire location near Fremantle  or in Burswood.  When you are hiring a car, be sure to share your travel plans with the car rental agent so that they can give you the guidelines, roadmaps, safety restrictions, and holiday travel tips. This will ensure your best car rental experience in Western Australia. Click on any of the links to get a great rate quote for hiring a car or 4WD vehicle that will be the best one for getting around Western Australia’s rugged terrain. While exploring this region, check out some of our previous blog posts for ideas on what to do here:

Wine, Waves, and Caves of the Margaret River Region

Make it an Amazing Holiday in Awesome Albany, Western Australia

Esperance and the Southern Coast of Western Australia

The Pinnacles and Nambung National Park

Perth Road Trips: Rottnest Island and Lancelin

Visiting Perth on Holiday

Free Things to do on Holiday in Perth

Holiday Getaways near Perth and Surrounds

Korung National Park in the Perth Hills

Your Taste Buds will Enjoy the Margaret River Gourmet Escape

National Parks near Perth Part One

National Parks near Perth Part Two

National Parks near Perth Part Three

Nature Park Excursions near Perth Part Four – Regional Parks

Nature Park Excursions near Perth Part Five – Regional Parks

Nature Park Excursions near Perth Part Six – Marine Parks

Nature Park Excursions near Perth Part Seven – Nature Reserves

Best Foodie Destinations in Australia

When you break it down into each state, there are casinos with gambling in each state and territory:

  • Victoria (18)
  • New South Wales (14)
  • Queensland (12)
  • Tasmania (4)
  • South Australia (3)
  • Western Australia (3)
  • Northern Territory (3)
  • Australian Capital Territory (2)