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Terms and Conditions

Charter Terms & Conditions 

Effective: 7th January 2022 

 

BUS HIRE COMPARISON PTY LTD

ABN: 51 638 081 188

ACN: 013442 473827649

52 O’Connel Street

Parramatta NSW 2150

 

In these terms and conditions, reference to “you” or “your” are references to the customer, all passengers and any assistance animals travelling.

In these terms and conditions, reference to “us”, “we”, or “our” are references to BUS HIRE COMPARISON PTY LTD, coachhire.com.au, its subsidiaries, brands or identities under which the company may trade.

 

1. DEFINITIONS 

Operator

is the contracted individual, business, company, transporter, or carrier that provides ground transport services for the physical movement of a person or people.  It includes their driver and all other employees.

Customer

is the person, body or organisation who booked a charter service or ground transport with us.  It includes all employees, office holders, staff, travelling passengers, and any assistance animals.

Force majeure

is defined as an unforeseen legal or physical restraint because of war, terrorism, civil unrest, strikes, flood, fire and other abnormal extreme weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, and acts of Government or regulatory authorities.  It is not an economical restraint.

Enhanced Refund

Enhanced Refund Protection (Policy) offers additional cancellation protection in addition to what is provided under these terms and conditions.

 

2. WHEN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY 

2.1 Application of Terms and Conditions 

Your booking is accepted subject to the following terms and conditions. By confirming your booking you accept that these terms & conditions will apply. 

These terms and conditions cannot be varied by any of our employees, agents or other personnel or representatives. However, this does not affect our right to waive any enforcement of any terms. A waiver on one occasion does not constitute a waiver on any other occasion. 

We provide ground transport services throughout Australia via the combined fleets of contracted operators that meet our quality control standards. 

2.2 The Australian Consumer Law 

These terms and conditions do not limit certain guarantees and rights for consumers that exist under the Australian Consumer Law, as contained in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Services provided in Australia (including our services) come with the following consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law: 

Where we fail to provide services to you in accordance with these consumer guarantees, you may have a right to seek a remedy in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law. 

 

3. QUOTATION

The quoted price is for the use of the operator and vehicle only, unless stipulated in writing by us.  The times and duration of all journeys are advisory only, based on known facts at the relevant time, and not guaranteed by us.

You agree to provide us with all the relevant and accurate information about the travel, purpose, and vehicle requirements to enable us to provide an informed and accurate quote and booking confirmation.  You agree to not mislead or withhold any information that you reasonably know, or ought to know, may be potentially relevant at the time of the quote or booking.  Failure to comply with this term will result in the cancellation of the booking at our sole discretion where it presents a previously unknown risk to us or the operator, or we cannot meet any requirements under law, or where additional fees and charges would have been payable in all the circumstances.  

Where the booking is cancelled by us in these circumstances, no refund of the booking will be payable to you.

It is your responsibility to accurately determine the departure time for any journeys contained within your booking, to ensure you arrive at your destination on time.  You must reasonably account for and allow additional time for any foreseeable potential delays, obstructions, possibility of an unforeseen event, any other potential risks or consequential loss in all the circumstances, when determining your departure and journey times.  We caution you that transportation is particularly at high risk and susceptible to traffic congestion, roadworks, road diversions, bad weather, other vehicle mechanical breakdowns and accidents that can significantly hinder, impede, or prevent scheduled on time arrival.  The more critical your arrival time is, the more additional time you must allow.

You certify and warrant your booking does not require the vehicle to travel on any roads that are unreasonably obstructed, that may potentially hinder or prevent the operator or vehicle from completing the journey or booking.  This includes, but is not limited to, weight restricted bridge or road, unsealed roads, narrow access points, overhanging trees or wires, low level underpass, or roads with unsafe turns or inclines for the vehicle type booked for the journey.  You accept full responsibility and liability for taking all reasonable steps to ensure the route is free from any obstruction.

Notwithstanding the quoted price, any increases that may occur in any applicable charges such as airport charges, road tolls, ferries, entry fees or parking charges will be payable by you.  Prices are current at the time of quotation and subject to availability at the time of booking. All quoted prices include GST. 

