Campervan hire in Melbourne | Where to book, what to know

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Best campervan hire in Melbourne

1. Travellers Autobarn: Best for cheap hire

Started by a group of backpackers in Sydney, Travellers Autobarn focuses on providing quality service for the budget conscious. All campervans contain the essentials needed for a no-fuss road tripping adventure.

  • Discounts: Access to free campgrounds and discounted caravan parks.
  • Unique inclusions and features: The Travellers Autobarn App provides lots of free road trip information.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Tullamarine.

2. JUCY: Best for no frills

Established in 2001, JUCY offers 1000s of cars and campervans across Australia and New Zealand. This no-frills company provides safe and sturdy rentals for almost every adventure.

  • Discounts: Nothing over $99 a day
  • Unique inclusions and features: Kitchen amenities, unlimited kilometres and free 24 hour roadside assistance
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? St Kilda and Tullamarine

3. Spaceships: Best for affordability

Offering slick, cruisy campers, Spaceships has a fleet of fully equipped and comfortable vehicles for your journey at affordable prices.

  • Discounts: No one-way fee.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Sleeping and cooking gear all included, anyone aged 18 and over can hire and drive a Spaceship camper with standard insurance included.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Williamstown.
4-Berth Campervan with Rooftop Tent
4-Berth Campervan with Rooftop Tent

Spaceship Rentals


4. Camptoo: Best for private hire

For a little something different on your next road trip, hire a privately owned campervan for a true home-on-wheels feeling. Camptoo offers vehicles of various sizes, styles and prices with 24/7 support available.

  • Discounts: Save up to 40% compared to other hire companies.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Pet-friendly vehicles available, fleet is in large supply and motorhomes are properly insured.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Pick up from various locations around the city, not just retail locations.

5. Apollo Campers: Best for top-grade campers

With a suite of top-grade campervans at the ready, Apollo can set you up for a road trip in comfort and style. Choose from a compact camper for two to luxurious 6-berth motorhomes – all beautifully decked-out.

  • Discounts: The ApolloConnect App helps you access campsites and find discount deals on local attractions.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Unlimited kilometre allowance and 4WD campers available for off-road adventures.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Somerton.
6-Berth Euro Deluxe Campervan
6-Berth Euro Deluxe Campervan

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6. Maui Rentals: Best for luxurious campers

With a focus on luxurious design and home-style comforts, Maui takes pride in offering top-notch campervans in a range of sizes. Campers are designed to offer more space with all the essentials including apartment-style kitchens and comfortable seating.

  • Discounts: Discounts on Broome itineraries.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Full bathroom and kitchen facilities, almost all vehicles are under two years old and apartment-style campervans.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Braybrook.

7. Mighty Campers: Best for pet-friendly campers

With Mighty Campers you'll find robust campervans ready to hit any kind of road, from dusty and bumpy trails to long stretches of highway. The Australian-born company has campers fit for Aussie adventures at reasonable prices.

  • Discounts: N/A
  • Unique inclusions and features: Pet-friendly campervans are available, support available with helpful videos and 24/7 phone service, and large range of campers to suit all travellers.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Braybrook.
4-Berth Doubledown Campervan
4-Berth Doubledown Campervan

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8. Hippie Camper: Best for young drivers

If you're looking for a no-fuss, chilled vibe for your road trip, Hippie Campers is the way to go. Its fleet of campervans contains all the essentials for a relaxed journey that's easy on the budget.

  • Discounts: Campervan rental as low as $22.50 per day.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Rental available for young drivers (18+) with a valid driver's licence and value pack includes insurance, gas bottle and camp gear.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Somerton.
2-Berth Hippie Drift Campervan

2-Berth Hippie Drift Campervan from Motorhome Republic

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9. Let's Go Campervans: Best for new vehicles

You can feel right at home with a campervan from Let's Go. The company has a range of vehicles that come with all the creature comforts including modern kitchens and comfy bedding.

  • Discounts: 7.5% off early bookings made 180+ days in advance.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Handy travel companion with the Let's Go Australia App, 24/7 roadside assistance by Jayco's Dealer and Repairer Network and new fleet of rentals all under three years old.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Tullamarine.

10. Britz: Best for off-roading

For couples, friends and families large and small, Britz has a camper for every kind of traveller. Hit the road in a cosy 2-berth hi-top or kick back in a spacious motorhome for six.

  • Discounts: Reduced prices on destinations such Broome and Hobart.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Pet-friendly options available, indoor kitchens and bathrooms, kitchen essentials and linen included as well as supported travel with navigational tools and 24/7 phone support.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Braybrook.
2-3 Berth Venturer Campervan
2-3 Berth Venturer Campervan

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11. Cruisin' Motorhomes: Best for long hires

Family-owned hire company Cruisin started small in Tasmania in 1999 and now has a large fleet of luxurious campervans on offer. Choose from a selection of 2-, 4- and 6-berth campervans, all fully equipped with kitchen essentials and bedding.

  • Discounts: Early bird and long hire discounts.
  • Unique inclusions and features: Luxury interiors with comfortable bedding and 24 hours roadside assistance.
  • Where can I pick the campervan up from? Tullamarine.

How did we pick these campervan companies on the Melbourne?

Our editorial team selected the Melbourne campervan companies and vehicles on this list based on price, pick-up locations and vehicle features.

