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Brisbane campervan rental is easy with our time-saving comparison tool. Compare major brands to get better prices and peace of mind with hassle-free bookings.

Camper Champ helps you compare prices from multiple campervan rental companies in Brisbane. Most rental depots are just a short distance from Brisbane Airport, which serves both domestic and international visitors.

The cost of renting a campervan in Brisbane is approximately $50 to $450 per day for most vehicles. Rates will differ based on availability, length of booking as well as motorhome model. Campervans range from compact vehicles such as the Travellers Autobarn Station Wagon to larger ones such as the 6-Berth Cruisin' Deluxe.

The perpetually sunny state capital serves as a strategic starting point to explore South East Queensland and beyond. With such immense natural beauty, Queensland has become one of Australia’s most sought-after campervan rental destinations. World-class RV infrastructure makes van life a breeze—think dump points, water refills, and campgrounds galore. Campervan-friendly campsites range from swanky beachfront spots to rustic rural farm stays.

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Brisbane Airport Campervan Hire

Can I hire a campervan at the airport in Brisbane?

While there are no camper rentals directly at the terminal at Brisbane Airport (BNE), there are several campervan rental companies within 5–12 km.

Jucy offers a complimentary shuttle with your rental. The other suppliers' depots are easily accessible by taxi or Uber.

The Self-drive Holiday in Brisbane

A kitted-out camper is the best way to explore Brisbane and beyond. For a reasonable daily rate, you’ll cruise between jaw-dropping natural attractions and sleep in spectacular campsites.

While sightseeing within city limits doesn’t require a camper, a cosy van is the best way to explore the outlying region. Here’s why:

  • Affordable: With your accommodation and transport rolled into one, you’ll save big bucks on hotel and hire car expenses.

  • Self-catering: Eating out is expensive in Australia. s any good camper comes with a well-equipped kitchen, you can save stacks of cash by cooking on the go.

  • Convenience: No need to swing back to Brisbane after a long day of sightseeing. A motorhome lets you plan a time-efficient route and camp near those must-visit sites.

  • Freedom: Forget about pre-booking hotels and setting strict itineraries. The campervan lets you wander around Queensland on a whim.

  • Amenities: Your kitchen, charging points, toilet, and shower are always within easy reach.

Remember these helpful tips when driving around Brisbane in a campervan rental:

  1. All traffic moves on the left-hand side.
  2. Seatbelts and child restraints are compulsory.
  3. Carry a valid driver's licence when travelling.
  4. Traffic moves clockwise around the roundabout.
  5. Watch out for wildlife, especially around dawn, dusk and when travelling at night. Country roads and long stretches of the open road are notorious for crossing wildlife.
  6. The blood alcohol content limit in QLD is 0.05%.
  7. Default speed limits in Brisbane are 50 km/h for built-up residential areas and 100 km/h for roads in rural areas unless indicated otherwise. It is not uncommon to drive through areas such as the Brisbane CBD with speed limits of 40km/h. School zones also have speed limits reduced to 40 km/h during certain hours on school days. Always pay attention to posted speed limit signs and adjust your speed accordingly.

Are there toll roads in Brisbane?

Tolls apply to the following roads:

  • Gateway Motorway
  • Logan Motorway
  • Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7)
  • Go Between Bridge
  • Legacy Way
  • AirportLinkM7
  • Toowoomba Bypass

These toll roads are equipped with electronic tolling systems, such as the e-tag or e-toll, which automatically deduct the toll amount from a linked account as vehicles pass through. It is important to be aware of the tolls and associated payment methods when driving in Brisbane.

Travel Tips for Brisbane

How can you save money on a campervan holiday in Brisbane?

RV travel hit the mainstream in Australia as an affordable way to explore. Thrifty travellers can whittle down their expenses even further with the following tips:

  • Avoid peak seasons: Queensland gets inundated with winter-fleeing residents from Australian colder southern states. Avoid school holidays (especially in winter), plus major dates like Christmas/New Year and Easter.

  • Book early: Motorhome rental companies, much like airlines, base their rates on availability. Reserve early to secure the best possible deal.

  • Consider your needs: Is a flashy oversized motorhome really necessary? Settling for a cheap and cheerful budget campervan will slash your daily spend.

