Backpacker Van & Car Sales FAQs

Q: Where can I find all the information I need and how can I contact Travellers Autobarn?

A: Our website provides comprehensive information about buying a vehicle with Travellers Autobarn. You are most welcome to contact our friendly and professional sales and reservation staff by email, fax or telephone. If you have special requirements or need specific advice or assistance, we would be happy to help you with relevant information.

Q: How many people can fit in each vehicle?

A: Seat belts are mandatory in Australia. The number of passengers depends on the number of seat belts - which depends on the vehicle. Driving/riding in a car without a seatbelt or driving with more passengers than seatbelts each result in on the spot fines.

Q: Do I need a special license?

A: You may travel with a valid international drivers license, or any full, valid license from your country of residence. A translation of your national drivers license may be required.

Q: Is it legal for a people who are not Australian residents to own a car?

A: There is no problem for visitors to Australia to own a car and you must abide by the same laws as Australians.

Q: Do I need to carry spare parts for the car?

A: You might want to carry a couple of hoses or belts, but unless you are mechanically minded these won't do you any good. All warranty vehicles come with 24 hour, Australia wide roadside assistance. On top of this, you can count on the generosity of the Australians to help you out of a bind.

Q: How much does petrol cost?

A: If you're coming from Europe, you'll find our petrol prices quite affordable. Unleaded fuel is currently $1.35 - $1.55/litre in populated areas, and leaded and diesel are each within $.05. In more remote areas, petrol prices do rise and they follow the laws of supply and demand. However, even in the most remote areas it's still about half price when compared to European prices.

Q: Do I need a 4WD to travel Australia?

A: No!!! Most people spend less than 5% of their Australian holiday in 4WD conditions. You're better of buying a less expensive car for the 95% of the time you spend on sealed roads, and then renting a 4WD for trips to Fraser Island or Cape Tribulation, where a 4WD is required.

Q: Can I get a list of cars for sale?

A: The list of cars for sale at Travellers Auto Barn is between 40 and 60 vehicles, mostly models that would be unfamiliar to you. In order to save you time and make sure you make the right choice, it's recommended that you fill in a Booking/Enquiry Form and send it into us. When we know all the facts, we can narrow down your search by suggesting a few vehicles which are appropriate for your trip.

Q: What happens if I buy a car over the internet and I don't like it?

A: We try our very hardest to ensure that you make the right choice the first time, even if you're buying a car you've never even seen. In addition, every warranty car comes with a Three-Day Money Back Guarantee. Consider the first three days a test drive. If you aren't happy, bring the car back for a full refund.