Our vehicles are equipped with basic cooking equipment which includes cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, gas kettle and a little more. A Linen Pack can be purchased for $10 and includes a queen duvet, queen sheet, 2 towels, 2 pillow cases and a tea towel.
Our Lucky Roamer can have up to 2 x child seats fitted.
All our vehicles have automatic transmissions making it easier to drive around Australia.
The Lucky Rookie has a 10 litre water tank and the Lucky Roamer has a 25 litre water tank. The fresh water tank can be refilled at holiday parks and often a service station when you refuel the vehicle.
Each state and territory in Australia has different rules around where freedom camping (and parking of campervans) is permitted and where it is not. We suggest that you contact the nearest Visitor Centre about camping in a particular location.
In many places in WA you can camp for free, or for a few dollars a night. Even camping in a Caravan Park is usually not that expensive (except for a few of the very remote communities!). Many of the beaches in WA allow camping, meaning you can follow the coast around WA whilst saving your money and waking up each morning to the best view in the world!
It’s worth investigating thoroughly where you can camp though, as there are rules and regulations that are in place to stop people camping in certain areas. There are plenty of designated camping spots throughout WA, and with some quality planning you will be able to have an amazing trip without breaking your budget!
The DEC has recently updated a page on campsites in WA.
We always suggest as soon as you know the dates you wish to have your holiday – go online and book. To confirm we only need a AU$100 deposit and then the balance is due on pick up of your campervan. Very easy. The best way to submit your credit card details are though the secure server bookings page on our website. Or if preferred, just give us a call!
All campervan operators in Australia charge by the day, not per 24 hour period. So regardless of the time of collection and return, you will be charged for the day you collect and the day you drop your vehicle off. This is somewhat like a hotel and a rental car company all in one as you can drive and sleep in your vehicle.
Your request will be processed within 24 hours of receiving your booking or we will get in contact with you. If a vehicle is available for the dates you specified, your booking will be finalised and your credit card will be charged a AU$100 deposit. If a vehicle is not available, we will contact you with a suitable alternative and no payment will be incurred.
We require a credit card for the AU$100 deposit to secure you booking. Your credit card information is strictly confidential and this is a faster method for securing your booking compared with Cash or Cheque.
Yes. Security of our customer’s credit card is taken very seriously. To ensure your security, all credit card transactions are secured by SSL, which encrypts the credit card number so as to make it unavailable to any other party.
We accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express (Amex). Please note that Visa and Master Card have an additional fee of 2.5% when used and Amex cards have an additional fee of 5.0% when used. There is no extra charge for paying in cash.
All credit card transactions will be processed in Australian dollars (AU$). This applies to all bookings made through our website.
To secure a booking we do require a AU$100 deposit. No reservation will be accepted or guaranteed without a deposit. The deposit can be made in Cash, Cheque or Credit Card.
If you wish to amend or cancel your existing booking, please contact us as soon as possible. This is so we can make sure any extensions are available for you and to reduce the cost to you for cancellations. Simply go to the contact page and make an enquiry, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please ensure you quote your confirmation number.
No, there is no refund if you return your campervan earlier than the reserved period. However your travel insurance may in some circumstances cover the unused portion.
In Australia we drive on the left hand side. Some rules may be different to what you are used to. You can take a short test here to start learning the differences.
No, our campervans can be driven with a standard full car licence. License must be in English or an international drivers license is required.
There is no age restriction to hire a campervan from us. The only condition is that you drive on the conditions of your drivers license.
We have a minimum hire period of 7 days when collecting and returning the campervan from / to Perth, Cairns or Sydney. The minimum between branches is 10 days. Please note however that this can change during peak seasons depending on availability.
You can drive anywhere as long as you are not on a beach. If you are planning on travelling in the Outback you are required to pay the Outback Fee.
The open road speed limit is 110km/hour but we suggest a comfortable speed for driving your campervan is 90km/hour, especially if you have never driven one before. Should you choose to travel below the speed limit, please show courtesy to other road users by allowing them to pass.
This all depends on how far you travel! Most of our campervans have an average fuel consumption of 10-14 ltrs per 100kms.
It is not always necessary to go to a camp ground. It is acceptable to stop on the side of the road or in a bush reserve as long as there are no signs saying “No Parking/Overnight Camping”. Use common sense and courtesy. Please remember to take any rubbish for proper disposal later. Campgrounds usually charge around AU$10 – $25 per night per person. Lucky Rentals recommends staying at campgrounds.
Yes, we supply campground & regional guides as well as comprehensive Australian road maps.
