Melbourne is currently ranked the most livable city in Australia, and the 10th most liveable in the world. In fact, it’s previously been rated the world’s number 1 most liveable city for a whopping seven years in a row!
So yes, Melbourne is probably worth a visit!
Sitting on the south coast of Australia in Victoria, Melbourne is a popular place to kick off an Australia road trip, especially for those looking to head up the east coast, or across South Australia.
There’s so much choice out there nowadays for campervan rentals, but fear not as we're here to help!
We’ve done a bit of digging and found the absolute best RV rentals in Melbourne, so here are our top recommendations...
With so much choice, you can waste precious hours trying to find the perfect rental vehicle.
Planning a road trip is time consuming enough, so to save you a bit of time, we’d recommend the next couple of sites to get your search off on the right foot!
GoSee Travel is a fantastic way to secure the best campervan, motorhome or RV rental from some of the most popular and trusted firms in and around Melbourne.
It’s super easy and efficient to use. Simply just enter your availability and your location and see what’s available to you.
It’s easy to filter by price, so you only find what’s within your budget. And GoSee makes it really easy to compare prices and amenities on the biggest range of Melbourne RV rentals.
So yeah, GoSee is pretty great. And there’s plenty of other reasons to check them out:
To make your RV rental search that little bit easier, we’ve included GoSee links for all our recommended firms where possible.
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
If you don’t fancy commercial RV rental, then renting from a private owner might be the choice for you!
Outdoorsy is one of the largest RV rental marketplaces, and they've so far rented vehicles out for over 2 million travel days, and 160 million miles!
Not only is it great for custom vehicle rental, but it also pairs travellers up with like minded vehicle owners, offering a truly unique experience, and often first hand knowledge, experience and recommendations.
It’s a bit like Airbnb but for campervans. There’s the opportunity to chat with the host (the owner) before booking, then you hire directly from them - no third party involved.
Booking through Outdoorsy is certainly a different experience than booking through a rental firm. However, there’s lots of advantages:
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
With a fantastic reputation all over the world, Spaceships are a well deserved first choice for RV rental firms in Melbourne.
Under 21? No problem at all - anyone over 18 can rent a vehicle. Two of you wanting to take the wheel? Not an issue, Spaceships don’t charge any additional driver fees.
If you’re heading from Victoria up the East Coast, then one way rentals from Spaceships could be the way to go. They have 5 other branches across Australia so you could drop off your RV rental in Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, or Hobart.
One of the best things about Spaceships is you can pick up the vehicle whenever is best for you! Their contactless and automated pick up means the ball is fully in your court. Collect your RV 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Spaceships is the perfect option for couples and small groups with their fleet of smaller vehicles.
The majority of vehicles sleep only 2, but their 4-berth family camper has space for 4; 2 in the vehicle and 2 in a roof top tent.
All vehicles come with cooking gear, sleeping gear, and an integrated fridge. There’s minimal hidden fees with a Spaceship rental with standard insurance and unlimited kms included in all rates.
We’ve already mentioned Outdoorsy, but it’s so great it deserves a second mention!
17 million RVs go unused for 346 days of the year, so Outdoorsy gets those vehicles out of the garage and onto the road!
Although it isn’t your generic way of renting an RV, hiring a vehicle through Outdoorsy is super easy and straightforward.
Start with a simple search by your location, dates and any amenities that are non-negotiable. If there’s a few that catch your eye you can save them for later, so there’s a clear comparison to help make your decision easier.
If there’s anything you’re unsure of, just drop the host a message prior to booking to ask some more in depth questions. As soon as you’re ready, send the host a booking request. Once it’s accepted you can get cracking with all the logistics for pick up and drop off.
Whilst you’ll have to go and collect some vehicles, some hosts will offer a drop off service where the camper can be dropped off at an address of your choice. Or better still, you can have it dropped off and set up for you at a campsite or RV park, so all you have to do is turn up.
Whatever you choose to do the host will always meet you for a key exchange, to go through all the RV nitty gritty. Then all that’s left for you to do is hit the road!
Once your trip is over and done with, you’ll sadly have to part ways with your vehicle, and return it to the host in the same, pristine condition you received it.
When we say there’s something for everyone, we really mean there’s something for everyone!
Even vehicles you didn’t know existed are on Outdoorsy!
To find an example of a Melbourne RV rental, I’ve done a quick search for a vehicle suitable for 2 adults, with a kitchen, sink, and a dining table.
For $89 a night, you can rent this Festival Camper, a 2009 Mercedes sprinter converted ambulance, which comes equipped with a roll-out kitchen, heaps of storage, and a great sound system.
It's also solar powered and has a stylish custom built interior.
You get 250 free miles per day with the rental, and you have the option to add on some extras when you book, like bedding and a toll package. There’s a refundable security deposit to pay, as well as a prep and cleaning fee.
