You may need to book early if you are travelling in a peak holiday season. Check our What’s On page for each city to see major events and school holidays. You can also see all Australian school holiday dates here. Each Australian state sets its own school terms and holidays. Go direct to the What’s On section for Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Hotels, Motels & Resorts
Booking.com: You can book weeks or months ahead to get best choice, especially in busy holiday seasons, Christmas, New Year and for special events. You can check availability and book online for immediate confirmation. For busy periods in popular locations, you may need to book many months ahead for best choice and prices.
- Booking.com charges NO booking fees. You pay the hotel when you stay.
- Booking.com charges NO cancellation fees. You can see each hotels individual cancellation policy on their hotel information page. You deal direct with the hotel to make changes to your booking.
- Guest reviews. See what other guests say. Reviews are only displayed if there are 5 or more to provide balance.
- Instant confirmation
You can find hotel listings in each location of the BCL websites or just search from the top at Booking.com.
Hotels, Motels & Resorts: Wotif
Check availability and get instant confirmation for bookings with Wotif.com, Australia’s leading last-minute online booking provider. Wotif.com have a 24/7 customer service centre in Brisbane. Their listings include many smaller and regional accommodation options.
Online Backpacker hostel bookings
Both systems now include many backpackers hostels.
- Brisbane Backpackers Hostels
- Gold Coast Backpackers Hostels
- Cairns & Tropical North Queensland including Port Douglas, Cairns, Kuranda, Townsville, Tully, Mission Beach and Airlie Beach
- Sydney & NSW Backpackers Hostels including Sydney Central, Blue Mountains, Bondi, Manly Beach, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo and Byron Bay, Nimbin, Coffs Harbour (north of Sydney)
- Melbourne & Victoria backpackers including Melbourne CBD | St Kilda | Prahran
- Adelaide & SA Backpackers Hostels
- Perth & WA Backpackers Hostels
- Hobart & Tasmania Backpackers Hostels
- New Zealand