Road Trip Packing List – 600+ Items! (PRINTABLE + DIGITAL PDF)

Road Trip Packing LIst

The ULTIMATE Road Trip Packing List

Available in both Printable (customisable) & Digital (interactive PDF) formats

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There is no better way to explore Australia than jumping into your car and embarking on an epic road trip!

Whether you decide to stop at motels or Airbnbs along the way or throw a tent into the back and camp your way around, road-tripping is by far the best way to see this vast country.

Being super prepared for your road trip will make for a much more comfortable journey and sometimes even be a matter of safety.

Checking all of the essential items off your road trip packing list will give you peace of mind and ensure that you’re organised ahead of your next adventure.

If you’re travelling in a caravan or camper, The ULTIMATE Caravan Packing List will be better suited to your needs.
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Road Trip Packing List Australia

Road Trip Packing List
Road Trip Packing List

The ULTIMATE Road Trip Packing List is based on the general needs of road trip travel in Australia but will vary depending on your style of travel and accommodation.

This checklist is not an absolute list of everything that you will need, but rather an excellent base for you to edit and build from.

Three (3) Road Trip Packing List options:

1. PRINTABLE checklist (fully customisable)
2. DIGITAL checklist (use interactively on your device/s – no printing necessary!)
3. BOTH Printable + Digital (bundle)

REUSE the Road Trip Packing Checklist for all of your trips!

Road Trip Packing List

PRINTABLE Packing List

  • 15 pages | 17 categories
  • EDIT to suit your needs (fully customisable)
  • PRINT it out
  • TICK items off as you pack
  • ADD in weights (to organise payload if applicable)

DIGITAL Packing List

  • 20 pages | 17 categories
  • USE on your device
  • TICK off items as you pack
  • ADD in number of items packed
  • ADD in weights (to help organise payload)
  • TYPE in extra items as needed
Road Trip Packing List
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Road Trip Packing List Categories

Bathroom & Personal

Road Trip Packing List

A simple collection of bathroom and personal items is all that you’ll need for that section of your road trip packing list. Consider all of your essential daily items and leave the rest behind.

BATHROOM & PERSONAL Checklist Inclusions:

  • 43 pre-filled items
  • Creams, lotions & balms
  • Feminine products
  • Hair products
  • Health & hygiene items
  • Oral care
  • Razors & shaving
  • Tissues & toilet paper

Camping & Outdoor

Road Trip Packing List - Camping & Outdoor

If you’ll be camping during your road trip, then this part of the checklist is for you!

CAMPING & OUTDOOR Checklist Inclusions:

  • 52 pre-filled items
  • Campfire equipment
  • Camping furniture
  • Cooking accessories
  • Food & water equipment
  • Lighting & power
  • Sleeping equipment
  • Tent & accessories


Road Trip Packing List - Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning on the road, packing as few items as possible will be key. Think of items that can serve multiple purposes.

CLEANING Checklist Inclusions:

  • 16 pre-filled items
  • Cleaners & detergents
  • Kitchen & dishes
  • Laundry items


Road Trip Packing List - Clothing

Life on the road is pretty casual, so packing clothing items that can be layered and/ or worn in multiple ways will extend your items further. Clothing is heavy and bulky! Think strategically when you’re adding clothing items onto your road trip packing list.

CLOTHING Checklist Inclusions:

  • 28 pre-filled items
  • Casual day wear
  • Outerwear
  • Shirts
  • Shoes (various)
  • Shorts & skirts
  • Underwear
  • Warm winter items

Communication & Technology

Road Trip Packing List - Communication & Technology

There’s no doubt about it, technology can make our lives loads easier, which also applies to our travel adventures on the road. However, too many gadgets can overcomplicate things, so stick to tech items that will simply enhance your trip.


  • 29 pre-filled items
  • Cameras & equipment
  • Devices & chargers
  • GPS & maps
  • Internet equipment
  • Satellite phone/ PLB
  • Speaker
  • UHFs

Entertainment & Recreation

Road Trip Packing List - Entertainment & Recreation

Depending on the type of road tripping you’re doing and how much time you’ve got, you may want to pack some entertainment items. Consider entertainment for during the driving hours, plus items for when you’ve got down time.


  • 30 pre-filled items
  • Audio entertainment
  • Balls/ rackets/ frisbees
  • Bikes/ scooters
  • Board games & cards
  • Books & magazines
  • Fishing gear
  • Hiking gear
  • Water sports equipment

First Aid – Medical

Road Trip Packing List - First Aid/ Medical

An essential item to include on your road trip packing list is a comprehensive medical kit (or two) while travelling throughout Australia. Since the nearest town or hospital could be hours away, those basic items might just save a life.