Rentals over 7 nights are entitled to 5% reduction on the nightly rate, whilst rentals over 30 nights are eligible for a 9.9% reduction per night. The vehicle is available for pick up from Great Waverley, Victoria.
Autosleepers’ Melbourne branch is just one of 5 throughout eastern Australia. Their other branches are plotted up the east coast in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Cairns.
This makes them a great RV rental choice to road trip the Australian east coast.
It’s worth noting you have to be 21 to rent from Autosleepers, and some vehicles have a minimum hire period of 10 days.
Autosleepers’ fleet is perfect for families and small groups, as most of their vehicles are either 4 or 6 berth. They pride themselves in providing vehicles that are economical, comfortable and easy to use.
All rentals include cutlery, cooking essentials, a kettle, a toaster, pillows and sleeping bags. There’s also nationwide 24 hour breakdown cover included in the rates.
Some vehicles come complete with a gas stove, and some of the larger models even have a toilet and shower on board.
Tassie owned GoCheap aims to provide the most affordable campervan rental in Australia, but they’re not cheap, they’re good value!
Just because you're on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on quality.
All rental rates are inclusive of unlimited kms, insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance. They also offer a price match guarantee, so you know you’re getting the best deal on the market!
GoCheap offers a few optional extras including a GPS sat nav, table and chairs, ice box and a fan heater.
If you're looking to rent a camper in Melbourne then GoCheap is one of the best options!
GoCheap's fleet ranges from small 2-berth vehicles perfect for couples, to larger 6-berth vehicles ideal for groups and families.
The majority of vehicles come with a full kitchen, TV, shower and double bed - not bad for RV rental on a budget hey?!
Their peace of mind guarantee ensures all vehicles are professionally cleaned and serviced before and after each rental.
Travellers Autobarn specialise in fully converted campervans. With room to stand, and lots of top notch amenities there are plenty of reasons to choose this company for campervan hire in Melbourne.
Travellers Autobarn also offer inclusive rates which are great for budgeting. Unlimited kms, 24/7 roadside assistance, discounted caravan site rates, and free campgrounds are all included in the rates.
There’s also no additional fees for young drivers!
The Melbourne branch is found within a stones throw of Melbourne Airport, so get ready to hit the road as soon as you land!
Their fleet consists of 6 vehicles, sleeping 2 to 5 people.
The most popular vehicle in their fleet is the 2- to 3-berth Kuga. It’s great value but super spacious with a kitchen/bedding fit out, lots of storage space and great interior height.
Their smallest vehicle is the Aussie Ford Falcon Station Wagon. You can choose to sleep in the back with your own mattress, or camp out in the Aussie wilderness, with the camping gear provided.
The vehicle also comes complete with cooking gear, a gas cooker and an ice box (or, as the Aussies like to call it, an Esky).
It’s complete with a kitchen and bedding fit out, as well as ample storage space and interior height.
Their largest vehicle, the Hi-5, has capacity for 5 adults. It has a full kitchenette, 2m internal height and solar panels.
“Putting the ‘home’ into motorhome”, Lets Go pride themselves on great customer service with a quick online booking system, as well as friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are always on hand to help.
Lets Go have teamed up with Jayco, Australia’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles, to provide travellers with access to 90+ nationwide repair centres. This, alongside their 24/7 roadside assistance means help is never far away.
They also have a partnership with Coles online, so you can order your groceries ready for the start of your trip, so you can pick up your vehicle and get straight on the road.
Lets Go is open from Monday-Friday, but on weekends and bank holidays it’s by appointment only.
Lets Go boasts one of the newest fleets in Australia. The fleet comprises 2 campervans and 6 motorhomes.
Their largest vehicle is the Journey up to 6 Berth motorhome, which has space for 3 double beds. There’s also a large fridge, shower and toilet, 4 burner stove, and a TV on board.
Their smallest campervan, the Jayco 2+1 Berth Escape has capacity for 2. It’s super compact so ideal for a solo traveller, or couple.
Cheapa Campa want to prove that you don’t need fancy, luxurious amenities to create amazing memories on the road.
They put adventure at the forefront of their RV rentals, and have over 35 years of experience in the field.
The Cheapa Campa team is a combination of keen travellers and adventurers who can’t wait to share their local recommendations, and top road trip trips.
So if you're looking for campervans in Melbourne, make sure you check this company out!
You can choose from campervans, motorhomes, and a 4WD camper at Cheapa Campa. Their fleet has capacity for 2 to 6 adults.
The Cheapa Hitop is a small 2-berth vehicle that’s easy to drive and super economical.
All the space is really taken advantage of with a double bed, stylish kitchenette, seating area, fridge, gas stove, sink and microwave all on board. There’s also ample storage.
The largest vehicle on the Cheapa Campa fleet is the Cheap 6-berth. It’s ideal for groups and families who want a budget trip, but still want the on board space.
It combines all the features you’d expect from a larger vehicle, whilst still being economical to help keep the costs down.
