2 Berth Budgie Van - Travellers Autobarn

With original artwork and a basic but very comfortable interior, you will be the envy of every other traveller, with this affordable van hire. Our Budgie Van is fully equipped with all the necessities of travelling. It even has a tropical ice-box, 2 USB plug-ins, and internal LED lights which are powered by a second battery. This home on wheels will help you get the most out of your adventure Down Under! Backpacker, budget, cheap, thrifty, economic, whatever you call it, you don’t miss out on anything with our Budgie Van for hire.

What better way is there to see our magnificent countryside than behind the wheel of one of our cheap van rentals. After a day’s driving, you can pull up to your campsite, cook dinner and then sit back and relax, enjoying your meal whilst taking in one of Australia’s beautiful sunsets. And at the end of, the day you retire to a comfortable double bed in the privacy of your own hotel room – on wheels!

Specification General Inclusion Dimension Other
2013 model 2 Seat belts Vehicle Dimensions: Fire extinguisher
2.4L, 4 Cylinder engine Sleep: 2 Length: 4.5m Roof racks: 50% of all vehicles
Manual Air Con front cabin Width: 1.84m Booster seat (4-5 years)
Unleaded  Sink Height: 1.69m  
12-14L per 100 km fuel consumption (approx) Water tank Interior height: 1.24m  
Powered steering Portable gas cooker    
Dual battery LED internal Lights Bed Dimensions:  
2*240V to charge electrical appliances Ice Box 1 Double bed: 1.85 x 1.55m  
  CD player & MP3 plug-in    
  Kitchen Equipments    
  Bedding Equipments    

Rates Include

  Standard Protection
(With Excess AU $3500 bond preauthorised at pickup)
Protection Plus
(With Excess AU $0.00)
Protection Plus Value pack
(with Excess AU $0.00)
Per Day Price AU $0 AU $35 per day AU $45 per day
Single Vehicle Rollover* or Write-off Liability Hirer pays full cost of damage to vehicle (or market value if written off) up to $50,000 Hirer pays up to $10,000 $0.00
1 Front Windscreen and 2 tyres (repairs and replacement) X Yes Yes
*Tyre Waiver - AU $4.50 per day X X X
**Windscreen Waiver - AU $ 4.50 per day X X X
Camp Chairs - AU $15 per person X X Yes
Extra Driver/Renter - AU $3.00 per personper day X X Yes
Camp Table - AU $30 per rental X X Yes
Baby Seat (6 months - 4 years) - AU $45 each X X X
Booster Seat (4 - 8 years) - AU $45 each X X X
GPS - AU $ 7 per day (capped at 20 days) X X X
Pre-purchased Gas Bottle - AU $35 each X X X
Heater (240V power required) - AU $25 per rental X X X
FM Transmitter - AU $25 per hire X X X
Phone Charge - AU $ 35 per hire X X X
Solar shower - AU $30 per rental X X X

 

 
Name Price
Pre-Purchased Gas Bottle (01 April 2024 onward) (i) AU $35.00 Per Rental
GPS AU $7.00 Per Day
Camping Table AU $30.00 Per Rental
Camping Chairs AU $15.00 Per Rental
Additional drivers AU $3.00 Per Day
 

Terms and Conditions

T&Cs for Motorhome Rentals 2023 -2024

Valid Pickup Dates From : 01 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

T&Cs for Motorhome Rentals 2024 -2025

Valid Pickup Dates From : 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

What do I need to take to go backpacking in Australia?
To help you backpacking preparation, we’ve created a handy dandy checklist that you can print off and use to check items off as you pack.

What is your cancellation fee?
Until 14 days before pick-up, no cancellation fee applies:
1. $200 – within 14 days of pick-up
2. 50% – within 7 days of pick-up
3. 100% – same day or no show cancellation

What is your Covid policy?
From 14th of October 2022 mandatory isolations are no longer required by the Australian government. This means you no longer need to postpone/cancel your road trip due to isolation requirements. If you decide to cancel your road trip from the 14th of October 2022 we will no longer offer any credit notes and the standard cancellation policy will apply:
1. $200 – within 14 days of pick-up
2. 50% – within 7 days of pick-up
3. 100% – same day or no show cancellation

How much does fuel cost in Australia and how do I work out how much fuel I need for the trip?
Currently, fuel costs between $1.40 to $2.20 – generally Tuesdays is the day when you be able to get some cheaper petrol. It is also worth to note that petrol is generally cheaper in larger cities compared to the outback!

