This week on The Ray D'Arcy Show we have another amazing prize for one lucky viewer! 

Etihad Airways fly twice daily from Dublin to Abu Dhabi, and onwards to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. On board they offer an Economy Class that is designed for your comfort. Relax with chair headrests and cosy blankets while you watch the latest blockbusters and boxsets. Never miss a game with seven Live TV channels and enjoy menus with something for everyone, including vegetarian food as standard. 

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Together with Etihad we want to send you and a friend on a trip-of-a-lifetime to Australia! You will fly return from Dublin with Etihad Airways, staying 14-nights in a 4-star Sydney hotel close to all the main tourist attractions. There is so much to do in this amazing city, check out the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the iconic Sydney Opera House or take a trip to Bondi Beach and lots more! 

Visit family or friends Down Under or simply relax and unwind in this stunning city! 

Plus, so you can really make the most of this amazing trip we are throwing in a massive AUD$5,000 cash to spend too! 

For your chance to win the holiday to Sydney, Australia and AUD$5,000 answer this:

Which of these animals is known to be native to Australia? 




If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

ROI: 1517 71 72 02

NI: 0904 9599 092

text SHOW followed by your answer and name to 57117 (ROI and NI).

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl VAT) or GBP £2.00. Calls from the eir network will cost €2.03 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £2.00. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more.

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

This competition will close on Saturday, 24th February 2018 Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. If required, entrants must be available to take a call from The Ray D'Arcy Show team on 24/02/18. If requested, the selected entrant must reconfirm the correct answer to the competition question live on-air during the phone call on 24/02/18 in order to win the prize. If an entrant fails to take/answer the call or is deemed by RTÉ to have answered the question incorrectly, the entrant forfeits his/her opportunity to win.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions as listed below.

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Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill (issued within 6 months of win).

Winner’s guest must also be ages 18 years or older as at outward travel date. Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Holiday must be completed by 17/02/19, no extensions permitted. If the holiday is not completed by 17/02/19 the holiday and all holiday prize elements will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be permitted once hotels/tickets are booked and issued. All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates, not all date ranges may be catered for. Holiday must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter.

Holiday prize for 1 winner includes return economy-class flights for 2 from Dublin to Sydney, Australia with Etihad Airways (airport(s) and route as specified by the Promoter), 14-nights accommodation for 2 adults at a 4-star hotel in Sydney, Australia (based on 2 sharing, standard room, accommodation as specified by the Promoter, Promoter reserves the right to substitute hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever), airport transfers not included, and AUD$5,000 spending money.

AUD$5,000 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (issued to the winner, with exchange rate set during processing, allow 28 working days for delivery).

Travel insurance and transfers to/from Dublin Airport are not included.

Holiday prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any holiday prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the holiday duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible to completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. telephone charges, meals, room service, transfers, spa treatments etc.) will be at the winner’s own expense.

Any requested or permitted upgrades or changes to the stated holiday prize will be at the winner’s own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates agreed and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative holiday and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Etihad Airways and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

In the event that a call to a finalist(s) cannot be completed on-air due to technical issues on the part of RTÉ or time restrictions, RTÉ reserves the right to announce the winner(s) on-air on next week's show, in which case the finalist(s) will not be required to take Ray's call in order to be deemed the winner(s).

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.