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Tamworth Flights Competition - Terms and Conditions

Inaugural Tamworth – Sydney Flight Competition (“Competition”)

1. Information on how to enter, mechanics of entry, and prizes form part of these conditions of entry. Entry into the Competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry by each entrant.

2. Entry is open to residents of Australia (“Entrants”). The Promoter is Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd (ABN 36 090 670 965) of 56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006. The directors, officers, management and employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate are not eligible to enter the competition.

The Competition commences at 9:00am AEST on Tuesday 12th May 2015 and ends at 4pm AEST on Friday 15th May 2015 (“Competition Period”).

3. To enter the Competition, Entrants must answer in 25 words or less ‘What is your recommended Tamworth ‘must see’ for visitors, and why?’ on the Virgin Australia Facebook page under the competition post during the Competition Period.

4. There is a limit of one entry per person for the duration of the Competition Period.

5. Entries will be deemed accepted at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission. Entries received will be considered final by the Promoter. Illegible, incomprehensible and incomplete entries will be deemed invalid. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction or otherwise including those entries not received by the Promoter.

6. By entering this promotion, Entrants expressly consent to allow the Promoter to display their entry across the Virgin Australia Facebook page or website.

7. Costs associated with accessing the competition website remain an Entrant’s responsibility and may vary depending on the Internet service provider used.

8. The winners may be announced via a reply to their comment from Virgin Australia on the Competition Facebook post after 3pm AEST on Monday 18th May 2015. Winners will then be requested to send a private Facebook message to Virgin Australia where further contact information and details will be requested including, but not limited to, full name, phone, email and address.

9. Entries not fully complying with these conditions of entry may be deemed invalid at the Promoter’s discretion. If a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these Conditions of Entry, the entry will be discarded and the relevant prize will be re-awarded in accordance with the relevant clause of these conditions of entry as if the discarded entry had not been received.

10. Ten winners will be judged from all entries received by a judging panel at the Promoter’s address, being 56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hills, Queensland 4006. All decisions of the Promoter are final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.

11. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the outcome. The criteria for judging will be based on, among other things, originality, creative merit and relevance.

12. Any entries containing inappropriate, irrelevant or offensive material will be deemed invalid.

13. There are ten (10) prizes to be won. Each Winner will receive 2 x return Virgin Australia economy flights from Tamworth to Sydney. The Tamworth to Sydney sector must be flown on the inaugural Virgin Australia flight on 25 May 2015. The return flight from Sydney to Tamworth can be flown on a date of the winner’s choosing. If for any reason, the winner does not, once the return flight has been booked, notify Virgin Australia at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure that they are unable to take the booked flight at the time stipulated, the return flight will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed for cash.

14. Average prize value is $396 AUD (excluding GST) per allocation of 2 return tickets. The average total prize pool value for all 10 prizes is $3,960 (excluding GST). The prize is not exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

15. Flights are subject to Virgin Australia’s conditions of carriage which are located on the Virgin Australia website and can be found at
16. The winner is responsible for all other expenses including spending money, meals, drinks, transfers, laundry charges, activities, incidentals, taxes, energy surcharges, gratuities, service charges, passports, visas, travel insurance and all other ancillary costs. Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against the additional costs incurred in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

17. The Promoter makes no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination or as part of the prize.

18. The prize will be awarded to the Entrant named in the entry.

19. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable media editorial requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed. The winner will not be entitled to any fee for participating in these activities.

20. As a condition of entering this competition, the Entrant warrants to the Promoter that:

a. The entry does not infringe the intellectual property rights or moral rights of any third party; and
b. The Entrant has obtained permission from any third party appearing or participating in the entry including any person being tagged in the entry.

21. As a condition of entering this competition, Entrants hereby assign to the Promoter, all right, title and interest in and to all copyright in any material created pursuant to the Entrant’s participation in any aspect of the competition (“Works”). Entrants acknowledge that the Promoter is free to use the Works and to exercise its rights in relation thereto and the Entrant will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

22. Entrants agree they may not be attributed as the author of the Works and that the Promoter may undertake any act or omission in relation to the Works, which may otherwise constitute an infringement of their moral rights.

23. In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner hereby permits the winner’s image and/or voice, as recorded, photographed or filmed during the winner’s participation in the prize to appear in any media whatsoever throughout the world for an unlimited period and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

24. The Promoter reserves the right to request that winners provide proof of identity, proof of age, proof of residency and/or proof of entry validity in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency, age and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

25. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which in the opinion of the Promoter, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry or who has, in the opinion of the Promoter, engaged in conduct in entering the Competition which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the Competition and/or the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a Winner if the Promoter becomes aware that the Winner and/or the Winner’s entry is of a type described in this clause. Any entrant disqualified under this clause is prohibited from any further participation in this Competition.

26. Entrants in the competition acknowledge that the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook and entrants and participants in the competition release Facebook and its associated companies from all liability arising from the competition. Entrants provide their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook.

27. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in their absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

28. Nothing in these terms and conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act 2001 (Cth) in Australia, or similar consumer protection laws in the State and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”).

29. The Promoter, its associated agencies and companies (and their respective officers, employees and agents) exclude all liability (including negligence) except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, for any direct, indirect or consequential injury, loss and/or damage arising in any way in connection with this competition or any prize/s. This includes, but is not limited to: (i) technical malfunctions, delays or failures, including those resulting from accessing any materials related to this promotion and any incorrect or inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of, or in connection with, this competition as a result of any technical malfunctions, delays or failures; (ii) theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (iii) lost or damaged entries, prize claims or prizes; (iv) acceptance and/or use of any prize.

30. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of this promotion. Any entrant disqualified under this clause is prohibited from any further participation in this competition. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

31. The Promoter and their associated agencies and companies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, internet failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.

32. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the Promoter reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries.

33. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications arising from prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought as tax implications may arise as a result of accepting the prize.

34. All entries become the property of the Promoter. The Promoter is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 including the Australian Privacy Principles. The information Entrants provide will be collected for the purpose of conducting this Competition and managed in accordance with Virgin Australia’s Privacy Policy which is available at

35. Entry is conditional on providing this information. The Promoters may disclose Entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this Competition or communicating with Entrant. The Promoters may also disclose Entrants’ personal information to related companies and third parties who provide (or help Virgin Australia provide) products and services, some of whom may be located overseas. The Promoter may disclose Entrants’ personal information to persons or organisations located in the Cook Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, United Arab Emirates, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Entrants consent to the Promoters using their personal information for future promotional and marketing purposes regarding the Promoter’s products and services, including contacting the entrant via SMS and email messages (and entrants consent to receiving such messages from the Promoter). Information on how to opt-out from these messages is set out in the Promoter’s Privacy Policies. The Promoter’s Privacy Policies also explain how an entrant can seek to access or correct any personal information the Promoter holds about the entrant, how to complain about a privacy breach by the Promoter and how the Promoter will deal with a privacy complaint. Entrants can contact the Promoter in relation to its handling of personal information at

36. By entering the Competition, each Entrant also agrees that the Promoter may use their personal information, for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the Entrant, including sending the Entrant commercial electronic messages. Entrants acknowledge and agree that the Promoter does not need to include an unsubscribe facility in any commercial electronic messages it sends.