As much of Australia struggles with the ongoing bushfire crisis, your tourism dollars can play a big part in its recovery efforts. These Qantas sale fares are valid for travel through most of 2020, so you can book now and visit later in the year. You'll find discounted fares to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, as well as destinations in New Zealand such as Auckland, and Christchurch.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Travel periods vary by route, but for the most part, you'll find departures available between late January and October, returns available onward. Chicago departures from April 20 through October 31, returns available onwards. New Zealand departures from October 7 through November 13, returns available onwards.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Sale fares are valid for travel on Sunday through Wednesday, dependent on city pairing. With the occasional Thursday available.
  • Minimum Stay: 12 hours.
  • Maximum Stay: 12 months.
  • Blackout Dates: Vary by route, click on links below to view.

Tickets may be cheaper than Qantas's advertised rates on some dates in the winter and spring.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by January 21 at 11:59 pm PT.

Sample Sale Fares:

Sale Flights to Sydney (SYD)

Los Angeles to Sydney $796 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Sydney $837 roundtrip, nonstop

Vancouver to Sydney $954 roundtrip - USD

New York-JFK to Sydney $997 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Sydney $1047 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago-ORD to Sydney $1047 roundtrip

Toronto to Sydney $1058 roundtrip - USD

Sale Flights to Melbourne (MEL)

Los Angeles to Melbourne $797 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Melbourne $837 roundtrip, nonstop

Vancouver to Melbourne $925 roundtrip - USD

New York-JFK to Melbourne $997 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Melbourne $1046 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Melbourne $1047 roundtrip

Toronto to Melbourne $1058 roundtrip - USD

Sale Flights to Brisbane (BNE)

San Francisco to Brisbane $749 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Brisbane $797 roundtrip, nonstop

New York-JFK to Brisbane $997 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Brisbane $1047 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Brisbane $1047 roundtrip, nonstop

Toronto to Brisbane $1057 roundtrip - USD

Vancouver to Brisbane $1057 roundtrip - USD

Sale Flights to Christchurch (CHC)

Los Angeles to Christchurch $793 roundtrip

Sale Flights to Auckland (AKL)

Los Angeles to Auckland $796 roundtrip

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Sale fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.

Seat Assignments

Seat assignments will be assigned at random during check-in, advanced seat selection starts at $30 one-way

Example Booking

Searching the Qantas website, I found seats departing San Francisco SFO on June 21 with a return flight from Brisbane BNE on July 5 for $749 roundtrip.

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