Radio Rentals class action

Radio Rentals has agreed to refund money to Rent Try $1 Buy customers as part of the settlement of the Radio Rentals Class Action in the Federal Court of Australia.

The time to register for a refund has now closed. If you have not registered, you will not receive a refund.

What was Radio Rentals Class Action about?

The class action was started in 2017 in the Federal Court by Ms Simpson, represented by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

The class action claimed that, between 28 March 2011 and 29 March 2017, Radio Rentals' customers in every state except South Australia paid too much for their Rent Try $1 Buy rentals. It also claimed that Radio Rentals did not tell customers about all the costs and some terms of the rental were unfair.

Radio Rentals and its insurance company agreed to pay money for refunds to Rent Try $1 Buy customers, without admitting liability. The settlement was approved as fair and reasonable by the Federal Court on 20 December 2019.

Who is getting a refund?

Group Members who registered with Maurice Blackburn will get a refund of part of the money they paid to Radio Rentals. 

The time to register for a refund has now closed. If you have not registered, you will not receive a refund.

When will refunds be paid?

Refunds will be paid in April 2020 to Group Members who registered with Maurice Blackburn.

Maurice Blackburn will contact you to provide you with more information once the refunds have been processed.

Where is the statement of claim and other legal documents?

View the Settlement and Opt Out Notice here.

View the Further Amended Statement of Claim
View the First Respondent’s Defence
View the Second Respondent’s Defence
View the Third Respondent’s Defence

If you would like further information or a copy of the Settlement Scheme, please contact Maurice Blackburn at the contact details below.

I have more questions. What should I do?

You can get advice from your own lawyer or you can email us at radiorentals@mauriceblackburn.com.au or call 1800 216 113.