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Diners Club

Diners Club charge cards

Diners Club cards aren’t common in Australia but they do still exist – and they give you rewards, luxury perks plus the option of a partnered Mastercard.

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Diners Club is one of the oldest credit-based card brands in the world, with its first card launched way back in 1950s New York. In Australia, not many businesses accept Diners Club cards but it has partnered with Citi to offer accounts with both a Diners Club card and a World Mastercard – so you can use it in more places. You can also choose to earn points through the Diners Club Rewards program or through Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Diners Club charge card comparison

Name Product Rewards program Annual fee Complimentary travel insurance
Diners Club Personal Card + World Mastercard Card
Diners Club Rewards
$299
Yes
Earn 0.75 points for every $1 spent on the World Mastercard and receive free access to over 700 International Airport & Member Lounges.
Frequent Flyer Diners Club Card + World Mastercard Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer
$260
Yes
Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points per $1 spent, plus receive complimentary international travel and purchase cover insurances.
Diners Club Card + Mastercard Card
Diners Club Rewards
$249
Yes
Earn unlimited points with no expiry, plus receive complimentary access to over 700 International Airport & Member Lounges.
Diners Club Corporate Card
Diners Club Rewards
No
Take advantage of streamlined reporting, expense management tools and tax-ready statements and records.
Diners Club Personal Card
Diners Club Rewards
$135
No
Get up to 44 days to pay your purchases and earn rewards points for your spending.
Frequent Flyer Diners Club Card
Qantas Frequent Flyer
$95
Yes
Earn 1 reward point for every $1 you spend, plus get 1 extra point per $1 you spend on selected Qantas purchases.
Diners Club Business Card
Diners Club Rewards
$95
Yes
Enjoy no fixed spending limit on your card, plus 51 days to pay for purchases and complimentary international travel insurance.
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Types of cards from Diners Club

  • Diners Club Rewards charge cards

The famous Diners Club Card earns Diners Club Rewards Points per $1 on eligible purchases and offers complimentary insurance for international travel and eligible shopping. You can redeem your points for rewards including travel, cashback, digital gift cards and point transfers to loyalty programs including Velocity Frequent Flyer, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and IHG Rewards Club.

As a charge card, you don't pay interest but do need to pay the total account balance by the due date on each statement. But Diners Club cards have limited acceptance and potentially high surcharges in Australia, so you may want to get an account that also comes with a World Mastercard.

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  • Diners Club frequent flyer charge cards

Diners Club gives you a choice of two Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts. With the Frequent Flyer Diners Club Card, you'll earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 on eligible spending wherever Diners Club is accepted.

With the Frequent Flyer Diners Club Card + World Mastercard account, you get two cards linked to the same account and earn 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases with the Diners Club Charge Card and 0.5 points per $1 spent with the Mastercard. Both of these accounts also offer 1 additional Qantas Point per $1 for eligible spending with Qantas.

  • Business charge cards

The Diners Club Business Card earns reward points per $1 on eligible transactions and has detailed statements that can help you track and report spending for your business. It also offers access to over 1,000 airport lounges and complimentary travel insurance.

With this charge card, you get 51 interest-free days to pay your statement in full.

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  • Corporate charge cards

The Diners Club Corporate Cards offer a range of account features to match the needs of your company. Some of the key benefits include detailed reporting, tax-ready statements and airport lounge access. You also have the option of a customised Corporate Travel Program.

The Diners Club Rewards program

Available exclusively to people with Diners Club cards, this rewards program gives you a way to earn points for all your eligible spending, with no limit on how many points you can earn and no expiry.

You can use these points to get rewards including gift cards, cashback, Apple products or point transfers to programs including Velocity Frequent Flyer, Asia Miles, Emirates Skywards and Flybuys.

Diners Club Rewards point transfer partners

Below is a list of the loyalty programs you can transfer points to from your Diners Club account, including the transfer rates.

Note that these rates are based on details from the Diners Club Rewards website in April 2021. As Diners Club may update these details, make sure you log in to your account to get the most accurate information about point transfers.

