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Motorhome & Campervan hire companies in Australia

Motorhome & Campervan hire companies in Australia

If you are planning to travel around Australia or just to visit part of the country, renting a motorhome or campervan will be a great option! In Australia, there are many companies that offer motorhome and campervan hire. So here is an overview of the campervan rental market with the different companies, their specifications, and our review.

Hiring a campervan – Price comparison tool

This comparison tool will help you compare prices and models of campervans offered by the different camper hire companies in Australia. Comparing one by one the different models among all the suppliers takes a lot of time, this tool will make it easier for you! And obviously, you don’t pay more by going through a comparator, they often even offer promotions.

The big motorhome and campervan hire companies

The two biggest companies that offer campervan rental in Australia are Britz and Apollo. They offer a large selection of vehicles with a wide variety of models. From small 2-person vans to huge 6-people motorhomes, you will definitely find a vehicle that fits your needs.

Overall the two companies are similar in price/quality ratio but Britz often turns out to be a bit pricier than Apollo. The insurance policy on the other hand is often more complete with Britz (but beware of the safety deposit if you don’t get insurance: from 3,500 AUD to 7,500 AUD depending on the brand, that’s with Britz).

Apollo

apollo

Specifications

  • High-end vehicles
  • Newish vehicles – less than 3 years old
  • Safety deposit from 5,000 AUD to 7,500 AUD, depending on the model
  • Driver minimum Age: 21

Vehicles

  • No low-top campervan
  • 1 Hi-top campervan
  • 1 model of campervan suited for travelling with small children (Apollo Endeavour)
  • 1 model of motorhome 2 seats
  • 2 models of motorhome 4 seats
  • 2 models of motorhome 6 seats
  • 3 models of 4wd vehicles

Agencies Locations

You will be able to find Apollo agencies in the major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our Opinion: Good quality vehicles and a large range of models. Perfect for families that want to have at least a minimum of comfort. The Endeavour model is one of the few campervans (without shower/toilets) equipped to take two children (younger than 8 years old)

Cheapa Campa – Apollo Group

cheapa campa

Specifications

  • Mid-range
  • Vehicles around 5 years old
  • Deposit of 2,700 AUD
  • Driver minimum age: 21

Vehicles

  • No low-top vans
  • 1 hi-top campervan
  • 1 model of motorhome 2 seats
  • 1 model of motorhome 4 seats
  • 1 model of motorhome 6 seats
  • 2 models of 4wd vehicles

Agencies Locations

You will be able to rent Cheapa Campa vehicles from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our opinion: Good value for money. Motorhomes with 2, 4, and 6 seats are often the cheapest option, while the quality of vehicles is mostly satisfying.

Hippie Camper – Apollo Group

hippie camper

Specifications

  • Reasonable range
  • Vehicles on average 5 years old
  • Deposit of 3,000 AUD
  • Driver Age: minimum 18

Vehicles

  • 1 low-top campervan
  • 1 hi-top campervan

Agencies locations

In the main cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our opinion: Great value for money, compared to the competition. The Hippie Drift (low-top) is one of the few vehicles in that range equipped with a fridge (no freezer).

Britz

britz

Specifications

  • High end vehicles
  • Good insurance cover
  • Vehicles with automatic transmission available
  • High deposit of 7,500 AUD
  • Minimum age: 21

Vehicles

  • 1 Hi-top campervan
  • 1 campervan for travelling with young kids
  • 1 model of motorhome 2 seats
  • 2 models of motorhome 4 seats
  • 2 models of motorhome 6 seats
  • 3 models of 4wd vehicles

Agencies locations

Britz agencies can be found in: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Brisbane

Our opinion: Great quality vehicles. Good customer service and good insurance cover. On the other hand, high safety deposit of up to 7,500 AUD, depending on the vehicle.

Mighty campers – Britz Group

mighty campers

Specifications

  • Reasonable prices (+)
  • Deposit of 3,500 AUD
  • Age minimum: 21

Vehicles

  • 1 low-top vehicle 
  • 3 models of hi-top campervans
  • 1 model of campervan 2 seats
  • 1 model of campervan 4 seats
  • 1 model of campervan 6 seats

Agencies locations

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Brisbane

Our opinion: Vehicles are of decent quality but they’re often a bit more expensive than the competition. Good customer service and good insurance cover. Be aware of the safety deposit which can be up to 7,500 AUD depending on the vehicle

Maui – Britz Group

maui

Specifications

  • Luxury range
  • Good insurance cover
  • Vehicles with automatic transmission available
  • High safety deposit of 7,500 AUD
  • Age minimum: 21

Vehicles available

  • No campervan – only motorhomes
  • 1 model of motorhome 2 seats
  • 1 model of motorhome 3 seats
  • 1 model of motorhome 4 seats
  • 2 models of motorhome 6 seats

Agencies Locations

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our opinion: Almost brand new vehicles with great quality equipment. Higher price for more quality.

