Need to hire a van in Canberra? There are hundreds of vans belonging to real people on Car Next Door. It doesn’t matter whether you require a minibus, people mover or moving van - Car Next Door has something for you. Borrowing a van from your neighbour is easier than with traditional rental companies as you can skip the counter and all that tedious paperwork. Whether for moving house or just need a van for a trip to Ikea or Bunnings, find vans around you on the app and get prices by the hour or by day.
International drivers are welcome to rent vans in Canberra. You just need to hold a full unrestricted driver licence from your home country, with a formal English translation if it is in another language.
Our pricing works slightly differently from traditional car rental companies. When you borrow a car with Car Next Door, you pay for both the time you have the car and the distance you drive, as well as your damage cover and booking fee.
Car Next Door trips are covered through Mobility Mutual - a member-owned mutual risk protection fund that’s specifically designed for our car-sharing community. Each time you borrow a car with Car Next Door you will be able to select the excess option which best suits your needs.
With Car Next Door you can access hundreds of vans parked on streets and in car parks all over Canberra. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home!
No credit card? No problem. Once you’ve joined up as a free member to our community, you can hire a car without a credit card. We accept any Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card - just make sure it has the necessary funds available! Note that all members will be charged a $150 deposit on their first booking, which will be returned after the trip is completed.
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Moving house or heading on a big IKEA run? You need a van! You can hire a van from a car hire agency or from a car-sharing service like Car Next Door. Car-sharing is the cheapest and most flexible option because you can book a van just for the time you need it. If you only need a van for an hour or two you won’t be stuck paying for a whole day like you would with a hire car company. Plus there’s no paperwork or standing in line: just book a van through the app and follow the instructions to get the keys and get on the road.
It could cost more than $150 a day to hire a van from a rental agency. You need to account for the daily hire rate plus the fuel you use and cover excess reduction fees. With Car Next Door you can borrow vans in Canberra from $8 an hour or $45 a day plus distance charges, and reducing your excess costs just $1.50 an hour or $18 a day.
You can drive a van on a normal ACT car licence, as long as it weighs less than 4.5 tonnes and has no more than 12 seats. This includes all standard moving vans, and all cars available for hire on Car Next Door.
We partner with Ampol to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.