Any photo of vehicles displayed or provided by us are illustrative only and may be a different make, model and year with a different livery and appearance to that actually supplied to your booking.  Any reference to vehicle facilities, equipment and entertainment is for general information and not guaranteed unless specifically requested by you in writing and confirmed by us in the booking confirmation.

 

4. DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT 

The following terms apply with respect to payment for bookings: 

If you choose to pay via credit card, fees and charges will display and apply at the time of purchase.

 

5. INVOICES 

Where we have agreed on a credit arrangement or account facility with you, invoices will be issued in accordance with the agreed arrangements and may incur additional credit and payment charges.  All invoices are to be paid within 7 days from the date of the invoice, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Any queries relating to invoices must be raised by you with us, in writing, within 7 days from the date of the invoice.  If no query is raised within this period, you deem the invoice as having been accepted in full.  All overdue accounts will be subject to interest 3% above the prevailing Bank base rate and accrued monthly.

 

6. ADDITIONAL FEES & CHARGES (Admission, Tickets, Tolls, Ferries, Accommodation, And Parking Etc.)

Unless it has been specifically requested by you and stipulated in the booking confirmation, our price does not include any fees or charges for tickets, admissions, tolls, ferries, accommodation, or parking.

We may make arrangements for these, upon your request and on your behalf, and do so acting as your agent.  This means any terms and conditions (i.e. payments, cancellations, refunds etc.) assigned by any third-party related to these arrangements are binding on you, not us, as if you made the arrangements directly with them.  You must specifically request in writing a copy of their terms and conditions before any arrangements are made by us, or you are deemed to have accepted them in full at the time we make the arrangement.  Any cancellations in the arrangements with or by the third-party does not change our cancellation terms and conditions in relation to the vehicle and journey, they are for all purposes treated as an entirely separate agreement.

For some journeys, it may be necessary to accommodate the operator and these costs will be borne by you and must be paid before the commencement of the journey.  Where the operator’s accommodation is arranged and paid directly by you, it must be for a single occupancy room of a reasonable basic standard and include an evening and breakfast meal as appropriate.

Any introduced third party charges, and any increases in statutory charges or taxes such as tolls, parking, GST, Carbon Tax or any other third party fees in the effective period, will be payable by you.

Failure to pay any additional fees and charges will be deemed a cancellation of the booking by you, and subject to our normal cancellation terms at the time of cancellation.

 

7. BOOKING CONFIRMATION

Once you accept a quote from us and wish to proceed to booking, we will issue you a booking confirmation based on those same details.

It is your responsibility to check all booking confirmations, immediately upon receipt, for its accuracy and completeness.  You must provide us reasonable notice in writing of any discrepancies, mistakes or concerns to be corrected.  Reasonable notice is within 24 hours of the booking being confirmed and at least 3 days before any journey commences.

You must not assume the booking confirmation provides for any vehicle, type, standard, quality, capacity, quantity, service, facility, pick-up, destination, travel, admission, tickets, ferries, tolls, parking, accommodation or other fees and charges if it is not clearly stated as being so.

 

8. BOOKING AMENDMENT 

If you require an amendment to a confirmed booking, you must contact us directly and obtain a new booking confirmation detailing any amendments.  Amendments to bookings may be subject to additional fees and charges. You must accept any new booking confirmation in writing and immediately pay us any difference in fees and charges due, and where this has not occurred the earlier booking confirmation continues to apply.

You must not contact or negotiate any amendments directly with the operator, without our prior agreement.  The operator does not hold any authority on our behalf to agree to any changes or to charge additional fees.  There are certain circumstances we may agree to a booking amendment and for you to pay any additional fees and charges directly to the operator, but only with our express and prior permission.

Where the amendment cannot be accommodated by us due to the lack of available operators or vehicles, you may cancel your booking with us subject to our cancellation terms and conditions, by providing us the required notice.

