Birches Serviced Apartments is nestled in on East Melbourne’s tranquil tree-lined Simpson Street. Within walking distance of the CBD, Richmond and trendy Fitzroy and with easy access to Melbourne's sporting precinct, Birches has dedicated pet friendly apartments with many of East Melbourne’s wonderful parks and gardens on it’s doorstep.
Each apartment features a fully operational kitchen, modern bathroom and WiFi, with secure parking and dog grooming and day care available upon request.
East Melbourne is the perfect location to base your next visit to Melbourne, with all of Melbourne's very best attractions within a short walk or tram ride. Birches provides easy access to Melbourne's sporting precinct, (incorporating the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and AAMI Park, with Etihad Stadium just a short tram ride away.)
Birches is also perfectly situated for you to take advantage of Melbourne's cultural and foodie scene, with Melbourne's theatres and the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum close by, not to mention some of the best cafes and restaurants that the city has to offer.
Dogs and cats welcome – Small to Medium size dogs only
Pet friendly room types: Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment
Dogs must be on a leash, while in the outside grounds.
Bring your own Bedding, bedding for pets is not provided
Your pet must have their own food and water bowls.
Your Ultimate Holiday Package Includes:
Return airfare to Melbourne including all prepaid taxes
Airline approved pet travel crate
Accommodation at the Birches Serviced Apartments
Return private transfers from Melbourne Domestic airport to accommodation
Grooming and day care services are available on request.
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you are 18 years of age or older and understand and agree with the following terms and conditions. References to “us”, “we” and/or “our” in these booking terms and conditions shall mean Jetpets Animal Transport, its employees, its member agents and employees of its member agents. References to “you” means a user of this website.
These terms and conditions apply to bookings you make with our consultants (in-person, over the phone or by email).
1.1 While the utmost care and attention is given to your Pets, they are handled with the understanding that, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the applicable limitations and exclusions otherwise set out in this Agreement, Jetpets, our employees, subcontractors and agents (including airlines):
(a) will at no time to be held responsible for loss, death, illness, injury or accident due to any cause (other than negligence), either natural or accidental; and (b) will not be under any liability and are hereby released from any liability for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage (including pain and suffering, emotional or psychological loss and damage, loss of opportunity, indirect, remote, abnormal or unforeseeable loss or any similar loss whether or not in the reasonable contemplation of the parties at the time of agreeing to these conditions or the provision of any Services) arising out of the supply or use of the Services, death of or injury to your Pet, failure to supply, or out of any breach of contract or warranty including breach of an essential term.
1.2 Nothing in this Agreement is intended or will be construed as excluding, restricting or modifying or having the affect of excluding, restricting or modifying the application of all or any of the provisions of Division 1 of Part 3-2 of the Australian Consumer Law (Consumer Guarantees).
1.3 Our maximum aggregate liability to you:
(a) for failure to comply with a Consumer Guarantee (where applicable) under the Australian Consumer Law in respect of the supply of the Services which are not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption; and (b) for loss or damage suffered by you as a result of any breach of this Agreement or in relation to this Agreement or the Services,is limited, at our sole discretion, to:
(a) supplying the Services again; or (b) paying the cost of having the Services supplied again.
1.4 You should ensure that you have adequate insurances to cover any risks.
1.5 Jetpets reserve the right to perform an autopsy in the unlikely event of the death of your Pet during transit. The responsibility of the cost of the autopsy is dependent on the results.
Live animals are carried at the sole risk of the merchant and carrier shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever.
2 Quotations and Fees
(a) sets out the full list of Services to be provided for the Fees; (b) is provided to you based on the height and length of the Pet/s or dimensions of your travel container/s, given by you to us. If there is any increase in the size of the Pet or travel container/s, you will be required to pay an additional Fee in accordance with our schedule of fees; (c) is based on current tariffs and are subject to change. Price changes may occur due to matters outside our control which increase the cost of the product or service. Such factors include adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. (d) will be deemed to have been accepted by you on receipt of the Non-Refundable Deposit.
3 Payment Terms
3.1 The Fees are payable by you to us as follows:
You will be required to pay a deposit (or deposits) when booking. Your consultant will advise you of how much that will be. All deposits are non-refundable for changes of mind or cancellations by you (in accordance with Australian Consumer Law practices). Final payment is required no later than 30 days prior to departure unless otherwise stated. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.
3.2 Acceptable payment methods are cash at Jetpets’ facility, credit card, direct deposit, BPAY or bank cheque. Any payments by cheque must be received and cleared at least two weeks prior to scheduled departure.
3.3 Jetpets reserves the right to charge a surcharge (in an amount notified by Jetpets to you from time to time) for all payments made by credit card.
Bonds or credit card imprints are required by Car and Campervan Hire Suppliers and by most Accommodation Suppliers at the time of check-in to cover incidentals and fees not included in your holiday cost. Other bonds may apply at certain times of the year.
5 Amendments and cancellations
5.1 Once we receive the boarding information and Non-Refundable Deposit from you, any amendments to a booking will incur fees. Fees will vary depending and will be advised prior to making any amendments to your booking.
5.2 All amendments to a booking and variations to this Agreement must be agreed in writing by Jetpets.
5.3 If you cancel a booking, we will retain the Non-Refundable Deposit along with any additional costs Jetpets may have reasonably incurred prior to receiving notice of the cancellation of the booking. You acknowledge that such Non-Refundable Deposit and additional costs are a genuine and reasonable pre-estimate of our loss.
