Returns Policy

Returns Policy
Items may be returned within 30 days from the delivery date for a refund, exchange or credit. Items that have been opened may be accepted back at our discretion, however a restocking fee may apply. For more information about our returns policy see the information below.

30 Day Easy Returns
We want you to be totally happy with the products you purchase from Village Ukuleles. If at any time within 30 days of receiving your order, you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it to us for a refund, exchange or credit. Items that have been opened may be accepted back at our discretion, however a restocking fee may apply. Any items damaged due to reasons not covered under warranty cannot be accepted back for refund under our 30 Day Easy Returns policy. It's the customer's responsibility to get the purchase back to us and associated shipping fees are not refundable.

Is my gear faulty?
If the product you have purchased from Village Ukuleles has a manufacturing fault, Village Ukuleles will facilitate the repair or replacement under the warranty provided by the Australian distributor of that product. If the item is faulty or develops a fault that is covered by the warranty within 30 days from the delivery date we will replace the item immediately with a new one.

How do I return a faulty item?
Please email with the following information about your faulty equipment:

  • Order Number
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Detailed description of fault

What next?
Once Village Ukuleles has received your information, we will contact you with advice on where to send your product to be repaired, whether that is Village Ukuleles or a local repair centre.

Please Note: The customer is responsible for freight back to us or to the local repairer, we are happy to cover costs back to you if you are not able to collect in person.

How long will my repair take?
In our experience, the average repair turnaround time is 2-4 weeks. The warranty process can sometimes be further delayed due to factors such as parts availability, transit times and the workload of the repairer / supplier.

Rest assured, we want a reasonable turnaround time for your warranty. If your product has been at the repairer / supplier for 4 weeks, we automatically flag your repair as urgent and request an immediate update. We’ll be in touch with the update at that point. So until then, there is no need for you to call us.

Please Note: Our suppliers and repairs will be generally be closed over Christmas, so please expect longer wait times over that period. If your item is functioning, you’re welcome to return it after the Christmas break so you can continue using it until then.

Things to remember...
Most distributors require that any instruments repaired under warranty must have a proof of purchase, so hold into your receipt and keep it safe.

Village Ukuleles does not accept liability for returned goods damaged in transit, so pack your returned instrument carefully. Always keep original boxes for your instrument so you can safely move or send it for repair. If you do need to send it back without the original packaging, make sure it is packed and padded securely as damage can occur to poorly packaged returns.