 

9. BOND

A refundable bond may be payable to us, or at our discretion to the operator, for any booking to cover excessive cleaning or damages to the vehicle.  Generally, the bond can be between $200 to $500 dependant on the nature of the trip and number of passengers.  The bond can be requested at any point from the time of the booking up until the day of departure.  If there is no excessive cleaning or damage to the vehicle, any bond paid to us will be returned within 24 hours of the completion of the booking, and where the bond was paid directly to the operator then it will generally be returned to you immediately upon completion of the booking.  

Where the bond is insufficient to cover all excessive cleaning or damages to the vehicle, and other foreseeable loss, you are required to pay any additional amounts set out in the compensation table.

 

10. BOOKING CANCELLATION (Excluding Wine Tours & Winery Tour Packages)

10.1 Where You Cancel 

In the event that you are unable to proceed with your booking or change your mind, we do not offer refunds or credits unless specified in our terms and conditions.  All requests for cancellations must be made by you in writing.  We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee as follows: 

10.2 Where We Cancel 

In the event that we are unable to provide a vehicle or vehicles to meet all or part of your booking, due to unforeseen issues, emergencies, operator or vehicle unavailability, and any other reasons, we will take all reasonable steps to provide a replacement operator or vehicle, or other alternative solution to meet your transport needs.  Where this is not reasonably possible in the circumstances we retain the right to cancel the booking and refund all monies paid by you on a pro-rata basis, without responsibility or liability for any foreseeable and consequential loss suffered by you, providing as much notice as reasonably possible in the circumstances.

10.3 Enhanced Refund Cancellations

Where you have selected and paid for Enhanced Refund Protection, or it has been provided complimentary at our discretion, you are subject to any further terms and conditions as set out in that policy, in addition to these terms and conditions, found here: https://coachhire.com.au/enhanced-refund-protection

10.4 Force Majeure Cancellations 

A force majeure, as defined in the terms and conditions, is an event that directly hinders or prevents you boarding the vehicle, or us from providing the vehicle at your pick up point or your destination, and shall void the booking and performance requirement where reasonable notice is provided by you or us.  Reasonable notice means written notification is provided within 48 hours of the event where we or you knew, or ought to have known, would likely hinder or prevent the booking.  In these circumstances the booking is cancelled, no monies are due or payable for the booking, all prepaid monies are to be refunded, no cancellation fees or charges payable, and no compensation payable.

 

11. CONDUCT DURING TRAVEL

11.1 Adult Supervision 

We require you to have at least one responsible Adult passenger (aged 18 or over) onboard at all time throughout the journey.  

11.2 Dress Standards 

We require all passengers to conform to minimum dress standards on any service which includes a shirt, shorts/trousers/skirt, and footwear.  No potentially offensive wording or image should be visible.

11.3 Food and Beverages 

Food & Beverages are not to be consumed on any vehicle without our prior written approval. In such circumstances payment of a bond may be required to cover the risk of damage to the vehicle. 

Smoking is not permitted by law on any of our vehicles. 

11.4 Behaviour

You expressly promise us a level of peace and comfort by behaving in a safe, respectful and courteous manner towards the operator whilst remaining in full compliance with all reasonable requests from the operator during the entire duration of travel.

 

12. ASSISTANCE ANIMALS

Certified Assistance Animals are able to travel free of charge when in the company of the passenger, provided they pose no public health risk or hinder the safe operations of our service.  

You must disclose to us during the booking process, if you will have an Assistance Animal travelling with you, the type of animal, and the details of certification from an accredited training session.  The Assistance Animal must be trained for travel and be appropriately restrained for the entire duration of travel.

You are required to supply absorbent matting and meet the animal’s needs during the entire duration of travel.  You will be responsible for any and all costs associated with the cleaning or damage of the vehicle associated with the animal.

 

13. LUGGAGE

13.1 Responsibility for Luggage 

You are responsible for all luggage, carry on luggage and personal items. We accept no responsibility and will not be liable for any damage, theft or loss of any luggage whilst on board a vehicle.

You should not leave your luggage or personal items on the vehicle without your supervision, or our prior agreement in writing.  Where we agree in writing to store your personal items or luggage we do so at your risk.

