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Van Rental in Canberra

Are you searching for a rental van in Canberra? There are hundreds of real people’s vans of all types and sizes listed on Car Next Door. Regardless of whether you need a people mover, minibus or moving van- we have dozens of vans available to hire in Canberra. Our vans are up to 50% less expensive than a traditional rental van company. In fact, the average price per hour for a rental van in Canberra is only $8.13(plus fuel) with Car Next Door. It’s free to become a member, and because the keys are at the car, you can skip the rental counter!

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Frequently asked questions


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 van 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. If you are on the no-monthly-fee Featherweight plan, you'll also pay a booking fee and if you choose, an optional excess reduction fee.

When you borrow vans with Car Next Door, you’re covered with comprehensive insurance policy. If you’re responsible for damage, the most you’ll need to pay is your Damage and Loss Liability amount - subject to some common-sense insurance exclusions.

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!

Each van has both hourly and daily rates that are set by the Owner of the van. Typical rates for cars are $5–$8 per hour, and or $25-$40 per day. Vans cost around $9-12 per hour and $50-60 per day. This will be charged upfront at the time you make the booking. You also pay a distance charge for each kilometre you drive. The distance rate is chosen by the van's owner - it will be 21c, 33c or 45c per kilometre - and clearly displayed on the van's profile. This includes your fuel and also covers the owner for wear and tear on the van.

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Hiring a van in Canberra - useful information

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.

How much does it cost to hire a van in Canberra?

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 insurance 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.

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

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.

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