Although not the capital, Sydney is the biggest and perhaps the most famous city in Australia.
Whether you’re surfing at Bondi, scaling the heights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or taking a trip to the Blue Mountains, Sydney is without doubt on a lot of bucket lists.
Don't forget about the iconic Sydney Opera House either!
Australia is an enormous country. Despite having a population of only 26.7 million, it’s almost as big as the entire continent of Europe.
And with lots of remoteness, and limited roads, it’s the perfect place for an epic road trip.
Campervan trips around Australia are not uncommon, so you’re going to want to find the perfect vehicle to explore in.
Sydney is a fantastic starting point for an Australian road trip, as it's really accessible for international travellers, and there’s also plenty of great RV rental firms in Sydney.
Here’s our top 10 recommendations to point you in the right direction…
When it comes to finding your Sydney campervan rental, GoSee Travel is a great place to start.
Not only do they offer a fantastic database of millions of rentals all over the world, but they also give you an opportunity for price comparison, so you can find something exactly within your budget.
If you’ve used rental services such as Airport Rentals and Motorhome Republic before, then GoSee is the place for you.
Both of these great agencies are now GoSee so booking with them gets you the same amazing service as before.
Simply search your available dates, and see what it gives you!
There are a whole host of vehicles to choose from, from RVs and motorhomes, to SUVs and luxury campers.
There’s also the option to add insurance at the point of booking, so everything is taken care of in one go.
And there are so many more reasons to love GoSee:
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
Our top recommendation for Sydney motorhome hire has to be Spaceships.
The Sydney branch is found in Botany, and is really accessible. It’s only a $15 taxi journey from the airport, or a 25-30 minute bus journey from the CBD.
Anyone aged 18 and over can hire a vehicle from spaceships and there are no additional fees for extra drivers.
With 6 branches across the country, it’s good to know that one way trips are available at no extra cost. This is perfect when exploring a country as huge as Australia!
There’s contactless and automated pick up so you can collect your vehicle whenever best suits you - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Spaceships is also a great option for rentals in Cairns, as that's where one of their depots are located!
Spaceships offers smaller vehicles with the majority sleeping only 2, but their 4-berth family campervan can sleep 4.
All vehicles are automatic, and come with an awning, cooking gear, sleeping gear, and an integrated fridge.
All rentals fees are inclusive of unlimited kms and standard insurance.
Outdoorsy is one of the most renowned, and best loved RV marketplaces. Not only is it the chance for budding van lifers to have a truly unique and personalised RV rental experience, but it’s also a chance to connect with like minded people.
It also ensures that RVs which go unused for the majority of the year are out getting some mileage in. It’s estimated that over 17 million RVs are unused for 350 days of the year.
Before you decide on your vehicle you can have a look at all the amenities and facilities of each rental, as well as have the opportunity to meet the host to find out a bit about them. You can message the host too for more info before confirming your rental.
Different insurance options are available at the point of booking, and Outdoorsy gives a great description of what each insurance package offers.
Some owners offer a service where the vehicle is taken to a campsite or RV park, and set up ready for your arrival. Whilst other vehicles are available for drop off at a location or address of your choice.
The great thing about Outdoorsy is that there really is something for everyone.
With anything from a large motorhome fit for 10, down to a small micro vehicle that sleeps 1, every type of camper and trip is catered for.
You can filter your search to only show vehicles with certain amenities, so you can find something that perfectly suits your requirements.
Using an RV marketplace like Outdoorsy means there’s always a personal touch attached to the vehicle rental too.
Simply search your available dates, pick up location (in this case, Sydney), and how many of you are travelling.
Then Outdoorsy will provide you with all the available options. You can then filter down by the specific amenities you require.
So for 2 adults, in a vehicle with an oven and a fridge, there’s this brand new travel trailer.
From here we can read through all the amenities and facilities, check out potential add-ons and meet the host, Alison.
There’s also a clear outline of all the prices. Once you’re happy you can then request to book, like you would with a property from Airbnb.
As the largest motorhome rental company in the continent of Australasia, Maui Motorhomes is a great Sydney RV rental firm.