13.2 Prohibited Items 

We may refuse carriage of any luggage if we reasonably believe that the luggage is: 

13.3 Unclaimed Luggage 

If a passenger leaves an item of luggage on one of the operator’s vehicles: 

13.4 Lost Items

You are required to keep all your valuables and possessions under your control, or securely stored at all times, for the entire duration of travel.  We will use our best efforts to assist you to locate any lost items but we do not accept liability for any loss associated or suffered.

 

14. SCHEDULING 

We will use our best efforts to arrive, depart and get to your destination by the scheduled times. However, our ability to provide timely and safe travel services is highly dependent on many factors unforeseen or that exist beyond our reasonable control. For this reason, we do not guarantee that we will depart or arrive at the specified times when you make your booking or accept liability for any loss suffered as a result.  We highly recommend that when making travel plans, you ensure that you allow enough time for contingencies and obtain insurance to allow for any unexpected disruptions. 

Where our negligence may have contributed to an unreasonable delay of arrival at your destination, you may be entitled to a goodwill payment as set out in compensation table for more details.

 

15. ROUTE 

Unless you specified a particular route at the time of booking, the route taken shall be at the entire discretion of us or the operator.  

Whilst timing is always an important consideration, safety is the highest priority for any route selection.  Where safety or an obstruction dictates a change in route during the journey that may incur additional time, no responsibility or liability is accepted by us for any delay to your arrival.

While every effort is made to check planned routes by the operator, we accept no responsibility or liability for non-completion of a journey or booking, where the vehicle booked is hindered or prevented from travelling by an obstacle that was not advised by you before the journey commences.  This includes, but is not limited to, weight restricted bridge or road, unsealed roads, narrow access points, overhanging trees or wires, low level underpass, or roads with unsafe turns or inclines for the vehicle type booked for the journey.

Stops may be made along the journey to satisfy any legal or safety obligations regarding operator breaks.  In addition, the operator may stop for toilet or food breaks if included in the time of journey, or upon your request at the operator’s discretion.   During any stop you are responsible for returning and boarding the vehicle at the designated time allocated by the operator.  Where you cause an unreasonable delay you will be subject to additional fees and charges.

Where our negligence may have contributed to an unreasonable delay of arrival at your destination, you may be entitled to compensation as set out in compensation table for more details.

 

16. OPERATOR’S HOURS 

Operator’s hours and rest periods are strictly regulated by law.  You accept any delays during the journey may may have a consequential impact on the operator’s hours and rest periods, requiring additional stops or breaks.  You agree not to cause any delay or hinder or interrupt the journey in such a way as it may cause the operator to potentially breach their hours or rest periods.  If any breach is likely to occur as a result of your actions, you agree to pay additional fees and charges as set out in the compensation table.

If any delay occurs for whatever reason that has a consequential impact on the operator’s hours or rest periods, we may take whatever action is deemed necessary and appropriate to ensure full compliance with the law.  

Where delays do occur we cannot be held responsible or liable of any losses arising as a result of those delays or non-performance of the services unless they are due solely to our negligence.

 

17. DEPARTURES 

17.1 Departures Generally

You must arrive 15 minutes before departure time to ensure all passengers are assembled, and ready to board with any luggage, and present suitable identification to the operator if requested.

17.2 Airport Departures

You must notify us of the flight number and scheduled arrival time, and book a fixed pick-up time allowing for adequate and reasonable time for disembarking the flight, potential lengthy walking distance, baggage claim, security screening, passport control, customs and biosecurity clearance, and making your way to the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure time.  

 

18. DELAYS & NO SHOW

18.1 Your Delay

You must immediately, but no later than 15 minutes before the booked departure time, notify us of any potential delays to departure.

Where you have contacted us to notify of a delay of between 15-30 minutes from the departure time, we will continue with the booking, subject to your payment of any additional fees and charges payable set out under the compensation table.

Where you have contacted us to notify of a delay or more than 30 minutes from the departure time, we will make all effort to continue with the booking but this will be subject to the operator availability, and payment of any additional fees and charges payable under the compensation table.