6 Inoculations and parasite treatments
6.1 Where the Services include accommodation that requires inoculations and parasite treatments, you must provide valid and current inoculation certificates to us prior to the provision of Services. In most instances inoculations and deworming are to be carried out at least two weeks prior to travel. You are responsible for ensuring the inoculations/treatments are valid and current.
6.2 While inoculation/treatments are an additional step to ensure your Pet’s safety and comfort, not all airborne infections are preventable. Jetpets, our employees, subcontractors and agents will not be held liable for and are released from liability for infection of your Pet.
Where your Pet requires sedatives or you make a written request that we use sedatives on your Pet, sedatives are strictly to be arranged by you and to be prescribed and issued by your regular veterinarian. Jetpets, our employees, subcontractors and agents will not be held responsible for and are released from liability for any over dosage, any side effects or death of your Pet due to the use of sedatives when used in accordance with the instructions provided with the sedative.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover all your travel arrangements.
8.1 Your Pet is transported entirely at your risk and it is your responsibility to take out and maintain comprehensive insurance on your Pet with a reputable insurer for all risks associated with travel, including illness, injury, infection, death and damage to any other animal, person or property caused by or contributed to by your Pet.
8.2 Insurance for you and your pet/s during the provision of Services is not included in the Fee.
9 Travel documents
Travel documents include (without limitation) airline tickets, hotel vouchers, tour vouchers or any other document (whether in electronic form or otherwise) used to confirm an arrangement with a service provider. Travel documents may be subject to certain conditions and/or restrictions including (without limitation) being non-refundable, non-date-changeable and subject to cancellation and/or amendment fees. Travel documents cannot be transferred to another person to use. All airline tickets must be issued in the name of the passport/photo identity holder. An incorrect name on a booking may result in an inability to use that booking and the booking being cancelled. Please review your travel documentation carefully and advise us immediately of any errors in names, dates or timings. Generally, your travel documents will be ready two weeks prior to departure, however this will depend on your individual arrangements.
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all our wholesalers. Any services we provide to you are collateral to that agency relationship. Our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. We exercise care in the selection of reputable service providers, but we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. We can provide you with copies of the relevant service provider terms and conditions on request. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason (excluding fault on our part) any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted, your rights are against that provider and not against us.
11 Accommodation Ratings
Ratings featured on this website are used to describe the standard of accommodation, as determined by a Jetpets internal rating process and are not associated with any of the official accommodation industry rating schemes.
Comfortable standard of accommodation for people and their pets
High standard of accommodation and facilities for people and their pets
Superior standard of accommodation and facilities, with all the extras that your pet will love
Denotes half star
12.1 Without limiting clause 6, this Agreement may be terminated without cause by either party at any time prior to payment of the Non-Refundable Deposit.
12.2 This Agreement may be terminated at the option of either party (Innocent Party) without prior notice if:
(a) the other party (Breach Party) commits a material breach of its obligations under this Agreement and fails or is unable to remedy such breach within 7 days after receiving written notice from the Innocent Party requiring the breach to be remedied; or (b) a receiver, receiver and manager, manager, official manager, administrator, provisional liquidator, liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy is appointed to the Breach Party or to all or any substantial part of the assets and undertakings of the Breach Party.
12.3 We will cease to provide the Services to you upon termination of the Agreement to provide such Services by either party.
12.4 Termination of this Agreement in accordance with this clause will be without prejudice to any accrued rights of either party under the Agreement.
No waiver by us of any breach of this Agreement operates as a waiver of any other breach, and the doing and/or omission of any act, matter or thing whatsoever by us, our employees or agents (which but for this clause ought or might amount to a waiver of our rights in respect of any such breach or default) does not operate as a waiver in any way of our rights and powers in respect of such breach or default.
The relationship between us pursuant to this Agreement shall be and deemed to be as independent contractor and customer and not that of employment, partnership, joint venture or agency.
15 Force Majeure
15.1 Neither party is liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations other than your obligation to pay the Fees pursuant to this Agreement, if such delay or failure is due to Force Majeure.
15.2 If a delay or failure by a party to perform its obligations due to Force Majeure exceeds 30 days, either party may immediately terminate this Agreement by written notice to the other.
16 Governing law
This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of or in that State and Courts of appeal therefrom.
17 Whole agreement
This Agreement set out the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings and representations, including representations made on Jetpets’ website.
In these terms and conditions,
Fees means the charges (in Australian dollars) payable by you to us for the provision of Services, as set out in the Quotation.
Force Majeure means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the parties which results in a party being unable to observe or perform on time an obligation under this Agreement. Such circumstances include, without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, war or other hostility, terrorism, national or international disaster, fire, explosion, power failure, equipment failure, strike or lockout, storm, inability to obtain necessary supplies and any other Force Majeure occurrences.
Pet means the animal in respect of which the Services are provided and Pets has a corresponding meaning.
Non-Refundable Deposit means the deposit payable by you to accept a Quotation, which is not refundable and payable in accordance with clause 3.1.
Quotation means a written quotation given by us to you in respect of the Services based on the information provided by you to us.
Services means the services provided by us to you as set out in the Quotation and all matters necessarily related to the provision of the services or ancillary to the provision of the Services and includes transport, as applicable.
Subcontractor means any person we arrange to provide the Services and their employees, agents and subcontractors.