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We are Australia’s #1 budget and backpacker campervan hire company.

Working with a lower budget doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort or quality. At Travellers Autobarn, you’ll find the best low-cost campervans in Melbourne. Better yet, we have something to suit everyone’s needs, whether you’re touring the entire country or heading along the Great Ocean Road. Contact us today, and you’ll be out exploring everything Australia has to offer in no time.

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Opening hours

Monday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed

Special hours

Between the 1st of June and 30th of August, our Melbourne branch operates during the following hours:

Monday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday & Public Holidays – Closed

Address

5 Assembly Drive
Tullamarine, VIC 3043
Australia

We are happy to organise contactless pick-up outside of our normal office hours. Please contact us on 1800 674 374 to discuss your contactless pick-up!

Branch details

A 10 minute drive from Tullamarine Airport, Travellers Autobarn Melbourne offers a range of campervan rental services, well positioned for any road trip adventure.

Our friendly team is always available to assist with your campervan hire queries, especially if you’re looking to book right out of Melbourne.

Already booked? Check out our helpful road trip itineraries around Melbourne and follow our blog for specials and travel tips.

Payment Methods
Visa, Mastercard and Cash accepted.
Facilities
  • Tourist Information

  • Wi-Fi

  • Lounge Area

  • Bathroom

Top Five Attractions
  • Queen Victoria Markets

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Grampians National Park

  • Wilsons Promontory

  • Melbourne Zoo

Nearby Facilities

Closest petrol station

The nearest petrol station is Caltex in Tullamarine
Address: Sharps Road, Tullamarine VIC 3043
Time: 2 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: Shell Tullamarine, BP Tullamarine

Closest supermarket

The nearest supermarket is Coles, located on the west side of Tullamarine Airport
Address: 29-35 Louis St, Airport West VIC 3042
Time: 3 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: Woolworths Airport West, IGA Xpress Airport West

CLOSEST CAR WASH

The nearest car wash is the Octopus Car Wash in Tullamarine
Address: 36-38 Moore Rd, Airport West VIC 3042
Time: 3 minute drive from our office
Alternatives: Star Car Wash Airport West, In2 Wash Essendon

NEARBY CARAVAN PARKS

Crystal Brook Tourist Park
Address: 182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Time: 50 minute drive from our office

BIG4 Mornington Peninsula Holiday Park
Address: 2 Robinsons Rd, Frankston South VIC 3199
Time: 50 minute drive from our office

Call Us

Australia1800 674 374 (free call from landlines)

New Zealand0800 348 348 (free call from landlines)

United States1 800 469 4790 (local call costs apply)

From any other country: +61 1800 674 374 (local call costs apply)

3 Tips for driving your campervan around Melbourne

Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, is one of the most liveable cities in the world. Situated on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, the city boasts a diverse range of things to see and do. From the city centre with its world-famous laneways, to the beaches along the coastline, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne.

If you’re planning on hiring a campervan to explore this great city, here are a few tips to help you get around:

Avoid peak hour traffic

With so much to see and do in Melbourne, it can be tempting to try and pack everything into one day. However, this can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’re driving a campervan around for the first time. Our advice is to take your time and explore one area at a time. This way, you can really take in your surroundings and enjoy the experience.

If you can, try to avoid driving during peak hour traffic. This is usually between 7am and 9am, and then again from 4pm to 6pm. If you can plan your journey outside of these times, you’ll find it much easier to get around.

Electronic tag account to pay for tolls

In Victoria, there are two toll roads: CityLink, which links the Tullamarine and West Gate freeways with the Monash freeway; and EastLink, which links the Eastern and Monash freeways with the Frankston and Peninsula Link freeways. This means that if you’re driving a campervan around Melbourne, chances are you’ll need to use a toll road at some point.

We at Travellers Autobarn will explain to you on pick-up on how we handle toll roads & charges to avoid any financial surprises for our customers.

Use a Sat Nav/GPS system

No matter where you’re coming from or how long you’ve been driving, satellite navigation or a global positioning system is an essential tool for getting around a strange city. This app ensures you will never get lost as you’ll have access to turn-by-turn directions, traffic updates in real-time, and even alternative routes if there’s congestion on your planned route.

If you don’t have a portable GPS system, don’t worry – most smartphones come equipped with a mapping application that can do the same thing. Google Maps, which is compatible with both iOS and Android, is a free GPS program. After installing the app, all you have to do is punch in your coordinates and off you go.

Make the most of your Melbourne campervan rental

Find a good location to stay

Campervans are the ideal mode of transportation for seeing everything Victoria has to offer. There are many different areas to explore inside the state, so picking a spot to stay for the night shouldn’t be difficult.

Campervan rentals through Travellers Autobarn come with a 10% discount on your stay at any 300 Discovery or G’Day campgrounds located across Australia. When you book a campervan from us in Melbourne, we’ll also give you information and recommendations on free campgrounds you can use on your trip.

Book around key events

Are you in search of Melbourne entertainment options? Whether you have a few days to spare or are simply passing through, this bustling city is an incredible destination to discover. Experience all that Melbourne and the rest of Victoria have to offer by checking out the options we’ve compiled below.

Australian Open
Every January, Australian tennis fans can enjoy the Australian Open. You can experience the excitement of world-class entertainment and a boisterous crowd as you watch the greatest men’s and women’s tennis players in the world compete on the court.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Every year in March, Melbourne hosts thousands of foodies for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This is an absolute must because it features a wide variety of delicious, one-of-a-kind dishes prepared by some of the world’s greatest chefs.

