A limited number of campervan hire companies offer vehicles in Canberra. We recommend considering picking up a motorhome rental in Sydney or Melbourne if possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can additional drivers be added to the RV rental agreement?

What happens if I cancel my booking?

Can a child safety seat be fitted in an RV?

Can I rent an RV if I’m under 21 years old?

Do RVs have an automatic or manual transmission?

Can additional drivers be added to the RV rental agreement?

Yes, it’s standard for most RV rental companies to allow an additional driver. This driver and any others must be named on the rental agreement and there may be a nominal fee.

Additional drivers must also hold an appropriate driver’s license and must meet driver age requirements.

What happens if I cancel my booking?

Terms and conditions vary by rental company, however, most companies do not charge a fee if the cancellation is made 3 months prior to pick up (including Maui, Britz, Apollo, Cheapa Campa, StarRV, Hippie, & Mighty). The closer the date to picking up the vehicle, the higher the cancellation fee will generally be.

Deposit amounts may not be refundable.

With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting many travelers plans in 2020, many suppliers have updated their cancellation policies.

To cancel a booking contact our friendly support team via the Support Page.

Can a child safety seat be fitted in an RV?

Most RV rental companies in Australia have vehicle options that allow child safety seats.

While personal child restraints are welcome, they must be compliant with Australian standards, renting a seat is available depending on availability.

In most cases, it is the responsibility of the renter to install the child restraint. Not all makes or models are compatible with child seats so please check before booking if needing to use a child seat.

Can I rent an RV if I’m under 21 years old?

Most campervan rental companies in Australia require the driver to be 21 years of age or older to rent from their full range of vehicles.

Some companies will rent to drivers between 18-21, but only certain models may be available. A couple of companies have higher age requirements - 23 (Leisure Rent) and 24 (Captain Billy’s). Enter the driver’s age into our search tool and we will filter available vehicles to match.

For young drivers, additional insurance may be required and special conditions may apply.

Do RVs have an automatic or manual transmission?

Most rental companies have both automatic and manual vehicles available.

Our comparison tool allows you to filter by transmission type to help you find your preferred option.

Note that not all makes and models will be available in both automatic and manual transmission types.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.

Brands

Popular RV Rental Brands

Calypso

A family-owned campervan rental company catering to groups of 2 to 4, Calypso’s fleet generally consists of older vehicles. Calypso is popular with those looking for a budget vacation and has rental centers along the East Coast and in Adelaide.