18.2 Your No Show

Your booking will be deemed a no show in the following circumstances:

Where your journey or booking is deemed a no show, the entire booking fee and charges are forfeited to us, and no amount of money is refundable to you.  We will continue to perform any remaining journeys in the booking, where you comply with these terms and conditions.  We hold no responsibility or liability for any alternative or replacement transport, or for any other loss suffered by you or any third party as a consequence of your no show.

18.3 Our Delay

We will attempt to notify you at the earliest opportunity, but before the departure time, of any unexpected delay of the operator or vehicle.  Importantly any delay of departure will not necessarily result in a late arrival at your destination where the operator can safely and reasonably make up time during the journey.  

A delay up to 30 minutes to the arrival time at your destination should have minimal to no impact to the purpose of your travel if you reasonably adhered to our warnings and requirement to include additional time for potential delays in our susceptible and high-risk industry.  

Where you request to cancel the booking and we reasonably believe we can arrive at your destination within 30 minutes within the scheduled time, no refund will be provided for any cancellation requests in these circumstances.  No responsibility or liability will be borne by us for any alternative transport you elect to take or for any other foreseeable or consequential loss suffered as a result of your cancellation in these circumstances.

Where you request to cancel the booking when we expect to arrive more than 30 minutes after the scheduled time, and it will have a significant impact on the purpose of your journey, and you provided reasonable additional time in all the circumstances, you may be entitled to a goodwill payment as set-out in the compensation table.  No responsibility or liability will be borne by us for any alternative transport you elect to take or for any other foreseeable loss suffered as a result of your cancellation.

Where you failed to reasonably adhere to our warnings or instructions to include reasonable additional time in all the circumstances, and it’s a significant contributing factor to any loss you suffer, you will not be entitled to a refund or goodwill payment as set out in the compensation table.  We further accept no responsibility or liability for your loss or any third-party loss that occurred in these circumstances.

Where our negligence is the primary and significant contributing cause of the delay to your arrival, that has proven to significantly impact the purpose of your journey or booking, you may be entitled to a pro rate goodwill payment as set out in compensation table.

18.4 Our No Show

The operator or vehicle will be deemed a no show where they do not arrive within 30 minutes of the departure time, and the operator and us have not made any attempt to contact with you about the delay, and you have attempted to contact us and the operator without success.

Where the operator or vehicle is deemed a no show on a particular journey, you may be entitled to a goodwill payment on a pro rata basis.  We will continue to perform any remaining journeys in the booking.  We hold no responsibility or liability for any alternative or replacement transport, or for any other consequential loss suffered by you or any third party.

18.5 Vehicle Not As Booked

Where the operator has provided a vehicle that does not match the standard, capacity, condition or serviceability and it was due to substitution requirements, we may pay you a goodwill payment as set out in the compensation table.

18.6 Breakdown

We give advice on journey times in good faith but cannot guarantee the journey will be completed by a specific time and cannot accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever due to unforeseen vehicle breakdowns or mechanical issues on-route to you or to the booking destination.  We will make every effort to provide a replacement vehicle or alternative transport options, reasonably available in all the circumstances.

Where we have contributed to an unreasonable delay of arrival at your destination, you may be entitled to a goodwill payment as set out in compensation table for more details.

 

19. USE OF VEHICLE

You cannot assume the use of the vehicle between outward, return, and multiple journey legs unless specifically agreed in writing by us.

 

20. COMMUNICATION 

Timely communication directly with us is imperative, as such:

Where you have failed to communicate or notify us directly, as required under these terms and conditions, then we accept no responsibility or liability in connection to or as a result of the failure to do so.

 

21. SUBSTITUTION

Due to unforeseen reasons, we may substitute any vehicle for another vehicle or vehicles of similar capacity and safety in our absolute discretion.  If we are operationally compelled in the circumstances to provide a vehicle of higher standard or greater seat capacity, you will not be charged for any difference (unless you increase the number of passengers from the original booking).  Substitute vehicles may not have the same level of facilities booked in which case we may pay you a goodwill payment as set out in the compensation table.

