Byron Bay Campers Terms and Conditions

01 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

 Rental Conditions

This document contains a brief summary of our rental conditions. The full details of our rental contract do apply. Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.


Payment of the total hire charge for the reserved period is to be paid prior to pick up of the vehicle. Payment can be made by cash, bank cheque (in Australian Dollars) or credit card (Visa, Bankcard or MasterCard). Personal and Company cheques are only accepted if received 14 days prior to pick up.

Rental Charges

Day of pick up and day of drop off are each counted as days of rental regardless of time of pick up and drop off. When a rental moves from one rate season into the next, the calculation is based on both rates.

Long Term Discounts

Long term discounts are available. Please contact


Byron Bay Campers office is open from 08:30 - 16:30, 7 days a week


- Branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.


Vehicles must be collected from and returned to our office. Transfers to and from Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport can be arranged.


Our rates include 10% GST.

Credit Cards

Our preferred payment method is by credit card. We only accept Visa, MasterCard and Banckard. 

Exchange Rate / Currency Variations

All credit card transactions are conducted in Australian dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. We do not accept any liability for variances up or down. Refunds by credit card can take up to 15 working days depending on the renter's Financial Institution.

Rental Duration

The minimum rental for all vehicles is five days.

Except for rentals that pick up between 15 December 2006 and 5 January 2007 which require a minimum of 7 days. Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods."

One Way Rentals

Unfortunately, one-way rentals are not available at this time.

Driver's Licence and Minimum Age

A valid, non-provisional, state or overseas driver's licence is required. If the driver's licence is does not contain an English translation an international driver's licence is also required. The driver's licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver's licence must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.

The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 21 years and the maximum age is 75 years.

Rental Bond and Standard Insurance Excess/Liability

Byron Bay Campers rental charges include a standard insurance excess/liability of AUD$1000.00

In order to cover the standard insurance excess/liability of $1000.00 a credit card imprint (Rental bond) will be collected at the time of vehicle pick-up.

The rental bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the rental bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage, up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the rental bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged.

Under 25 insurance excess.

For renters under 25 years of age an "Age excess" in the amount of AUD$950.00 applies - This is in addition to the standard insurance Excess/liability of AUD$1000.00.

Full Responsibility

At all times the renter is responsible for the full cost of repairs when any of the following condition applies:

  • Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
  • Damage caused by negligence.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter's wilful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.

Kitchen and Personal Kits

Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary living equipment (such as cooking equipment, eating utensils, and tea towels).

Maps and Campground Guides

Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Road Atlas as well as campground guides.

Vehicle Consultation

On pick up of the vehicle our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes explaining all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.

Byron Bay Campers Welcome Pack

Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary "starter pack" for the first night. The pack contains, Mini shampoo and conditioner, dishwashing liquid, sponge, soap, salt and pepper, coffee, tea and sugar satchels.

Camp Chairs

Free of charge.

Baby Seats/Booster Seats

Baby and booster/child seats cannot be fitted to these vehicles.

First Aid Kits

A First Aid kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the Kit is not returned the Kit becomes the property of the renter and a $35 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.

L.P. Gas Refill Service Fee

The gas bottle is supplied full.  Please refill at a service/petrol station prior to returning the vehicle.

Travel Restrictions

Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 5 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds. Byron Bay Campers advises against travelling after sunset in country/remote areas due to the likelyhood of collision with wildlife - Kangaroos, etc,.

Change of Drop Off Destination

If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from Head Office. Subject to the change being approved, an additional charge of $1200 will be charged.

Rental Extension

If the customer wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from Reservations. Rental extension is subject to availability. The extra cost of an extended rental must be paid by credit card, over the telephone, immediately on confirmation of the rental extension. Additional rental days will be charged at the applicable daily rental at the time of the extension.

Failure to obtain a rental extension authorisation will result in the renter being charged a AU$1000.00 fee, plus the standard daily rental rate.


Although Byron Bay Campers run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over $100, Byron Bay Campers will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the NRMA and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.

Traffic Infringements

Byron Bay Campers reserve the right to charge the renter for any speeding or parking fines, traffic infringements or road toll fines. An additional administration fee of $60 per infringement will apply to cover the costs of processing. The renters name and address will be supplied to the infringement processing authourities

Change Of Vehicle

Should the vehicle booked be unavailable through unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative vehicle without prior notification and at no extra cost. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to a refund.

Vehicle Category

Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.

Limit of Liability

In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter our liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remainder of the hire period.


We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.


Animals are not permitted in Byron Bay Campers vehicles. For guide dogs an exception is made.

Booking Amendments

The daily rental rate which applies is always based on the date that the booking (or amendment) is made. Once booked you have secured this daily rental rate level. Any amendments subsequently made to the original booking will be treated as a cancellation and then as a new booking - This may mean a higher/or lower daily rental rate may apply . 

If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 14 days of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of days originally booked). 

Cancellation Fees

If cancelled 25 days prior to pick up - No Fee
If cancelled 7 to 24 days prior to pick up - 20% of Gross Rental (minimum AUD$250)
If cancelled less than 7 days prior to pick up - 50% of Gross Rental
If cancelled on the day of pick up or no show - 100% of Gross Rental
There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle.

Travel Insurance

Byron Bay Campers recommends that renters purchase personal injury travel insurance.

Personal Injury

The rental vehicle is covered by third party insurance cover. It is likely that any other vehicle involved in an accident also has third party insurance cover. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, Byron Bay Campers may be entitled to claim for your personal injury against the third party insurance of the party responsible for the accident. The extent of such third party insurance varies in different States and Territories and Byron Bay Campers strongly recommends that all passengers take out their own Personal Injury Travel Insurance.

If the renter is responsible for the accident the Vehicle's third party insurance should cover the renter for the liability except where the renter has committed a breach of the Vehicle's third party insurance eg drink driving.

Property Damage

The rental vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However the renter is responsible, up to the amount of the applicable Liability, for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period that the vehicle is unavailable, due to repairs. This liability applies in respect of each claim - not per rental. 

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Byron Bay Campers, not at the completion of the rental Period. The Liability will be refunded if Byron Bay Campers is successful in recovering the cost of the damage from the third party.


Are subject to change without notice.

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