There are plenty of options, with a number of small local or national chains alongside the big names. Some depots are at the airport, with others elsewhere in the city, but off-airport depots may offer free transfers, and the distance to travel into the Perth CBD isn’t very far. A campervan rental from Perth, WA gives you the freedom to explore the best of Western Australia and beyond.
Perth Pointers for camper road trips
Have a read of these handy tips before booking your Perth campervan hire:
Brush up on Australian road rules before driving. The most important one? Drive on the left!
Book as early as you can to get the best deals and early-bird specials. Some classes of vehicle also sell out quickly for peak periods, so be in quick.
Watch out for wildlife when driving in remote area - hitting a kangaroo is no small collision.
Rent a 4WD if you are planning an adventure on unsealed roads. Western Australia is a great place for this type of trip.
Perth Motorhome Rental Brands
Mighty Campers, Maui Motorhomes, Britz Rentals and Kea Campervans
This group of leading motorhome rentals companies is located at 471 Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe, which is a short 15 minute drive from the Perth Airport. There are no transfer services available, but the depot is easy to get to via taxi, bus or train. Mighty Campers provides a diverse selection of motorhomes, from the budget-conscious two-person lowball campervan to the Big Six Campervan with a dual cab and separate living and sleeping areas. Maui’s vehicle rentals include an Ultima and Ultima Plus Campervan, suited for two and three people respectively. From there they move into larger RVs with four- and six-berth motorhomes with spacious interiors and small kitchen and bathroom facilities. Britz boasts the widest range of campervans and RVs in the country with budget vans, 4WD trucks and deluxe motorhomes in the mix. Kea keeps it simple with four options from the smaller two-berth vans up to a luxury six-berth motorhome. The depot here is open daily from 7.30am to 4pm from September to the end of April, and from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday for the rest of the year.
Real Value RV, Cheapa Campers, Hippie Campers and Apollo Rentals
Apollo Rentals comes to the party with no fewer than four kitted out motorhomes and three campervan options. The larger of the bunch can fit groups of up to eight people, while the smallest - the hitop campers - is an affordable option for two. Hippie Campervans is designed for the young and young at heart with a hitop, budget and deluxe option for two people. Cheapa Campers is the cheapie brand, with RVs for two to six people, with an option for 4WD campers and hitops. Real Value RV tops this all off with a large selection of motorhomes, including two berth RVs with and without bathrooms, and vehicles designed for three to six people as well. The depot is less than 10 minutes from Perth Airport at 65 Worrell Ave in High Wycomb (access on Abernethy road), and is open seven days a week 8am to 4.30pm from September 1 to the end of April, and the same hours for the rest of the year but closed on Sundays, April 25 and December 26. You’ll need to make your own way to the depot, and once there, you’re in an ideal spot to head out on the Great Eastern Highway, one of Australia’s best road trips.
Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn
Comet Campervans and Travellers Autobarn are situated at 16 Adrian Street in Welsphool. This 10 kilometres trip takes roughly 15 minutes by car and gets you half way to the Perth city centre. Note that there is no transfer service to or from the airport or city. The depot here is open 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and from 9am to noon on Saturdays, but they are closed on Sundays and public holidays. Give the team a call 24 hours prior to collecting your vehicle to speed up the process and confirm your motorhome rental, and don’t be late in returning the campervan as you only get a one hour grace period - after that you will be charged. Comet Campers offers a five-berth campervan with auto transmission and basic kitchen essentials, a few three-berth campervans, and a large variety of two-berth campers suited to affordable Western Australia touring. Travellers Autobarn brings in unlimited kilometres, 24/7 roadside assistance and rentals available to those aged 18 and over with a variety of vans, hitops and family campers.
Lucky Rentals in Perth has a handful of two-berth campervans for hire and a four-berth van for families and small groups. The Lucky Sleeper (a two-berth campervan) is a non-branded vehicle with basic cooking facilities and bedding included. Most of these rentals do not include toilet or shower facilities so check out the campground information at the depot to ensure you have somewhere to stay. The depot is found right in the heart of Perth city at 110 Francis Street in Northbridge, which is 20 kilometres from the airport (around 30 minutes by car) but is easy to get to by bus or taxi. Open hours run 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, but the depot is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Let's Go Motorhomes
Let's Go Motorhomes starts its offerings with a basic hitop campervan that fits two adults and a child as well as a sink, stove and fridge. There is also a small three-berth cruiser that’s fully contained and ready for the road. As for the motorhomes, the range covers everything from two-berth compact RVs with all the features of a larger home such as toilet and shower facilities, to four-, five- and six-berth spacious motorhomes. The four-berth Birdsville RV is only available in Perth. All the campers and RVs come with helpful maps, a set of table and chairs for the outdoors, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The depot itself is the ideal place to start a journey at 56 Murray Rd North, Welshpool WA 6106. Let's Go Motorhomes is open in Perth on weekdays from 8.30am to 3pm, and on weekends and public holidays only by appointments made at least 48 hours prior to pick up or drop off.
With an affordable and varied range of campers and motorhomes, Kangaroo Campervans gives plenty of choice at a good price. The economy pop top is a manual transmission van with a side awning, microwave, and linen and dinnerware essentials. There’s also a newer model hitop suited for two people. As for the motorhomes, Kangaroo has a micro deluxe four-berth with a shower and toilet on board, as well as a deluxe six-berth model that comes with its own standalone gazebo and has bathroom facilities on board. The depot is located just 10 minutes from Perth Airport at 333 Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe, and is open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and on public holidays, so you will need to stay a night in local accommodation if your flight arrives on one of these days. There is also no transfer available, so you will need to make your own way to the depot for pick ups.
Keen As Campers
Keen As Campers has a fleet of late model Toyota Hiace vans in Perth for driving tours around Western Australia on the cheap. Each one comes with a DVD player and CD player, plus microwave, sink, two-burner gas cooker, grill, kettle and toaster. The double bed is comfy and fit for couples or pairs of friends, and you can add on extra such as a GPS for $3 a day or bike hire for an added $5 per day. Since these vans don’t have bathrooms on board, you’ll need to book a spot in a campground or caravan park each night.