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36 Best Motorhome Brands Australia (incl. Australian Made)

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Road tripping Australia and exploring our own backyard has exploded exponentially in the last few years. While it was something to look forward to in retirement, people young and old are deciding that rather than holding out, now is the time to embrace the adventure!

It’s fair to say that caravanning is by far becoming the most popular ‘home on wheels,’ but there are still plenty of people going for a motorhome or campervan, and with good reason. Motorhomes are an easy, all-in-one travel accomodation, which can see you enjoying many of luxuries, while keeping things simple enough to not overcomplicate.

Here are all of the motorhome brands Australia (including Australian made motorhomes) to help you along with your research while trying to pin point your perfect RV.

To kick off, let’s cover some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to motorhomes Australia.

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Motorhomes Australia FAQs

Motorhomes Australia

Motorhome Types in Australia

In the US they use the A, B and C class system for rating their motorhomes.

In Australia we generally slot them into the following categories:

  1. 4WD Campervan
  2. Campervan
  3. Motorhome
  4. Bus or Big Rig

What’s the difference between an RV and a Motorhome?

The term RV stands for Recreational Vehicle, which essentially covers all leisure vehicles that can be lived/ camped in, plus driven. Therefore, RV is the overarching name for campervans and motorhomes.

In Australia, the term RV can also extend to encompass caravans, camper trailers and hybrids.


What’s the difference between a Campervan and a Motorhome?

  • Motorhome – Built on a truck or bus chassis with in-built, self-contained living. Generally there will be a queen bed (sometimes bunks), kitchen, ensuite and dinette seating.
  • Campervan – A van that has been converted into mini motorhome for self-contained travel. There will be much more basic facilities including a bed, seating and a little kitchen.

Where can you park a Motorhome in Australia?

A motorhome can be parked anywhere along the street and in public parking lots around Australia, just like regular cars (as long as there’s enough room). However, you can’t just pull up anywhere and sleep for the night. In fact, many car parks will have a curfew, just to reinforce that no camping or sleeping is allowed.


Can you sleep in a Motorhome anywhere in Australia?

It’s generally illegal to sleep along the street, in parking lots and anywhere with a ‘No Camping’ sign in Australia.

Here’s where you can sleep in your motorhome:

  • Free Camps
  • Rest Stops
  • Low Cost Camps & Showgrounds
  • Caravan Parks
  • Private Property

Can you sleep in a Motorhome while it’s driving?

No, you cannot have any passengers sleeping in the motorhome beds while driving. All passengers must be wearing seatbelts and smaller children must be in child seats while moving, just like any other vehicle.


Can you walk around in a Motorhome while driving?

As every passenger must be seated and wearing a seatbelt while the vehicle is moving, you also cannot walk around the motorhome while in transit. It’s actually against the law, so you could even be fined for doing so.


Do Motorhomes have to stop at weigh stations in Australia?

Most motorhomes in Australia do not exceed the Light Rigid (4.5 – 8 tonnes) or Medium Rigid (over 8 tonne) weights and therefore do not need to stop in at weigh stations.

However, if you’re approaching weigh station in a motorhome that is over 4.5 tonnes, you may have to stop (location dependent). In addition, if the weigh station is open and your motorhome exceeds 8 tonnes, then you will definitely need to stop.

According to Roads and Maritime Services…

“All heavy vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) greater than 8 tonnes are required to enter Heavy Vehicle Safety Stations (except for a few that are 4.5 tonnes).”

Motorhome Weights Explained →

Do you need a special licence to drive a Motorhome in Australia?

If you’ve got an Australian driver’s licence, you can drive a motorhome in Australia.

Australian Drivers:

  • Must have full open drivers licence
  • Have at least 12 months driving experience
  • Can’t be on learners, provisionals or probationary licences

International Drivers:

  • Can use overseas licence to hire & drive a motorhome in Australia
  • Must be an unrestricted licence (hasn’t been cancelled or revoked)

What is the biggest Motorhome you can drive on a car licence in Australia?

An open car licence in Australia allows you to drive any motorhome up to 4.5 tonnes (which is most of them).

Licence limits:

  • Car Licence – vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes (GVM)
  • Light Rigid (LR) – vehicle with GVM 4.5 – 8 tonnes
  • Medium Rigid (MR) – GVM over 8 tonnes and no more than 2 axles
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Motorhome Brands Australia (Full List)

The following list includes all of the motorhome brands Australia that I can find. The business addresses are generally for the head office, showroom or factory, however to find your nearest dealer, check out their respective websites.

