Over 20 campervan rental brands are available in Melbourne. There's a wide selection - luxury motorhomes, cheap campervans and even 4WD campers. Save time and money by comparing them in one place.
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Staying in a holiday park, caravan park, or designated campsite is recommended. Free camping is only allowed in designated areas, and overnight parking is generally prohibited. Most caravan parks are located just a short drive away from the city center.
Some popular sites include: Discovery Parks Melbourne, Five Ways Caravan Park, and BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park.
If you wish to explore the city center, it's best to avoid peak traffic hours and to plan where to park ahead of time, especially if you're in a large motorhome.
To kick off your motorhome vacation, you may also want to plan a road trip close to Melbourne and explore the Mornington Peninsula, Bells Beach, and Dandenong National Park or experience rural Victoria, the Yarra Valley, and Yarra River.
When renting a vehicle, it is standard to be charged a bond (security deposit), also known as ‘excess’, which is the amount the renter is liable to cover in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle. The bond amount fluctuates based on the insurance package selected at the time of rental and is charged and debited on the renters’ credit or debit card.
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.
Most companies generally have a minimum rental period. Weekend rentals are possible, but the minimum rental period can range from 1 day to a full week depending on the time of year.
Enter your dates in the comparison tool to see which vehicles are available for your travel dates.
Yes, a large number of rental companies allow for one-way rentals. Our comparison tool will show you availability on your preferred route and automatically factor in any one-way fees charged by the campervan rental company.
Popular one-way routes for a motorhome holiday starting in Melbourne include:
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
While there are no camper rentals directly in the terminal at Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine Airport), there are several campervan rental companies with their Melbourne branch within 3–38 km (2-24 miles) of the airport.
Jucy, Calypso and Let’s Go offer a complimentary shuttle with your rental. For the other suppliers, the depots are easily accessible by taxi, Uber or public transport.
Most campervan rentals in Melbourne cost between $40-$350 per day (when all fees are included). The average cost for renting a motorhome in Melbourne in 2020 was $127 per day. Rental rates vary depending on the size, age and features of the vehicle. The booking length, time of year and intended drop-off point can have an impact as well.
Use our comparison tool to get specific quotes for your travel plans from multiple brands in a matter of seconds.
The cheapest months for hiring a campervan in Melbourne are usually April through September. February and March are also reasonably priced with daily rates spiking in December and January.
The best things you can do to lower the price of your rental are:
Australia’s oldest and most visited art museum has its roots in the 1850’s independence of Victoria from New South Wales, in combination with the booming Victorian gold rush of the early 1850s. Upon becoming the richest colony at the time, the citizens of Melbourne began a movement in the late 1850s to establish a public art gallery.
Officially opened in 1861, today’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is housed within two buildings, a short walk apart, and boasts over 70,000 works, including European and international paintings, Asian and Pacific art, Mesoamerican art, Greek and Egyptian artifacts.
Situated off the southern coast of Australia is Phillip Island, famous for its penguin parade. Every day at sunset, observers gather to watch the little penguins coming ashore. The island is also home to fur seals and other wildlife, making it a great stop on your road trip through the Victoria area.
Located southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Wilsons Promontory National Park is the southernmost point of mainland Australia. Here, you’ll find kangaroos, wombats and other wildlife. The park is a great place to see beaches, granite mountains and other natural scenery, so it’s a perfect stop while you’re on your road trip around the Melbourne area.
Melbourne’s Victorian past is evidenced in its central city arcades, formerly developed as horse and cart laneways, and today repurposed into attractive shopping centers.
Perhaps the best-preserved is the Block Arcade, erected in 1893, based on the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Today, the six-story Mannerism-styled arcade features a glass canopy, mosaic floor tiles, and ornamentation of wrought iron and carved stone.
Its original name was Carpenter’s Lane, yet it became quickly known as and eventually officially renamed to ‘The Block’, due to a tradition of men and women walking around the block in opposite directions, prior to football matches.
Serving as both transport and tourist activity, heritage W-class trams travel a circular route in both directions, with recorded commentary of key attractions and popular landmarks, en route to the Docklands waterfront district, including the City Museum, Parliament House, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium, and the Princess Theatre.
Officially Route #35, the City Circle line is distinctive for its color scheme of maroon and green with yellow and gold trim.
A former industrial area, half a mile south of the CBD, trendy Southbank was transformed through urban renewal in the 1990’s, to become a collection of high rise residential towers and offices. Today, the district serves as the city’s main business center, as well as a shopping and entertainment destination.
Included within is the Melbourne Arts Center (formerly, the Victoria Arts Center), a complex of performing arts venues, much of which is built underground. Southbank is also home to the 974-foot Eureka Tower, Melbourne’s tallest building and the world’s tallest residential tower at the time of construction.
Today, the building can still claim the most floors available for residential occupancy, and its 935-foot observation deck on the 88th floor is the country’s highest viewing platform.