 

22. COMPLAINTS & FEEDBACK 

We value timely feedback on our services to understand where we are doing well and where we can improve.  We actively request feedback after each booking is completed as part of our commitment to understand and improve.

You are welcome to provide feedback at any time however, where you request a refund or compensation the request must be in writing and received by us within 30 days of the completed booking.  You must reasonably obtain at the time and provide in your request to us, evidence to support any claim for a refund or compensation.  This includes, but not limited to, photos, video, statutory declarations, and police reports.  You must reasonably provide us with any additional information or evidence we request and where you fail to reasonably to do so, you waive all liability and claims against us.  We will follow procedure fairness and natural justice throughout the entire process.  We will endeavour to make a determination based on the available evidence and the balance of probabilities within 14 days.

You agree that in the event where a dispute arises from a booking, you will not request a chargeback or dispute the booking cost through your card issuer or bank.

 

23. NON-DISPARAGEMENT 

We and you agree to not make, or induce and encourage others to make, any disparaging or defamatory comments about each other.  We and you agree this clause survives the suspension or termination of our working relationship, for any reasons.  

This is not intended to hinder or prevent any legitimate civil or criminal claims from being filed or prosecuted under law.

 

24. LIABILITY

24.1 Indemnity

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree:

24.2 Our Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, and where indemnity does not exist, you agree:

24.3 Operator Liability

Where you believe the operator has caused you loss due to their conduct, actions, or negligence, you may make a claim for compensations against them directly.  If you request us to do so, and to the extent permitted by law, we may provide you assistance, and facilitate any discussions or negotiations on your behalf, at our discretion.

24.4 Your Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree:

24.5 Australian Consumer Law

Under the Australian Consumer Law, where any indemnity or limit of liability contained elsewhere in these terms and conditions are not enforceable, you may be entitled to a remedy for breach of consumer guarantees (for example, resulting from delays and cancellations). Factors that may be relevant in this regard include the reason for any delay or cancellation, the length of any delay, any advance notice of the delay that was provided to you, and whether we remedied the delay or cancellation, for example by arranging a replacement vehicle within a reasonable time (depending on the circumstances).  Our liability in respect of breaches of consumer guarantees is limited to: 

 

25. SEVERABILITY 

If a clause of these terms and conditions is or found to be illegal, unenforceable, or invalid in any jurisdiction, it shall not affect (1) the enforceability or validity in that jurisdiction of any other clause of these terms and conditions, or (2) the enforceability or validity in other jurisdictions of that or any other clause of these terms and conditions.

 

26. CALL RECORDING 

You acknowledge and agree our calls to and from you may be recorded, without any warning tone or notification during the call.  

 

27. DAMAGES 

You are responsible and liable for any damage to a vehicle caused by you or a passenger on your booking. You will not be responsible for damage caused by the actions of us or any of our employees. 

 

28. RIGHT TO REFUSE TRAVEL 

We reserve the right to refuse travel or remove from the vehicle any passenger, where you: 

Any additional cost, expense or loss suffered as a direct or indirect result of your removal or refusal to travel, in our exercise of this clause, will be borne by you.  You are not entitled to any refund, credit or compensation for the booking or third-party expenses and losses.

 

29. COMPENSATION TABLE

Any compensation offered by us is a gesture of goodwill, at our sole discretion, offered without-prejudice, not an admission of liability, and not admissible in any court.  Where multiple service issues exist, only the service issue with the highest value may be offered compensation.  

Nothing expressed or implied in this compensation table voids, overrides, excuses or waives our reliance and right to enforce any expressed indemnity or limit of liability set out elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

Where additional fees and charges, or compensation, is payable by you for delays, booking amendments, damage, travel unsealed roads, you must immediately pay them to us or as agreed in writing, at our discretion.

 

Issue

Payable by

Amount

Force majeure cancellation

No one

$0

Cancellation by us

 

As a result of your breach of any terms and conditions

 

In all other circumstances

Us

 

 

$0

 

100% refund where cancelled before travel commenced, or pro-rata refund on all travel not completed after commencement.

