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Flights to Australia in 2023

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
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Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
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Average priceHK$10,928Average for return flights in January 2023
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Return fromHK$2,734From Hong Kong Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith
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One-way fromHK$1,238One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Australia
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Cheap flights to Sydney
27 Feb - 6 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

15h 20m
HK$5,241

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Deal found 30-1

27 Feb - 4 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

23h 05m
HK$5,390

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Deal found 29-1

28 Feb - 11 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

15h 20m
HK$5,507

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Deal found 30-1

Cheap flights to Melbourne
28 Feb - 20 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

30h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

23h 30m
HK$4,747

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28 Feb - 20 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

30h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

24h 20m
HK$5,523

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28 Feb - 20 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

30h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

3 stops

34h 15m
HK$6,102

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Deal found 30-1

Cheap flights to Brisbane
27 Feb - 11 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BNE

Brisbane

2 stops

29h 30m
BNE

Brisbane

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

22h 40m
HK$7,191

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Deal found 30-1

27 Feb - 11 Mar
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BNE

Brisbane

2 stops

29h 30m
BNE

Brisbane

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

2 stops

22h 40m
HK$7,215

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20 Feb - 28 Feb
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BNE

Brisbane

2 stops

45h 10m
BNE

Brisbane

HKG

Hong Kong Intl

1 stop

30h 55m
HK$7,575

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One-way flights to Australia

The cheapest one-way flights to Australia
25 Jul
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

14h 15m
HK$1,763

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12 Jun
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 10m
HK$1,238

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Deal found 28-1

6 Jun
HKG

Hong Kong Intl

BNE

Brisbane

2 stops

21h 55m
HK$2,052

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

The cheapest ticket to Australia found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

HK$7,998

February

HK$6,706

March

HK$6,298

April

HK$6,862

May

HK$6,181

June

HK$6,361

July

HK$6,948

August

HK$6,815

September

HK$6,886

October

HK$8,139

November

HK$6,925

December

HK$8,844

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Australia. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Australia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

HKG - SYD

Price

HK$6,182 - HK$12,792

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Rainfall

50 - 130 mm

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

Booking 33 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, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Australia. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Australia. Flights in the evening 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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Australia?

  • If you can afford it hire a car to make sure you can see the unspoilt environment in all its glory. In some major cities, you can find rent-a-wreck style hire companies that allow you to hire a secondhand car very cheaply, though mileage limits might mean you may not be able to get as far away from the city as you need.
  • If the thought of a banger on the barbie sounds delicious, remember that beef, rather than pork sausages in Australia are the norm. It’s unusual to find pork sausages.
  • Be very, very careful when disposing of cigarette butts in the country, most of which is national park or Crown land. The vegetation is so dry that the smallest spark can start an inferno and land you in jail.
  • Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef and averages 300 sunny days a year. Brisbane, political and art capital of Queensland, has a world-class cultural calendar, thriving nightlife, and perfect climate. When you’re not visiting the islands, take in the town’s sights: Queenslander cottages converted to cafes, restaurants, and shops; excellent cuisine; fine arts; and sporting events.
  • Also in Queensland, Cairns is the only place in the world with side-by-side World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest. In the north, the rainforest touches the reef, and you can go from the beach to snorkelling in the reef. An international tourist destination, Cairns has a nightlife, shopping, and accommodation for all budgets.
  • Australia’s oldest city, Sydney, has international style, superb dining, and exuberance. The nightlife offers the renowned Sydney Opera House and theatres as well as trendy clubs, bars, and rowdy pubs. The Harbour Bridge is a must-see and must-climb, and beaches are around the harbour and along the oceanfront. A true cosmopolitan city, the shopping is excellent, especially for opals.
  • The sunniest Australian capital, Perth is a city of skyscrapers, yet great beaches are just a bus ride away. Rottnest Island has snorkelling, fishing, golfing, and hiking. Nearby Fremantle has heritage-listed buildings, restored warehouses, museums, and selections of crafts and Aboriginal souvenirs. Or head over to the Darling Range and bushwalk to the oldest rocks on Earth, waterfalls, and forests.
  • Melbourne is known for the good things in life: fashion, food, entertainment, nightlife, sports, and shopping. International festivals are held year-round, and sports venues include the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, car racing, and Australian-rules football. A shoppers delight, there’s everything from high fashion to unique souvenirs and handcrafts. A cultural melting pot, Melbourne has old-world charm with its Victorian architecture and ethnic restaurants.
  • If you’re looking for accommodation in Australia, Trivago is a website with useful user reviews. It includes information on hotels in Sydney, hotels in Perth and hotels in Melbourne.

How popular are flights to Australia this year?

Australia flights are currently seeing a 327% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.

Popular regions to fly to in Australia

Not sure where to visit in Australia? Start by selecting one of the most popular places in Australia below to filter down your possible destination.

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