The Travellers Autobarn Story

Travellers Autobarn opened in Sydney in late 1993, at a time when there were already a number of dealers selling cars to backpackers. However, these businesses were car dealerships first and foremost, and did not really understand the needs of travellers. From the outset, Travellers Autobarn focused entirely on these special needs. As ex-backpackers, all of us decided to provide the kind of service we would expect ourselves. What you see today is the result. None of the car dealers that were selling to backpackers in 1993 still exist today!

All our branches are in the heart of backpacker areas and since 1993 we have opened several locations around Australia.

  • Sydney in 1993
  • Cairns in 1999
  • Brisbane & Melbourne in 2002
  • Darwin & Perth in 2005

We are also proud to announce that we have opened in New Zealand, the USA and Japan.

  • Auckland & Christchurch in 2016
  • Los Angeles, Las Vegas & San Francisco in 2019
  • Tokyo, Japan in 2023

Travellers Autobarn knows Australia inside out – it’s our home! We also know cars and love our job. Basically, the idea of travelling around Australia by bus is simply out of the question. For most Aussies, not just the adventurous ones, but students, families and retirees, the only way to see Australia is by car.

Whether you want a car for a week, a month, or a year, Travellers Autobarn has something for you! We have taken much of the risk (for backpackers) out of buying good value cars. We have also restored confidence in the buyback system with our fixed and written Guaranteed Buyback –


Travellers Autobarn has made quality campervan rental affordable to all travellers and has a range of vehicles available for rent with free 24hr roadside assistance and access to free campgrounds. We invite you to spend some time browsing our site. We have tried to provide everything you need to plan the Aussie holiday of a lifetime! Check out our Campervan Rental & Car Hire as well as our Car Sales & Campervan Sales pages.

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