Moomba
Bringing the kids to Moomba is a great idea. This festival is held annually in March on the Yarra Riverbanks, and it features a parade (called the Moomba) as well as fireworks displays, carnivals, rides, and live music.

Explore the national parks

Victoria is home to a number of incredible national parks, each with its own unique attractions and activities. Here are some of our favourites:

Croajingolong National Park
This national park is a playground for thrill-seekers from all over the world, with its white sand beaches, beautiful forests, and towering eucalyptus trees. Enjoy spectacular hikes, mountain biking, fishing in remote locations, and close experiences with natural species.

Grampians
The Grampians, a stunning mountain range that emerges from farmland in Victoria, is home to a vast assortment of native plants, wildlife, adventure, and Aboriginal history. With so many activities, the Grampians are a popular destination for both tourists and Melbourne residents.

Great Otway National Park
This park stretches from Torquay to Princetown and features craggy coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms, and a springtime carpet of wildflowers. Explore the natural surroundings on a mountain bike or horseback, or if you prefer less excitement, choose a peaceful area for a picnic.

Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell is a must-visit destination on every road trip through Victoria because it is home to the spectacular Twelve Apostles. Explore this National Park by driving along the Great Ocean Road or by taking a short stroll to get up close and personal with the action. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the Shipwreck Coast while you are in the area.

Book around the weather

Melbourne is known for its unpredictable weather, so it’s important to keep this in mind when planning your trip.

Summer in Melbourne (December – February)
This time of year, Melbourne is at a comfortable temperature. January and February, with average highs around 30 degrees, are the most pleasant months to visit Melbourne, with average lows in the 14-25 degree range.

Autumn in Melbourne (March-May)
Temperatures drop during the autumn months, averaging between 11 and 20 degrees. Fog is common in the mornings, although the days are usually clear and sunny.

Winter in Melbourne (June – August)
Melbourne’s winters are known for their chill and cloudiness. High Country, located in the north-eastern region of Victoria, experiences average temperatures between 6 and 14 degrees Celcius with snowfall.

Spring in Melbourne (September – November)
Spring is the most unpredictable season of the year in Melbourne. The climate can rapidly shift from calm and sunny to cold and windy. October is the wettest month, with approximately ten days of precipitation.

5 Must-see Destinations in Melbourne

Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley, located less than an hour from Melbourne, is home to an abundance of vineyards and a thriving fine dining scene. Take the drive to one of the best weekend getaways from Melbourne and enjoy farm-fresh produce, local wines, and spa treatments.

Mornington Peninsula
The ideal combination of the great outdoors and elegance is located just an hour south of Melbourne. Discover the spectacular wildness of the Mornington Peninsula as you explore the numerous activities, ranging from hot pools to encounters with marine creatures. Mornington Peninsula is the best spot to unwind for a time since it is the ideal place to feel pampered by both nature and world-class produce.

Great Ocean Road
A road journey to Victoria would not be complete without witnessing the rocky beauty of the southwest coast along one of the most stunning coastal routes. Along the rugged and windswept Southern Ocean, the Great Ocean Road winds. Discover breathtaking vistas as you cruise over rugged cliffs, quiet beaches, dramatic surf, indigenous animals, and lovely green farmland.

St Kilda Beach
St. Kilda Beach, a short tram ride from the central business district, is the quintessential summer destination. The shoreline is a hive of activity, with walkers, runners, and rollerbladers zipping by, while kitesurfers, windsurfers, and all-weather swimmers use the waves as their playground. In typical St. Kilda fashion, there are numerous options for refreshments, whether at the end of the famed pier or in the pubs and restaurants of the St. Kilda Sea Baths. Visit the breakwater to view a colony of small penguins digging in the rocks for an amazing encounter with animals.

Royal Botanic Gardens
Opening in 1816, the gardens have served as a scientific repository for rare and exotic plant species from around the globe since then. Today, it is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious historic botanical institutes and one of Australia’s oldest scientific organisations.

FAQs

For an accurate estimate, please use our booking engine to search for prices, which vary based on demand and seasonality.

Yes, you can pick up or drop off your campervan outside regular office hours. To schedule a pick-up or drop-off outside of regular business hours, please contact our reservations team at reservations@travellers-autobarn.com or 1 800 674 374.

We give everything necessary to live and sleep peacefully in your camper. Here is our complete list of campervans for rental.

At Travellers Autobarn you can rent a variety of vehicles that meet your specific needs, please refer to our Campervan Hire page to review which vehicles are fitted with kitchen facilities.

We do not currently have any campervan vehicles fitted with toilets.

We advise you to wait until you’ve picked up your camping van before going grocery shopping. Thus, you will know exactly how much space is available in the refrigerator and pantry.

Once you have your camper, we recommend heading to the Central West Shopping Centre, 67 Ashley Street, West Footscray, where both Aldi and Coles are located. This shopping centre is only a 16-minute drive away from our Melbourne branch, making it the perfect place to stock up on supplies.

IMPORTANT – you are not covered for any roof top damage of your vehicle so please avoid driving/parking in any undercover car parks or any car parks which have height restrictions.

If you’re visiting Victoria for less than six months, by law, you can drive on your overseas driver’s licence as long as it is valid, current and issued in English . However, once you’ve been living in Victoria (or if you plan to live here for more than six months), you’ll need to convert your overseas licence or permit to a Victorian one. Click here for more information.