Compare campervan hire companies in Melbourne

Name Product Pick-up locations One-way trips available What's included? Free cancellations Book now
Travellers Autobarn
Travellers Autobarn
Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
pillows and sheets, Towels, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
No
JUCY
JUCY
Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink
Yes
Spaceships
Spaceships
Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Melbourne,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Fridge or esky
Yes
Camptoo
Camptoo
Ballarat, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton
Rotorua,
Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville, Trevallyn, Invermay, Legana, New Town, Carlton, Rokeby, Logan City, Bundaberg
No
Toilet, Shower
No
Apollo
Apollo
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Dining table, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Maui
Maui
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Mighty Campers
Mighty Campers
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
No
Hippie Camper
Hippie Camper
Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Let's Go Motorhomes
Let's Go Motorhomes
Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney, Gippsland
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, Dining table, Chairs, Microwave
No
Britz
Britz
Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, Plates, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Dining table, Chairs, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
Yes
Cruisin' Motorhomes
Cruisin' Motorhomes
Brisbane, Cairns, Hobart, Melbourne,
Sydney
Yes
Blankets, pillows and sheets, Towels, bowls and utensils, Cookingware, Stove, Fridge or esky, Sink, Toilet, Shower, USB and charging ports, Water tank, Microwave, Gas (for cooking)
No
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TL;DR: Melbourne campervan hire

Best time to hire:
March to May

Driver's licence required:
Full driver’s licence or international licence

What to know before renting a campervan in Melbourne

How much is campervan hire in Melbourne?

Data provided by Motorhome Republic shows campervan hire in Melbourne during the winter costs around $204 per day. Hires during summer average $259 per day. These figures are based on an average 2-berth rental.

Keep in mind that these rates do vary and are based on:

  • How many seats are available (2-seaters versus 6-seaters)
  • Amenities such as kitchens and bathrooms
  • The age of the model
  • Extras including security, technology and Bluetooth
  • Melbourne costs more for rentals than other Australian cities

When is the best time to hire a campervan in Melbourne?

The best time to visit Melbourne is between March and May. This time of year offers the most comfortable temperatures and misses those scorching summer temperatures. There's also less chance of rainfall during the autumn months.

In terms of cost, Motorhome Republic finds spring to be the cheapest time to book a campervan, sitting at the $172 a day mark. Overall, it's also the cheapest time to visit the city as there are fewer events going on.

What licence do I need to drive a motorhome in Melbourne?

To drive a motorhome in Australia you will need a full driver's licence which must be printed in English. If yours is not in English, you need an accredited English translation or an International Driver Permit.

Are there any age restrictions to driving a campervan in Melbourne?

The majority of rental companies only rent campervans to those aged between 21 and 75.

If you're aged 18 to 21, you should be able to rent a campervan with Hippie Camper, Spaceships and Travellers Autobarn.

Can you park a campervan anywhere in Melbourne?

You can't park your campervan just anywhere for the night in Melbourne. It is illegal to stay overnight in a national park without the correct permits. Illegal parking can result in fines so be sure to check what's required for each leg of your itinerary.

How long do I need to travel around Melbourne by campervan?

You want to have between 2 and 4 days if you have one particular loop in mind. However, if you hope to cover more bases it's probably safest to lock in a week so you can see what Melbourne has on offer. These are a few of our favourite road trips.

Do I need special campervan insurance?

Most campervan rentals come with a basic level of insurance, but having a look into car hire excess insurance could be worth it just in case.

Campervan hire locations in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to two major airports, Tullamarine and Avalon. However, Tullamarine is the only destination offering campervan pick-up and drop-off. Booking via Camptoo offers the potential to find a vehicle owner near Avalon if you're travelling that way.

Which companies offer campervan pick-up from airports in Melbourne?

These are the companies that offer pick-up from the airport:

Can I access free campervan stops in Melbourne?

  • Fairhaven Campsite: Ideal for access to French Island
  • Loch Valley Campground: Ideal for access to Yarra Ranges
  • Slaty Creek Campground: Ideal for access to Ballarat
  • Aire Crossing Campground: Ideal for Great Otway National Park
  • Sharp Camping Area: Ideal for the Great Ocean Road

Tips for driving a campervan in Melbourne

Campervanning through the busy streets of Melbourne can feel a little overwhelming at first. But there's plenty of adventure to be had once you're out of the city and on the open roads of Victoria. Here are a few tips to tackle the start of your trip and what to expect on the journey ahead.

  • Avoid traffic jams: Peak traffic in Melbourne can really slow you down. To avoid traffic jams on the way out of the city or on return, try to time the collection of your campervan with off-peak hours.
  • Check for toll roads: There's plenty of toll roads in Melbourne so make sure to check where they are before you set off and set up an online pass to pay. If necessary, you can buy a casual pass for toll roads on linkt.com.au. Toll fees can be paid within 48 hours by phone or via the website at tollpass.com.au.
  • Close all compartments: Before heading off each day, remember to secure all cupboards and drawers and close the roof skylight.
  • Drive cautiously: Motorhomes are larger and heavier than the average car so it's best to drive slower than usual and take extra care on narrow and windy roads. Road conditions can vary greatly in Australian rural areas. If you're planning on taking some backroads, make sure to take caution and adjust your driving based on the conditions.
  • Be wary of height indicators: Campervans can be double the height and length of regular vehicles. Make sure to watch for height indicator signs at low level crossings or car parks.
  • Watch out for wildlife: As you head into rural areas, there's a good chance you'll encounter wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. Try not to swerve if an animal jumps on your path and instead just slow down and stay on track.
  • Know the vehicle's limits: Avoid dirt roads unless you have the right 4WD campervan and necessary experience.

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