Their peace of mind guarantee ensures that all vehicles follow a COVID-19 cleanliness guarantee, and there's also a 24 hour reservations team.
All customers must complete a self check in before pick up to ensure the process is as speedy as possible.
Customers can also download their road trip app to make trip planning and preparation as easy and straightforward as possible. The app also uses offline maps, which are an absolute road trip essential.
The app includes videos of each camper, showing you where everything is, and all about the features of your vehicle.
All vehicles in the fleet are under 2 years old, and have all the latest technology on board.
Their smallest vehicle sleeps just 2, and their largest vehicle has space for up to 6 adults, so perfect for families and larger groups.
All vehicles come with a microwave, cooker, shower and toilet, and the larger vehicles have a drinking water filter.
Liability and special packages are available to purchase as an add on to ensure a worry free trip.
Camperman Australia operates in 7 locations around the country.
The best thing about Camperman is that their rates are all-inclusive offering unlimited kms, road tolls, comprehensive insurance, roadside assistance and additional drivers.
All rates are also available to drivers aged 18 and over, as well as those with foreign driving licences.
They offer great deals on long term camper rentals too, and pride themselves in being family and backpacker friendly.
All of this, undoubtedly makes them one of the best campervan rentals in Australia, not just Sydney!
There are 7 different types of vehicles on offer. The smallest vehicles can sleep 2 and the largest sleep 5.
Vehicles come with cooking facilities, fridge, microwave and bedding.
Some vehicles are equipped with toilets and showers, so check the amenities and facilities before you book so you can ensure your vehicle has everything you need.
Travellers Autobarn specialise in fully converted campervan rentals and have 6 locations throughout Australia.
The campervans on offer are fully converted with room to stand, and a list of luxury amenities.
Travellers Autobarn pride themselves in unlimited kms, no young drivers fees, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
You'll also have access to discounted caravan site rates and free campgrounds, as well as a free road trip app to help you plan your adventure.
Travellers Autobarn offer 6 different vehicles.
The smallest is the Aussie Ford Falcon Station Wagon, which comes equipped with camping gear, cooking gear, gas cooker and an ice box.
You can choose between camping, or sleeping in the back of the vehicle, with your own mattress.
The smaller vehicles - The Budgie Van and The Chubby Camper - sleep 2, whilst the Kuga and Hi-Top can sleep up to 3.
The largest vehicle is the Hi-5 which can sleep 2-5. The Hi-5 boasts 2m internal height and a kitchenette with a large fridge, sink, gas cooker and microwave, as well as solar panels.
GoCheap is a Tasmanian owned RV rental firm that aims to provide the best value and most affordable campervan rental in Australia.
Unlimited kms and insurance are included in all rental rates, and you can drive your vehicle on sealed roads anywhere in the country.
GoCheap also provides 24/7 roadside assistance and a price match guarantee.
Not only that but there's a range of extra hire options on offer such as GPS sat nav, fan heater, table and chairs and an ice cooler.
All vehicles from GoCheap are professionally cleaned after every use, and regularly serviced for your peace of mind.
The smallest vehicles can sleep 2, whilst the largest sleeps up to 6. Most of their vehicles come with a shower, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, television and a spacious double bed.
Britz has depots at 10 locations all across Australia, and with over 30 years experience you know you’re in safe hands.
They also offer pet friendly campervan hire, so if you want to bring your furry friend along, they’re very welcome.
With an easy booking process and high quality vehicles, you should definitely consider Britz when looking at motorhome rental in Sydney.
Britz has a range of vehicles which can sleep from 2 to 6 people.
For those wanting a simple van life experience and travelling solo or as a couple, Britz’s newest vehicle, the 2 berth action pod, could be for you!
As the newest vehicle on the fleet it’s guaranteed to be both reliable and comfortable!
The smaller size of the vehicle makes it more economical, and easier to manoeuvre. The vehicle comes kitted out with a fold out bed, interior dining table, fridge and camping gear to cook your dinner.
Their larger 4 and 6 berth vehicles are ideal for groups and families.
With 5 locations between Melbourne and Cairns, Autosleepers is a great RV rental option for those wanting to road trip the Australian east coast. Their Sydney branch is well located in Caringbah.
