Privacy Policy

This policy applies only to the Barkly Backpackers website and to any websites to which provides a link.

Barkly Backpackers collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000.

Barkly Backpackers views the protection of personal information as an important issue and is committed to the protection and responsible handling of personal information it collects. Barkly Backpackers uses the “Privacy by Design” approach. This means that we think of privacy implications before building a new feature, we don’t ask for information we don’t need, and we protect the information we have.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and changes will take effect from the date of posting on our website.

This document is part of Barkly Backpackers’s Terms of Service, and by using (the “Website”) you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

Information we collect

When you visit this website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others use this website.

It is possible to view and use many functions of without providing your personal information. However, if you do this we may be unable to respond to you about any feedback or queries or provide you with accommodation.

Personal information you choose to provide

The types of personal information we may collect includes name, telephone numbers, email address. Barkly Backpackers collects personal information from a variety of sources including: web forms submitted through; communications between you and Barkly Backpackers including via email, telephone and social media; and publicly available sources of information.

Information is collected, wherever possible, from you directly.

Website use information

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilises a standard technology called cookies and web server log files to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website.

If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. You will need to customise each web browser you use to turn off cookie tracking.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We use your personal information to communicate with you about our services, provide services, improve marketing or the Website, and for the purpose(s) that are communicated to you at the time of collection (or a related purpose that you would reasonably expect).

Sharing information

We do not share personal information with companies, outside organisations and individuals unless one of the following circumstances apply:

  • with your consent
  • for external processing. Aggregated, anonymised data is periodically transmitted to trusted external services to help us improve the Barkly Backpackers Website and service. These companies are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • for legal reasons.
  • in case of a sale or asset transfer.
  • in anonymous form for business purposes.

We take reasonable steps to ensure these third parties are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

Please note that third party recipients of your personal information may be located in Australia, United Kingdom or the United States.

Links to 3rd party sites

Barkly Backpackers’ website contains links to various other third party sites. Barkly Backpackers is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and does not endorse or authorise the content of any third party websites. Barkly Backpackers encourages you to examine each site’s privacy policy and make your own decisions about providing personal information whilst visiting those sites.


Our booking page serves content from our partner site TheBookingButton while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that if you make a booking using this page, you will be providing your personal information to a third party and not to


You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you. Requests for access should be sent to Barkly Backpackers at the contact details listed at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.


By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Barkly Backpackers
102 Barkly St
St Kilda Victoria 3182

Last updated March 2014