Cancellation by you

 

As a result of your breach of any terms and conditions

 

In all other circumstances

21 days+ notice

14 days+ notice

7 days+ notice

Less than 7 days notice

You

 

 

$0

 

 

25% of booking

50% of booking

75% of booking

100% of booking

Late vehicle (on arrival to destination) 

 

0-15 minutes late

16-30 minutes late

31-45 minutes late

46-60 minutes late

61-75 minutes late

76+ minutes late

Us

 

 

$0

10% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

20% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

40% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

60% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

80% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

Vehicle no show

Us

Pro rata refund of the uncompleted portion of the journey as a result of the no show.

Late customer (departure time)

Where you have contacted us before departure time, and booking continues:

 

0-15 minutes late

16-30 minutes late

31-45 minutes late

46-60 minutes late

61-90 minutes late

91+ minutes late

Customer

 

 

 

$0

$60

$90

$120

$150

$As negotiated

Customer No Show

You

100% of journey leg (pro-rata of booking)

Not As Booked

Us

 

Substitution

Us

 

Breakdowns

Us

See Late Vehicle (on arrival to destination)

Right To Refuse Travel

Us

$0

Changes to bookings

You

As negotiated and agreed

Unreasonable delays or breach of operator’s hours or breaks during travel

(As a direct result of your conduct)

You

$30 for every 15 minutes of delay

Cleaning or damage to vehicle

You

Unlimited

Loss of potential earnings

Us

Unlimited

Non-economic loss

You

Unlimited

 

30. WINERY TOUR PACKAGES - ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

30.1 Consumption of Alcohol

We supports the responsible consumption of alcohol and does not condone excessive or binge drinking.

All alcohol consumption is at the risk of the Customer, and it is the responsibility of the Customer to consume alcohol responsibly in order to not affect the running of the tour. Some wineries reserve the right to refuse entry to excessively intoxicated passengers, we take no responsibility for refusal of entry due to intoxication.

Alcohol shall not be consumed on any touring vehicle (with the exception of bespoke tours by prior agreement) and, except for alcohol purchased at any visited winery; no alcohol may be brought onto any touring vehicle. No alcohol may be brought onto the premises of any winery.

In the event that a Customer is, in the opinion of our representative, excessively inebriated or disruptive to the tour or other visitors at a winery, We may terminate the tour and return to the destination point. Whether the tour is terminated or not, the Customer will be responsible for and will indemnify us against any loss damage or expense suffered or liability incurred as a result of his or her inebriation or behaviour including without limitation any additional cleaning costs.

30.2 Wineries

We are in no way affiliated with any of the wineries visited on a tour and makes no representation as to the products or services offered by the wineries visited.

30.3 Damages and Soiling

Any damage or soiling of winery premises or the tour vehicle requiring cleaning or repair caused by misuse or inappropriate behaviour is the customers' sole responsibility with remedial action being at the customers' expense.

30.4 Changes to Venues/Meals/Vehicle Sizes/Itineraries/Other Options

We reserve the right to alter the vehicle, venues, meals, itineraries (including the number of locations to be visited), and other options due to unforeseeable circumstances or any issues arising from a lack of availability of services or products offered by either us or the wineries. Any changes will be advised to the customer prior to the trip taking place where possible.

We will make all efforts to accommodate any changes or requests but can not be held liable for changes that are not possible due to a lack of availability of products or services offered by us or the wineries.

30.5 Tour Timings and Refusal of Entry

The customer is responsible for ensuring they board the vehicle at the times specified in the tour itinerary to ensure arrival at the booked times for subsequent wineries to be visited. We take no responsibility for refusal of entry by any winery arising from late arrival caused by the late-running/boarding of the group. Should the tour time run over due to the aforementioned reasons the customer will be responsible for any additional charges.

30.6 Wine Tour Cancellation

On payment of the deposit or full balance, the reservations will be made and paid for at the venues to be visited on your wine tour. As such no refund will be available for reservations made and administration charges levied by us for making said reservations.