On board facilities include 3 double beds, full kitchen including a sink and gas stove, and a large side awning.
Awesome Campers aim to appeal to the budget backpackers amongst us, with guaranteed low prices and unlimited kms.
Despite their low rates, Awesome Campers have an amazing selection of extras and add-ons to spruce up your Melbourne road trip. These include a portable camp shower, side awning and window sox.
If you're looking to hire a campervan in Melbourne but you're on a budget - this is your place!
Awesome Campers have 4 vehicles in their fleet - the Classic, the Deluxe, the El Grande, and the Elite.
All vehicles are 2-berth, and come with kitchen equipment, a portable gas cooker, sink, and double bed.
‘The Classic’ is perfect for a budget backpacker after the bare necessities. The funky artwork makes you stand out from the crowd!
The Elite is their newest vehicle.
Maui Motorhomes have a whopping 10 pick up and drop off locations throughout Australia, making them the largest motorhome rental company in Australasia.
This makes them a well trusted, well renowned brand, so they’re an excellent choice for a Melbourne RV rental firm.
We’ve all been there, rushing to get those trip bookings done in the middle of the night. And with Maui’s 24/7 reservations team, there’s always going to be someone on hand to help, even if you’re pressing confirm at 3am.
Their online check in means your vehicle collection is as quick and seamless as possible, getting your road trip off to a smooth and pain-free start. When you’re booking you can also opt in for a liability package.
Another great thing about Maui is their partnership with the THL road trip app. The app has loads of great features and content including vehicle user advice, road trip planning, local attractions and recommendations. But the best feature has to be offline maps, a must for any road trip packing list.
Maui Motorhomes pride themselves on a reliable and modern fleet. They don’t have vehicles older than 2 years old and campers have all the modern conveniences.
Their vehicles have capacity for 2 to 6 adults, so Maui is great for all types of travellers - couples, families and groups.
A microwave, cooker, shower and toilet are just a few of numerous amenities on board all their vehicles. The larger vehicles have drinking water filters too.
If you’re on a budget and looking for good motorhome hire in Melbourne, look no further than Mighty Campers.
Mighty Campers work with THL road trip app to ensure you’re supported throughout your road trip with 24/7 travel and vehicle advice.
They also offer one way rentals which are perfect for a country as vast as Australia. They have 11 locations across 7 states/territories, so there’s plenty of scope for following the ultimate Australia road trip itinerary.
The Mighty Campers fleet is a force to be reckoned with - the majority of vehicles have an on board shower and toilet!
All vehicles are no more than 4 years old, and have capacity from 2 to 6 adults.
Their vehicle comparison facility makes it really easy and simple to directly compare amenities and features of the vehicles, so you can make the most informed decision on which motorhome is right for you.
You need to be 21 to rent from Mighty Campers.
Prices for RV rental in Melbourne vary significantly. You could pay as little as $60 a day for a vehicle, all the way up to $350.
The prices will fluctuate throughout the year; you can expect to pay more for RV rental during peak times.
If you book a long way in advance, you’re likely to benefit from a reduced rate. But you also could get a last minute deal if you’re feeling spontaneous.
The size and class of vehicle, as well as the on board amenities and facilities will make a difference. You’ll also see a difference between renting a commercial RV and renting a private RV.
Bear in mind that the RV rental fee isn’t the only cost you’ll incur throughout your road trip. There’s lots of other costs involved in renting an RV, for example additional drivers, road tax, insurance, fuel, optional extras, and road tolls.
Lots of US and UK firms will only rent vehicles to those over 25, or maybe 21 if you’re lucky!
But in Australia the oldest you’ll have to be is 21, and lots of the firms we've recommended above will rent to drivers as young as 18.
There may be additional costs involved if you’re a younger driver so always check before you book.
In Australia, National Parks are part of the designated places where you can park a campervan or RV, and you can pay fees to stay overnight in any Australian national park.
There are 45 National Parks in Victoria state.
Another great place to park your RV overnight is a campground or RV park. There’s lots of options in Victoria.
Rest areas aren’t suitable for camping but they’re a great option for overnight parking. Some of them will have essential facilities such as showers and toilets.
To find free places to park and sleep in your vehicle overnight, have a look on park4night.
So there’s our top 10 recommendations when it comes to Melbourne RV rental firms!
Hopefully this guide has pointed you in the right direction, and now you can get well underway with planning your road trip.
As Melbourne is located in the state of Victoria this is where you'll want to start exploring, and there's a lot to see!
Some of the most popular destinations include Grampians National Park, Phillip Island, and The Mornington Peninsula. You've also got the iconic Great Ocean Road that starts Southwest of the city in Torquay and ends in Allansford.
The views along this stretch are breathtaking so don't leave it off your road trip!
We’d love to hear about which Melbourne RV rental firm you go for, whether it’s one we’ve recommended, or you've got another great option for campervan hire that we’ve missed.
Drop us a comment below and tell us all about your Melbourne adventure.
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