MANUFACTURERADDRESS & WEBSITERV TYPES
Adria Australia & New Zealand698 Nudgee Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
facebook.com/AdriaAusNZ
• Caravan
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Austral Motorhomes17 Empire Crescent,
Chevallum QLD 4555
australmotorhomes.com.au
• Slide-on
• Hybrid
• Off-road RV
• Truck Pod
Auto-Trail1B Rudman Parade,
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
auto-trail.com.au
• Motorhome
AvanPakenham VIC 3810
avan.com.au
• Pop Top
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Avida32 David Road,
Emu Plains NSW 2750
avidarv.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
The Dreamliner29-31 Evolution Drive,
Dandenong South VIC 3175
thedreamliner.com.au
• Big Rig
Emu RV1 Willet Close,
Cranebrook NSW 2749
emurv.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Explorer Motorhomes22 Redcliffe Gardens Drive,
Clontarf QLD 4019
explorermotorhomes.com.au
• 4WD Campervan
Frontline CampersUnit 2/15, Lindon Court,
Tullamarine VIC 3043
frontlinecamper.com.au
• Campervan
Great Aussie Caravans223 Barry Road,
Campbellfield VIC 3061
greataussiecaravans.com.au
• Hybrid
• Caravan
• Motorhomes
Horizon Motorhomes299 River Street,
Ballina NSW 2478
horizonmotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Jacana Motorhomes118 Manning River Drive,
Taree South NSW 2430
jacanamotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Jayco1 Jayco Drive,
Dandenong VIC 3175
jayco.com.au
• Camper Trailer
• Caravan
• Toy Hauler
• Campervan
• Motorhome
JB Caravans2040-2060 Sydney Road,
Campbellfield VIC 3061
jbcaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Keakeamotorhomes.com• Campervan
• Motorhome
Kimberley Kampers20-24 Piper Drive,
Ballina NSW 2478
kimberleykampers.com.au
• Camper Trailer
• Hybrid
• Caravan
• Motorhome
KnausPakenham VIC 3810
knaus.com.au
• Motorhome
Latitude Motorhomes13/14 Rothcote Court,
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
latitudemotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Nova Caravans46 Metrolink Circuit,
Campbellfield VIC 3061
novacaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Paradise Motorhomes11 Dixon Street,
Yatala QLD 4207
paradisemotorhomes.com.au
• Motorhome
Red Centre Caravans107 Benalla-Yarrawonga Road,
Yarrawonga VIC 3730
redcentrecaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• 4WD Campervan
• Campervan
Regal Caravans81 Yellowbox Drive,
Craigieburn VIC 3064
regalcaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Revolution MotorhomesUnit 8, 29-31 Fred Chaplin Circuit,
Bells Creek QLD 4551
revolutionmotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
• Wheelchair Access RV
Sun Power Motorhomes6 Judds Court,
Slacks Creek QLD 4127
sunpowermotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
• Big Rig
Suncamper MotorhomesUnit 3, 9 Sefton Road,
Thornleigh NSW 2120
suncampermotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
SunlinerPO Box 554
Bayswater VIC 3153
sunliner.com.au
• 4WD Camper
• Campervan
• Motorhome
• Fifth Wheeler
SwagmanPO Box 6285
Yatala QLD 4207
swagman.com.au
• Motorhome
• Big Rig
Swift AustraliaLevel 2/9 Bay Street,
Southport QLD 4215
swiftrv.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Talvor3/38 Fraser Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
talvor.com
• 4WD Camper
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Tiffin Motorhomes1 Energy Crescent,
Molendinar QLD 4214
tiffinmotorhomes.com.au
• Big Rig
Trakka9 Beaumont Road,
Mount Kuring-gai NSW 2080
trakka.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
UniCampaPO Box 554
Bayswater VIC 3153
unicampa.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
VolkswagenLocked Bag 5333
Botany NSW 1455
volkswagen.com.au
• Campervan
Windsor692 Nudgee Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
windsorrvs.com.au
• Caravan
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Winnebago3/38a Fraser Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
gowinnebago.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Wirraway Motorhomes6 Hynes Court,
Mildura VIC 3500
wirraway.com.au
• Motorhome
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Which Motorhomes Are Made in Australia?

Below are the 18 Australian made motorhome manufacturers. Only the brands that use clear wording to support being Australian made have been included here. Some of the other companies listed in the motorhomes Australia directory above may in fact be Australian made, however unless they clearly state it, they haven’t been added.