Refunds for the transport element are possible (for the vehicle hire charge only) but will be limited to -

For the avoidance of doubt, in the event of cancellation by the Hirer, all deposits are non-refundable.

30.7 Amendments

Amendments are not guaranteed and on occasion will not possible. There are no grounds for any refund from us should a refund be requested due to an amendment not being possible.

As soon as the deposit payment is received the reservations will be made and paid for at the venues to be visited on your wine tour for the specified amount of attendees. As such no refund will be available for reservations made and administration charges levied by us for making said reservations. Should an amendment be possible and is made which permits the provision of a smaller vehicle we will refund the difference in the cost of these vehicles.

Tour attendees are permitted one tasting session at each specified location and one meal per person. Attendees are not permitted to consume or request multiple tasting sessions/glasses or meals should the group have reduced in size due to cancellation even if no refund has been provided for said cancellation of attendance.

30.8 Food

The Customer is responsible for notifying us of any food allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking. CoachHire will take all reasonable steps to ensure that food served is in line with that request, however, disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law all liability for or in relation to any illness caused by the food served at any winery.

The Customer must adhere to each winery’s food licensing conditions including the prohibition on bringing food onto the premises of a winery that has a cafe/restaurant.

30.9 Limitation of Liability

We shall not be responsible for and disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all liability to the Customer for or in relation to any breach by us of this contract for the provision of the Services including without limitation any liability for negligence or for consequential loss or associated loss or damage which is not reasonably foreseeable.

 

31. GROUP/PUBLIC WINE TOURS (TICKET/SEATS) – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Cancellation Policy - No refund will be provided in case of booking cancellation or no-show. Cancellations will not be refunded and dates can’t be swapped after confirmation.

Alcohol Consumption – We will not accept intoxicated behavior. Federal, State, and Local Council drinking laws apply.  There is no drinking of alcohol on our vehicles. Drinking alcohol on board our vehicles does not comply with local laws or our Public Liability. Customers caught drinking alcohol onboard our buses will have the alcohol removed. If they insist on continuing to drink alcohol onboard the bus then the tour guide will stop the tour immediately and organize a taxi to have the customer/s dropped back to their pick-up location at the cost to the customer.  No refunds will be given to customers in the event the tour is stopped.

Customer Code Of Conduct – intoxicated, disruptive persons causing a nuisance will not be tolerated.  The venues will refuse access to customers behaving in this manner.  For the safety of the customers, venue staff, and other patrons the tour will stop immediately and a taxi will be organized to have the customer/s dropped back to their pick-up location at the cost to the customer.  The customer/s will not be allowed to return to the tour bus or establishment.  No refunds will be given to customers in the event the tour is stopped.

Adult-only tour.  Children are not allowed on any public/group tours.

Passengers must arrive at pick-up points 5 mins prior to departure time.  Tours must run on schedule and will not wait for latecomers. The venues also reserve the right to refuse us if we are late as they will need to attend to other on-time bookings.   Late passengers who miss their tour will not be refunded.  No shows will not be refunded.

We reserve the right to alter the itinerary and use other tour providers if necessary.

We accept no responsibility or liability for damage, loss, injury, delays, or other problems whatsoever resulting directly or indirectly on tour.

Tours are subject to availability.

Gift Vouchers are not redeemable after the expiry date.

We recommend travelers have adequate Travel Insurance to cover any event.

We require a minimum number of attendees to run a public tour. The tour will be canceled the day prior if minimum numbers are not achieved. We offer an alternative where possible and a refund will be given if no alternative can be found.

Venues subject to availability.

 

32. OUR PRIVACY POLICY 

We collect, store and use your information according to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here:

https://coachhire.com.au/privacy

 

33. JURISDICTION 

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of New South Whales, and you agree to submit the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state.

 

34. CONTACT US 

Emergency 24-hour contact number:  0283784234

Operations Team - about a booking or to make a notification

Phone: 0280734611

Email: operations@coachhire.com.au

 

Enhanced Refund Request:   refunds@coachhire.com.au

 

 

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