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Rent a van in Melbourne

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.

Van hire Melbourne: How it works

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.

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Find your van: 

Enter a date and location in Melbourne (or beyond) and browse vans shared by local hosts. 

Book with Turo: 

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!

Hit the roads of Melbourne:

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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Things to do and places to see in Melbourne

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.

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Melbourne Zoo

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.

Fitzroy Gardens

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.

Lake Eildon National Park

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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More bang for your buck

Find deals on all kinds of drives in Melbourne and throughout Australia - from the everyday to the extraordinary - complete with a better, more convenient experience versus rental car companies. Find the perfect vehicle for your budget.

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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.

Convenient delivery locations, wherever you are in Melbourne:

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.

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Top tips for hiring a van in Melbourne


Keen on hiring a van in Melbourne? Follow our expert tips so your hiring and driving experience goes as smoothly as possible.


Melbourne road rules and driving conditions


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.


Driving a van for the first time


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.


Toll roads in Melbourne


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.


Van parking in Melbourne


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.


Do you need a special licence to drive a van in Melbourne?


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.


Petrol stations and EV chargers in Melbourne


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.


Do I need to hire a van in Melbourne?


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.


Van hire Melbourne pickup locations


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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Frequently asked questions and things to know about Melbourne van hire