How to save money on holidays, leisure and home improvement with End of Financial Year sales

A woman taking a photo of Korcula Island in Croatia

Nicola Dowse

Posted June 14, 2023

Save money by booking your next holiday or home maintenance task during the EOFY sale period on now. 

There are lots of ways to save money around the home, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up little luxuries. 

During the end of the financial year period you can score discounts on a range of products, experiences and services, making it an excellent time to start booking a much-deserved holiday or addressing jobs around your house. 

You’ll want to be quick though – these deals are available for a limited time only around the end of financial year.


RACV Resorts

The deal: Looking to escape to Victoria’s historic, family-friendly Goldfields? Or maybe you’d like to head to Tasmania? Stay at any RACV Resort between June 14 and December 21, 2023 to save 10 per cent off accommodation. If you’re an RACV Member you can save even more money, with 30 per cent off accommodation during the same time period. 

Book between June 13 and July 9, 2023 to access the offer.



A woman relaxing at the spa at RACV Torquay

Plan a family getaway or couple's escape with discounts on RACV Resorts across Australia. Photo: RACV.


Oceania Cruises 

The deal: Receive free pre-paid gratuities plus either $800 USD onboard credit, eight free shore excursions or a free beverage package per stateroom on select Oceania Cruises. Oceania are offering the deal on their 15-day Viking Shores (Reykjavik to Hamburg, departing July 17, 2024), 15-day New Zealand Discovery (departing January 24, 2024) and 16-day Exalted East Asia (Tokyo to Singapore, departing April 13, 2024) cruises. Visit the website for full pricing and details. 

Emerald Cruises 

The deal: Explore the magnificence and diversity of Europe on one of Emerald Cruises European cruises. Savings of up to $3,000 can be found on the company’s Splendours of Europe and Sensations of Lyon and Provence tours and cruises.  

Scenic Cruises 

The deal: The mighty Mekong River is calling and you can explore it while also saving 40 per cent off with Scenic Cruises 11-day Mekong River Cruising tour that takes you from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam through to Siem Reap in Cambodia. 

Princess Cruises 

The deal: Feel like royalty when you get up to $150 bonus onboard credit per stateroom when you book a new cruise of seven nights or more between June 12 and 30, 2023.  


The deal: Explore some of Europe’s most scenic waterways with savings of up to $2,950 per person on Travelmarvel’s 15-day European Gems River Cruise.

If you’ve already experienced Europe, Travelmarvel are also offering big savings on its 19-day Passage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise as well as its 12-day Essential Vietnam and Cambodia tour. 


Two women walking on red dirt beside the Ghan train

Experience the majesty of Australia's Red Centre on The Ghan while also saving up to 30 per cent on selected 2023 sector fares. Photo: Supplied. 


Journey Beyond

The deal: Journey Beyond is offering savings of up to 30 per cent on selected 2023 sector fares on The Ghan, Australia’s train through the Red Centre between Adelaide and Darwin.  You can also save over $1,000 per person on the Arnhem Land Adventure and The Ghan 16-day tour from Cairns through to Adelaide

Outback Spirit

The deal: Enjoy two of Outback Spirit’s newest tours at a discount. Save $700 on the Kangaroo Island and SA Coastal Adventure tour, or explore the wonders of the west coast while saving $600 on the Gems of the South West tour departing Perth. 

Must book by September 30, 2023 for tours between November and December 2023.

Grand Pacific Tours

The deal: Kia ora! Explore New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours on their 16-day Signature Highlights of New Zealand tour while saving $375 per person. THe deal even throws in a bonus Grand Pacific Tours jacket.

Chimu Adventures

The deal: The Southern Lights are truly a sight to behold, especially when viewed from the air. Hop aboard Chimu Adventure’s Southern Lights Flight from Melbourne to see the aurora for yourself with exclusive RACV Member pricing from $915 per person for economy seating.  


The deal: APT has a number of tours and cruises on sale, offering savings of up to $2,639. Tours on sale include Antarctic Voyage, Magnificent Europe, Rockies Odyssey and Alaska Cruise, Remarkable New Zealand by Private Air, Kimberley and the Top End, and Iconic Kimberley experiences.  

Globus tours

The deal: Globus is offering an extra 5 per cent of a number of its seven-day tours across the world including its British Escape, Irish Escape, Moroccan Escape, Sicilian Escape and Greek Escape tours.


A mother and daughter playing at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

The whole family can enjoy LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for less during the 2023 EOFY sale period. Photo: Supplied.


Illawarra Fly

The deal: Experience the arboreal beauty of the Illawarra with two-for-one adult tickets to the Illawarra Fly. That means RACV Members only pay $24. 75 for two adults (normally $27.50 per adult at the gate). Offer available until June 23. 

