No road trip of the Australian east coast is complete without a trip to Brisbane.
As the capital of and the most populous city in Queensland, Brisbane is a popular tourist destination known for its South Bank Parklands, botanic gardens, koala sanctuary and cultural museums and exhibitions.
The state of Queensland is also home to plenty of other popular Australia destinations including the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, the Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns.
Renting an RV in Brisbane is a gateway to exploring these other amazing places. But before we start on this epic road trip, we need a vehicle!
But when there’s so many choices out there it can be hard to know where to look, so we’ve done some of the graft for you!
Here’s our top 10 recommendations for the best campervan and RV rentals in Brisbane.
You can find yourself spending hours on end trying to find the perfect RV rental, and nowadays there’s so many options out there!
To save yourself a bit of time, I’d recommend using either of the following sites to get your vehicle search off to a positive start:
GoSee Travel is the best and most efficient way to find a campervan, RV or motorhome rental from some of the top firms in Brisbane.
Just simply pop your dates in and see what it throws back!
It’s a great way to compare rental prices to see what’s available within your budget, and it gives you the chance to compare the biggest range of rentals in Brisbane.
If you’re not already convinced, there’s a whole host of other reasons why GoSee is so great:
To make your planning stage go that little bit smoother, there’s GoSee links for the firms below where possible!
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
An alternative to a commercial RV rental, is a custom rental from a private owner. If you think this might be for you, then check out Outdoorsy.
It’s a huge RV rental marketplace offering endless unique rentals from private owners, most of which are keen road trippers and travellers themselves!
It’s sort of like Airbnb but for vehicles. You can meet the host before booking, and then hire directly from the owner.
Booking through Outdoorsy means you get a totally different service to booking through an RV rental company. For example you get:
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
As the largest motorhome rental company in the continent of Australasia, Maui Motorhomes has to be top of our list when it comes to Brisbane RV rental firms.
They have 10 pick up and drop of locations nationwide, and are a well trusted, well renowned brand.
They have a 24/7 reservations team on hand to help you at any hour, and any stage of your booking or rental. So if you’re finalising those last trip details in the early hours you’re safe in the knowledge there’s still going to be someone on hand to help.
Before you collect your vehicle, there’s the option to check in online which makes the process as efficient as possible, getting your road trip off to a smooth start (which is what we all want isn’t it?!)
Maui Motorhomes work with the THL road trip app which is super helpful for camper user advice, as well as road trip planning. The app’s best feature has to be offline maps, the #1 road trip necessity.
Their Brisbane branch is only a 10 minute car journey from the airport, and they're also the best option for luxury motorhome hire in Brisbane.
You know your vehicle from Maui is up to date and reliable as the entire fleet is under 2 years old, all harbouring only the latest technology and features.
Their vehicles sleep between 2 and 6, making Maui Motorhomes a fantastic choice for couples, groups and families alike.
Amenities on board include a microwave, cooker, shower and toilet. Drinking water filters are included in the larger 4-6 berth vehicles too.
When you’re booking you can opt in for a liability package, guaranteeing a worry free trip.
I’ve already touched on Outdoorsy and how it works earlier on.
They’re one of the best loved and most well-known RV marketplaces out there, getting the 17 million RVs that lie dormant for 95% of the year back out on the road.
Meeting the host allows you not only to ask more in depth questions about the vehicle, but you can also connect with like minded adventurers, and get first hand recommendations for your Brisbane trip.
See if your vehicle comes with the offer of drop off and set up. Some hosts will drop vehicles off at an address of your choice, or sometimes hosts will drop off and set up a vehicle at an RV park, so all you have to do is turn up.
When it comes to prices, Outdoorsy offers some of the cheapest campervan hires in Brisbane!
There really is something for everyone, as this rental platform has every kind and size of vehicle you can imagine!
To find an example of a Brisbane RV rental on Outdoorsy I’ve done a quick search for a vehicle suitable for 2 adults, with a full kitchen, sink, dining table, shower and a TV.
For $103 a night, you can rent this 2020 Renault Master Class C, which comes equipped with an outdoor shower, solar panels, and ample storage space.
The rental comes with 200 free miles per day, and there’s a prep fee and refundable security deposit to pay when booking.
You have the chance to chat with host David before deciding whether or not to book. Whilst the pick up location is Tugun in Queensland, the hosts will deliver the vehicle to anywhere within a 100km radius, for $1.66 per km.
