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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 inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceRM 1,608Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromRM 1,687From Kuala Lumpur to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way fromRM 777One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia

Cheap flights to Australia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD flights for October, November
26 Nov - 30 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

28h 25m
RM 3,088

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Deal found 17/10/21

22 Oct - 29 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

7h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

8h 30m
RM 3,183

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 17/10/21

10 Nov - 27 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

28h 25m
RM 3,212

Scoot

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Deal found 16/10/21

Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia found for this year
17 Dec - 17 Mar
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

28h 25m
RM 3,079

Scoot

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Deal found 16/10/21

26 Nov - 30 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

28h 25m
RM 3,088

Scoot

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Deal found 17/10/21

1 Dec - 4 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

28h 25m
RM 3,092

Scoot

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Deal found 16/10/21

Last minute flights to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 27 Apr
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

7h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

10h 30m
RM 3,956

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/10/21

26 Oct - 27 Apr
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

7h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
RM 4,077

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/10/21

26 Oct - 26 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

7h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

8h 15m
RM 6,275

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

Can I fly to Australia from Malaysia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Malaysia to Australia

Most visitors from Malaysia will not be allowed to enter Australia.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Malaysia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Malaysia are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to Malaysia from Australia?

Returning to Malaysia from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Malaysia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Malaysia.

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 2,306

February

RM 1,446

March

RM 1,450

April

RM 1,687

May

RM 1,571

June

RM 1,671

July

RM 1,550

August

RM 1,454

September

RM 1,616

October

RM 1,492

November

RM 1,587

December

RM 2,049

Currently, February 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 Australia flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

MY1 - SYD

Price

RM 1,445 - RM 2,463

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 mm

The best time to fly to Australia is during August, but great deals can be found at other times. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Australia then January is statistically the hottest. March is historically the period with most rainfall.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Australia?

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

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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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.

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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.