The best van hire in Canberra

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Whether you’re planning a move or you’re just taking a short trip, using a reputable van hire company can save you valuable time and money. You can get all of the convenience of owning a van and return it when you’ve finished.

Vans make it easy to move things to and from storage, purchase things for your work, or move furniture. Whatever the reason, having a professional and reliable van hire is essential.

If you’re searching for a reputable van hire in Canberra and the surrounds, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ll use this article to share our top three van hires in Canberra.

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What Makes a Good Van Hire?

Are you not sure what qualities to look for in a van hire? Here are the traits we suggest you look for when you’re searching for your next van hire:

  • Affordable rates. You want affordable rates whether you plan on using the van hire once or several times. Look for companies that offer competitive rates, discount opportunities and low interest rates.
  • Easy booking process.The booking process shouldn’t be difficult. Many van hires allow you to make a reservation online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some companies will also bring the van where you need it and leave it for you.
  • Good van condition. Before you take the van out, inspect it and make note of any pre-existing damage. Don’t be afraid to ask about any issues the van may have or about the company’s service record.
  • Most professional van hire companies offer insurance policies that they require their customers to use. This insurance will cover any damages in the event of an accident. It may also cover any medical bills you have if you get hurt in an accident.

The Top Van Hire Companies in Canberra according to you

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.


HandyHire offers van rentals by the hour or day so you can customise your plan to suit your needs. Along with the van, you can rent tow bars, front and rear ladder racks and drop side trays. They also have one-tonne vans available for hire. Each hire comes with an insurance policy to protect you against accidents as well.

GoGet Van Hire

With over 2,800 cars and vans, 100,000 members, and five locations, GoGet offers a variety of flexible and cost-effective van hire options. The vans start at $14.45 per hour for a standard van and $8.95 per hour for a business van. Additionally, you can hire the vans from convenient on-street locations, online, or from central locations.

Thrifty Van Hire

Conveniently located just minutes from Canberra’s thriving CBD, Thrifty Van Hire offers refrigerated vans, high-roof vans and several delivery vans. You can book, modify or cancel a van quickly and easily online, in-person or over the phone. The professional staff are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns promptly.

Your Experience with Van Hire in Canberra and the Surrounds

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you have a go-to van hire in the Canberra region? Have they helped you tailor a van hire plan to your needs? We want to know. Leave us a comment below sharing your experiences.

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