How to book hotels and motels in your local area online in Australia
Welcome to the latest edition of Australia’s favourite travel magazine, The Australian.
In the wake of the devastation wrought by the wildfires, we’ve asked you to help us find and book affordable accommodation in the event of a crisis.
We’re looking to book a home, holiday, or hotel room for up to four people, or a car or van for up on six people.
If you’re in the US or Canada, we’ll be providing links to booking your accommodation.
The guide below outlines the different ways to book accommodation in Australia, and the different options available to you.
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) recommends that you use the hotel booking form for hotels and booking online with booking sites like Booking.com and BookingMe.
They also recommend using a hotel’s website for booking a room or rooming to stay.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Sydney, you’ll need to book through a booking portal, like Airbnb, BookingHub or TripAdvisor.
You can also use Google to search for the hotel you’re interested in, like hotels.com.au.
Alternatively, you can browse hotels on the Australian Hotel Directory and use Google’s search feature to find hotels close to your location.
We also recommend booking through your bank or credit card.
This is best done by phone, as booking services are often unavailable.
If the service you’re using is more expensive, consider contacting your bank and using a third-party service like TripAdvisors.
Find out more about how to book your hotel and booking through the Australian Government’s website.
If your hostels and motel rooms are booked through the hotel industry, it’s important to check the terms and conditions of your stay.
You’ll need this information when booking your room.