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Cheapa Hitop
Cheapa 2 Berth
Cheapa 4WD Camper
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Cheapa Trailfinder
Motorhomes:
Cheapa 4 Berth
Cheapa 6 Berth
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Cheapa Campa - Low Cost Campervan Rental and Motorhome Hire in Australia, New Zealand and the United StatesCheapa Campa
Low Cost Campervan Rental & Motorhome Hire in Australia

Rental Terms and Conditions
Valid until 31 Mar 2016

  1. Summary of Rental Conditions
  2. Rental Charges
  3. Early Bird Discount
  4. Inclusive Rate
  5. Branches
  6. Transfer
  7. Administration Fees / Taxes
  8. Payment at Branches
  9. Credit Cards
  10. Exchange Rate / Currency Variations
  11. Rental Duration
  12. One Way Rentals
  13. Driver's License and Minimum Age
  14. Kitchen Equipment
  15. General Equipment
  16. Campground Guide
  17. Vehicle Consultation
  18. Cheapa Campa Welcome Pack
  19. Pre-purchased Gas Bottle
  20. Additional Products
  21. Multiple Rentals
  22. Broome Rentals
  1. Travel Restrictions
  2. Change of Drop Off Destination
  3. Rental Extension
  4. Repairs
  5. Infringements and Administration Fees
  6. Change Of Vehicle
  7. Vehicle Category
  8. Voluntary Downgrade
  9. Limit of Liability
  10. Important
  11. Animals
  12. Smoking
  13. Cancellation Fees
  14. Travel Insurance
     
  15. PROTECTION PACKAGE
  16. Personal Injury
  17. Property Damage
  18. Liability Reduction Options
  19. Bond
  20. Full Responsibility
  21. Rates/Terms/Conditions

Summary of 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 AUD.

Rental Charges

Rates include unlimited kilometres.

Rental days are charged per calendar day. The day of pick-up is calculated as the first day of rental and the day of return is calculated as the last day of rental. Vehicles must be returned within branch hours.

Flex Rates - The flex rate that is available at the time of booking for the first rental day determines the daily rental rate for the entire rental period up to the 28th day. All rental days from the 29th day on are counted as a new booking and the flex rate that applies for the 29th day will be used from then on, the flex rate that applies for the 57th rental day will be used from then, etc.

Cheapa Campa and Blue Travel will not honor calculation errors. Should a calculation error occur Cheapa Campa will charge for the shortfall.

Early Bird Discount

An Early Bird discount of 5% off the daily rental rate will apply to rentals that commence 120 days or more after the date of booking. This discount does not apply to the Value Pack component. The Early Bird discount can be combined with long term discounts.

Inclusive Rate - Value Pack

Cheapa Hitop and Cheapa 2 Berth  - Add AUD 34 per day.

  • The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is AUD 1190 - i.e. 35 days rental.
  • The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

4, 6 Berth and 4WD Campers - Add AUD 44 per day.

  • The maximum amount payable per rental segment for an Inclusive Rate is AUD 2200 - i.e. 50 days rental.
  • The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

The Value Pack includes: VIP Cover, 3% Administration Fee/Taxes, Linen and Bedding Kits, Extra Driver Fees, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Pre-purchased Gas Bottle, Camp Chairs and Table, and Baby or Booster Seats (on request).

The Value Pack does not include the Broome Surcharge, One Way Fee and 4WD Additional Cover.

Branches and Branch Hours

Cheapa Campa has branches in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Cheapa 4WD Outback Camper (until 31 Mar 2015) is not available to/from Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

All Branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Australia Day Public Holiday (26 Jan).

All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional AUD 100 surcharge:

  • Easter Monday (06 Apr 2015)
  • Anzac Day (25 Apr 2015)
  • Boxing Day (26 Dec 2015)
  • Easter Monday (28 March 2016)

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney:
 • 1 Sep 2014 – 30 Apr 2015 8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
 • 1 May 2015 – 31 Aug 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 1 Sep 2015 – 31 Mar 2016 8am to 4.30pm seven days a week

Alice Springs, Cairns:
 • 1 Nov 2014 – 30 Apr 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 1 May 2015 – 31 Oct 2015 8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
 • 1 Nov 2015 – 31 Mar 2016 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays

Darwin:
 • 1 Mar 2015 – 30 Apr 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 1 May 2015 – 31 Oct 2015 8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
 • 1 Nov 2015 – 19 Dec 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 20 Dec 2015 – 31 Mar 2016 Branch CLOSED

Broome*:
 • 1 Mar 2015 – 30 Apr 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 1 May 2015 – 31 Oct 2015 8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
 • 1 Nov 2015 – 19 Dec 2015 8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
 • 20 Dec 2015 – 31 Mar 2016 Branch CLOSED

* Public Holidays in Broome:
Easter Monday (06 Apr 2015), ANZAC Day (25 Apr 2015), Western Australia Day (01 Jun 2015) and Queen’s Birthday (28 Sep 2015) opened 8am to 12pm

Transfer

Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (not airports). Transfers to and from the Cheapa Campa depot are not included in the rental price. It is the renter's responsibility to get to and from the branch.

