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Flights to Australia in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceHK$4,834Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromHK$6,048From Hong Kong Intl to Australia
One-way fromHK$78One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL flights for September, October
19 Oct - 21 Oct
HK$12,851pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
19 Oct - 21 Oct
HK$13,232pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
19 Oct - 20 Oct
HK$13,730pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
18 Dec - 9 Jan
HK$7,114pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
9 Dec - 7 Jan
HK$7,698pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
6 Dec - 17 Jan
HK$9,465pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
5 Oct - 1 Dec
HK$103,731pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
5 Oct - 1 Dec
HK$104,136pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Cathay Pacific
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
6 Oct - 1 Jan
HK$160,535pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
Direct
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Cheapest prices for Australia flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
HK$4,966
February
HK$3,876
March
HK$3,658
April
HK$4,678
May
HK$3,900
June
HK$3,946
July
HK$4,655
August
HK$3,954
September
HK$4,211
October
HK$4,063
November
HK$3,938
December
HK$4,849
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Australia is currently March; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Sydney Kingsford Smith flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
HKG - SYD
Price
HK$3,657 - HK$7,978
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Precipitation
84 - 160 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Australia, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. July sees the temperatures in Australia peak to their warmest. November tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Australia?

Booking 61 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Australia. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Australia. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Australia. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

Sydney is the most popular flight destination in Australia. Other popular destinations include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Flights to Australia take about 24 hours and will deliver travellers to one of the most exciting and diverse countries on earth. Laidback, attractive cities give way to lush rainforests, lagoons, snow-topped mountains, desert and lush vineyards.

The cities are wonderful – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra the major ones – all bustling and lively with plenty to see and do and exciting restaurant scenes that serve the very best of Australian cuisine.

Sharing the country too is a stunning collection of wildlife – goannas, galas, quolls, drongos, pademelon, echidnas as well as the more familiar kangaroos and koalas.

Travellers stepping off their cheap flights to Australia will be able to do things here they’re unable to do anywhere else in the world. These include standing where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, watching the Southern and Indian Oceans collide, camping by a billabong, learning the ropes at a jackaroo school, or visiting the world’s only numerical town – 1770, named for the year Captain Cook landed on Australian shores.

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Australia climate

Australia is an enormous country and its climate varies. The north can be hot and tropical and the south cool with the occasional snow. When you’re planning your trip, remember that summer lasts from December through February in most of the country. It’s also the wet season for the north. The winters, between June and August, are fairly mild. The north has dry, sunny days and the south is dry with some snow in the mountains. It’s very important to protect yourself from the sun in Australia. Cover up with a hat and use plenty of high-SPF sunscreen.

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When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Peak Season: 

Christmas to the end of January is high season. This is when children are on school holidays and the popular resorts are packed. In the north of Australia, high season is the winter months (June, July and August) when visitors from the southern states come up to escape the colder winters. 

Low Season: 

The summer months (October-March) are characterised by heat, humidity and rain in the northern states (the Top End, the Kimberley, and North Queensland, including Cairns). 

When airlines release discounted flights to Australia they’re usually for between mid-April and mid-June. The weather can be chilly in the southern Australian cities (Sydney and Melbourne). Up North, the wet season ends by mid-May and this can be a great time to visit.

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Getting around Australia

Flying is the quickest way to get between cities in Australia.

Virgin blue flies mostly on the eastern side of Australia connecting Sydney with Melbourne, Cairns, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It also flies to Adelaide, Perth, Broome and Darwin.

Jetstar – Operating out of Melbourne, the airline flies to six destinations within Australia including Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth.

Skywest flies in Western Australia (Broome, Perth) and the Northern Territory.

There are also bargain fares from Qantas – regular red e-deals – that the airline is quick to put in a newsletter and send out.

Train is a great way to see the country no matter what your budget. A trip on the Ghan or Indian-Pacific offer unforgettable experiences.

Coach and bus travel is economical and comfortable.

In the cities there are several types of public transport – buses, trains, ferries, light rail, monorail and trams. In Melbourne, the tourist bus and tram tours are free.

 

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How popular are flights to Australia this year?

Searches for flights to Australia have seen a decrease of 64% this year.

Alternative, similarly priced destinations

See alternative destinations where airfare is generally forecast to be close to Australia flight prices.

Popular regions to fly to in Australia

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Cheapest flights to Australia

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