Australian Made Logo

To help with finding what motorhomes are made in Australia, look out for the ‘Australian Made’ logo. Since companies have to apply to be able to use the logo, not all Aussie made motorhomes will be using it, however the green and gold kangaroo is definitely helpful.

Avan

Avan Logo

Avan is a family-owned company, which has been producing campers, caravans and motorhomes since 1994. Their 22 acre production site in Victoria is where each RV is designed and built on site. You will find the ‘Australian Made & Owned’ sticker proudly displayed on their website.


Avida

Avida Caravans Logo

Avida are one of Australia’s leading motorhome manufacturers. They’ve been proudly Australian made since 1965 and employ over 200 people at their 10 acre production facility in New South Wales.


The Dreamliner

The Dreamliner Motorhome

The STG Dreamliner is Australia’s first Kenworth truck motorhome. It’s nothing short of a million dollar apartment on wheels, which is the first RV made by STG Global, a 30-year-old truck body specialist. This is the first ever Australian-built motorhome that is based on Kenworth’s T410 heavy truck, which is fully assembled in Melbourne.


Explorer Motorhomes

Explorer 4WD Motorhomes

Explorer Motorhomes were the first in the RV industry to be granted permission to display the ‘Australian Made’ logo. They are proudly Aussie run and owned, plus employ local Aussie craftsman to ensure that their motorhomes are fit for the challenging Australian terrain.


Frontline Campers

Frontline Campers Logo

Frontline has been owned and operated in Sydney since 1987 and remains the biggest Australian manufacturer of van-based campervans. All products are designed, tested and manufactured in-house. In addition, all parts and components are either made in-house or sourced from within Australia wherever possible.


Great Aussie Caravans

Great Aussie Caravans Logo

It easy to see that Great Aussie Caravans are proudly Australian owned and manufactured when you visit their website.

They’re the only manufacturer to offer customers four different build options (timber, aluminium, fibre or timber-free frames). Everything is done under one roof, as they don’t believe in outsourcing, making Great Aussie Caravans 100% Australian owned and manufactured.


Horizon Motorhomes

Horizon Motorhomes Logo

Horizon Motorhomes are designed and built right here in Australia and have been since 1995. They’ve been awarded ‘Best Manufacturer’ by the Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW, which has earned them a reputation for high quality. Their manufacturing and service centres are located in two sites in Ballina, Northern NSW.


Jayco

Jayco Caravans Logo

Jayco is the leading caravan manufacturer in Australia and they have extended their range to include motorhomes as well. All of their products are designed and manufactured at their facility in Dandenong, Victoria. Providing over 1200 direct jobs, plus an additional 900+ local jobs, you can be sure that their motorhomes are 100% Australian made.

You can see the whole Jayco range in this article, which compares all model’s lengths and weights.


JB Caravans

JB Caravans Logo

The JB Caravan company manufactures all aspects of the build in their Campbellfield facility, Victoria. JB even have their own dedicated chassis factory, as well as the componentry being produced internally. With that, JB Caravans are 100% Australian made.


Kimberley Kampers

Kimberley Kampers Logo

Kimberley Kampers are 100% Australian made in the town of Ballina in Northern NSW. They have now entered the huge North American RV market with their Aussie made vans and campers.

In addition, Kimberley Kampers has an export contract with China to export the chassis and core components from Australia, to then be assembled and sold in the Chinese market.


Paradise Motorhomes

Paradise Motorhomes Logo

At Paradise Motorhomes, they promise to manufacture and deliver high-quality built motorhomes, made entirely in Australia. They mostly specialise in cab chassis and van conversions, using Iveco and Mercedes vehicles.


Red Centre Caravans

Red Centre Caravans Logo

Red Centre campers are meticulously hand built from start to finish in their Melbourne factory. Starting with the 100% Australian made chassis, every aspect of the construction is done in house, including electrical, plumbing, furniture and fittings.


Regal Caravans

Regal Caravans Logo

All regal caravans and motorhomes are manufactured in their Cragieburn factory, which is in Melbourne, Victoria. With over 30 years experience, each van is individually handcrafted, with every detail going through quality control.


Sun Power Motorhomes

Sun Power Motorhomes Logo

All Sun Power Motorhomes are custom-built in their Brisbane factory, in Queensland. They specialise in custom fit-outs and reckon they can convert almost any commercial vehicle into a campervan or motorhome.


Suncamper Motorhomes

Suncamper Motorhomes Logo

Suncamper Motorhomes are built by Australians, for Australian conditions. The Aussie owned and operated company has been designing and constructing motorhomes in Australia for over 40 years and started out as a two-man operation, fitting pop-tops to vans.


