Travel Tips For Australian Driving
Safe Driving In Australia
Your safety when driving our rental campervans is important to us. Please take the time to learn about the different road rules you will encounter when driving in Australia.
When driving in Australia, please be aware that you must always drive on the left hand side of the road. You must obey all traffic signals and signage, wear a seatbelt whilst in a vehicle and the driver must have their licence with them at all times when driving.
* Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.
To ensure your safety, Cheapa has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles.
Two Wheel Drive vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 5 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds.
Four Wheel Drive vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Cheapa: Any Islands, Tasmania (unless collecting your vehicle from or dropping it off at our Hobart branch), Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles and any other remote area. No vehicle is permitted on the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road , the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park and the Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York.
Road Maps & Extra Info
All Cheapa customers are supplied with a Complimentary Travel Wallet when picking up their vehicle. This wallet includes our Australian magazine with discount vouchers, campground guides, safety tips, local/regional information and other helpful information.
GPS hire is also available to help you find your way around Australia with ease. If you would like more information our friendly staff will be happy to offer personal advice on where to go, what to see and the best routes to travel.
Breakdown & Accident Assistance
All Cheapa vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. However, should you run into any mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Cheapa offers 24 hour roadside assistance. We provide a dedicated mechanical assistance number, listed on the back of your Cheapa key tag. Our team will help you get back on the road as soon as possible.