Frequently Asked Questions
How To Book
Yes, we are a registered Provider in all states of Australia
The NDIA allows fair and reasonable supports, so we use Social and Community engagement for most passengers.
The easiest way to allow some extra money in your plan is to make holidays a goal, which in turn develops personal skills outside you home environment. But remember each plan is different and every one gets assessed differently, so there are no guarantees.
The majority of our group holidays are designed for between 4 and 44 passengers.
Yes, we try our very best to cater for everyone, whatever their disability. The qualified and experienced members of the ClubMates support crew are able to support passengers in any way they require. Give us a call to discuss the level of support that you require.
All passengers should be healthy enough to participate in the holiday's planned activities. If you are unsure whether or not you reach the level of health required, please call us. We strive to accommodate everyone on our holidays.
Yes. We can arrange anything from 1:1 to 1:6 (one carer to one/six passengers) carer-to-passenger ratios.
Certainly. On top of the holidays we have listed, we also offer tailored holidays to suit you. If you call us with a dream holiday in mind, we can make it happen.
We always aim to make our holidays as flexible as possible. We always have a pre-established itinerary for each holiday, but if you can tell us in advance that you want to do something that isn't in the plan, we will do our best to make that happen.
Clubmates Travel can arrange flights and overnight accommodation for a fee. We can either link you to the holiday after it has started, or we can make sure you don't miss a thing by getting you to the location of departure. It's all up to you.
Usually, we use 3 or 4 star motel-style accommodation during the holiday. We believe this kind of accommodation is the best option, as it means that all holidays are comfortable, good fun, and affordable.
This all depends on which holiday you choose and where you will be travelling to. ClubMates Travel holidays use different modes of transport: planes, cruise ships, coaches, and 4WDs are just some of the modes of transport used. If you would like to travel in another way, contact us to find out your options.
All cancellations must be notified to Clubmates Travel in writing. The cancellation is not valid until we receive this notice. See terms and conditions for information on cancellation fees.
All main meals, accommodation for the duration of the holiday, listed activities, support crew and other staff, are all included in the holiday fare.
All passengers should have travel insurance, spending money for the holiday, passports and visas, and any personal items that they wish to take e.g. electronic devices, toiletries, enough clothing and footwear etc.
Passengers are allowed to take two bags on holiday with them: one suitcase that should not exceed 20kg, and rucksack or smaller with maximum weight of 7kg
Yes, of course. Our support crew are all trained to administer medication and look after it during the holiday if requested
Call the ClubMates Travel office and speak to one of our consultants to ascertain availability and then complete our application form with one of our consultants, or choose a holiday through the website and submit the form on the holiday's individual page, then one of our consultants will contact you to confirm the booking.
ClubMates has successfully taken passengers all over the globe with some of the destinations including locally within Australia, Portugal, South Africa, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Europe and many Asian countries just to name a few. We are very experienced in offering cruises to all parts of the globe offering 3 days – 4 weeks.
When booking your holiday speak with your consultant to ensure the level of support is appropriate. All group holidays offer support unless otherwise noted. ClubMates support crew are available to assist with personal care, budgeting, and administration of medication. If a higher level of care is required speak to your consultant about the options.
We have many passengers wanting to meet with one of the support crew before departure. If you contact the ClubMates office we can arrange a suitable time and place. This is an additional cost but in many cases a worthwhile investment before departure.
Once the booking is confirmed the ClubMates Travel office will send a booking package with a full set of booking forms. These forms include: tax invoice, itinerary for your chosen holiday/vacation, welcome letter, travel insurance and booking form (medical details). The booking cannot be fully confirmed until a deposit has been paid.
No, but it is strongly advised to take it. Clubmates Travel will organise this. Our invoices include the cost of travel insurance. If you determine that you need to have a higher level or have a pre-existing condition this may cost more and therefore ClubMates Travel should be notified.
Yes, that’s fine, but contact the ClubMates office to discuss any changes or cancellations. Refer to the terms and conditions for any cancellation fees.
Payment can be made either via direct deposit, cheque, credit card, bank cheques or it can be paid off over several months to assist with budgeting.
Yes, if you would like to pay for your holiday periodically, we will provide you with a receipt each time a payment is made. This way, you will have an accurate way of tracking your outstanding amount.
Final payment needs to be received by the due date on the invoice. It can be 60, 90, 120 or 150 days before departure depending on the holiday/vacation.
Yes, definitely. 1-3 weeks before departure you will receive a clothing list, meeting time and an updated itinerary along with the contact details of the tour leader.
Yes, you can have your own holiday/vacation either supported or unsupported to any destination around the globe.
If travelling within your own country a passport is not required, but if you are travelling on a cruise ship or internationally yes you will need a passport with at least 6 months before expiration.
ClubMates organise all visas for supported travel with a ClubMates staff member. It is advised you check with your consultant to ensure who is organising the visas.
It depends on the destination, and we always suggest that you contact us for accurate information well in advance of the departure date.