Our Story

Frontline - where quality comes first second and third.

Our Story - an Australian tradition

Frontline's journey started over three decades ago in 1987 when Peter Farrugia and Jeffery Verhagen teamed up to start a small campervan conversion factory in Castle Hill, Sydney.

Peter still runs the business today after Jeff decided to practice what he preached a few years ago. He now travels Australia sending some great photos and traveller reviews along the way, while Peter remains committed to building great quality campervan conversions.

As a skilled tradesman with a love of the outdoors he’s a dependable, straight talking kind of guy and the business reflects his ethos. He and his team of highly trained professionals are in it for the journey as well as the destination.

Taking pride in every vehicle, wanting to see every customer come back with a story of their adventures. So Frontline sticks by you wherever you go, promising friendly trustworthy service no matter how old your Frontline Campervan.

Quality time in the factory delivers quality times on the road.

Frontline only works with the best in the business. Our focus is exclusively on either the VW T6.1 Transporter with its European styling and finish, galvanised body and All-wheel drive option. Or Toyota’s long lived Hiace with its new wider body and legendary reliability.

We are equally careful choosing and training our staff who often work their way up from apprentices to highly skilled crafts people. Our factory has a dedicated training room and our in house quality control and documentation ensures a first class product every time. We only use tools and machines from world leading manufacturers and use top quality components.

Frontline Camper Conversions Directors standing with Retro Toyota Hiace Campervan 1987

30 years ahead of the competition

Since the 1980’s years Frontline has expanded to become Australia’s leading campervan conversion specialists with 4000 vehicles delivered over the years.

This takes place in a large, modern factory in Brookvale on Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches. It’s equipped with high end European cutting and forming machinery to create flooring, roof extensions, joinery and cabinets consistent with the company’s commitment to ‘factory quality conversions’.

Each conversion is carefully thought through and proven over time as the business is focused exclusively on VW T6.1 Transporter and Toyota Hiace vans. These offer both the flexibility and rugged reliability to go the distance camping in Australia.

The company produces three VW T6.1 Transporter or Toyota Hiace H30 6 Gen campervan conversions a week.

The fully trained, qualified team prides itself on top level engineering compliance. Physically testing all aspects of the conversions to enormous strengths to certify safe design. Meeting the Australian Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure approval for volume manufacturing.

Frontline Campervan at a glance

Built to order
New Frontline Campervans are usually built to order, to fit your style of camping and exploration.
They are based on the latest new Toyota Hiace and Volkswagen Transporter T6 vans only.
Selection of stock
A selection of used Frontline campervans are also offered for immediate use – new floorstock campervan conversions ready to drive away are sometimes available but mostly we build to order.
After Sales Care
We service and sell parts only for Frontline campervans of any age from Volkswagen and Toyota.
Ready to Drive
All Secondary Stage Engineering is compliance for registration in any Australian state or territory.
Proven Design
Proven practical design, campervan conversions that last a lifetime.
Excellent resale support to protect your investment.
Licenced experience dealer
Licenced motor dealer for your consumer protection with almost 35 years in business – the name you can trust.

Frontline - Safety, Quality, Trust.