Administration Fees / Taxes (Included in the Value Pack)

Our rates include 10% GST.

A charge of 3% of the total cost will be levied to cover administration fees, state government taxes, vehicle registration recovery, duties and associated costs.

Payment at Branches

Payment at Branches For security reasons, Cheapa Campa will only accept credit card or debit card for rental charges paid on vehicle pick up or drop off. Cash payments will not be accepted at rental branches. The Bond on the vehicle is only payable at pick-up by Credit Card or Debit Credit Card. The Bond cannot be paid with a pre-paid Credit Card.

Credit Cards

We only accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional non-refundable 2% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional non-refundable 4.5% surcharge on any transaction.

Exchange Rate / Currency Variations

All credit card transactions are conducted in Australian dollars AUD. 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.

A 10 day minimum rental period applies during the period of 15 Dec 2015 to 05 Jan 2016.

During the Bathurst and Phillip Island races (05 Oct to 18 Oct 2015) a 10 day minimum rental period applies from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide branches.

Minimum rental periods are subject to change during other peak periods.

One Way Rentals

One way rentals are available subject to the minimum rental periods in the table below. A one way rental fee of AUD 350 is charged for one way rentals collecting or dropping off in Broome, Darwin, Alice Springs. All other one ways will be charged a fee of AUD 260. The one way fee is waived for each rental segment of 21+ days.

ADL
7ASP
714BNE
212121 BME
14147 21CNS
14714 1414DRW
777 211414 MEL
142121 142121 14PER
7147 21721 721SYD

Driver's License and Minimum Age

A current and full motor vehicle driver’s license is required. If the driver’s license is not in the English language then an international driver’s license is also required. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. The driver’s license must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver’s license must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.

Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.

Kitchen Equipment

Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary kitchen equipment (such as plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, bottle/can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle, teapot, toaster and tea towel).

General Equipment

Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary general equipment (such as pegs and clothes line, dustpan/brush, fire extinguisher, bucket/hose and broom).

Campground Guide

Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary campground guide.

Vehicle Consultation

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

Cheapa Campa Welcome Pack

Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Cheapa Campa Value Pack for the first night that includes some essential condiments.

Pre-purchased Gas Bottle (Included in the Value Pack)

The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:

  • AUD 25 - Cheapa Hitop / Cheapa 2 Berth / Cheapa 4WD Camper / Cheapa Outback Camper / Cheapa Trailfinder 4WD Camper
  • AUD 35 - Cheapa 4 and 6 Berth Motorhomes

The gas bottle can be returned empty to Cheapa Campa at the completion of the rental. The fee applies for each part of a multiple rental.

Additional Products

  • Linen and Bedding Kits (Included in the Value Pack) - AUD 35 per person per rental. Includes 1 x towel, pillow, pillowcase, sleeping bag, bed sheet
  • Extra Driver Fee (Included in the Value Pack) - AUD 3 per day, per driver, per rental.
  • Camp Chairs (Included in the Value Pack) - AUD 17 each per rental
  • Camp Table (Included in the Value Pack) - AUD 24 per rental
  • GPS - AUD 10 per day up to a maximum of AUD 100 per hire
  • Satellite Phone (must be pre-booked) - AUD 20 per day plus call charges
  • Heater/Fan - AUD 15 per rental
  • Toilet Chemicals - AUD 2.50 each
  • Baby Seats (Included in the Value Pack) - Baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children 6 months to 3 years of age can be fitted to the Motorhome Range. Cost is AUD 30 per rental. Baby seats cannot be fitted to the Cheapa Hitop, Cheapa 2 Berth, Cheapa 4WD Camper. Children under 6 months of age cannot be accommodated in any of the Motorhomes.
  • Booster Seats (Included in the Value Pack) - Booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 3 and 8 years of age can be supplied for the Motorhome Range. Cost is AUD 30 each per rental. Booster seats cannot be fitted to the Cheapa Hitop, Cheapa 2 Berth, Cheapa 4WD Camper.
  • 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 AUD 50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.

Multiple Rentals

Consecutive Cheapa Campa Motorhome/Campervan rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Rentals in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand on Star RV, Apollo, Cheapa Campa and Hippie Camper can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one way fee and minimum rental period conditions. This discount does not apply to completed bookings.

Broome Rentals

An additional charge of AUD 850 (AUD 750 until 31 Mar 2015) applies to all rentals picking up or dropping off in Broome. This is in addition to the one way fee if applicable. Only the Cheapa 4WD Camper, Cheapa Outback Camper (until 31 Mar 2015) and Cheapa 4WD Trailfinder Camper are available to be rented to and from the Broome branch.

Travel Restrictions

Two Wheel Drive Vehicles:
 
- Cannot be driven on any unsealed roads. The only exception is well maintained access roads less than 12 kilometres long to recognised campgrounds.
 - Can be driven to any island including Tasmania and North of the Daintree River as long as written permission is obtained from Cheapa Campa prior to travel.

