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How to choose the right limousine to hire

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We might be biased, but we do think that everyone should get the chance to ride in a limousine at least once in his or her life. When we think about hiring a limo, often a special event such as our wedding or prom night comes to mind. However, there are so many other occasions where you can choose to have a chauffeur driven car at your service. The question isn’t just when, but how to choose the right limousine to hire when the time comes.


The right car for the right event


First of all you need to think about what you want to use the limo for because there are a number of different vehicles that are not going to be appropriate for all types of events.


If you are looking for something that will really make a statement, perhaps because you are attending a red carpet type of event, then a people carrier is not going to fit the bill. Talk to your limousine hire company and find out about the different makes of vehicle for hire. Context is important too – if you are going to a special event with a vintage theme for example, then ask if the limo hire company has the appropriate car to match the right era.




If you are looking to hire an airport transfer limousine, perhaps for a family holiday or for a party of business people going on a trip, then make sure that the limo you get is appropriate for your needs.


Consider the number of individuals you need to courier around – plus their baggage. Suitcases, holiday gear and extras such as scuba diving equipment take up more room than a few briefcases and the odd laptop. If your company is setting up a stand at a business road show for instance, then bear in mind that you’ll need enough room for your colleagues and all the equipment.




Obviously you will only be able to hire what you can afford, but the good news is most limousine hire companies will have a number of different pricing packages available, including some that can be tailor-made to your requirements. Make a list of what you ideally would like to have in terms of vehicle and services before you sit down to discuss your requirements with the limo hire company.


Often you will find that there are some extras that you can do without, while there might be others that you discover (to your pleasant surprise) that you can afford to splurge on. The important thing to remember is that a professional and reputable limousine hire company will also be an expert in helping you to choose the right limo, so simply pick up the phone and speak to them today.


Direct Transfer (e.g. airport, hotels) Hourly Hire (e.g. wedding, wine tours) 


Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances surrounding the current attempt to control the wide-spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government have now implemented certain procedures to assist in the reduction of possible transmission amongst travellers and drivers.



Vehicle Sanitisation  &  Cleaning Procedures:

All vehicles are sanitised after every transfer is performed. We are focused on the strict cleaning of highly touched surfaces. These areas include surfaces such as door handles, window switches, seat belts, head rests, steering wheel, radio and air-conditioning controls, window interiors and much more. We use both antibacterial spray and wipes to help reduce the possible spread of any bacteria from one client to another. Hand sanitiser is also now available in all vehicles for client use.



Reservation Changes  &  Cancellations due to COVID-19:

As per current advice and guidelines provided by both Fair Trading NSW and by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (A.C.C.C.), any transfer bookings made for a future date that have been cancelled or suspended (including those by any Airlines/Cruise Lines) because of a COVID-19 related issue (e.g. Public Health Orders, regional lockdowns, cancelled third party events due to capacity restrictions etc), can only be eligible for a full travel credit of the amount paid, which is valid for 3 years from the date of affected travel. All changes are to be advised as soon as possible by email to bookings@highclasslimousines.com.au”.
(PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, no guarantee can be given that any specific booked vehicle may be available on a future date. All re-scheduled bookings where travel credits are redeemed are pending vehicle availability.)



Face Masks are now COMPULSORY:

Newly implemented restrictions state that both drivers and travelling passengers are both required to wear a face mask during any transfer.

Should a passenger not be wearing a mask, a driver may refuse to provide service as it may be a safety risk. This does not apply to

  • children under 12

  • persons with a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability that makes wearing a fitted face covering unsuitable including, for example, a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma.




For all transfers to/from both domestic and international ports of entry into and exit from Australia (this includes both cruises and airports!).