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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MEL flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Melbourne?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 16% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Africa to Melbourne 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R17 282, or R17 282 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Melbourne?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R14 693 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R11 180. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Melbourne (ZA - ME1)?

When flying from South Africa to Melbourne, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to MEL flights in October, November
20 Nov - 26 Nov
R16 822pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 27 Nov
R17 000pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Nov - 22 Nov
R17 311pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from South Africa found for this year
21 Dec - 25 Jan
R15 608pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Dec - 16 Mar
R15 845pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Dec - 25 Jan
R16 052pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Melbourne from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Melbourne
3:00 - 13:20
Qatar Airways
1 stop
25h 20m
JNB - MEL
Qatar Airways
R13 624
qatarairways.com
8:25 - 9:05
Emirates
2 stops
39h 40m
JNB - MEL
Emirates
R14 261
Gotogate
12:15 - 15:20
Qantas Airways
1 stop
18h 05m
JNB - AVV
Qantas Airways
R18 111
Vayama

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Melbourne

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Cathay Pacific, Qantas Airways, and Emirates flying from South Africa to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from South Africa to Melbourne are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Melbourne for under R15 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Melbourne for under R15 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R15 179, but on average you can expect to pay R16 778.

How popular is this South Africa to Melbourne flight route?

The South Africa to Melbourne flight path was viewed by 4 249 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Melbourne one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 515. Users have also found prices from R11 358 and R15 134 on Qatar Airways and Emirates, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Melbourne?

While some choose either Cape Town Intl - Melbourne or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne Avalon, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne is the most popular route from South Africa to Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Melbourne?

Before booking your flight from South Africa to Melbourne, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R8 445. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne) can be booked for R15 282 on average our data indicates R24 741 when flying from South Africa to Melbourne

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Melbourne

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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


Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Melbourne?

Returning to South Africa from Melbourne

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Departure points for flights from South Africa to Melbourne

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,10
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
84.0 mm

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 7 airlines flying from South Africa to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
R10 869 R15 707 No cancel fee 68%
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South African
R11 103 R17 831 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Singapore Airlines
R11 338 R15 796 No cancel fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
R11 435 R15 038 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
R12 641 R17 206 No cancel fee 74%
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Cathay Pacific
R13 202 R15 998 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R13 360 R16 815 No cancel fee 75%
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