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Availability calendar

If you don't manage your property's bookings with a real-time on-line booking system, but you do have a simple availability calendar, we can incorporate that within your listing. This saves guests telephoning or emailing you with simple enquiries about whether you have a vacancy on a particular day or not.

If you maintain an availability calendar with one of the following organisations, we can include your availability directly within your listing in the form of a pop-up window. This calendar is automatically updated from its source either once or twice a day, depending on the type of calendar. This means you don't need to look after a separate calendar with us.

  • AirBnB (see below)
  • Availacal
  • Google Calendar (see below)
  • Home Away
  • Rental Calendars Direct (see below)
  • Stayz
  • Wordpress (calendar plugins that support iCal export)

We can also support properties with multiple calendars - for example, if you have individual calendars for each unit in a group of apartments.

AirBnB

To allow us to view your calendar:

  • Log into your AirBnB account
  • Click your name in the top-right corner
  • Select your listing
  • Click "Manage listing & calendar"
  • Select "Sync with other calendars" shown below the calendar
  • Under "Sync calendars" on the right, select "Export calendar"
  • Copy the AirBnB calendar link and email it to us

The AirBnB external calendar link will look something like this:

https://www.airbnb.com.au/calendar/ical/1234567.ics?s=XX

The important part is "XX" - it will be a series of 32 letters and numbers.

Google Calendar

To allow us to view your calendar:

  • Log into your Google Calendar
  • Locate the availability calendar for your accommodation within the "My calendars" section along the left side of the page
  • Use the drop-down menu on the right of that label and select "Calendar settings"
  • Locate the section titled "private address"
  • Click on the green "ICAL" button
  • Copy the link displayed and email it to us

The Google Calendar link will look something like this:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/EMAIL/private-XX/basic.ics

The important parts are the "EMAIL" part and also "XX" which is a series of 32 letters and numbers.

Rental Calendars Direct

To allow us to view your calendar:

  • Log into Rental Calendars Direct by going to the member login page
  • In the menu along the left, click on "Calendars" to expand that menu item
  • Click on "Single unit"
  • Locate the section at the bottom of the page titled "iCalendar URL (for exporting availability data to other applications)"
  • Copy the Rental Calendars Direct link and email it to us

The Rental Calendars Direct link will look something like this:

https://www.rentalcalendarsdirect.com/icalendar/XX.ics

The important part is "XX" - it will be a series of 5 or more numbers.

Other calendars

If you maintain a calendar with another organisation, let us know as we may be able to support including availability from that provider also.

If you don't already have a simple availability calendar system set up, we recommend signing up for the free calendar offered by Rental Calendars Direct. As well as allowing us to use the information in that calendar within your listing, you can also use it on your own website or other organisations you advertise with.