FIRST AID – MEDICAL Checklist Inclusions:

  • 46 pre-filled items
  • Bandages & dressings
  • Hygiene items
  • Medications
  • Ointments
  • Tools & equipment

Food & Drink

Road Trip Packing List - Food & Drink

Food and drink items with vary depending on your style of travel. If you’re planning on camping, you’ll obviously need to pack a lot more than if you’re going to be staying in accommodation and eating out.

Included is a general list of items to consider for your road trip packing list. Think about which items will pack well into smaller spaces and focus only on things that will actually get eaten.

FOOD & DRINK Checklist Inclusions:

  • 87 pre-filled items
  • Bread
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Dairy
  • Frozen food
  • Meat
  • Sauces & spreads
  • Snacks
  • Tinned food
  • Various drinks (alcohol, water, milk, tea, coffee etc.)


Road Trip Packing List - Kids

If there are any child-specific items that need to be included in your road trip packing list, this is the place for them to go.

KIDS Checklist Inclusions:

  • 12 pre-filled items
  • Baby & toddler items
  • Educational items
  • Entertainment items
  • Toys


Road Trip Packing List - Kitchen

If you’re camping along the way during your road trip, you’ll need some kitchen items. This checklist is a very full list of items, some of which may not apply to you. However, it gives you a good base to kick off with.

KITCHEN Checklist Inclusions:

  • 58 pre-filled items
  • Cooking equipment
  • Cups & mugs
  • Plates & bowls
  • Utensils & cutlery
  • Various essential kitchen items


Road Trip Packing List - Linen

For camping road-trippers, you’ll need some sheets, blankets and pillows to sleep with. In addition, most road trip packing lists will need to contain at least one towel per person.

LINEN Checklist Inclusions:

  • 14 pre-filled items
  • Blankets/ sleeping bags
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Towels


Road Trip Packing List - Paperwork

In the case of accident or emergency, it’s always helpful to have your appropriate paperwork ready to go in the glovebox. Make sure you’ve got policy or membership numbers, as well as phone numbers.

PAPERWORK Checklist Inclusions:

  • 6 pre-filled items
  • Car manual (in case of breakdown)
  • Insurance Policy
  • Licence/ ID (for each traveller)
  • Registration Certificate
  • Roadside Assistance details
  • Spare money (cash & card – in case of emergency)


Road Trip Packing List - Pets

If you’re taking any pets on the road with you, don’t forget to include their essentials in your road trip packing list.

PETS Checklist Inclusions:

  • 9 pre-filled items
  • Bedding
  • Bowls
  • Lead/ harness
  • Medications
  • Paperwork
  • Toys
  • Vet information


Road Trip Packing List - Tools

For mechanically handy people, carrying at least some basic tools will feel like a ‘must’ for your road trip packing list. If you are planning on heading off the beaten track or into the outback, being able to do your own repairs is definitely advantageous.

Remember, tools are heavy! So, only pack what you think you may need and are able to use yourself.

TOOLS Checklist Inclusions:

  • 51 pre-filled items
  • Battery-operated tools
  • Hand tools
  • Various supplies

Vehicle – Emergency & Spare Parts

Road Trip Packing List - Vehicle

Whether you’re handy with tools or not, there are always a few vehicle items that should be included on your road trip packing list, in case of emergency.

EMERGENCY & SPARE PARTS Checklist Inclusions:

  • 17 pre-filled Basic Essentials
  • 39 pre-filled Advanced Essentials
  • Supplies
  • Spare parts

Vehicle – Optional Accessories

Road Trip Packing List - Vehicle Accessories

Setting up your vehicle for road tripping can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. Included in the road trip packing list is a range of optional accessories. What you decide to install will be largely dependent on your style of travel.

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES Checklist Inclusions:

  • 58 pre-filled items
  • 12 volt items
  • Gadgets
  • Vehicle recovery
  • Off-roading
  • Organisation & storage
  • First aid
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The ULTIMATE Road Trip Packing List

Road Trip Packing List

Your choice of…

  1. The PRINTABLE Road Trip Packing List
  2. The DIGITAL Road Trip Packing List
  3. Or both as a BUNDLE
PRINTABLE Packing List DetailsDIGITAL Packing List Details
– 15-page Printable Checklist
– Pre-filled with 600+ items
– 17 categories
– Tick boxes
– Fully customisable
– Weight columns

FORMAT: Editable Word document
– 20-page Digital Checklist
– Pre-filled with 600+ items
– 17 categories
– Tick boxes
– Space to type in extra items
– Weight columns

FORMAT: Interactive PDF (using an editable PDF Reader – e.g. Adobe)
* Please note, no physical items will be shipped to you. This is a digital product, which can be printed out if you wish to have a hard copy.

Always be ‘road trip ready’ with this ultimate reusable checklist!

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