Jetstar and Tourism Australia launch biggest airfare sale of the year to reboot domestic tourism

Tuesday 17 November 2020 - Jetstar and Tourism Australia have partnered for the first time to launch the biggest airfare sale of the year to boost domestic tourism and help reunite family and friends after months of being apart.

The popular ‘Return for Free’ sale will see 400,000 return trips available across 51 of Jetstar’s domestic routes, with one way fares starting from just $65 and the return flight free.

Travel periods are from February 2021 onwards and include popular destinations such as the Gold Coast, Cairns, Hobart, Uluru and Hamilton Island.

The sale follows Qantas’ centenary celebrations yesterday and complements Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign which encourages travellers to get out and explore Australia.

Comments from Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans:

“As the only low fares carrier in Australia, we play a key role driving tourism and reviving an industry which has been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

“We expect the sale to be very popular, particularly for families keen to reconnect with loved ones after months apart, as well as those looking to take a well-earned break.

“We know there is a strong pent-up demand for domestic travel and we’re confident our low fares will help increase visitors and give a boost to local tourism operators across Australia.”

Sale details:

The Jetstar Return for Free^ Sale starts at 1500 AEDT Tuesday 17 November 2020 and runs until 2359 AEDT Thursday 19 November 2020, unless sold out prior. Club Jetstar members have exclusive early access from 0900 AEDT to 1500 AEDT Tuesday 17 November 2020. Fares and full conditions are available at

Some of the Return for Free^ fares include:

  • Avalon-Sydney from $65^
  • Brisbane-Sydney from $92^
  • Cairns-Darwin from $189^
  • Darwin-Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $205^
  • Hobart-Gold Coast (Coolangatta) from $159^
  • Launceston-Sydney from $89^
  • Melbourne (Tullamarine)-Ayers Rock (Uluru) from $165^
  • Sunshine Coast-Sydney from $96^
  • Sydney-Hamilton Island from $151^