Hire a van in Melbourne for all your transport and travel needs on Turo. Whether you’re looking moving house or tackling a road trip across Victoria with your extended family, discover the perfect ride to fuel your adventure.
Our local Melbourne hosts have both short and long term booking options available, as well as value add-ons (from baby seats to GPS navigation) to truly customise your trip.
From the inner city streets of Carlton to the foreshore of St Kilda, there's plenty to explore in Melbourne (a.k.a. Australia's cultural capital). Van hire in Melbourne is made easy with Turo - start by browsing from a large variety of vans ready to hire, and book at a time that suits you.
Enter a date and location in Melbourne (or beyond) and browse vans shared by local hosts.
Book on the Turo app or online, choose a protection plan, and say hi to your host! Cancel for free up to 24 hours before your trip, and get discounts if you book early or for a longer duration!
Have the van delivered or pick it up from your host. Check in with the app, grab the keys, and hit the roads of Melbourne!
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Melbourne is home to fantastic array of places to explore, especially in a van. Here are some of the top places we think are worth checking out in Melbourne.Book the perfect car
Plan a fun family trip to Melbourne Zoo and meet all your favourite animals, both native to Australia and from overseas. Melbourne Zoo offers a variety of family-friendly animal experiences, such as meet-ups with lemurs and meerkats. For those interested in nocturnal animals, Melbourne Zoo also has a guided overnight tour called Swags Under the Sun, complete with a barbecue dinner, mattresses to sleep on, and a delicious breakfast the next day. If you've got a big family or want to invite a few friends along for your zoo trip, hire a van to travel together.
Located in East Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens is a sight to behold, filled with history, heritage, culture, and of course, beautiful native flora. First laid out in 1859, Fitzroy Gardens is known for its large variety of flowers and shrubs, as well as its lush lawns, create a picturesque landscape. Fitzroy Gardens also features a number of historic buildings, such as the Band Pavilion, Sinclair's Cottage, and the Rotunda. There's also the Spanish-inspired Conservatory and the Electricity Substation. Visit the Fitzroy Gardens if you want to spend a family-friendly weekend away from the busy hustle of city life. Host a picnic and invite all your friends and family to enjoy the natural scenery. You can even hire a van to help drive everyone to the garden while transporting all your picnic supplies.
If you've got time to spare and want to enjoy some adventurous water sports, Lake Eildon National Park is the perfect place to go. A two-hour drive from Melbourne CBD, Lake Eildon National Park is home to a whole world of water sports, complete with powered campgrounds and campervan sites. Some of the best water sports to try at Lake Eildon National Park are water skiing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and even fishing. The glorious lake is shadowed by the Victorian Alps and the view from the water makes for an unforgettable memory. You can explore and enjoy all that Lake Eildon National Park offers with friends and family.
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Cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before your Melbourne trip starts. Because life happens and it helps to be flexible when it does.
Get your van delivered right to you or wherever you’re going. Many hosts offer delivery to custom locations or popular points of interest in Melbourne, like airports, train stations, and hotels.
Keen on hiring a van in Melbourne? Follow our expert tips so your hiring and driving experience goes as smoothly as possible.
Melbourne's road rules are generally the same as the rest of Australia. However, there are a few minor differences on the road that you could keep in mind:
Be wary of trams on the road, especially around the CBD area.
Hook turns are commonly used in Victoria, allowing drivers to turn right from a left-hand lane at selected intersections. Check the road markings to ensure you only perform this move in approved areas.
Unless otherwise stated, road speed is generally 50km/h.
If you're driving a van for the first time, here are a couple of tips to make your experience a little bit easier (especially if a van is the only larger car you've ever driven):
Understand your gear settings and practice beforehand, especially if you're hiring a manual transmission van.
Know your van's height and look up heights at car parks before you attempt entry.
Watch your speed, especially when taking your van city driving.
Take care when turning and manoeuvering on the roads, especially when carrying heavy loads.
Be aware that you'll likely have less visibility of your blind spots in a van, so ensure you use caution when changing lanes.
The two main toll roads in Melbourne to keep in mind are:
CityLink: connecting Monash, West Gate, and Tullamarine freeways. CityLink is 22km long and is best used for travel between Melbourne’s CBD, port, and airport.
EastLink: connecting Eastern, Monash, Frankston, and Peninsula Link freeways. EastLink is 39km long and is best used for travel between Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs and Mornington Peninsula.
You can pay toll fees in Melbourne online or purchase a visitor’s pass beforehand.
Designated or specialised van parking aren't common in Melbourne. Van drivers usually opt for street parking or car parks. However, make sure to check the height restrictions for particular car parks before visiting them as not all vans for hire may be able to drive in.
No, a regular car license (Class C) lets you drive a van in Melbourne. A Class C license also permits you to drive some light trucks, utes, and car-based motorcycles.
There are many petrol stations and EV chargers around Melbourne that you can stop by for a refuel. There are chain petrol and EV charger stations like Coles Express, Woolworths Caltex, BP, and 7-Eleven, as well as local independent servos.
Depending on your transport needs, a van may be more suitable than a two-wheel drive. You may want to hire a van in Melbourne if you plan on moving houses, heading on a family trip, or going camping.
Whether you're flying into Melbourne Airport or Avalon Airport, starting your trip in Geelong or elsewhere in Victoria, expect to find handy van hire pickup locations across the state. Unlike bargain car rentals or a traditional rental agency, Turo's local hosts can deliver your van to any convenient location that suits you best.
Chat with your host when booking to discover where you can arrange delivery of your van from your CBD accommodation to any suburb in greater Melbourne or beyond.
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Whether you’re looking to transport furniture or explore Melbourne with a large group, Turo allows you to find the perfect van type to suit your itinerary in Victoria.
