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Motorhome, RV and Campervan Rentals in Australia

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Australia Depots:
Adelaide - Alice Springs - Brisbane - Broome - Cairns - Darwin - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney

Early Bird Discount !
An Early Bird discount of 5% Off the Daily Rental Rate
will apply to rentals that commence 120 days 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.

  Long Term Discounts
21 - 34 Days – 9% Off daily rental rates
35+ Days - 12% Off daily rental rates
This discount does not apply to the Value Pack component
Multiple rentals are eligible for the long-term discount
There are no further long-term discounts available on Flex Rates

2016 - 2017 Flex Rates
Valid from 01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Flex Rates give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher.
 
However, once booked, should you need to amend the dates, the prevailing rates will apply. We get advised of new flex rates each week. Therefore each quote only valid until the end of each week.

Please Contact us for this weeks Great Flex Rates

Available Vehicles for Hire

 

Rates are calculated per calendar day.

Rates Includes:

  • 2WD Vehicles - Unlimited kilometres
  • 4WD Vehicles - 300 kilometres per day
  • 10% GST
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Cheapa Campa welcome Pack
  • Pre-hire Cleaning Fees
  • Vehicle Consultation Fee
  • 24 hour Roadside Assistance
  • Camp Ground Guides

Value Pack:
Hitop and 2 Berth ST - Add AUD $37.50 per day.
• The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is $1,312.50 – 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 $48.75 per day.
• The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is $2,437.50– 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.

Value Pack Includes:

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

What exactly is Flex?
Flex Rates allows us to offer flexible pricing, which gives you the opportunity to secure the best possible rental rate. The Flex Rates are based on a very simple system of supply and demand. So when there are a large number of vehicles available for hire from a particular branch then the rental rate is lower. This way you can benefit from the lower rates offered. Generally, this means that the earlier you book the cheaper the rate! There will also be great Standby Rates !

Flex Options
From time to time we have the need to move vehicles from one location to another and therefore can offer better rates for certain movements.

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

Broome Rentals:
An additional charge of $1,000 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, and Cheapa 4WD Trailfinder Camper are available to be rented to and from the Broome branch.

Branch Hours:
All Branches are Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Australia Day Public holiday (26 January).

All rentals picking up or dropping off on the following days will incur an additional $100 surcharge:
- Anzac Day (25 April 2016)
- Labour Day (02 May 2016 Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs)
- Queen's Birthday (13 Jun 2016 Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Alice Springs Broome, Darwin)
- Queen's Birthday (26 Sep 2016 Perth)
- Queen's Birthday ( 03 Oct 2016 Brisbane, Cairns)
- Labour Day (03 October 2016 Adelaide and Sydney)
- Boxing Day (26 December 2016)
- Observed Christmas Day ( 27 Dec 2016)
- Day after New Year's Day (02 Jan 2017)
- Labour Day (06 Mar 2017 Perth, Broome)
- Labour Day ( 13 Mar 2017 Melbourne)

Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney:

• 1 April 2016 – 30 April 2016 /  8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
• 1 May 2016 – 31 August 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 1 September 2016 – 31 March 2017  /  8am to 4.30pm seven days a week

Alice Springs & Cairns:
• 1 April 2016 – 30 April 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 1 May 2016 – 31 October 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
• 1 November 2016 – 31 March 2017  /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays

Darwin:
• 1 April 2016 – 30 April 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 1 May 2016 – 31 October 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
• 1 November 2016 – 19 December 2016  /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 20 December 2016 – 31 March 2017  /  Branch CLOSED

Broome:
• 1 April 2016 – 30 April 2016 /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 1 May 2016 – 31 October 2016 /  8am to 4.30pm seven days a week
• 1 November 2016 – 19 December 2016 /  8am to 4.30pm CLOSED Sundays
• 20 December 2016 – 31 March 2017 /  Branch CLOSED

Broome Public Holidays
- ANZAC Day (25 April 2016)
- Western Australia Day (06 June 2016)
- Queen's Birthday (26 September 2016)
above dates - branch open 8am to 12pm

Kilometres 2wd Vehicles:
Rates include unlimited kilometres.

Kilometres 4wd Vehicles:
Rates include 300 kilometres per day. 500 kilometre packages are available at a cost of AU $188. Kilometre packs must be prepaid before departure. There is no refund for any unused kilometres. Excess kilometres are charged at AU $0.40 per kilometre.

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.

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.

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


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. 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 December 2016 to 5 January 2017. During the Bathurst and Phillip Island races (01 October 2016 to 20 October 2016) 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 $350 is charged for one way rentals collecting or dropping off in Broome, Darwin or Alice Springs. All other one ways will be charged a fee of $260. The one way fee is waived for each rental segment of 21+ days.