It is rare for powered sites to be full at camping parks. The only time it may be a problem is over the Christmas/New Year period continuing to the end of the second week of January and also the first two weeks of February. Bookings may be wise in some of the key tourist centres also.
Lucky Rentals is located at 110 Francis Street in the precinct of Northbridge, an area just north of the CBD renown for being the mecca of backpacking in Perth.
In Sydney we are located at 25 Aylesbury Street, Botany near Sydney International Airport.
Lucky Rentals Cairns is located at 107 Bunda Street, Cairns. This is in the Cairns city centre and less than a 10 min walk from the waterfront.
Brisbane and Melbourne are on request please contact us for availability.
You need to come to our office to collect your vehicle so we can complete the necessary documentation and show you how to use your campervan. The whole process takes about 45 minutes.
Unfortunately Lucky Rentals does not offer an after hours service.
We have branches in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. Please note some routes are subject to one way fees:
Our campervans are supported 24-hour emergency breakdown service who are a nationwide network of reputable service agents who will deal with any problems that may arise. We can also authorize you to spend up to AU$100.00 in emergency repairs so that you can deal with minor matters speedily or when convenient to you, but please produce the receipt when you return from your hire for a refund.
Please note that if the breakdown is caused by the driver (flat tyre, dead battery and use of incorrect fuel) you maybe liable for the service call out. The service call outs are depending on your location but start from AU$95.00.
Only if you opt for the Sure Thing excess reduction option at an extra AU$30 per day. It is worth it!
The rental excess cover restricts the maximum you are liable for in the event of an accident as long as you do not break the rental agreement terms and conditions. It does not cover you for any personal loss or injury. We suggest taking your own personal travel insurance.
You will be liable for up to the amount of your excess towards the repair cost. If the damage is minor, you will only be charged the repair costs and not the entire excess.
If you have the Gambler insurance option ($3000 excess) we require a $3000 pre authorisation, you will need to have the funds available in your account on the day of pick up. The Pre Authorisation freezes the amount in your account which means you are not charged any transaction fees. This normally lasts between 5-14 working days before it is unfrozen. If you don’t have a credit card, we require either cash or signed Travelers Cheques in AU$ as a bond. If there is no loss/damage or any reported incidents, speeding fines or parking tickets, we will send the cash or Travelers Cheques back to you 3 weeks after your hire ends. Please note if you have our Sure Thing insurance cover we only Pre Authorise $250 and if you have our On the Fence insurance cover we Pre Authorise $2000.
The Gambler excess reduction option is included in our rates and this is compulsory. If you are covered by travel insurance you will not need to pay for any additional insurance excess reduction, however you will be liable to pay the excess of AUD$3000 at the time of the incident and then you would need to reclaim this excess from your travel insurer.
In the event that something happens to the campervan and you are not at fault, (either a vehicle accident where someone strikes the vehicle or damage occurs while the vehicle is parked) you are liable for the damage caused to the vehicle until we are able to receive payment for those damages from the third party.
• The first driver is free. Each additional driver incurs an extra fee of AU$1 per day, unless Sure Thing excess reduction option is taken
• An AU$25 cleaning fee applies to all bookings. If the vehicle is returned in a standard of unreasonable cleanliness, an extra cleaning fee of AU$100 will apply
• If a portable toilet (where applicable) is not returned empty, a cleaning fee of AU$100 will apply
• All vehicles are designated smoke free. If smoking is undertaken inside the vehicle, a cleaning fee of AU$100 will apply
• An AU$10 premium location fee applies for all bookings collecting from the Perth branch
The vehicle is covered by 24 hour, 7 days road-side assistance. This basic coverage covers any mechanical malfunction or failure of the vehicle. Please note that this basic coverage does not cover failure resulting from the hirer’s actions or inactions, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• The vehicle running out of fuel or incorrect fuel being used
• The keys being locked inside the vehicle or lost
• Flat batteries caused by incorrect usage of the batteries and /or incorrect usage of any equipment that requires the batteries in order to operate
• A breakdown resulting from damage caused in an accident
• A breakdown caused by wilful neglect
The hirer may be liable for a charge by the road-side assistance provider in the event assistance is required for the above.
The hirer can pay an additional AU$5 per day (to a maximum of fifty (50) days) for Premium Road-side Assistance coverage that covers the hirer’s cost for the above failure resulting from the hirer’s actions or inactions, excluding a breakdown caused by wilful neglect.
Premium Road-side Assistance is only available in areas defined by Lucky Rentals as the Outback when the additional Outback Road-side Cover is also paid.