Melbourne Campervan & RV Hire
Melbourne, Victoria (VIC)
A diverse city with endless corners and laneways to discover, Melbourne may be Australia's most interesting city. Options close to the city to explore include the Mornington Peninsula, Bells Beach and Dandenong National Park or the Yarra Valley and Yarra River in rural Victoria. Of course, Melbourne also provides you access to cities such as Adelaide and Sydney for those looking to spread their journey out a little longer.
Most of our rental company partners are within a 30-minute drive from Melbourne Airport:
Apollo, Cheapa Campa, Hippie Campers, Star RV: 17km/25min
Britz, Maui, Mighty: 18km/26min
Cruisin' Motorhomes: 5km/6min
Let's Go: airport 5km/6min
Travellers Autobarn: 6.5km/10mins
How old do I need to be to hire a campervan or RV?
The minimum age to hire an RV in Western Australia is generally 21, however there are budget rental companies such as Hippie and Jucy that rent to 18 year olds and over.
What are the best times of year to hire a camper in Melbourne?
Melbourne has a far more temperamental climate than other Australian cities and January is the peak month, however December through to March, as well as Easter, are the busiest periods.
What type of licence do I need?
A current and valid driver's licence is required when picking up your rental. Expired, probationary, a learner or provisional licences will be turned away by all rental companies. If your licence is in a foriegn language (not English), your will need a certified translation of your licence or an International Driving Permit. These rules apply also to anyone who wishes to drive the vehicle during the rental period as their details will also need to be included on the rental agreement signed at pick-up.
Will I be charged a bond/security deposit at pick-up?
The answer to this is almost always yes in all cases. Most rental companies require that customers pay a security deposit equal to the vehicle's excess amount - the sum the renter the liable for in the event there is an accident or the vehicle sustains damage. The amount of the security deposit varies from company to company and which level of insurance chosen. bestCAMPER offers its customers an exclusive in this regard in the form of our BasicPLUS package, where any loss of the excess/bond is covered by our international insurance partner, HanseMerkur.