George Hilder & Co Pty Ltd



1. George Hilder & Co Pty Ltd, herein referred to as the “Carrier” (which expression

includes its servants, agents and sub-contractors), is not a common carrier and will

accept no liability as such.

All goods carried or other services performed shall be subject only to these conditions

and the carrier reserves the right to refuse the carriage of any class of goods at its


2. The consignor authorises the carrier to arrange with any other person, firm or company

to undertake carriage of the goods contracted for. In any arrangement the carrier shall

be deemed to act as the agent of such person, firm or company and therefore they will

also benefit from the same conditions as the carrier.

3. The consignor will accept responsibility for any damage or loss of goods whilst in the

carriers’ custody during storage or transit by road, rail, sea or air freight or other means

due to civil commotion, act of God, government intervention, war, strikes, seizure under

legal process, accident, misadventure, fire or flood.

4. Freight shall be considered carried as soon as the goods are loaded and despatched,

whether the goods are delivered to the consignee or not and whether damaged or


5. The consignor will be and remain responsible to the carrier for all proper charged

incurred for any reason. A charge may be levied by the carrier in respect of any delay in

excess of thirty (30) minutes in loading or unloading occurring other than from the

default of the carrier. Such permissible delay period shall commence upon the carrier

reporting for loading or unloading. Labour to load or unload the vehicle shall be the

responsibility and expense of the consignor or consignee.

6. The consignor or their authorised agent shall not tender for carriage any explosive,

flammable or otherwise dangerous or damaging goods without presenting a full

description of those goods as provided under the Australian Code for Transport of

Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (as amended). In default of doing so, the consignor

shall be liable for all loss and damage caused thereby.

7. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, no responsibility will be accepted by the

carrier for any loss, damage or deterioration of goods or misdelivery or failure to deliver

or delay in delivery of goods whether in transit or storage for any reason whatsoever

including negligence.

8. Insurance of goods will not be affected for the benefit of the consignor or consignee

except upon their written instructions and then only at their expense.

9. Twenty Four (24) hours notification of cancellation is required. Cancellations received less

than Twelve (12) hours in advance shall be subject to a $150 + GST cancellation fee.

Cancellations received less than Four (4) hours in advance will be subject to payment of the

full amount of the proposed transport.

10. Quotations are valid for a period of Thirty (30) days. If a quotation has not been accepted

within the Thirty (30) day period, resubmission of the quotation is required.

11. Acceptance of any quotation and/or subsequent transport will be seen as acceptance of

these terms and conditions and will be adhered to as such.


23 Viewtech Place
Rowville VIC 3178

P: 1300 HILDER (1300 445 337)

P: 03 9764 4744

F: 03 9764 5905

Email: [email protected]



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