Medium-sized campervan companies

Travellers Autobarn

Travellers-Autobarn

Specifications

  • Reasonable price range
  • One of the most popular campervan hire companies
  • Good value for money
  • Only campervan hire (no shower/toilets)
  • Deposit of 2,500 AUD
  • Age minimum: 18

Vehicles available

  • 1 Station wagon (break)
  • 2 low-top campervans (different range levels)
  • 3 hi-top campervans 3 seats (different range levels)
  • 1 hi-top campervan 5 seats

Agencies Locations

Cities where you can find agencies are: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane.

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Our opinion: Vehicles of decent quality. Ideal for young travellers or backpackers. The Hi5 model (5 seats) is especially popular for groups of people that share the expenses.

Spaceships

spaceships campervan hire companies

Specifications

  • Reasonable price range
  • Only on the East Coast
  • Only campervan hire (No shower/toilets)
  • Only ‘low-top’ vehicles
  • Automatic transmission available
  • Deposit of 3,000 AUD
  • Age minimum: 18

Vehicles available

  • 3 lowtop campervans – 2 beds, 2 to 4 seating places (varying in quality and equipment)

Agencies Locations

Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our opinion: Vehicles of reasonable quality. Ideal for those that want a ‘small’ vehicle. Their insurance is very comprehensive compared to their direct competitors. One of their vehicles sleeps 2 people and has 4 seats. Ideal for groups of people that share the expenses.

Jucy

jucy campervan hire companies

Specifications

  • Reasonable price range (+)
  • Only on the East Coast
  • Safety deposit of 3,000 AUD
  • Age minimum: 18

Vehicles

  • 2 lowtop campervans – sleeps 2 (varying in quality and equipment)
  • 2 campervans 4 seats
  • 1 campervan 6 seats

Agencies Locations:

You can only find agencies on the East Coast of Australia. In Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Our opinion: Good quality vehicles. Vehicles a bit different and generally well-equipped. Good insurance cover. Prices often higher than the competition.

Small campervan hire companies

Camperman

camperman

Specifications

  • Mid-range
  • No full insurance cover proposed, but only a 500 AUD deposit
  • Only on the East Coast, down to Adelaide
  • Age minimum: 19

Vehicles available

  • No low-top vehicles.
  • 2 hi-top campervans 3 seats
  • 2 hi-top campervans 5 seats
  • 1 hi-top campervan with shower/toilets 5 seats

Agencies locations

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Gold Coast, Brisbane.

A good alternative for those who don’t want to pay for insurance. Everything has a limited liability of 500 AUD. Their 5 persons vehicle with shower and toilet are an excellent option if you want these amenities on a smaller budget

Lucky Rentals – Jucy Group

lucky campervan hire companies

Specifications

  • Reasonable price range
  • Automatic transmission
  • High deposit of 3,000 AUD
  • Age minimum: 18

Vehicles available

  • 1 low-top campervan – 2 people
  • 1 hi-top campervan – 4 people

Agencies Locations

In the main cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane.

Our opinion: This company often offers very attractive prices. A good option for small budgets. But be aware that vehicles are a bit oldish, so don’t expect too much.

Wicked Campers

wicked campers campervan hire companies

Specifications

  • Reasonable price range (-)
  • Decorated vehicles – Sometimes with outrageous slogans
  • Deposit of 7,500 AUD
  • Age minimum: 18

Vehicles available

  • A range of cars 
  • 2 low-top campervans
  • 1 low-top campervan 4 seats with rooftop tent
  • 1 hi-top campervan 3 seats
  • 2 hi-top campervans 5 seats
  • 6 models of 4wd vehicles

agencies locations

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns, Byron Bay, Airlie Beach, Broome, Exmouth, Monkey Mia, Brisbane

Our opinion: Vehicles with a very young or hip look, sometimes mediocre in quality. A strong presence in the field and a very competitive price range in cars and 4wds.

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Updated on the 27/05/2022.

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