ADL
7
ASP
7
14
BNE
21
21
21
BME
14
14
7
21
CNS
14
7
14
14
14
DRW
7
7
7
21
14
14
MEL
14
21
21
14
21
21
14
PER
7
14
7
21
14
21
7
21
SYD

Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language then an international driver’s licence is also required. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. 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.

Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.

Campground Guides:
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 Welcome Pack for the first night that includes some essential items.

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

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).

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 ST / Cheapa 4WD 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 Extras:

Extras
Price
Camping Table (included in Value Pack) AUD $24 per rental
Camping Chairs (included in Value Pack) AUD $17 each per rental
Linen & Bedding Kit (included in Value Pack) AUD $35 per person per rental. Includes 1 x towel, pillow, pillowcase, sleeping bag, bed sheet.
Satellite Phone (must be pre-booked - 100% cancellation fee applies if cancelled after booked, minimum cancellation fee of $160 will apply) AUD $20 per day plus call charges
Heater / Fan AUD $15 per rental
GPS AUD $10 per day up to a max of AUD $100 per hire
Extra Driver Fee (included in Value Pack) AUD $3 per day, per driver, per rental.
Toilet Chemicals AUD $2.50 each

Baby Seats: (included in the Value Pack)
Baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children from 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 in the Cheapa Hitop, Cheapa 2 Berth ST and Cheapa 4WD Campers. Children under 6 months of age cannot be accommodated in any of the Motorhomes.

Booster Seats: (included in the Value Pack)
A 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 in the Cheapa Hitop, Cheapa 2 Berth ST and Cheapa 4WD Campers.

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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 longterm 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.

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, Savannnah Way from Normanton to Borroloola, Simpson Desert, Strzelecki Track, Tanami Track, The Plenty Highway, Warburton Road, 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 kilometers 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 authorisation from the Cheapa Campa Head Office. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $700 will apply.

Repairs:
Although we 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, 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 Campa 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 Campa reserves the right to charge for associated administration costs for processing the fines (irrespective of liability). An administration fee of $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 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 Cheapa. No other animals are permitted in our vehicles.

Smoking:
Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.

Booking Amendments:
If you wish to make any changes to your booking (including a voluntary downgrade) the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:

- Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of vehicle category
- Name change

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). A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 14 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.

Booking Amendment Fee :
The first change is at no charge. The first change may involve several aspects of the reservation. The second and subsequent changes are at AU $25 per aspect, per change.

Rental Extension:
If the guest wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from Cheapa Campa Reservations. This is subject to 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.

Whilst on hire if you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.

Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily applicable rental rate.

Other Cheapa Campa Rates:
Other Cheapa Campa Rates Flex Rates are completely separate to any other rate or special you may have. Flex Rates do not replace these other rates or specials; rather Flex Rates offer you another choice. Flex Rates only apply to new bookings. Cheapa Campa will not accept cancellations of any other rate scheme that are then re-booked using Flex Rates or vice versa. Flex Rates cannot be combined with any other rate scheme.

Rental Charges:
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.

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

Hitop & 2 Berth ST
Cost per day
Bond
Liability
Standard Liability
Included
$2,700
$2,700
Liability Reduction Option 1
$18**
(max charge $630
i.e. 35 day rentals)
$1,200
$1,200
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover)
$28**
(max charge $980
i.e. 35 day rentals)
$250
$0

 
4 and 6 Berth & 4WD Campers
Cost per day
Bond
Liability
Standard Liability
Included
$5,000
$5,000
Liability Reduction Option 1
$24**
(max charge $1,200
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$2,500
$2,500
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP Cover)
$39**
(max charge $1,950
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$250
$0

** The minimum amount payable for each reduction option per rental segment 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
  • Damage to the roof top tent
  • Towing and vehicle recovery costs from 4WD roads where permission from Cheapa to travel on these roads has been granted

* Overhead and underbody damage is not covered in the event of a single vehicle roll over. 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 $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 multi hires only within the same brand and 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
  • 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 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.

Shortening of Rental Period:
If a renter shortens their hire period by more than a week - it may be treated as a cancellation of the whole booking and a re-booking. This depends on when the amendment takes place and how many days of hire are being cancelled. Please ensure you always have travel insurance in place.

Cancellation Fees:

If cancelled 22+ days prior to pick up - No Fee
If cancelled 7 to 21 days prior to pick up 20% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled less than 7 days prior to pick up 50% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
If cancelled on the day of pick up or no show 100% Total Rental (minimum $250)
There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle.

 

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