VIC UPDATE: July 20, 2021

Victoria's lockdown has been extended for another week, until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 27.

NSW UPDATE: July 14, 2021

Current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong for at least another two weeks until 11:59 pm on Friday, 30 July (learn more).


At Riparide, we’re committed to doing our best to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our Riparide community of Customers, Hosts and Storytellers.

Please note, this policy is subject to change as the COVID-19 status in Australia changes, and relevant government bodies update their advice.

Using Riparide

Please refer to the travel restrictions for your state and local area to determine if you're affected by government restrictions.

Victoria State Restrictions

NSW State Restrictions

During periods where lockdowns or travel restrictions are in place, we can only recommend using Riparide for appropriate reasons, such as medical professionals seeking work or relief accommodation or people seeking to self-isolate where their homes are not appropriate, provided the government advice permits.

Bookings impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

If you have an upcoming booking during a period where travel restrictions are in place, we recommend you contact your Host to discuss your options.

Your host will help you understand whether it's best to postpone your booking, or if a cancellation will be necessary.

Please note that all cancellation refunds are at the discretion of your Host and your booking cancellation policy. If your host agrees to a full refund, your host will need to cancel the booking for you.

All cancellations as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions are eligible for the Riparide Service Fee to be refunded in full.

COVID-19 FAQs

When am I allowed to travel?

Please check the restrictions for your specific area for the latest announcements on travel restrictions.

Victoria State Restrictions

NSW State Restrictions

What happens if I make a booking and restrictions are reinstated that prevent me from being able to travel at that time?

If state restrictions prevent you from travelling on the dates of your booking, you’ll need to either change your booking dates or request to cancel with your host. Note that all cancellation refunds outside of the standard cancellation policy are at the discretion of your host.


Please contact us at [email protected] if any part of this policy is unclear or you need any assistance.

On behalf of the Riparide team, we hope you stay safe and healthy.   

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