With the majority of vehicles sleeping 4-6, this company is ideal for families, or small groups ready to embark on a Sydney road trip.
All rates include a country wide manufacturers warranty, as well as nationwide 24 hour breakdown service.
Just a couple of things to bear in mind; Autosleepers only provide rentals to drivers aged 21 and over, and some of the vehicles have a minimum hire period of 10 days.
Autosleepers brand themselves as offering vehicles that are economical, comfortable and easy to use.
All vehicles are provided with cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, pillows and sleeping bags, as well as a kettle and toaster.
With a range of different vehicles on offer it’s important you familiarise yourself with all the different amenities and facilities each vehicle has, before you book.
Some vehicles come complete with a toilet and shower, whilst other larger models have a gas stove.
Originally founded in New Zealand, this company is a great option if you're looking for small RV rentals in Sydney.
No need to worry about getting yourself into the city after your flight when renting a motorhome from JUCY.
Located just a stone’s throw from Sydney airport, JUCY offers a free shuttle service so you can collect your vehicle as soon as you’ve walked through ‘nothing to declare’.
The vehicles on offer at JUCY are small and compact, so perfect for a first time RV renter, solo travellers, couples, or someone who just wants a smaller vehicle that’s easier to manoeuvre.
There are 3 campers on offer from Sydney Airport - the Crib, Condo and Compass.
The Crib is the smallest vehicle, with space for 2, but is still perfectly formed. Its daytime bench converts to a bed in the evening, and there’s even a cleverly designed kitchen incorporated.
The Condo and Compass are both 4 berth vehicles equipped with bedding, towels and unlimited free miles.
The Condo comes complete with a full kitchen, whilst the Compass is supplied with all the kitchen equipment you need to cook up a storm.
Priding themselves in excellent customer service, Calypso are a family run business with over 10 years experience in the Campervan Rental Industry.
Staff at Calypso are always on hand to offer free advice on vehicle rental, and things to see and do on your Australia road trip.
Just keep in mind that you must be over 20 to rent a vehicle from Calypso.
Calypso offers 3 types of vehicles; The Rivierina, The Princes, and The Sturt, which have capacity for 2-4.
All vehicles come equipped with bedding, linen, towels, cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment.
The smaller vehicles have a full size double bed, whilst the larger vehicles have a double bed, along with a smaller bed in the roof.
The cost of RV rental in Sydney can vary greatly, from $60-300 a day. Prices will vary throughout the year, and increase during peak periods.
The price will also depend on the class of RV you choose so just keep that in mind!
Don’t forget to factor in additional RV rental costs, such as fuel, insurance, tolls etc. as well as any additional services and amenities you might want to add to your vehicle.
Whilst in other countries you might find you need to be at least 25, or 21 at the youngest, to rent a vehicle, a lot of RV rental firms in Sydney offer rentals to those from 18 and over.
Sometimes firms who offer rentals to younger drivers, might do so at an enhanced rate, but many Australian firms don’t charge more.
In Sydney, New South Wales, and Australia as a whole, you can’t park anywhere you like.
It’s best to plan ahead before you rent an RV in Sydney, and research the best places to stay with your campervan.
A lot of the rental firms we’ve recommended above offer discounted rates at caravan sites throughout Australia, and can give you advice on the best free campsites for your Sydney road trip.
As you can see there’s a lot of great RV rental options in Sydney to choose from. There’s something on this list for every traveller!
This amazing city has so much to offer as well, making it the perfect starting point for an Australian road trip.
First of all, tick some of the iconic Sydney tourist attractions off your bucket list before exploring more of New South Wales.
Once you've tackled the city, there are endless places to visit including Byron Bay, Blue Mountains National Park, Lord Howe Island, and Kangaroo Valley. Australia's capital city of Canberra is also located in NSW so what are you waiting for?
We would love to hear about your Sydney road trip, and which RV firm you went for! Or maybe you have another favourite campervan rental service that we missed!
Drop us a comment below and tell us all about your adventure.
If you've enjoyed this rental guide, there are plenty of others on our website: