Compare Cheap Campervan Hire in Australia
DriveNow takes the effort out of booking campervan hire in Australia. We offer the widest choice of campervan rental providers and work with the biggest and best brands in the market. Trusted suppliers such as Apollo, Britz, Camperman, Cheapa Campa, Crusin', Go Cheap, Hippie Campers, Jucy, Let's Go, Lucky, Maui, Maui Elite, Mighty, Spaceships, Star RV, Tasmania Campers and Travellers Autobarn give you an unrivalled variety of makes, models, and sizes to pick and choose from, ensuring you get the keys to the cheapest campervan that suits your needs. With pick-up locations across the country, you’ll be able to grab the keys at a spot that’s convenient for you to get your trip started quickly and on the right foot.
In addition to this great selection and convenience, you’ll also get the best pricing on the market. Our comparison service is impartial and unbiased, and the prices you see are always the best available, backed up by our lowest price guarantee. There's no need to worry about hidden charges or fees, as the price you see is what you get. All this adds up to convenient, cheap campervan hire that will help you have a smooth start to your travels.
Why Use DriveNow to book a Campervan Rental?
- Access Australia's leading campervan rental providers
- Australia’s widest choice of rental brands and vehicles
- We guarantee the best rental rates
- Book Now and Pay Later - no payment required until 6 weeks prior to vehicle pick-up
- Free booking service with absolutely no booking or administration fees
- 100% Australian owned
- Rates includes all taxes and levies (excluding young driver surcharge and optional extras)
- Experience - We've been helping travellers book campervan rental in Australia since 2003
Hiring a camper or motorhome in Australia is an unforgettable way to experience the country. DriveNow have been helping happy campers gain access to the perfect vehicle for almost two decades, and are ready and waiting to help you find yours!
Ready to book? Simply enter your dates of travel, decide on the make and model of your campervan rental, and place your reservation. It couldn’t be simpler! Thank you for considering DriveNow for your travel plans.
Commonly asked questions on renting a Campervan in Australia
What's the minimum age to rent a campervan in Australia?
21. However some companies such as Jucy, Lucky and Spaceships have a minimum age of 18. A young driver fee may be applied. Other providers rent specific vehicles to 18+.
When's the best time to rent a campervan in Australia?
October through to May in the southern states with December-March being the most popular, whilst for Broome, Cairns and Darwin the best period is June through to September during the dry season.
Do I require a special license to hire and drive a campervan?
No. Campervan, Motorhome or RV vehicles can be driven using a standard car driving license. The license must be current, full and valid for at least 12 months, without any restrictions. Probationary licenses are not accepted although some suppliers allow Australian Green Plate (P2) license holders (age restrictions apply). Your license must be presented when collecting your rental vehicle along with the licenses of any additional drivers.
Driver licenses must be in English or supported by a certified translation or international driving permit. For non-English language-based driving licenses an International Driving Permit is required along with your official driver's license from the issuing country. Without these documents you will be denied access to the vehicle.
Can I book and pay for a campervan rental on behalf of somone else?
The online booking must be made in the name of the driver that will sign the rental agreement and collect the vehicle. The credit card used for payment must be in the name of the main hirer.
Where can I hire a campervan or motorhome in Australia?
Branches can be found across the country and are often conveniently located close to airports. These locations include:
- New South Wales - Sydney
- Northern Territory - Alice Springs and Darwin
- Queensland - Brisbane, Cairns and the Gold Coast
- South Australia - Adelaide
- Tasmania - Hobart
- Victoria - Melbourne
- Western Australia - Perth and Broome
Are campervan branches open all year round in Australia?
Because of the differing climates in Australia some branches close or operate under restricted hours during the off-peak season, particularly in northern Australia. Branches closed during the wet season (December - March) include Broome and Darwin, whilst in Cairns and Alice Springs some providers operate reduced hours during this period.
What kind of vehicles can be hired?
The range of vehicles available includes 2, 3, 4 and 6 berth campervans and motorhomes from budget through to luxury top of the range models. Also available are fully equipped 4 wheel drive campers.
Which Campervan rental brands operate in Australia?
The most popular and widely available brands include:
Is there a minimum rental period?
Yes. 4WDs, Campervan and Motorhome rental days are charged on a per calendar day basis and the minimum rental period is 5 days. However, there are some local branch exceptions to this, particularly around popular events such as the Bathurst 1000 (Sydney) or MotoGP race on Phillip Island (Melbourne) and often over the Christmas and Easter periods. One-Way rentals can be subject to a 7 day minimum and One-Way Relocation deals will each have their own minimum and maximum day allocations.
More commonly asked questions can be found on our Campervan FAQ page.
Overnight Parking your Campervan
Australia offers a rich and wide variety of holiday parks and many our of rental partners have agreements offering discounted rates with some of the larger Holiday park organisations. Big 4 Holiday parks and Top Tourist both cover Australia and offer excellent recreational services including powered sites and waste water disposal facilities.
Parts, Pieces, and Accessories for your Australian Campervan Rental
These days, campervans are often so intelligently designed that it’s almost unbelievable how much can be packed inside and neatly stored away. Our partners' fleets are no exception, as vehicles are equipped with all the essentials you’ll need for eating and sleeping comfortably while still leaving plenty of space for you to move around. Just make sure to have a quick look through your booking with your chosen operator before you set off, as there also may be the option to rent extra items like outdoor furniture.
How to Find the best Campervan Deal
The trick to finding the best price on Campervan hire is to book earlier. Rental rates are lower when booking in advance and during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter and even school holidays prices go up and vehicles are harder to come by. By booking well in advance you will secure the vehicle you want at the best price and with DriveNow in most instances there is nothing to pay until 6 weeks out from your holiday.
One Way Campervan Relocations
If you have a flexible timetable and happy to travel at short notice then Campervan Relocation Rental deals are just the ticket for you! With relocations starting from $5 per day the savings are simply huge and the Campervan companies will often throw in free fuel.
Hiring a Campervan in Australia and New Zealand?
If you are planning on hiring a campervan in both Australia and New Zealand many rental companies offer additional discounts when bookings are made at the same time and the pick up dates are within 3 months. Contact a member of the DriveNow team to learn more.