  • Cut back on backtracking: Fuel doesn’t come cheap these days. Use your favourite navigation application to plan a rough route that minimises backtracking. As a nifty bonus, you’ll also reduce time spent behind the wheel.

  • Plan your fuel stops: Some Australian service stations charge significantly more than others. Use mobile apps like Fuel Spy to identify the best deals in your area.

  • Get a travel buddy: Rolling with a crew lets you share rental and fuel expenses. If your besties don’t share your adventurous spirit, try posting your plans on social media—be sure to vet all applicants thoroughly.

  • Consider your campsites: Ritzy beachfront caravan parks with top-end amenities charge big bucks. On the other hand, basic bush camps boast abundant space and breathtaking views for a fraction of the cost.

  • Free camp wherever possible: Queensland has a solid selection of motorhome-friendly free camps, from gorgeous waterfront sites to no-frills highway rest areas.

  • Self-cater: High wages mean restaurants must charge a small fortune in Australia. Cooking your meals will save you a tidy sum each day (good thing your camper has a kitchen).

  • Find free activities: Ticketed tourist attractions tend to be pricey in Australia, but hiking doesn’t cost a dime. If space permits, BYO mountain bike, inflatable kayak, surfboard, and/or snorkel for more free thrills.

When is the best time to go campervanning in Brisbane?

Blessed with 283 cloudless days per year, Brisbane is among the sunniest cities on earth. A warm subtropical climate and relatively little rainfall make it a great place to visit any time of year.

The Southern Hemisphere’s spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) bring the most temperate weather. Daily average highs and lows hover around 26°C / 17°C during both seasons.

Travellers arriving in October will be greeted by a sea of blooming purple jacaranda trees. April brings abundant sunshine and reduced humidity, while May and September see the Brisbane events calendar crank into full gear. Both these balmy shoulder seasons entail thinner crowds and, consequently, lower prices across the board.

The Aussie winter (June to August) is high season in Queensland as southerners head north to escape the chill. Expect pleasant average temperatures of 23°C / 11°C in Brisbane (the locals will tell you it’s cold) and minimal rainfall. However, you’ll have to contend with crowded campsites and higher rental rates.

Summer (December to February) can get stiflingly hot in Brisbane. Although 29°C / 22°C is the January average, some days max out at 40°C. Sticky humidity and frequent rain (an average of 9 wet days per month) prompt some locals to seek shelter indoors.

Can’t hack the heat? Heading uphill to the hinterlands offers much-needed respite. Furthermore, surfers happily withstand the sweaty weather as summer brings the biggest swells.

The Queensland climate becomes increasingly tropical the further you venture north. Expect wetter weather and higher humidity, especially once you pass the Tropic of Capricorn around Rockhampton).

Peak sailing season in the Whitsundays is September to October, though shoulder seasons (April to August and November) offer favourable conditions. Surfers should note they won’t find any sizeable waves north of Seventeen Seventy.

How long do you need in Brisbane for a campervan holiday?

The ideal timeframe for a road trip departing Brisbane depends on where you go.

Determined to cover all the scenic spots listed in this guide? You’re going to need a month or two.

But if you’re content with covering small sections, you can enjoy an extraordinary adventure in just five days. Here’s a sample South East Queensland-Northern NSW itinerary:

Spend a day sussing out Brisbane’s top sites, then overnight at the Plunkett Green at Tamborine farm stay. Wake up among curious barnyard creatures, then smash out a soul-soothing waterfall hike (Curtain Falls is our top pick) before hitting a high-altitude winery (try Witches Falls) for lunch. Cruise to Lamington National Park for a ridgeline walk, then settle at O’Reilly’s Campground.

Double back towards NSW, stopping off at the Natural Bridge and your choice of other Springbrook National Park wonders. Mosey over to Mt Warning Rainforest Park and spark up a campfire. Get up early to see the sunrise hit Mt Wollumbin—the first place in Australia to catch the sun’s rays.

Swing by Nimbin to relive the hippy era and pop into Nightcap National Park to admire Protestors Falls. Cruise towards the coast and spend the evening in the boho haven of Byron Bay or its laidback brother, Brunswick Heads. Return to Brisbane via the coastal route, stopping for lunch in Pottsville or Kingscliff.