Just keep in mind that the accessories in your campervan will differ depending on which vehicle you choose, so make sure you check your motorhome features in advance.
Spaceships have a fantastic reputation all over the world and are easily one of the best RV rental firms in Brisbane.
One of the best things about Spaceships is that anyone over 18 can rent a vehicle. They also don’t charge extra fees for additional drivers.
Brisbane is a good place to kick off an East Coast road trip, especially if you're slightly shorter on time. Spaceships offer one way rentals too which is ideal for this type of trip, especially with 6 branches across the country.
This also makes them one of the best RV rental companies in Australia as a whole!
With contactless and automated pick up, you can collect your vehicle any time that suits you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With the majority of vehicles on offer being smaller vehicles, Spaceships is ideal for couples. The majority of vehicles sleep only 2, but there is a 4-berth vehicle perfect for a small family.
Vehicles come equipped with an awning, cooking gear, sleeping gear and there’s an integrated fridge on board.
Spaceship rental fees include standard insurance and unlimited kms.
Apollo was founded by the Trouchet Family almost 40 years ago, and started off as just one vehicle, rented from the family home.
Positivity and teamwork are at the heart of everything Apollo does, to ensure each guest has an amazing experience.
And the Brisbane branch is no different! It’s only 7 km from Brisbane airport to the Apollo rental depot, so fly straight in and get on the road!
Enjoy a stress free trip, safe in the knowledge that all vehicles have been fully serviced by professionals, prior to pick up.
Drivers must be over 21 to rent a vehicle from Apollo.
There are lots of vehicles on offer at Apollo including 4WD, cars, motorhomes and campervans, with space for 2 to 6 travellers.
It’s easy to find the perfect vehicle for you as you can search by amenities. There’s a great range of facilities that come with Apollo rentals, with lots of vehicles featuring a shower, toilet, kitchen, TV and aircon.
Travellers Autobarn are a great option for those looking for fully converted campervans. All vehicles offer room to stand and are full to the brim of luxury amenities.
Renting from Travellers Autobarn is great for budgeting on your Brisbane road trip, as all rentals include unlimited kms, 24/7 roadside assistance, discounted caravan site rates, and free campgrounds.
There’s also no young driver fees!
The Brisbane branch is located right next to Brisbane Airport.
Vehicles from Travellers Autobarn can sleep 2 to 5 people, and there are 6 different vehicles to choose from.
They’ve got something from each end of the spectrum. Their smallest vehicle is the Aussie Ford Falcon Station Wagon, which comes with camping and cooking gear, a gas cooker and an ice box. Travellers can either sleep in the back with their own mattress, or camp outside.
Their most popular vehicle is the Kuga, which sleeps 2-3. It’s complete with a kitchen and bedding fit out, as well as ample storage space and interior height.
Their largest vehicle is the Hi-5 which sleeps 5. It has 2 meters internal height, solar panels and a kitchenette.
If you’re looking to bring your furry companion along for the ride, Britz are the RV rental firm for you, with pet friendly campervan hire.
Britz is a well established name on the RV rental marketplace, with over 30 years experience in the industry.
You know you’re in safe hands with their wealth of expertise, and high quality vehicles.
All rentals are supported by the THL road trip app, where travellers can access campervan how-to videos, book activities and campgrounds, use offline maps, and chat to other road trippers.
Britz vehicles range from 2-berth to 6-berth.
The newest vehicle in their fleet is the 2 berth action pod, perfect for a couple after the stripped back van life experience.
It’s super compact so it’s easy to manoeuvre, and more economical than its larger counterparts.
As the newest vehicle on the fleet it’s guaranteed to be both reliable and comfortable! But skimping on size doesn’t mean you have to skimp on amenities. The action pod comes with a fold out bed, dining table, fridge, and camping gear to cook your dinner.
If you're travelling as a family, or in a small group their larger 4 and 6-berth vehicles are perfect.
Britz’s largest vehicle is the 6-berth frontier, which has capacity for 3 double beds, as well as a shower, toilet, and full kitchen on board.
Their larger 4 and 6 berth vehicles are ideal for groups and families.
Camperman Australia offers all-inclusive rates, so the booking process is seamless and straightforward.
All rental rates include road tolls, comprehensive insurance, roadside assistance, additional drivers, and unlimited kms.
You can rent a vehicle from Camperman Australia from the age of 18, and they also offer great long-term rental deals.
