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: 

  • Visit this page during the Mates Rates sale period to find eligible fares
  • Book flights for one or more passengers to receive discounted Mates Rates fares on selected flights
  • Sign up to Virgin Australia V-mail alerts and be the first to know about Mates Rates sales and other specials
Discover Great Experiences with your mates from around Australia 
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Worth the Waitlist: 6 Australian Restaurants for Serious Foodies
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Our Top Travel Picks for 2017
Where will 2017 take you and your friends? Discover the year’s top travel destinations with Virgin Australia.
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....
Best Sydney Beach Hacks
Navigate Sydney's famed coastline like a local with our essential guide to the best Sydney beach hacks....
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.
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. ....
39 Hours in Fremantle
From Friday night to Sunday morning, our ultimate weekend Freo guide has you and your mates covered.
Best Sydney Beach Hacks
Navigate Sydney's famed coastline like a local with our essential guide to the best Sydney beach hacks....
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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.
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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
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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