Some popular van models you can book include the Toyota Hiace, Volkswagen Transporter, and Mercedes V-Class. Unlike cheap van rental companies, expect to find unique models and van types you can't find anywhere else on Turo.
Where you're looking for automatic or manual transmission, a cheap van hire or a premium ride, you'll find your drive on Turo.
If you’re considering another type of vehicle, Turo has plenty of other car hire options available, including SUVs, utes, people movers, and many more.
Need a reliable and spacious vehicle for a large family road trip? Looking to save money on removalists and want to move house yourself? Hiring a van is the perfect solution, no matter what occasion you have in store in Melbourne.
Moving your belongings: Sometimes, your usual vehicle doesn’t have enough room to move your belongings. When this is the case, a van is your go-to solution. Be sure to hire a van with minimal seats to fully utilise the extra room.
Going camping: Enjoy a camping trip in the comfort of a campervan. Hiring a campervan in Melbourne lets you enjoy all the perks of camping outdoors, without worrying about annoying pests or the hassle of setting up a tent.
Family trips: If you’ve a large family and want to enjoy an exciting getaway together, why not hire a van for a spacious, fun road trip? Whether it’s an interstate road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide or a scenic drive down the Great Ocean Road, a van is the perfect vehicle with enough luggage space for the whole crew.
Moving house in Melbourne: Sometimes, a compact modern car just might not cut it to transport all your belongings and furniture to your new pad. Save some money on removalists and get hands-on with the moving process yourself. Hire a van for a few hours (or days) and safely transport all your belongings to your new space.
To book a van on Turo in Melbourne, you must create a Turo account, be 21 years old or older, have a valid driver’s licence, and get approved to drive on Turo. When you’re booking your first trip, you’ll go through a quick approval process by entering your driver’s licence and some other information. In most cases, you’ll get approved immediately, and you’ll be set for every future road trip, business trip, and family holiday!
No, you don’t need personal insurance coverage to book a van on Turo.
When booking a van in Australia, you’ll also choose between the Premier (if available), Standard, and Minimum protection plans. Each plan includes varying limits on financial responsibility for damage to a host’s vehicle. All trips include up to $20,000,000 (per event) in legal liability protection. Legal liability protection protects against damage to other people’s property and death or bodily injury (where the legal liability is not covered or capable of being covered by any statutory or compulsory scheme) as a result of an accident involving the vehicle. All protection is provided by Turo Travels Mutual.*
On your Account page, make sure you’ve checked the box to receive email notifications, and enable push notifications from the Turo app in your phone settings — we’ll send you occasional promotions, discounts, and deals on van rental in Melbourne!
When it comes to cheap car hire, frequent travellers on Turo can also get rewarded with the loyalty bonus — earn a promo code for one bonus day when you take trips totalling 10 days in a 90-day period!**
Yes, many Turo hosts in Melbourne offer discounted prices when you book long term van hire trips lasting 3+, 7+, or 30+ days. Additionally, hosts can offer “early bird” discounts for Melbourne trips booked a week or more in advance. So, if you are looking for cheap van hire in Melbourne, get a van hire deal at the lowest rate possible by booking longer trips, at least a week in advance.
Some hosts offer car hire with unlimited KMs; others set a daily distance limit. On the vehicle pages, you’ll see the total kilometres you’re allowed to drive under the heading “Distance included.” You can find cars offering unlimited mileage with every trip by using the “Unlimited distance” filter.
Turo accepts most credit cards issued by major financial institutions, including American Express and Discover cards, as well as debit cards with a Visa or Mastercard logo that are linked to a checking account.
Apple Pay and Google Pay on mobile devices are also accepted, but Turo does not accept cash or checks as valid payment methods.
You can cancel and get a full refund up to 24 hours before your trip starts. If you book a trip with less than 24 hours’ notice, you have one hour after booking to cancel free of charge. If you cancel after the free cancellation period ends, you will be charged a small cancellation fee.
Under the enhanced cleaning policy, hosts are required to clean and disinfect their vehicles thoroughly before every trip, so you can feel safe and comfortable behind the wheel. Turo hosts have access to training materials on enhanced safety measures and cleaning practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or other viruses.
No. Unlike car rental companies, Turo is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where you can book directly from trusted local car owners in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Turo does not own any vehicles — Turo hosts share their own personal cars and set their own prices, discounts, vehicle availability, and delivery options.
There is no fee or additional charge for adding a driver to your trip on Turo. Only the guest who booked the trip can request to add drivers; Turo hosts cannot do it for you. We encourage you to request to add any additional drivers before your trip starts, though guests in Australia can request to add a driver while a trip is in progress.
To speed up the process, have your additional driver create a Turo account and get approved to drive before you request to add them. All drivers must have a valid driver’s licence and meet the age requirements for the car you’ve booked. You can request to add drivers via the “Trips” tab in the Turo app without additional driver charges or extra costs.
The cost of hiring a van in Melbourne depends on a number of factors, such as the model of van you're hiring and how long you're hiring it for. Turo offers discounts for long term van hires and early bookings.
Keep in mind that custom pick up locations may also result in a fee - for example, the cost of Melbourne airport car hire may differ from the cost of car hire in other locations.
No, you need to have your full license in order to hire a van from Turo and other car hire companies in Melbourne. On Turo, you'll need an unrestricted license to book a van or car.
The minimum age to rent a van on Turo is 21 years of age, with all drivers under 25 years old being subjected to an extra cost of $15/day (a.k.a the Young Driver Surcharge). Plus, if you're looking to hire certain vehicle classes, you must be 25 or older to book a Deluxe Class vehicle, and 30 or older to book a Super Deluxe Class vehicle.