Find cheap flights to Australia from R7 825

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Best return prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

1 stop from R16 607
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1 stop from R20 567

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R7 825
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 7% increase in price.
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Flight from Johannesburg to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Australia

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Australia? 25% of our users found tickets to Australia for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo R20 289 one-way - R27 780 round-trip
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly from South Africa is March.
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FAQs - booking Australia flights

  • How long is the flight to Australia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Australia takes 31h 10m, covering a distance of 16752 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Sydney with an average flight time of 11h 45m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Australia?

    The cheapest ticket to Australia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R12 783 one-way, and R15 669 round-trip. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Sydney Kingsford Smith and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R16 607.

  • Which airlines fly to Australia?

    EL AL & Qantas Airways fly the most frequently from South Africa to Australia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Australia?

    The next most popular destinations are Melbourne (32%) and Brisbane (12%). Searches for flights to Perth (12%), to Adelaide (4%) and to Cairns (0,3%) are also popular.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights to Australia due to COVID-19?

    EL AL and Qantas Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Australia. Confirm policies on booking site.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

Top 5 airlines flying to Australia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Australia? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 3932 reviews
Airline reviews
Pros: "Crew very polite and friendly"
Cons: "Crew forgot to bring me things twice so I had to ask another crew member on both occasions."
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Pros: "Crew very polite and friendly"
Cons: "Crew forgot to bring me things twice so I had to ask another crew member on both occasions."
Pros: "Crew was okay"
Cons: "Did not get the food I chose. Seats were not clean and clumsy"
Cons: "I think the food in our flight was not that good.."
Cons: "Entertainment including games such as backgammon, black Jack, and poker are not available although they are on every other airline I used with high quality game programs that are clos to live games"
Pros: "Crew were very good. Cabin was also much better than Qantas premium economy cabin."
Cons: "Had premium economy seat. Not the most comfortable on the tailbone for some reason."
Cons: "5 crying babies on a red eye. Don’t know if that can be prevented."
Pros: "The cabin crew was pretty good. This was the only saving grace in otherwise very poor experience"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 2 hours and they changed the gate from one end of the terminal (A15) to the other (C1). The waiting area was cramped. This being the home of Singapore Airlines, the way managed this entire thing was pathetic. Boarding announcements were also confusing."
Pros: "Everything food was better selection and allowed me to taste bali food before arriving. The seats were comfortable on the last plane Thank god"
Pros: "The crew werr very helpful and patient and so many languages they knew. Impressive they need a raise"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable I slept 30 min at a time on my 14hr flight. The food is nice but a bit bland the first time its amazing but after more than 2 planes mix it up plz"
Pros: "Extra leg room, great service and good food."
Cons: "The entertainment system feels dated (no touch screen) manual rewinding of movies, selection of movies"
Cons: "My flight time was changed but I didn’t receive any email regarding the change"
Pros: "Great crew, excellent staff at the airport. Planes were nice and comfortable. Food was ok. They have an excellent price to quality ratio; you can often get great prices on some of the more popular destinations and the service is 5 stars."
Cons: "Some alcoholic drinks"
Cons: "The lounge is a bit far from the departure gate, so I waited with regular economy class travelers. It would have been nice to have had a closer dedicated area for business class."
Cons: "Earphones never connects at my seat either other seat it’s was little hard to watch movies"
Pros: "Excellent service on both flights. Truly a 5 star experience. Well done Qatar Airways."
Cons: "Nothing. Keep up the good work"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "it would be better if the flight departure on the scheduled time"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. The seat was reasonably comfortable. Boarding process was very orderly and smooth."
Cons: "Nothing! Everything was great! It if was free that would be perfect!"
Pros: "Cabin crew attentive, cabin quiet, seats comfortable, rest rooms clean."
Cons: "Hot food was luke warm, portions skimpy."
Pros: "The Crew was amazing, the service social excellent. The Seat were so cramp, the best sales point fort business class"
Cons: "More space for shoulder and legs. Espicially for a 11h flight"
Pros: "Marco was a great crew member, handled the sick child like a pro"
Cons: "Kid running around bumping into everybody. Impossible to sleep."
Pros: "Fast boarding, on time, movies."
Cons: "Softer seats. Better food. Seat parents with their screaming babies and children in the back of the plabe!!!"
Cons: "My flight went well as there was no delay and no issues during the very long flight from Nairobi to Washington DC via Dubai."
Cons: "I carried the same exact baggage from my SFO-DXB flight into DXB-MAA flight but was still charged excess baggage. Even after being asked to checkin my luggage I found that I could carry it in and there was more than enough space to accomodate everyone."
Pros: "The Cabin Crew is pleasant when you are boarding the plane"
Cons: "If you sit towards the back of the plane, you risk not being served at all due to the short flight. If you are served, you get 10 minutes to eat before they have to pick up the trays."
Pros: "nice people, good food"
Cons: "the process in Dubai for boarding is strange, first they make you go into a smaller room where there aren't always enough chairs, then you have to wait there until your section is called. Why not just do it all at the same time?"
Cons: "On our departure flight the entertainment system stopped working completely at my daughter's seat mid-flight (the whole screen went black, remote control and all). The flight attendant tried and was unable to fix it, so they moved a passenger in the row my husband and I were in and put my daughter there. None of the entertainment systems worked well, the touch screens were barely responsive - they definitely need updating. On our return flight the power in the whole row that my three pre-teen kids were in stopped working. Again the flight attendant tried unsuccessfully to fix. My husband and I switched rows with them so they could continue to watch movies. Each time we called the flight attendant she came, said she would try to reset the systems and that we should wait a few minutes. We waited and ultimately had to go find her again to be told the same thing again. After this happened three times she sent the manager over who said she could not fix it since that would mean that the whole area would have to be reset and they didn't want to disturb anyone else. The only solution they offered was to give my husband and I open seats (not together and not near our kids) around the cabin. We did not want to split up, so my husband and I spent the rest of the hours of the flight in the dark (lights didn't work either as they are connected to the system) reading with the light from our cell phones. None of the people who came to assist us really seemed to care at all about our comfort or situation."
Pros: "Love the great service, food, cleanliness, movies and extra leg room."
Cons: "Don't like when you have a problem with a refund. You have to fill out a form, web site doesn't work, staff also can't get it to work, you finally get a call back and they send another form to fill out. Staff write the complaint and haven't heard from anyone. I had to start over. Bad at rectifying problems and caring about customers after a trip. I booked 17 tickets for this trip for my clients. I have used you in the past for my clients group 50 tickets. Carol James Travel Agrnt"
Pros: "Loved the leg room, very friendly staff, the cabin was a nice temperature."
Cons: "Based on this flight alone, I have no complaints. Looking forward to flying with Emirates again."
Pros: "I liked that all the families were in a separate area on the plane. Food and drinks on offer good, baggage allowance good and the leg room was good."
Cons: "The delay to get on the flight, hard with a toddler."

