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What to Check Before Picking Up Your Campervan

Campervan rental checklist

VroomVroomVroom has put together a quick checklist to help guide you on what to bring and what to do when picking up your campervan in Australia. Before you arrive at the depot to collect your vehicle, you'll need to remember a few important things. Below are some of them!

Don't rush to pick up your campervan

Take note of your checkout times and plan your arrival at the depot to make sure you arrive on time. If you are only having to travel a short distance, this is less of a concern. However, if you are long haul travellers, it's highly recommended that you don't rush this part of the process. Pre-plan your trip if you can and try to arrive at least an hour early in order to fill in all the paperwork and learn more about your vehicle. If you want to know which is the perfect campervan for you, click here.

Secure all required documents

Be sure you have your driver's licence with you when you arrive at the depot. You must also bring a valid credit card to cover the security bond. If travelling from overseas, make sure to notify you bank that you will be using your credit card in Australia to avoid issues or problems when making payments. Find out more about things you need to know before booking here.

Pay attention to the briefing

As you fill in the paperwork, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your rental so you know if there are any driving restrictions that apply to your vehicle. Don't be shy to ask if you are unsure of anything. Staff should be able to walk you through the whole process, and point out any important vehicle features that you need to know.

Inspect the campervan for pre-existing damage

Another thing you should do is to check the vehicle carefully to ensure there is no pre-existing damage. It is also recommended to do a roof inspection. Make sure to check the roof and below the roof. It's best to take some photos for future reference because once you take the campervan out of the depot, you will be held responsible for any damage that may happen.

Read more about picking up a campervan in Australia.


Read documentation

Generally, hiring companies offer some general guides and reference documents about your vehicle, including the operating manual. Make sure to find some time to review all of these and secure them in an easy to find location in case you need to read and access them during your trip.