The Otway Fly

The deal: You can still experience treetop wonders without leaving Victoria, with the Otway Fly also offering RACV Members two-for-one adult tickets for the price of $24.75. Offer available until June 23.

Madame Tussauds Sydney

The deal: There aren’t many places where you can meet superheroes, royalty and celebrities all in one place – except at Madame Tussauds. Sydney’s famous waxwork museum is offering RACV Members adult entry at kids’ prices until June 30, 2023. Special pricing is valid for off-peak sessions only and includes a digital photo pass valued at $26. 

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

The deal: Kids big and small love playing around with the iconic toy bricks and now you can visit Australia’s home of LEGO at a discount. RACV Members can get two-for-one adult entry tickets to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne for just $25.92. 

Phillip Island Nature Parks

The deal: Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s most family-friendly holiday destinations, best known for its colonies of seals and fairy penguins. RACV Members can meet those penguins at a discounted rate, with Phillip Island 4 Park Passes bought between June 12 and 30 costing only $56.70 (usually $63). 

The pass includes entry to the island’s famous little Penguin Parade as well as the Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre. 

You’ll even get a free little penguin plush toy as part of your booking (or two plush toys per family or booking for four-plus people). Make sure to pick up your new friend from the Phillip Island Penguin Parade admissions between the promotional period. 

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

The deal: Enjoy a sea of savings at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium where both adults and children can experience the briny deep on a budget. RACV Members can get two-for-one adult tickets at a rate of $33.84 (normally $42.30 per person), with tickets for two children coming in at $23.04 (normally $32 per child). SEA LIFE lets you discover more than 10,000 aquatic creatures including penguins, sharks, jellyfish, seahorses and even Pinjarra, a massive five metre-long, 750kg saltwater crocodile. 

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

The deal: Meet kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, snakes, spiders, quokkas and so many more critters at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Located in the heart of the city at Darling Harbour, the zoo is offering adults at kids prices to RACV Members for a limited time. That means tickets from $25.92 (usually $38.40). 

Waterbikes Australia

The deal: There are many great cycle routes around Victoria, but it takes a special kind of bike to cycle on water. Waterbikes Australia runs waterbike tours out of Sorrento, offering an eco-friendly experience along the Mornington Peninsula’s pristine coastline. Plus, RACV Members save money on the tours as well, with prices from $72. 


An RACV tradesperson cleaning a split-system heater

The best time to get your heater serviced is before peak usage periods and RACV Trades is offering a discount on heating and cooling before June 24, 2023. Photo: RACV.

Home maintenance and improvements

RACV Trades^

The deal: There’s nothing worse than going to switch on your heater during a cold winter’s day to discover it’s broken. It’s recommended that heaters are serviced annually prior to their peak season to avoid such mishaps, with RACV Trades currently offering 20 per cent off all heating and cooling jobs booked from now until June 24, 2023.

Solar battery rebate

The deal: There are a lot of benefits to installing a solar battery at your property, including potentially reducing your bills (up to $640 per year for a typical household according to Solar Victoria), getting the most out of your solar panels and having a back-up power supply in case of outages. 

After several years, the Victorian Government’s solar battery rebate scheme is finally coming to a close on June 30, 2023. At the time of writing, there are currently less than 1,000 solar battery rebates of up to $2,950 left to claim, meaning it’s imperative you accept your battery proposal so that you can apply for a rebate as soon as possible if you want to take advantage of the offer. 

You’ll need a valid quote from a reputable solar provider like RACV Solar to start your rebate application process. If you do miss out on the rebate, you can still apply for one of 4,500 interest-free loans of up to $8,800 from July 1, 2023.


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*EOFY Sale Travel Offers: Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All discounts apply to new bookings. Members must quote offer at time of booking if booking by phone. Advertised price is per person twin share and includes all discounts. Single supplements may apply. Airfares and car hire not included unless otherwise stated. Offers end 30 June 2023 unless otherwise stated. Additional terms and conditions apply per supplier. Prices correct as at 13 June 2023. See website for full details.

^This offer is valid for RACV Trades quotes requested between 24 April 2023 and 24 June 2023 and accepted within 30 days under the Heating & Cooling category online or by calling 13 46 63 and accepting the quote within 30 days. After 30 days, your quote will expire and the offer will no longer be valid. Offer may be applied to on-site RACV Trades quote requests but does not apply to RACV Emergency Home Assist follow-on works. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions or for services under any other category. RACV Trades reserves the right to re-categorise or requote a job if it does not fit within the Heating & Cooling category of services for the purposes of this offer. RACV Trades is a trading name of RACV's trade partner, Club Home Response Pty Ltd. All works are performed or arranged by Club Home Response Pty Ltd. trading as RACV Trades.