A similar timeframe could see you bouncing between stunning Sunshine Coast surf beaches and its fertile hinterlands. Tack on a few extra days if you want to include the dreamy town of Seventeen Seventy.

Allow at least two weeks for the long road trip to Airlie Beach—a 26-hour return journey. Break up the drive in both directions with strategic stopovers en route.

Parking a Campervan in Brisbane

Where are some of the best places to park your campervan in Brisbane?

Free on-street parking is available in most outer suburbs, though fees and restrictions apply once you get closer to the CBD.

Keen to explore the city centre without paying pricey parking fees?

Our top tip is The Dock D parking area at Brisbane Northshore, located a stone's throw from the famous Eat Street precinct. You will find ample free parking spots to accommodate small to large campervans and motorhomes here. It does get busy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (so be sure to get there early) in line with the opening hours of Eat Street, but you will find an accessible parking spot at any other time.

The parking lot is a short distance away from most campervan rental depots located around the airport. It’s a perfect spot to park for the day if you want to explore Brisbane’s city highlights. Simply park and walk 2 minutes to the Hamilton Northshore Ferry terminal, where you can hop onboard a CityCat Ferry and take the 50-minute ride to Brisbane's centre. Don’t forget to pre-purchase a go card for travel by bus, ferry or train.

The Park ‘n’ Ride program lets you park the whole day for free at other numerous public transport hubs around the city. From there, purchase a low-cost bus, train, or ferry ticket to the centre and back.

Where can you park a campervan overnight in Brisbane?

Queensland State law forbids sleeping overnight in a vehicle outside of a designated campsite. Furthermore, the Brisbane City Council and most Queensland Local Government Associations have bylaws prohibiting the practice.

Council rangers and police enforce anti-camping regulations somewhat sporadically within Brisbane. However, in desirable tourist destinations—especially the Sunshine Coast and Airlie Beach—stringent enforcement entails early morning interrogations and midnight patrols.

About half a dozen holiday parks offer paid campsites in Brisbane. The closest reputable option is Brisbane Holiday Village, a 15-minute drive from the CBD. If you’d rather camp in a tranquil natural setting, try the Karingal Scout Campsite instead—it’s 35 minutes from the CBD.

Hugh Muntz Park and Tully Memorial Park both offer designated free camping on the outskirts of the city. Expect to drive 30-40 minutes to get downtown.

A respectable selection of designated free camps resides around Queensland, from lakeside digs to homely country hotels and those ubiquitous highway rest areas. Here are some of our favourites:

Top 10 Campervan-friendly Campsites near Brisbane

Bigriggen Park

A stone’s throw from Mount Barney, Bigriggen offers scenic bushland-style camping with excellent amenities for a reasonable price. The spacious property is all about open-field camping—just pull in and choose a spot you like. But be warned: it gets busy with Brisbanites during holidays.

Price: From $15 per adult per night

Main amenities: showers, toilets, potable water, powered sites, bins, dump point

Boreen Point Campground, Noosa

A short drive from Noosa, Boreen Point feels miles away from the urbanised glamour of the Sunshine Coast. This charming campsite sits alongside Lake Cootharaba for optimal views. Need a night off cooking? Pop into the local pub for a pint and a hearty meal.

Price: From $36 per site per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, powered sites, bins, fire pits, bbq, camp kitchen, laundry, dump point

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park

Snapping a selfie with a cute kangaroo at sunset is the quintessential Cape Hillsborough experience. And this well-stocked holiday park puts you within walking distance of the Instagrammable early-morning show. Rather something cheaper? There’s a string of basic national park campsites nearby.

Price: From $40 per site per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, potable water, powered sites, bins, bbq, camp kitchen, laundry

Captain Logan Camp, Lake Wivenhoe

Another brilliant waterfront camp near Brisbane is Captain Logan, which straddles the serene waters of Lake Wivenhoe. Spectacular views (especially at sunset), friendly roos, and vibrant squawking birdlife make it a special place to stay.

Price: From $30 per site per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, potable water, bins, fire pits, bbq

Cedar Grove Camping, Gympie

Deep in Gympie’s Amamoor State Forest, this gorgeous grassy campsite straddles a refreshing swimmable creek. Green open spaces and easy-going bushwalks make it a top spot to kick back or stretch your legs while soaking in the views. Plus, abundant space means you won’t have to worry about nosey neighbours.

