Campervan and Car Hire

Rent or buy vehicles

Wagons, Campervans, 4WD, Cars for Hire

Rent or buy campervans and other vehicles around Australia.

Whether it is in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth or Darwin, Travellers Auto Barn has a great car or camper to rent that suits your backpacking needs. Enjoy the sights of the Australian countryside and camp out saving you money on accommodation.

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Renting a Car

All our rentals come with:

  • Unlimited KM
  • Rental from the age of 18
  • One-way Rentals
  • Free 24/7 road side assistance
  • Standard Insurance included
  • Camping & Drie Guide
  • 10% Discount with Caravan Parks
  • TAB DRIVE GUIDE - hints & Tips on driving around Australia & discounts through our exclusive partner network

If you have only limited time to spend, renting not only saves you money but also time. Picking up and dropping off a rental car is much quicker and easier than buying and selling a car. People who buy a car, even with a guaranteed buyback, spend at least a some time (if not days) trying to sell their car on to other travellers.

Hassle Free. Should any problems arise during your rental period, they are the responsibility of the rental company. Travellers Auto Barn will make every effort to get you speedily on your way again.

You can afford more car for your money when renting in the short term. For 10 Weeks buying a $4,500 stationwagon with with a Buyback might be outside your budget, but renting the same car for $25/day is certainly affordable.

Buying a car may mean added responsibilities and potential hassles but also offers complete freedom. Renting is generally more restrictive, but it’s more secure and worry free.

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(24 hour turnaround - except weekends)

Sales with Guaranteed Buyback

Perfect for the Gapyear or long term backpacker. Ford Falcon Stationwagons, Vans, Campervans, 4x4's and 4WD Bushcampers. Travellers Auto Barn has a backpacker tailored standard sales package of:

  • Nationwide Guaranteed Buyback Scheme
  • 3 day 100% money back guarantee
  • 14 day total warranty
  • 5000km engine & gearbox warranty
  • 1800 freecall advice and support hotline
  • 24 hour roadside assistance
  • Expert advice and experience in car ownership issues such as registration
  • and even 3rd party property insurance is available too.
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Buying a Car
  • Total Freedom. The car belongs to you - so you can take it anywhere you want to. Dirt tracks? No problem! As long as you don’t do any damage to the car, your Guaranteed Buyback price is secure.
  • The Guaranteed Buyback means you’ll definitely get some money back at the end of your trip, either to go home with or to continue travelling.
  • Remember that at the end of your trip you are not obligated to sell to the car back to Travellers Auto Barn. You are free to sell the car to whoever you choose, naturally this is usually the person who makes you the best offer! If you’re a good salesperson, it’s possible to get back more than the 40% we guarantee you by selling to another traveller.

All our sales vehicles come with:

  • 3 day 100% money back guarantee
  • 2 week total warranty
  • Engine & gearbox warranty
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Guaranteed buyback at any of our six locations
  • Free 1800 support line
  • Specially designed backpacker vehicle insurance
  • TAB DRIVE GUIDE - hints & tips on how to keep your vehicle running, travel advise around Australia & access to our large discount partner network

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You wouldn't buy a car if you only needed it for a few days, and by the same token you wouldn’t rent a car to travel around Australia for a year.

So when is buying a Travellers Auto Barn car better than renting a Travellers Auto Barn car, and when is renting better than buying? This can be answered quite simply if we compare the two options purely in economic terms.

Basically, we think that if you're travelling for 8 Weeks or less you should probably rent a car. For a longer trip of 10 Weeks or more you buy a car. Have a look at the example below to see just what we mean.

This example is based on the rental of a Ford Falcon Stationwagon with a variable daily rate, and the sale of a Ford Falcon at $3000 with a Guaranteed Buyback of 40%. Added on to the price of the sale car is $195 for Third Party Property Damage Insurance, which is not included in the Guaranteed Buyback Price.

Number of weeks Cost of Renting
a Travellers Auto Barn Car
Cost of Buying
a Travellers Auto Barn Car
2 Weeks
($50/day rental rate)
Not worth it
4 Weeks
($45/day rental rate)
Only if you intend on visiting remote areas of the outback
6 Weeks
($40/day rental rate)
8 Weeks
($40/day rental rate)
Once you past 8 Weeks: buy it!
10 Weeks
($40/day rental rate)
The best option

At 8 Weeks you would spend about the same amount of money renting the car as you would if you bought the same car and sold it back to us with a Guaranteed 40% buyback. However, often it's not just about money.


While Campervans and Vans are more expensive than cars, they obviously fetch a much higher Buyback or resale price. The table below will give you a comparison between three options: renting one of our late model Toyota HiAce Hi-Top Campervans, or buying the same van, or buying an older Toyota HiAce Pop-Top Campervan or converted MiniVan adapted for camping.

The table is calculated at an average daily rental rate for the Campervan. The cost of a converted Minivan is averaged to $8,000 and the cost of the HiAce Campervan is $16,500. We Buyback at 40% for up to 6 months and 30% for up to a year.

Number of weeks Renting a
Buying a
MiniVan or Pop-Top
Buying a
2 Weeks $1190
(@ $85/day rental rate)*
Don't even think about it Are you insane?
4 Weeks $2240
(@ $80/day rental rate)*
still cheaper to rent keep looking down the column...
6 Weeks $3375
(@ $75/day rental rate)*
almost the same further...
8 Weeks $3920
(@ $70/day rental rate)*
Same price to buy as to rent keep going...
10 Weeks $4550
(@ $65/day rental rate)*
Buy the Van! actually, it is about 16 Weeks that it becomes economical

Bear in mind that a purpose built Campervan will - if it is well maintained- fetch a much higher resale price if sold privately: so this table should only be considered a guide.

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* Daily rental rates used here are an example only and will vary seasonally.


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