Sunliner

Sunliner Motorhomes Logo

Every Sunliner motorhome is built in Australia by their skilled team of professionals. They explicitly state that their vehicles do not come from an offshore assembly line. In addition, Sunliner is an Australian owned family business, who’ve been manufacturing campervans for over 40 years.


Swagman

Swagman Motorhomes Logo

The Swagman brand is 100% proudly Australian, with all of the Swagman motorhomes in Australia being Australian made. As for the Swagmans being sold internationally throughout North America and Europe, they are all manufactured in China, which is about 50% cheaper for the company.


Talvor

Talvor Motorhomes Logo

Talvor motorhomes are 100% Australian made, with the company being Australian operated. Their vans are built by Apollo in one of the biggest RV manufacturing factories in Australia. With the designs being made to suit the Australian climate by a brand that has been around since 1985, you know you’re getting the goods.


Trakka

Trakka Motorhomes Logo

Trakka have been designing and manufacturing campervans and motorhomes in Sydney since 1973. To this day, it still remains a family owned and run business.


Windsor

Windsor RVs Logo

As of mid-2019, all Windsor Motorhomes are built by Apollo in their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Brisbane, Queensland.


Winnebago

Winnebago Logo

Aussie Winnebago campervans and motorhomes are also built by Apollo in their 20,000 sqm factory in South East Queensland. Apollo have been in the Australian RV industry since 1985 and are now a globally recognised leader.


Wirraway

Wirraway Motorhomes Logo

As stated on the Wirraway website, they are “Australia’s leading boutique motorhome,” which are Australian made in Mildura, Victoria.


Australian Made Motorhome Brands (Directory)

MANUFACTURERADDRESS & WEBSITERV TYPES
AvanPakenham VIC 3810
avan.com.au
• Pop Top
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Avida32 David Road,
Emu Plains NSW 2750
avidarv.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
The Dreamliner29-31 Evolution Drive,
Dandenong South VIC 3175
thedreamliner.com.au
• Big Rig
Explorer Motorhomes22 Redcliffe Gardens Drive,
Clontarf QLD 4019
explorermotorhomes.com.au
• 4WD Campervan
Frontline CampersUnit 2/15, Lindon Court,
Tullamarine VIC 3043
frontlinecamper.com.au
• Campervan
Great Aussie Caravans223 Barry Road,
Campbellfield VIC 3061
greataussiecaravans.com.au
• Hybrid
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Horizon Motorhomes299 River Street,
Ballina NSW 2478
horizonmotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Jayco1 Jayco Drive,
Dandenong VIC 3175
jayco.com.au
• Camper Trailer
• Caravan
• Toy Hauler
• Campervan
• Motorhome
JB Caravans2040-2060 Sydney Road,
Campbellfield VIC 3061
jbcaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Kimberley Kampers20-24 Piper Drive,
Ballina NSW 2478
kimberleykampers.com.au
• Camper Trailer
• Hybrid
• Caravan
• Motorhome
Paradise Motorhomes11 Dixon Street,
Yatala QLD 4207
paradisemotorhomes.com.au
• Motorhome
Red Centre107 Benalla-Yarrawonga Road,
Yarrawonga VIC 3730
redcentrecaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• 4WD Campervan
• Campervan
Regal Caravans81 Yellowbox Drive,
Craigieburn VIC 3064
regalcaravans.com.au
• Caravan
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Sun Power Motorhomes6 Judds Court,
Slacks Creek QLD 4127
sunpowermotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
• Big Rig
Suncamper MotorhomesUnit 3, 9 Sefton Road,
Thornleigh NSW 2120
suncampermotorhomes.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
SunlinerPO Box 554
Bayswater VIC 3153
sunliner.com.au
• 4WD Camper
• Campervan
• Motorhome
• Fifth Wheeler
SwagmanPO Box 6285
Yatala QLD 4207
swagman.com.au
• Motorhome
• Big Rig
Talvor3/38 Fraser Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
talvor.com
• 4WD Camper
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Trakka9 Beaumont Road,
Mount Kuring-gai NSW 2080
trakka.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Windsor692 Nudgee Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
windsorrvs.com.au
• Caravan
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Winnebago3/38a Fraser Road,
Northgate QLD 4013
gowinnebago.com.au
• Campervan
• Motorhome
Wirraway Motorhomes6 Hynes Court,
Mildura VIC 3500
wirraway.com.au
• Motorhome
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