Terms and Conditions


Tariffs are correct at time of printing. Tariffs stated in the Australian Section of this Directory are in Australian dollars including GST.  Tariffs stated in the New Zealand Section are in New Zealand dollars including GST.

All tariffs are for the current financial year and replace all previous Directories issued. Holiday surcharges are daily rates unless otherwise stated. Unit rate may apply in some instances and means the total tariff chargeable for the particular type of unit, e.g. family room, double room, twin share, deluxe room etc.


A deposit will ensure your reservation on the day of your arrival. This guarantees your reservation for the full stay of your booking and will be paid direct to the motel you have booked with.

Refund of deposits, other than deposits made via our Referral System, shall be made at the discretion of the motel.

  • Full payment will be taken at the time of booking
  • 2.2% online payment processing fee is applicable
  • Service and Handling fee is not refundable

Please note your bank statement will display: ‘Budget Motels’


It is important to be aware a cancellation policy may apply when making a reservation with a motel.

Please check the cancellation policy of the individual motel when making a reservation.

A change of date is considered a cancellation of the original booking.

Credit Cards

Budget Motels throughout Australia & New Zealand may accept some or all of these cards.

Every endeavour is made to ensure that the tariffs and other information contained in this accommodation directory are accurate. However, sometimes errors do occur and the Budget Motels is unable to accept responsibility for any such errors.

The Budget Motels, a registered business of the National Budget Referral Chain Limited is a referral network of affiliated independent motels and denies and disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, for the safety of any guest, employee, officer, principal or agent of any Budget Motels - affiliated motel either current or previous: or for any errors, omissions or negative or damaging acts of individual motel employees, officers, principals or agents of affiliated motels.


Budget Motels Eco Friendly ‘Green Leaf’ Logo

The program’s environmental guidelines allow our motels to evaluate their operations and take specific actions to improve the environmental footprint of the property, thereby saving our resources.

The ‘Green Leaf’ symbol displayed in a member’s property listing in our Accommodation Directory recognises the member has made a commitment to conserve and protect our environment.

Participating Budget Motels member properties have committed to implement at least 17 initiatives in the areas of waste minimisation, water saving, power & energy and general initiatives.


Quality Assurance Program

In order to remain an Budget Motels accredited property, establishments need to meet stringent guidelines, which include periodic inspections from our Quality Assurance Officers.

Visitations by our Quality Assurance Officers provide us with an opportunity to verify the standard of our member properties. This includes checking the specific comfort requirements which the Paragon, Orbit and Budget brands provide to guests to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

We recognise guests expect clean accommodation and that cleanliness is the most important factor when
you stay away from home. This too is an integral part of our visitation checking process, to ensure a high
level of cleanliness is maintained across all of our accommodation brands.

We are very proud of our Quality Assurance Program and believe our commitment ensures that guests are
satisfied with their accommodation choices.


Self Rating

Motels not involved with the AAA Tourism STAR Rating have assessed and rated their own motel. The circles symbolise the level of facilities, cleanliness, maintenance quality & condition a guest can expect when staying at a particular property.

Half circle ratings indicate modest improvements in the quality and condition of a property’s facilities, amenities and services.