NSW Venue Contract - Unfair Terms?

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Rebecca Forge

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If a venue states that you pay 55% if they can't resell the date and make no efforts to advertise, is that fair according to Australian Consumer Law?
 

John R

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Hi Rebecca,
  1. I assume this was a venue hire contract?
  2. Was it for a personal or business event?
  3. Which state/territory are you located in?
 

Tim W

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What sort of venue, and what sort of event?
 

DennisD

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Further to the above questions, look over your contract (assuming you have one) to see if there's any 'reasonable efforts' clause upon which the cancellation fee is conditional.

If there is, that's obviously helpful. However, it also depends on what you mean by 'no efforts to advertise', for example do you mean over and above their general marketing efforts?