Does Travellers Autobarn have any road trip guides or planners with suggested places to visit?
We have over 40 different road trip itineraries including many guides for you to download! Please visit our road trip page for lots of hints & tips for your next road trip adventures with us.

Can I pick up/drop off my vehicle outside of office hours?
We do offer pick ups and drop offs outside of our office hours. To arrange a pick up or drop off outside of our hours, please contact our reservations team at reservations@travellers-autobarn.com or 1800 674 374 to be assisted when making your booking.

What do I do when my campervan breaks down?
Travellers Autobarn vehicles are maintained and serviced regularly, unfortunately this doesn’t prevent the occasional mechanical malfunction or breakdown.
In the event you experience any problems, even minor, you must contact our Customer Care team for further assistance. If immediate assistance is required, it is best to phone us.
Australia: 1800 674 374
New Zealand: 0800 348 348
USA (+1) 800 469 4790
Minor mechanical repairs costing less than $100 may be undertaken without contacting us for authorisation and will be reimbursed when you return the vehicle, receipts must be provided as proof, or we are unable to refund you.

How much will my road trip cost? How can I estimate this?
To get a fair estimate of your road trip cost, you should consider the basic factors like:
Accommodation
Food and drinks
Travel and Tour passes
Transport fees
For more details, check out our detailed guide on how to budget for your backpacking trip to Australia.

How does the bond/excess on a rental vehicles work?
When it comes to security bond options it can get quickly very confusing…so let’s talk about it and provide as much information as we can for you.
Basically, the security bond is how much you need to have available on your Visa/Mastercard credit card (please note that we don’t accept cash cards) at the time you hire your vehicle. We will pre-authorise this amount, which means placing a hold on the funds for approximately 14 days, we do not actually deduct the funds at this time.
In the event your vehicle or third-party property is damaged, the amount of the security bond will be deducted from your credit card account and you will need to pre-authorise a 2nd security bond before you continue with your hire.
You can choose different options to reduce the amount of your security bond as outlined below.
IMPORTANT: In the event any damage is caused to your vehicle or third-party property by you breaching our Terms and Conditions or the damage is caused due to one of the Exclusions listed below, the amount that is payable by you could be in excess of the security bond that you have chosen.

Standard Protection – $0/day – $3000 Security Bond
If you choose our Standard Protection package your security bond is $3,000. This is our default package and is included in your daily hire rate. On pick-up we will freeze the amount of $3,000 on your credit card for approximately 14 days from the pick-up date.
Under this option, you will also be responsible for the full cost of damage caused by Single Vehicle Rollovers or the market value of the vehicle if a Write Off up to a maximum amount of $50,000.

Midway Protection – $20/day – $1500 Security Bond
If you choose the Midway Protection package your security bond is $1,500. To reduce your security bond to $1,500 you need to pay an extra $20 per day (for the 1st 50 days only – afterwards it is for free). On pick-up we will freeze the amount of $1,500 on your credit card for approximately 14 days from the pick-up date.
Under this option, you will also be responsible for the cost of damage caused by Single Vehicle Rollovers or Write Offs up to a maximum amount of $10,000.

Protection Plus – $30/day – $0 Security Bond
If you choose the Protection Plus package your security bond is $0. To reduce your security bond to $0 you need to pay an extra $30/day (for the 1st 50 days only – afterwards it is for free). On pick-up we will take an imprint of your credit card – no amounts will be frozen on your credit card.
This Protection Plus package also includes cover for single vehicle roll-overs and write-offs (something many other rental companies don’t cover).

