Mates Rates

Mates Rates is the monthly sale that offers you reduced fares when you fly to see friends and family.

How to score Mates Rates: 

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Discover Great Experiences with your mates from around Australia 
Mates Rates
Episode 7 - Perth, Western Australia
Discover Great Experiences with your mates from around Australia 
Sporting Legends: Must-See Stadiums for Sports Fans
Visit the hallowed grounds of some of the world’s greatest sports with #MatesRates sale fares at home and abroad.
Discover Western Australia’s Lesser-Known Wine Regions
Chart new territory in 2017. Go beyond the status quo and discover the lesser-known wine regions of WA with Virgin Australia.
7 New Zealand Islands You Never Knew Existed
There’s more to New Zealand than North and South. Discover the country’s best kept secrets with #MatesRates
Our Top Travel Picks for 2017
Where will 2017 take you and your friends? Discover the year’s top travel destinations with Virgin Australia.
Family-Friendly Fine Dining in Melbourne
Travelling with a family? Dig in to Melbourne’s best restaurants for big and little foodies alike with #MatesRates.
Boards and Beers: Balter Brewings Guide to the Gold Coast
Get your fill of sunshine and sundowners with Balter Brewing Company's guide to the Gold Coast....
Fiji for Families: The Best Resorts for Big and Little Travellers Alike
Taking your family to the tropics? Discover the best resorts for travellers big and small with #MatesRates.
Best Sydney Beach Hacks
Navigate Sydney's famed coastline like a local with our essential guide to the best Sydney beach hacks....
Welcome to the Wild West: The Best Farm Stays in WA
Need a break from city life? Trade your Wi-Fi signal for fresh country air with #MatesRates sale fares to Perth
7 group activities in Sydney that won't blow the budget
Say goodbye to your admin headache with our list of the best group activities in Sydney.
6 Ways to Escape: A South Pacific Island to Suit Every Traveller
Find the perfect South Pacific Island for your next mates escape with Virgin Australia.
Melbourne's Best Mate Dates
After a weekend getaway for you and a friend? Experience Melbourne's best mate dates with our guide to the city's top activities for two....
Welcome to La La Land: 9 Things You Can Only Do in LA
Go beyond what’s seen on screen and experience the real La La Land when you book flights to Los Angeles.
39 Hours in Fremantle
From Friday night to Sunday morning, our ultimate weekend Freo guide has you and your mates covered.
Life Like an Expat: Bali’s Best Kept Secrets
Discover Bali through the lens of a travel journalist with our inside look at the island’s top attractions.
Best Sydney Beach Hacks
Navigate Sydney's famed coastline like a local with our essential guide to the best Sydney beach hacks....
Skiing the South Island: 6 Alpine Resorts for All Skill Levels
Discover the best ski resorts on the South Island with #MatesRates sale fares.
7 Essential Tips for the First-Time Business Traveller
Curious about what goes on behind the Business Class curtain? Discover all the perks available above the clouds with Mates Rates.
6 Theatre Performances Worth Travelling for in 2017
Make the most of the 2017 theatre season. Score big discounts on fares Australia-wide when you book with Mates Rates
The 6 Most Indulgent Spa Retreats in Australia
Book Mates Rates sale flights with Virgin Australia and treat yourself to some of the most indulgent spa escapes in the country
Worth the Waitlist: 6 Australian Restaurants for Serious Foodies
Consider yourself a fine food aficionado? Travel to Australia’s hottest dining destinations in style with #MatesRates
6 Ways to Celebrate the Arts in Sydney this Autumn
Did you and your friends resolve to see more of your own backyard this year? Start in Sydney with cheap flights and these 6 amazing autumn art events.
West Coast Winter Wonderland: Where to Ski in the North West
Escape the heat next summer and experience some of the world's best slopes in North America's west....
Melbourne Fashion Festival: 6 Events Worth Travelling For
Calling all self-confessed fashionistas – Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is almost here. Book flights to Melbourne with your most-stylish mate today.
Beyond the Barossa: South Australia’s Secret Wine Regions
Looking for a weekend wine escape with a difference? Go beyond the Barossa with mates on this group-friendly getaway
6 Budget-Friendly Island Escapes Near Brisbane
Extend your summer without breaking the bank. Grab your mates and book flights to Brisbane with Virgin Australia today.