Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Free qantas frequent flyer membership

Information verified correct on May 27th, 2016

Enjoy the benefits of being a Qantas Frequent Flyer member without paying a cent on sign-up fees. Here's are ways you can join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free. 

Being a Qantas Frequent Flyer member means you’re a part of one of the most popular rewards programs available in Australia. By earning Qantas points through everyday living, you could be rewarded with flight upgrades, hotels and access to over 3,000 items listed in the Qantas store. Usually, becoming a member will put you out of pocket, but we’ll show you ways you can become a Qantas Frequent Flyer member without paying a penny.

1. A kickstart with a membership and bonus points with Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards

All of the big banks offer you the choice of upgrading your credit card to one that includes Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. Many banks either waive or reduce the cost of the Qantas membership fee when you sign up or allow you to link your existing account to the card.

While some of the more premium cards come with annual fees, you can also find cards that won’t charge you an annual fee, helping you to save more. These credit cards can also offer you bonus points on sign up, sometimes upwards of 80,000 Qantas points, which can help you get your points-earning off to a great start.

Rates last updated May 27th, 2016
Bonus Points Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
40,000 bonus points 1 0 19.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 6 months $199 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
50,000 bonus points 0.5 1.5 19.99% p.a. $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer
ANZ Frequent Flyer
25,000 bonus points 0.5 1 19.99% p.a. $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($95 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
0.5 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
0.75 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 20 months $279 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Classic - Amplify Rewards
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Classic - Amplify Rewards
1 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $79 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Classic - Qantas Rewards
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Classic - Qantas Rewards
0.5 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $79 p.a. Go to site More info
Bankwest Qantas MasterCard
Bankwest Qantas MasterCard
2,000 bonus points 0.5 0 20.49% p.a. 2.99% p.a. for 9 months $100 p.a. Go to site More info
Bankwest Qantas Gold MasterCard
Bankwest Qantas Gold MasterCard
4,000 bonus points 0.5 0 20.49% p.a. 2.99% p.a. for 9 months $150 p.a. Go to site More info
Bankwest Qantas Platinum MasterCard
Bankwest Qantas Platinum MasterCard
8,000 bonus points 0.75 0 20.49% p.a. 2.99% p.a. for 9 months $160 p.a. Go to site More info
BankSA Amplify Classic - Amplify Qantas
BankSA Amplify Classic - Amplify Qantas
0.5 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $79 p.a. Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Classic - Amplify Qantas
St.George Amplify Classic - Amplify Qantas
0.5 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $79 p.a. Go to site More info
BankSA Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
BankSA Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
0.75 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 20 months $279 p.a. Go to site More info
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas Rewards
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas Rewards
0.5 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $99 p.a. Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
St.George Amplify Platinum - Amplify Qantas
0.5 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $99 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
75,000 bonus points 0.75 1.5 19.99% p.a. $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
St.George Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
St.George Amplify Signature - Amplify Qantas
0.75 0 0.99% p.a. for 4 months (reverts to 19.49% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 20 months $279 p.a. Go to site More info
NAB Qantas Rewards Card
NAB Qantas Rewards Card
10,000 bonus points 0.5 1 0% p.a. for 15 months (reverts to 19.99% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee $95 p.a. Go to site More info

Earn points on everyday purchases

Earn points by using your credit card for everyday transactions. These points can then be redeemed for rewards with Qantas and its partners. Some banks may limit the maximum number of points you can earn, so make sure you’re not restricting the number of points you could earn on your purchases. If you’re making enough purchases to earn more points than are allowed, check out the premium credit cards with higher point limits on offer.

Maximising your points

Generally, the more premium the card, the higher the rewards. Some premium cards will offer you 2 or even 3 Qantas points per $1 spent rather than matching 1 point per $1 spent for the lower everyday cards.

Costs

While you may be joining the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free, managing a credit card will still come at a cost. Due to the high rewards rate, premium credit cards also come with higher annual fees. Before deciding on a credit card, estimate how many points you expect to earn and determine whether this return outweighs the cost of the card.

2. A prepaid travel money card

If you’re planning on spending time overseas, travel money cards can be a useful way to load the different currencies you may need all on the one account.

Qantas Cash allows you to load up to 11 currencies and will waive your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership fee. With Qantas Cash, you can earn Qantas Points as you spend both overseas and in Australia. Learn more about the Qantas Cash card.

3. Linking a transaction account to your Qantas Frequent Flyer Membership

Personal transaction accounts often include complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership as a promotional feature. While these cards can be handy, you should be cautious of other high fees they may charge, such as those on overseas purchases.

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Other ways to get free membership

A quick online search will provide you with a number of forums that will show you how to become a Qantas Frequent Flyer member for free. Qantas has a number of partners that also run promotions and offer free membership, so keep an eye out for these.

Qantas offers one of the most competitive rewards programs available, but it doesn’t automatically come for free. Before paying any joining fees, always do your research and look out for promotions. Skip the joining fee and become a Qantas Frequent Flyer member without the additional costs.

Sally McMullen

Sally McMullen is a journalist at finder.com.au who is a credit cards, frequent flyer and travel money expert by day and music maven by night.

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2 Responses to Free qantas frequent flyer membership

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    m. | October 6, 2014

    i want free qants air lian membership

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      Shirley | October 7, 2014

      Hi Tahir,

      Thanks for your question.

      To obtain your free Qantas membership, please choose one of the options on this page and click on the link. Please follow the prompts on the page.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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