MY travel plans were canceled and l tried thru KAYAK and Quantas to cancel this flight and was not able to confirm cancelation but still received flight boarding. l tried to get refunded thru Kayak and that has been horrible long unreasolved task now l am trying to go thru Credit card. with this Covid changing world, airlines and travel companies should be refundable especially since this is a Australian airlines. l am about to lose $1000.00.

Pros: "Clean, roomy and peaceful flight"
Cons: "Not being 20min late and having NO ground announcement about the delay and impact on connecting flights. When I suggest to a staff member that perhaps they should keep customers informed, they said they couldn’t because they didn’t know. They helpfully suggested I google for information! Seriously!"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. The entertainment options were excellent. The food and drink options were pretty good."
Cons: "Better power options (universal plugs/power)"
Pros: "Lovely staff and great food"
Cons: "There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance"
Cons: "I paid extra to pick a seat so I can sit with my friends and once I boarded the plane I realized it had been changed. So I spent $60 for nothing. Why charge for seat assignment if it will change??!!"
Pros: "Not a lot to like. Some flight attendants were nice. Others not so much."
Cons: "Filthy toilets at the beginning of the flight. If they were ever cleaned they didn’t get behind the toilet or the walls. The walls stained with something dripping. Paint peeling in toilet. No room at all. I am small and with seat in front pushed back I couldn’t move."
Pros: "Generous & kind flight crew, lots of in-flight entertainment, and a smooth and timely flight."
Pros: "Friendly, funny and personable staff. Make you feel very welcome."
Cons: "A couple of the stewards had really strong cologne."
Pros: "Crew was great..easy check in for a techno dinosaur like me."
Cons: "Was not impressed with the seat armrests...but it was my first time on the dreamliner...usually fly airbus and sleep like a top !Would also prefer not to have to do customs till I reached Adelaide but thats just a minor quibble."
Pros: "staff were very friendly"
Cons: "the entertainment equipment had a glitch and not function properly"
Pros: "The seat 21A was absolutely horrid inducing claustrophobia due to limited space all around on a full flight long delayed on ground after taxiing for departure."
Cons: "Etihad needs to be more sensitive of passenger comfort and avoid being so stingy with economy class seats (21A)"
Pros: "nothing"
Pros: "On-ground customer service of Ethiad, Fatima. She was professional and understanding."
Cons: "Don’t overlook international flights and penalize travelers who don’t have a seat selection but checked in on time."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating while the flight was quick and carefree"
Cons: "Though it was a very short flight, refreshments were served. These were a kind gesture, but the effort was worth more than the items served. Next time, just drinks would be great!"
Pros: "Good price. Long flights were not at all crowded. US preclearance in Abu Dhabi."
Cons: "Entertainment. Food was so-so."
Pros: "We were lucky to get the last row where there are just 2 seats."
Cons: "Width and depth of seats - very small. I especially noticed the depth - very narrow. As usual bearly room between row in front. The food was very average. I ordered Asian vegetarian and got 3 meals almost identical. For dessert I also got a piece of melon and 2 cubes of pineapple 3 times. The bread roll was stale at best. Unfortunately on the long 13 hr leg we had a male staff member who wasn’t happy in his job and basically grunted at the passengers...He was also clearing the food trays and was very rough with it and I wore a container of somebody else’s custard all over me (luckily I had a blanket wrapped around Mel). He was more annoyed that zig also got the bottom of his trousers and shoes."
Cons: "Very limited food served at inappropriate times with no flexibility. No information provided on what meals would be served at what times. Very limited entertainment. Very long uncomfortable flight compounded by crew hawking duty free goods like vendors at a fish market, waking many of those who had been fortunate enough to fall asleep."
Pros: "Food and entertainment was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Pros: "I liked everything but I still could not find out if I was getting credit on the frequent flyer sustem"
Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable business seating. Great choices of entertainment and great food."
Cons: "Boarding process having everyone board together is messy. Should have people that need assistance and families with very young children board first. They need extra time to settle. Then board by zones starting with business class."

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66h 45mSYD-JNB
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R18 960
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R20 318
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R20 491
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