Campervan Hire in Western Australia
DriveNow makes it quick and easy to compare then book campervan and motorhome hire in Western Australia with access to Australia’s largest choice of RV rental providers in WA and the cheapest rates, all backed by our lowest price guarantee.
Western Australia is Australia’s largest state covering a mind boggling 2.6 million km2 square kilometres, almost 4 times the size of France or Texas and 12 times larger than the UK. With a population of just 2.7 million, the majority of whom call Perth home, it’s little wonder that campervan rental is one of the most popular ways to travel and explore Western Australia.
All of Australia’s major self-drive rental companies have branches in Perth and Broome, the 2 locations in WA where campervans, RVs and 4 Wheel Drive rentals can be collected from and returned to.
The type of vehicles available for hire in WA range from budget campervans catering for 2, 3 or 4 travellers right the way through to luxurious RV motorhomes with 2,4 and 6 berth configurations. For those looking for a bit more of adventure there are plenty of 4-wheel drive rental options available as well.
The diversity of climate in WA means exploring the North is best undertaken during the Dry Season between May and October and a reflection of this is that most campervan providers close their branches in Broome during the Wet season re-opening in April.
Meanwhile the south of WA experiences hot summers and relatively mild short winters and offers a smorgasbord of stunning coastlines, one of the world’s most colourful displays of wild spring flowers, fresh seafood, delicious cuisines, outstanding wineries and truffle farms. All easily accessible with a campervan out of Perth and with plenty of holiday parks equipped with powered sites to overnight in.
Margaret River and the southwest corner of WA are particular favourites for the campervan rental community, possibly due to the plethora of fine wineries, unspoilt beaches, caves, tall-timbered forests and, at the right time of year, whale watching.
COVID has hampered visitors to WA but with plans to open up before Easter in 2022 now is a great time to start thinking ahead and planning to knock off your bucket list a discovery self-drive holiday in Western Australia.
At DriveNow we cater for every budget and working with Australia's most trusted campervan rental brands we bring together all the best rates and latest deals across their entire rental fleets located in both Perth and Broome.
Since 2003 we have been helping travellers find the best rental deals on campervan, motorhome, 4WD and RV hire in Western Australia by publishing the latest pricing, vehicle descriptions and availability across the widest choice of rental brands.
Why hire a campervan in WA through DriveNow?
- Choice - Widest selection of campervan providers and vehicles in WA
- Trust - We offer an objective unbiased comparison of all Western Australia’s campervan rental providers
- Experience - Comparing and booking campervans since 2003
- Price - Guarantee the cheapest like for like rate
- Local - We are 100% Australian owned and operated
Thank for considering DriveNow in your plans to hire a campervan in Western Australia. Should you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our Melbourne based Reservations team on 1300 547 214 or via Chat.
FAQs on hiring a Campervan in Western Australia
What type of driving license do I need to drive a Campervan or Motorhome in WA?
A full and current car driving license. Some providers require that a full unrestricted license has been held for more than 2 years. International licenses not in English need to be accompanied by a International Driving Permit or certified translation.
How long does it take to pick up a Campervan?
Allow a minimum of 1 hour to organise the paperwork and be shown around the vehicle.
Can I hire a Campervan in Western Australia and drop off in another state?
Yes. One-Way rentals are a common and popular. Depending upon the pick-up and drop-off locations there may be a one way rental fee with some providers.
When is the most popular time of year to rent hire a Campervan in WA?
During the Australian spring and summer months, September through to March are the busiest in southern WA whilst in the north west around Broome and the Kimberley the peak time is during th Dry season - May through to October.
How does it take to drive a Campervan from perth to Broome?
24 hours of driving. Depending upon the route taken and what you plan to do along the way allow at least 7 days.
What are the speed limits in WA?
Freeways are limited to 100km/h. For Open areas as signposted the limit is raised to 110km/h. Arterial roads rangre from 60 to 90 km/h. Residential streets are 50km/h and in shopping precincts and school areas this is reduced to 40km/h.
Are Speed Cameras used in WA?
Yes, both fixed and mobile speed cameras. The main driver listed on the rental agreement is liable for any speeding or other traffic infringement incurred. Note that the rental company may charge an administration fee in handling the associated paperwork.
Tips on Campervan driving in WA
Western Australia is a vast state including conservation parks, wildlife and diverse experiences. With such large distances and spare populations for those not used to driving in such environments some tips include:
- Plan ahead regarding designated camping areas and driving times as there are many kilometres of open highways
- When travelling in remote areas fill up with fuel at every opportunity and ensure you have enough to reach the next service station
- Do the same with water – fill up when you can and keep food well stocked
- Review your itinerary to cover distances during daylight hours if outside of cities – avoid night-time driving in the bush
- Avoid driving at twilight or sunrise when animals are most active and maybe hazardous on the open road
- If using prescription medicine ensure you have sufficient supply when travelling through remote areas
- Hire additional equipment if required
- Consider bush fire safety especially during drier months
- Mobile reception can be limited in remote areas. Keep in touch with family and friends when you have the opportunity
Self-Drive Itineraries for Western Australia