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Play is the new way to pay for holidays to hot destinations around the world.

You can now pay with weekly or fortnightly instalments to suit your lifestyle. Instalments are automatic & interest free.

By the time you take off, the holiday’s all paid.

Play holidays start from just $15 a week.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Sydney, South Australia, Bali, Fiji, Phuket...

The world is now your playground.

>>Click here to subscribe to the latest Play deals and get $25 off your first holiday

STEP 1: Choose Your Ideal Holiday

We offer limited-time deals to popular destinations around the world, with and without flights.

New deals are released every Monday. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out.

STEP 2: Select Your Dates & Number of Travellers

With each deal, you can select your own departure dates, number of travellers, length of stay, room type and activities.

The further out you book (e.g. 2021 or 2022), the smaller your instalments will be.

STEP 3: Select Weekly or Fortnightly Instalments

Payments are made weekly or fortnightly before you travel - and are automatically deducted via your nominated account.

You can make a top up payment at any time via your online account. Remaining instalments are then recalculated.

STEP 4: Enjoy Your Holiday!

Once you’ve finished your instalments, it's time to enjoy your well-deserved holiday!

>>Click here to view all Play holiday deals


  • Interest Free Instalments
    Weekly or Fortnightly
  • 30 Day 'Cancel For Any Reason'
    Get a full refund, no matter the reason!
  • VIP Customer Service
    Call 1800 780 880 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST) LiveChat (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm AEST)
  • Flexible Holiday Deals
    We understand plans can change

About Play

Play By Afterpay

Play Travel is an ATAS industry accredited travel agency and member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

Play Travel creates high quality, well thought-out packages to give people experiences they’ve never had before, and allows them to manage payment in a responsible way.

It adopts a traditional layby model in that customers are able to pick and book a curated holiday package and pay for it in full; in weekly or fortnightly instalments over a 2- to 12-month period, before they travel.

In line with a traditional layby model, no funds are advanced to customers, and all payments made by Play to providers on a customer’s behalf come from funds contributed via instalments made by the customer.

While the model is slightly different (paying in instalments before travel), Play embodies the same Afterpay values that people know and trust – like responsible spending, no interest, and regular payments.

>>Click here to subscribe to the latest Play deals and get $25 off your first holiday

The Team

The Play Travel Team

Founder & Managing Director

Andrew Paykel

Andrew Paykel was Chief Operating Officer at Fisher & Paykel for seven years. Working for one of Australia’s most trusted brands for twenty years provided great insight into the needs of Australian consumers.

In 2014, Andrew left Fisher & Paykel to start LayAway Travel - an accredited travel company which gave Australian travellers their very first interest-free, instalment payment system. LayAway Travel's unique payment system made travelling more accessible to families, singles, couples groups.

In 2019, LayAway Travel joined forces with Afterpay to create Play. Play Travel continues to make holidays more accessible to Australians through its responsible, interest-free, instalment system.

Our Values


Play Travel is a responsible way to pay for your holiday. Pay before you go and manage your spending by splitting your payments over time, with small instalments to suit your income and lifestyle. Play Travel helps you avoid large upfront payments.


We empower you to enjoy travel experiences you've always dreamt of, with simple weekly or fortnightly instalments.


We love travel and offer incredible and dynamic experiences from start to finish. We select the best quality hotels, airlines, guides and operators with strong reviews to ensure you have an amazing experience, paid in a simple and stress free way.


We take pride in operating with honesty and integrity. We are an ATAS industry accredited travel agency and member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).


We love two things, travel and you! We aim to deliver the best possible experience when booking and paying for travel down to the quality of the trips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of our frequently asked questions here.

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