Exclusions
At all times the Hirer is fully responsible for all fees, damages, expenses and/or costs for:
Loss or damage caused by or resulting from a breach of the terms of this Agreement by the Hirer (including any authorised driver). Loss or damage caused due to use of the Vehicle in contravention of clause 11, 22 or 25 of this Agreement.
Damage caused to the Vehicle by not driving in a prudent and cautious manner.
Damage caused to the Vehicle by driving on unsealed roads or beach driving.
Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion including in flood water, river water, salt water, or any other source of water.
Damage caused to the Vehicle by the Hirer’s wilful conduct or reckless e.g. sitting or standing on the bonnet or roof of the Vehicle. Damage caused to the Vehicle due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
Damage caused due to the use or misuse of snow chains.
Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
Damage to the awning, overhead (roof) or under-body of the Vehicle. Damage caused to the Vehicle because the Hirer has failed to perform tyres checks and maintain all fluid and fuel levels or failed to immediately rectify or report to us any defect of which you become aware.
All costs to replace keys which have become lost, broken, damaged, stolen or of retrieval of keys which been locked in the Vehicle, or where the Vehicle has been stolen due to it being unlocked.
Loss or damage caused where it is deemed by local authorities to have been careless or wilful in failing to comply with any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic, resulting in damage to the hired Vehicle and/or Third-Party Vehicle or any other property.
Damage caused by the Hirer’s failure to take reasonable measures for the safety of the Vehicle, its parts or accessories, or failure to comply with all restrictions on the use of the Vehicle or otherwise abuse or misuse of it.
The cost of recovering the Vehicle in the event it becomes stuck or bogged in wet ground, sand or mud.
Damage to or loss of personal belongings of the Hirer or any other person within the Vehicle
For more details on all our Security Bond Options and Exclusions, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Can a child seat be fitted?
Child seats can only be fitted in certain models. We can provide a front facing child seat that complies with local laws. You must inform us at the time of the booking if a child seat will be used in the vehicle, whether or not you provide your own, so that the appropriate installations can be made.
STATION WAGON: Accepts baby seats (0-3 years) and booster seats (4-7 years)
CHUBBY CAMPER: Accepts booster seats only (4-7 years)
HITOP CAMPERVAN: Accepts booster seats only (4-7 years)
KUGA CAMPERVAN: Accepts booster seats only (4-7 years)
HI5 CAMPERVAN: Accepts baby seats (6 month -3 years) and booster seats (4-7 years)

How many people can travel in each vehicle?
Seat belts are mandatory in Australia. Therefore, the number of passengers allowed would depend on the number of seat belts in the vehicle.
To check out your option please visit our campervan hire options here

How do I get to the Travellers Autobarn Depot?
Pick up and return of vehicles is at our depots (not airports). Our depots are close to the airports, and you can travel to us by either public transport or Uber/Taxi. For exact locations please visit our Australian campervan hire location page with google direction to each location…

Can I use my international license to drive in Australia?
In some states, you will be required carry an International License along with your current foreign license. Other states will also ask you to carry a formally translated English version of your foreign driver’s license.
For us at Travellers Autobarn we will accept your normal full driving license ( as long as in Latin/Roman alphabet) or for Australian’s any driving licenses from Green P’s onwards.

How can I pay for my rental?
All payments must be made in Australian dollars and we accept any of the following:
Cash
Debit Cards
Credit Cards
Debit and Credit cards must be Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.

How much is it to rent a campervan?
The price depends on seasonality, how you would like to hire for, where you would like to pick-up from and which vehicle you would like travel in…
Generally May, June, August & September can be seen a low season while the other month are seen as peak season…

Depot Info

Sydney - Head Office
Pick-up and Drop-off Address
1C McPherson St, Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm / Sat 9am - 12pm
FREE CALL (in Australia): 1800 674 374
T: +61 2 8323 1500 / F: +61 2 9316 9257

Brisbane
Building 2, 360 Nudgee Road, Hendra QLD, 4011
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm / Sat 9am - 12pm
T: 1800 674 374 / F: 07 3252 5226

Cairns
123 Bunda Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm / Sat 9am - 12pm
T: 1800 674 374 / F: 07 4051 2643

Darwin - Seasonal*
19 Bishop Street, Woolner NT 0820
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm // Sat 9am - 12pm
T: 1800 674 374 / F: 08 8941 7199

*Low Season 15 Dec - 15 Mar each year
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm / Sat CLOSED

Perth
16 Adrian Street, Welshpool WA 6016
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm / Sat 9am - 12pm
T: 1800 674 374 / F: 08 9472 8709

Melbourne - Seasonal*
55 King Street, Airport West VIC 3042
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm / Sat 9am - 12pm
T: 1800 674 374 / F: 03 9338 3344

*Low Season 1 June - 31 Aug each year
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm / Sat CLOSED