You’ve hired your campervan, ready to explore Australia – and now you’re being held back by a ‘technicality’ or something in the fine print.

Although we love just about everything about the outdoors, being struck by a nasty surprise is certainly not one of them – so, a little preparation and research cannot be underestimated.

To save you from a heap of hassle, we’ve gathered the top 15 travel tips before renting a campervan. Use this guide to pick everything from the right vehicle, to the right rental agency.

Let’s get started!

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1. PASSENGERS

Look out for the number of passengers that can sleep in the campervan – called the ‘berth’. If it says 2-berth, this is normally because legally only 2 people can be seated in this vehicle.

Remember, Australia has strict road rules around wearing seatbelts – so no – you cannot sit a third passenger in the back of the van if there isn’t a se