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Van hire in Melbourne

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Van Rental in Melbourne

Do you need to rent a van in Melbourne? At Car Next Door, we have hundreds of vans belonging to real people. It doesn’t matter whether you require a people mover, moving van or a minibus - you'll be sure to find the right van for you. Borrowing a van from your neighbour can be up to 50% less expensive than a traditional van rental company. In fact, the average price per hour for a van hire in Melbourne is just $11.43 (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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne - useful information

If you’re moving house or got a lot of stuff to shift, hiring a van makes it easy and affordable to do the job yourself. There are a few options for hiring a van in Melbourne, but the cheapest and most convenient way is to use a car-sharing service like Car Next Door.

Car Next Door lets you rent a van for as little as one hour or up to several days. There’s no paperwork: just sign up for free and book a van near you for the time you need it.

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

Renting a van from a traditional hire car company can get very expensive very quickly. You need to pay for a whole day, even if you only need the van for a few hours. By the time you include petrol and insurance excess reduction, you could be looking at well over $150 a day.

Rates for borrowing a van from Car Next Door start at $10 an hour and $40 a day, plus distance charges. You can reduce your excess to $500 for just $.150 an hour or $18 a day.

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

You can drive a van on a normal Victorian car licence, provided it weighs less than 4.5 tonnes and has a maximum of 12 seats. This includes all standard moving vans, and all cars available for hire on Car Next Door.

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