Camperman Australia has 7 different vehicles to choose from. The smallest has capacity for 2, and the largest can sleep 5.
Their largest vehicle, the Paradise, comes fully equipped with a fridge, microwave, cooking facilities, a shower and toilet.
Camperman’s smallest and best value vehicle is the Juliet camper, which sleeps 3 and comes with an internal kitchen.
Mighty Campers are the top choice for travellers looking for a budget friendly RV rental in Brisbane.
You’ll be supported throughout the entirety of your road trip with 24 hour travel and vehicle support through the THL road trip app.
With 11 locations around Australia, a one way trip with Mighty Campers is a great way to explore the beauty that this country has to offer.
So if you're looking to hire a campervan in Brisbane, you may want to check out this company!
Mighty Campers has lots of vehicles on offer, with capacity for 2,3,4 and 6. The majority of their vehicles come with a shower and a toilet.
Even one of their 2-berth vehicles, the deuce comes equipped with a toilet and shower!
All vehicles also come complete with a kitchen, fridge, solar panels, linen and bedding, kitchen essentials, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
You need to be 21 to rent from Mighty Campers.
Cruisin' Motorhomes was founded by Dennis and Tina Lucas after their RV trip across the US. They wanted others to be able to have a similar experience…but in Australia.
They’re an Australian family owned and run firm, who pride themselves in their local roots.
Now 20 years on they have ample experience in the field, and can give brilliant first hand recommendations to all travellers.
Cruisin' Motorhomes also aims to be an advocate for responsible tourism to ensure the Australian environment is conserved and protected.
Drivers must be aged 21 to 79.
The fleet at Cruisin' Motorhomes ranges from 2-berth to 6-berth vehicles, the majority of which are no more than 4 years old.
All vehicles come with a fridge/freezer, gas stove and microwave, and some have a shower and toilet.
With over 35 years experience in Australian RV rental, Cheapa Campa are an excellent choice for Brisbane RV rental.
They aim to prove that you don’t need fancy on board amenities to have the road trip of a lifetime.
All of the team are keen travellers themselves, making Cheapa Campa the place to go for unique local insights and first hand recommendations to help plan your perfect road trip.
So if you're looking to hire a motorhome in Brisbane then take a look at this company!
Cheapa Campa’s fleet is a mixture of campervans, motorhomes, and a 4WD camper with ranging capacity from just 2, up to a group of 6.
Their smaller vehicles, the Hitop and Endeavour are 2-berth and 4-berth, respectively. Despite their smaller size they still have a large double bed, a 2 burner gas stove, a full kitchen kit, and a dining table.
On average the price for RV rental in Brisbane varies from as little as $60 all the way up to $300-350 per day.
Of course prices vary for a variety of reasons. Travelling in peak times is of course more expensive than renting during the low season.
Booking in advance can often come in cheaper, and of course the size and class of RV, as well as the facilities and amenities included will affect the cost of the rental.
It’s important to remember that the RV rental fee alone isn’t a true reflection of the cost of a road trip.
Yes, you have your vehicle, accommodation and often cooking all sorted, however there are plenty of other costs involved in renting an RV, such as tolls, insurance, taxes and fuel.
Unlike some US and UK firms, you don’t have to be as old as 25 to rent an RV in Brisbane. Most firms will rent to anyone over 21.
In fact, some of the firms above rent to those as young as 18.
If you're looking to rent a campervan in Brisbane, just keep in mind that some firms charge extra to renters aged 18-20.
However, a few of the companies we’ve recommended above come with no young driver fees.
In Queensland you can’t camp overnight in rest areas, however you're allowed to stay overnight in a rest area, as long as you stay in your camper.
The Queensland government states you aren’t permitted to stay for longer than 20 hours in a rest area.
Of course another great option is staying at campsites, or RV/caravan parks. There are plenty of free camping spots available throughout Queensland too.
As you can see, there are plenty of Brisbane campervan rental companies to choose from!
We hope this guide has helped you with your vehicle search, and you're now feeling a little more prepared for your Queensland/Aussie road trip.
After exploring the city, take some time to see what the state of Queensland has to offer.
This part of Australia has something for everyone as it's home to pristine beaches, lush rainforest, and beautiful islands.
Whether you choose one of these RV rental firms, or find other excellent Brisbane motorhome rental, we’d love to hear about it!
Drop us a comment below and tell us all about your Brisbane adventure.
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