Four Wheel Drive Vehicles can also be driven on recognized unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the permission of Cheapa Campa: Any Islands, (including Tasmania, excluding Fraser Island and Moreton Island), Arnhem Land in general, Birdsville Track, Bungle Bungles, Burke Development Road from Chillagoe to Normanton, Cape Leveque, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Finke Road, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Mitchell Falls/Plateau, Mereenie Loop, Oodnadatta Track, Savannah Way from Normanton to Borroloola, Savannah Way from Normanton to Borroloola, Simpson Desert, Strzelecki Track, Tanami Track, the Plenty Highway, Warburton Road, and and any other remote area.

Vehicles are NOT permitted to travel Boggy Hole (Finke Gorge National Park), Central Arnhem Road, Fraser Island, Gunbarrel Highway, Moreton Island, Old Gunbarrel Highway, the Canning Stock Route, the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road, The Lost City in Litchfield Park, the Old South Road from Maryvale to Finke, the Old Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York at any time.

Vehicles are NOT permitted to travel to Cape York between the months of December to May (at all other times permission is required to travel to Cape York).

Cheapa Campa reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period.

Change of Drop Off Destination

If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorization from Cheapa Campa Reservations. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of AUD 700 will apply.

Rental Extension

If the guest wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorization from Cheapa Campa Reservations who will advise of the additional costs. Rental extension is subject to fleet availability. The extra cost (Gross Rate) of an extended rental must be paid by credit card over the telephone or at a Cheapa Campa Branch immediately on confirmation of the rental extension.

Failure to obtain authorization will result in the renter being charged double the daily gross rental rate.

Repairs

Although we run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to AUD 100 may be affected without authorization and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over AUD 100, Cheapa Campa will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the Australian Automobile Association and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.

Infringements and Administration Fees

Cheapa reserves the right to charge the renter for any speeding, toll way or parking fines not reported on return of the vehicle. In addition to these costs, Cheapa reserves the right to charge for associated administration costs for processing the fines (irrespective of liability). An administration fee of AUD 75 per fine will be applicable.

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.

Voluntary Downgrade

Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked within 14 days of pick up or during the rental then they will not be entitled to any refund.

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.

Important

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

Animals

Service dogs are permitted to travel in our vehicles with prior permission from Apollo. No other animals are permitted in our vehicles.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.

Cancellation Fees

  • Until Blue Travel has confirmed your reservation - No charge
  • If cancelled up to 25 days prior to pick up - Your Deposit
  • If cancelled 10 to 24 days prior to pick up - 20% of Total Rental (minimum AUD 300)
  • If cancelled less than 10 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental (minimum AUD 300)
  • If cancelled on the day of pick up or no show - 100% of Total Rental (minimum AUD 300)
  • There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.

PROTECTION PACKAGE

Personal Injury

The Vehicle has 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, the renter may be entitled to claim for their 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 Cheapa Campa 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, e.g. drink driving.

Property Damage

The 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 the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of AUD 75 will be charged per claim.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Cheapa Campa, not at the completion of the rental Period. Cheapa Campa reserves the right to charge the renter for any vehicle damage including Third Party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle.

The below Standard Liability and Reduction Options do not include windscreen and tyre damage (renter is responsible for windscreen and tyre damage at all times).

Liability Reduction Options

Cheapa Hitop
Cheapa 2 Berth
Cost per Day Bond Liability
Standard Liability Included $2700 $2700
Liability Reduction Option 1 $18**
(max charge $630
i.e. 35 day rentals)
$1200 $1200
Liability Reduction Option 2
(Included in the Value Pack)
$28**
(max charge $980
i.e. 35 day rentals)
$250 $0
Cheapa 4 and 6 Berth
Cheapa 4WD Campers
Cost per Day Bond Liability
Standard Liability Included $5000 $5000
Liability Reduction Option 1 $22**
(max charge $1100
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$2500 $2500
Liability Reduction Option 2
(Included in the Value Pack)
$37**
(max charge $1850
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$250 $0
** The minimum amount payable for each reduction option per rental will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

4WD Additional Cover

This additional cover for AUD 199 is available when either Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover) or the Value Pack has been purchased. Coverage with this offer will protect the renter for:

  • Accidental damage to the over-head and under-body sections of the 4WD Campervan
  • Unlimited tyre and windscreen cover
  • Damage to the Awning
  • Towing and vehicle recovery costs from 4WD roads where permission from Cheapa to travel on these roads has been granted

*This protection does not cover single vehicle rollover.

Bond

For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. With the Standard Liability and Liability Reduction Option 1 the bond will be debited to the credit card account immediately. When the bond is debited a non-refundable credit card administration fee will apply of 4.5% for American Express and Diners Club and 2% for Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit. With Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover) the Bond is payable to Cheapa Campa by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for AUD 250. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The 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 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 Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged. Refunds by credit card including bond refunds can take up to 15 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.

Bond Roll Overs are permitted for Cheapa Campa multi hires only within the same country when the bond is banked.

Full Responsibility

At all times the renter is responsible for:

  • 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 due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage caused to tyres and windscreen except where Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover) has been purchased.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s willful 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 caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.

Rates/Terms/Conditions

Are subject to change without notice.

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