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How it works

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PLAY by Afterpay is a new and easy way to pay for amazing travel experiences. Pay before you go with simple, interest-free bite size instalments. The world is your PLAY-ground!

1. Select Your Holiday Deal

New deals are released every Monday and are available for up to 3-6 weeks. Some deals are for hotel only, others include flights as well.

Packages can also include airport transfers, tours, guides and activities – so all you have to do is book flights when needed and show up!

Destinations and packages vary according to seasonality and availability, but include popular local and international holiday destinations such as Bali, the Gold Coast, Queenstown, New Zealand, Ibiza, Fiji, the Whitsundays and more.

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

2. Select Your Options

You can select options including length of stay, number of children, departure date, room type and activities.

PLAY makes all travel, accommodation and other related bookings and payments on the customer’s behalf, just like a regular travel agency.

3. Select Your Instalments

Payments can be made in weekly or fortnightly instalments before travelling - allowing customers to manage payment in a responsible way.

The number of instalments will be shown clearly for each package deal and range from 2- to 12- months from the booking date to the travel date.

You can pay more than your set weekly or fortnightly instalments at any time with PLAY’s ‘Top Up’ payment option. Remaining instalments will be reduced based on how much extra you have paid.

4. Enjoy Your Holiday!

Rest, relax and explore on your holiday!

>>Click here to view all PLAY holiday deals

About PLAY

PLAY By Afterpay

PLAY is a collaboration between Afterpay and LayAway Travel, an award-winning, fully-licenced travel agency with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and an Australian Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) accreditation holder.

PLAY 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 PLAY is different and separate to Afterpay, PLAY embodies the same Afterpay values that people know and trust – like responsible spending, no interest, and regular, equal payments.

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

The Team

The PLAY 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 award-winning 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 continues to make travel more accessible to Australians through its responsible, interest-free, instalment system.

Our Values


PLAY is a responsible way to pay for travel. Pay before you go and manage your travel spending by splitting your payments over time, with small instalments to suit your income and lifestyle. PLAY 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 accredited by both Australian Federation of Travel Agents and AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme.


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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