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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, 34% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average priceRM 1,315Average for round-trip flights in July 2021
Round-trip fromRM 3,665From Kuala Lumpur to Australia
One-way fromRM 42One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in July, August 2021

The best prices found for MEL flights for July, August
29 Jul - 5 Aug
RM 4,080pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
3 Aug - 11 Oct
RM 4,088pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
27 Jul - 3 Aug
RM 4,168pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
21 Sep - 25 Sep
RM 1,864pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Thai Lion Air
Direct
PER
Perth
PER
Perth
Thai Lion Air
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Sep - 26 Sep
RM 2,727pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
PER
Perth
PER
Perth
Scoot
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
11 Oct - 5 Jan
RM 2,820pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Cebu Pacific
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
3 Aug - 11 Oct
RM 4,088pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
3 Aug - 10 Oct
RM 4,223pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
3 Aug - 11 Oct
RM 5,707pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur 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
RM 2,050
February
RM 1,548
March
RM 1,375
April
RM 1,580
May
RM 1,339
June
RM 1,497
July
RM 1,547
August
RM 1,386
September
RM 1,392
October
RM 1,396
November
RM 1,436
December
RM 1,826
Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Australia. Flying to Australia in January will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Australia?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MY1 - MEL
Price
RM 1,339 - RM 2,557
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Precipitation
26 - 170 mm
The best time to fly to Australia is during May, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Australia peak to their warmest. August tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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

The best time to book flights to Australia is 60 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

The cheapest day to fly to Australia is usually Thursday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Australia?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Australia. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

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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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

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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