The best RACV Boxing Day deals for 2023

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Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted December 20, 2023

Save on resort stays, gift cards, tours and more in the RACV Boxing Day sales from 26 December 2023.

Thousands of Australians head to the shops and online during the 2023 Boxing Day public holiday to spend their gift cards and take advantage of special Boxing Day sales.

Here’s the best RACV discounts and deals to snap up over this year's Boxing Day sales period. 

Get ready for our RACV Boxing Day sales:

RACV Cobram Resort pool

The RACV Cobram Resort has plenty of family-friendly activities and amenities. Image: Supplied


Best resort deals

Book a stay at an RACV resort across nine distinct locations in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with sales across every location, valid for stays from 15 January to 30 June 2024

RACV Members can get up to 30 per cent off on stays, while non-members can get up to 15 per cent off* when booking online during the Boxing Day sales period between 26 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.

Holiday makers can choose from the following destinations:

Book your discount stay at an RACV Resort from 26 December.


Cruise through the Kimberley region

Discounts are on for a range of cruises through the Kimberley region. Image: Scenic


Best gift card deals

While Christmas may be over for another year, gift cards can be used year round – birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or maybe just a discounted treat for yourself.

RACV Members get 3 to 5 per cent on a range of gift cards across groceries, clothing, wine, fuel, homewares, beauty, spas and more.

Shop discounted gift cards now.

Best deals for attractions and experiences

There’s plenty of great discount attraction tickets and deals to pick up over the Boxing Day period.

RACV Members can enjoy discounts on the latest entertainment for summer, like Monopoly Dreams Melbourne tickets, LEGOLANDⓇ and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets and more.

Find more discounts and savings on attractions and experiences for RACV Members here.

Best RACV cruise deals

There’s a range of exciting luxury and unique cruises to book with RACV in 2024. Save up to $4,000 on a Scenic cruise exploring the Kimberley coastline or save up to $600 with flights included on the Ultimate New Zealand South Island Tour on a Grand Pacific Adventure.

Find out more about discounted RACV cruises.

Year round savings

Remember, as an RACV Member, you have access to great everyday savings, not just on Boxing Day, such as: 


kids at LEGOLAND

Discount tickets to LEGOLANDⓇ is a great experience over the summer holidays. Image: Supplied


How long do Boxing Day sales go for?

While many retailers will differ, the RACV Resort Boxing Day Sale will run from 26 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 for stays before 30 June 2024.*

RACV Members still receive benefits, discounts, and savings throughout the year, on attractions, products, tours and experiences.

Find out more about RACV Member benefits and deals now.

Why is it called Boxing Day?

During Queen Victoria’s reign from the 1830s to the early 1900s, it was a tradition that the wealthy would ‘box up’ good they didn’t need to give to servants, tradespeople, and the poor.

This special box could contain money, food, clothing, books and more. In their absence, the wealthy family ate informal meals of leftovers – much like Boxing Day meals today.

Boxing Day was officially declared a public holiday in 1871, falling on December 26.


Ricky Ponting at the MCG

The Boxing Day Test is an Australian tradition. Image: Supplied


Modern Boxing Day traditions in Australia

Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Many Australians all over the country tune in to the famous Test Match on Boxing Day, or even attend in person at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Cricket fans can thank the Melbourne Cricket Club for this tradition, since they secured the rights to an annual Boxing Day Test match in 1980.

Now, each year the Australian cricket team plays against a touring international team: this year, it will be Pakistan.

Plan your trip to the MCG via public transport on the journey planner app arevo.

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has set sail on Boxing Day ever since 1945. This gruelling race sees yachts skim out of the Sydney Harbour all the way to Hobart’s Constitution Dock over 628 nautical miles.

The race takes three to four days in total, with the winners usually crossing the finish line in just under 48 hours.

Watch the yachts come in with a stay at the RACV Hobart Hotel.

Blockbuster movie releases

If you’re not into shopping or sport, Boxing Day also launches a wealth of new films across Australian cinemas every year.

RACV Members up to a 40 per cent discount** at the movies for the latest summer cinema releases at selected Hoyts, Village, Palace, Event, IMAX and Moonlight Cinemas.

Grab your discounted movie tickets here.


RACV Resorts Boxing Day Sale - get up to 30% off*
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*T&Cs apply. Subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid to book until 7 January 2024 for stays from 15 January to 30th June 2024. Discount applies to selected standard accommodation rates at each property. Full prepayment required at time of booking. Standard cancellation policy applies. Offer available for online bookings only. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer unless otherwise stated.

**Restrictions apply including weekends, Saturday nights and public holidays. See Terms and Conditions for details.