Price: From $7.50 per night

Main amenities: toilets, non-potable water

Charlie Moreland Campground, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Wildlife-rich rock pools, rainforest walks, and a reflective creek beckon campers to this scenic Sunny Coast Hinterland site. As a basic bush camp, amenities are minimal and reception non-existent—but you can’t complain about the view. Love your cheese? You won’t want to miss the dairies at Kenilworth and Maleny.

Price: From $7 per adult per night

Main amenities: toilets, non-potable water

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island

As our favourite campground on Straddie, some sites overlook the turquoise breaks of Cylinder Beach. The facility’s here are first rate and the local shops only a short stroll away. If you tire of gazing at the dreamy sea view, you’ll find plenty of adventures scattered around the island.

Price: From $80 per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, bbq, powered sites

Moogerah Lakeside Bush Camp, Gold Coast Hinterlands

Fancy relaxing with waterfront views and sinking a brew by the campfire come sundown? Then make a beeline for Lake Moogerah. Perched high in the Gold Coast Hinterland, this lovely spot lures seclusion-seeking South East Queenslanders. Top-notch amenities mean you won’t have to rough it.

Price: From $40 per site per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, potable water, powered sites, bins, bbq, camp kitchen, laundry

O’Reilly’s Campground, Lamington National Park

Straddling Lamington National Park, this local landmark, has become an institution for its convenient location and awe-inspiring views. Lamington’s top trails are an easy car trip away, and the on-site restaurant does a mean wood-fired pizza. Don’t leave without sipping freshly-fermented vino from O’Reilly’s award-winning vineyard.

Price: From $50 per site per night

Main amenities: toilets, showers, potable water, powered sites, bbq, camp kitchen, restaurant

Upper Stony Camping Area, Byfield National Park

Byfield National Park is Rockhampton’s premiere recreation playground, and this lovely creek-facing spot is the best of the lot. Most sites reside within easy stumbling distance of the aquamarine blue Stony Creek, a scenic watering hole that’s perfect to beat Queensland’s stifling heat. Avoid weekends if you can.

Price: From $7 per adult per night

Main amenities: toilets, non-potable water, fire pits, bbq

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of licence do you need to hire a campervan in Brisbane?

Australian residents need a valid class C (car) license to hire a campervan or motorhome in Brisbane. Learners, provisional (Ps), and probationary licenses aren’t accepted. Foreign travellers need an International Driver's Permit (IDP) or an official English translation of a comparable overseas car license. Most campervan rental companies won’t rent vehicles to anyone aged under 21. Drivers under 25 pay a young driver surcharge.

Where can I park my motorhome overnight in Brisbane?

If you wish to stay in Brisbane for a while to explore the city, you’ll find several caravan parks and camping sites just a short drive from the city centre. Popular holiday parks include the Brisbane Holiday Village, Galaxy Caravan Park and Brisbane Gateway Resort.

Commonly visited Brisbane attractions include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, South Bank Parklands and cruises along the Brisbane River.

Can I take my rental campervan to Fraser Island?

No, most rental suppliers in Australia list Fraser Island as a restricted area. 4WD campers are also included in this restriction and are not allowed on the island under any circumstances.

Check with your rental supplier for any questions regarding restricted areas.

Can I take my rental campervan to Moreton Island?

No, most rental suppliers in Australia list Moreton Island as a restricted area. 4WD campervans are also included in this restriction and are not allowed on Moreton Island under any circumstances. Check with your rental supplier for any questions regarding restricted areas.

Are one-way campervan rentals available?

Yes, a large number of companies allow for one-way rentals. Our comparison tool will show you availability on your preferred route and automatically factor in any one-way fees charged by the supplier.

Popular destinations for a one-way road trip along the East Coast starting in Brisbane include Cairns, the Gold Coast and Sydney.

Can I pick up a rental motorhome on the Sunshine Coast?

Most major campervan rental brands in South East Queensland are located in Brisbane.The majority of these have their Brisbane branch located near the airport and do not have a separate Sunshine Coast depot.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.

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