Loyalty programDetailsTransfer rate
Asia MilesAsia Miles is a collection of 25 airlines of the Asia region including Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.2 points = 1 Asia Mile
Emirates SkywardsBased in the UAE, Emirates is a world class airline with a large number of airline partners including Qantas.2.5 points = 1 Skywards Mile
Etihad GuestsAlso based in the UAE, Etihad is partnered with Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Malaysia Airlines.2 points = 1 Guest Mile
FlybuysThis retail rewards program allows you to earn points with partners including Coles Supermarkets, Kmart and Target, which you can then redeem for a variety of shopping or travel rewards.1 point = 1 Flybuys point
Flying BlueThe frequent flyer program of Air France and KLM. Flying Blue points can be used with a number of European, Asian and African airlines.2 points = 1 Flying Blue Award Mile
IHG Rewards ClubThe InterContinental Hotel Group loyalty program. Earn and use points at Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites and InterContinental Hotels.2 points = 1 IHG Reward Point
JetPrivilegeThis is the frequent flyer program of Indian-based airline Jet Airways.2.5 points = 1 JP Mile
Malaysia Airlines EnrichMalaysia Airlines is a Oneworld partner servicing Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.2 points = 1 Enrich Mile
Qatar Airways Privilege ClubEarn Qmiles when you travel on Qatar and Oneworld member airlines.2 points = 1 Qmile
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyerSingapore Airlines is a Star Alliance member, earn and use points on Star Alliance member airlines.2 points = 1 KrisFlyer Mile
Thai Airways Royal Orchid PlusA member of the Star Alliance, Thai Airways services the Middle East, Asia/Pacific and Europe.2 points = 1 Royal Orchid Plus Mile
Turkish Airlines Miles&SmilesThis frequent flyer program allows you to earn and redeem miles with Turkish Airlines and other partners.2 points = 1 mile
Velocity Frequent FlyerThe frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia airlines.1 point = 1 Velocity Point

Benefits of getting a Diners Club Card

Some of the key features you can get with a Diners Club card include:

  • Airport lounge access

Diners Club has partnered with airport lounges around the world to offer you complimentary access when you show your card and valid boarding pass. Some lounges also allow you to bring a guest, although fees may apply. You can search for lounges and individual entry details on the Diners Club website or by downloading the Diners Club Travel Tools mobile app. Note that some lounges are temporarily closed right now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Diners Club Shipping

If you're shopping with US retailers, you can get discounted shipping and parcel-forwarding options through a partnership with MyUS.com. As a Diners Club cardholder, perks include free premium membership for 24 months, 15% savings on your first shipment and 10% savings on all subsequent shipments.

  • Diners Club and Citi Rewards cards

If you have a Citi Rewards credit card, you can request a linked Diners Club Card as part of your account. This gives you a way to earn more points, including Qantas Frequent Flyer points if you have enrolled in Citi Qantas Rewards. You can request a linked Diners Club Card when you apply for an eligible Citi credit card, or by logging into your Citi Online account and going to "Services" then "Card Services". Eligible cards include:

    • Citi Rewards
    • Citi Premier
    • Citi Premier Qantas
    • Citi Prestige
    • Citi Prestige Qantas Card
  • Mastercard World Benefits

If you get a companion World Mastercard, you'll unlock exclusive offers on shopping, dining, travel and golf. For example, you can get complimentary green fees and golf lessons at participating locations around the world – including in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Eligibility criteria

Before you can apply for a Diners Club Card there are a few eligibility boxes you need to tick.

Each card has slightly different details for who can apply, but all Diners Club cards include the following:

Application criteria

  • Minimum income. You must meet the minimum income requirements for your chosen Diners Club account. This varies depending on the account that you choose, so make sure you check before you apply.
  • Residency status. You must be a permanent Australian resident or citizen.
  • Age. You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Credit history. You must have good credit history.

How long does it take to apply?

If you want to apply for a Diners Club Charge Card, call Diners Club on 1300 360 060 to discuss the options currently available.

If you want to get a linked Diners Club Card as part of a Citi Rewards account, it takes around 10 minutes to apply for a Citi credit card online. During step 4 of the application, you'll be asked "Would you like to request a Linked Diners Club Card?" and should click on "Yes" to get both the Mastercard and linked Diners Club Card. You can also call Citi on 13 24 84.

Documents and details

  • Identification. This includes your full name, date of birth, contact details and a valid form of ID, such as your driver's licence or passport.
  • Employment and income. This includes your gross income and your employer’s details. If you earn under $35,000 p.a. you must provide information about other sources of income to support your application.
  • Spend and use. Answer some general questions about how you plan to use your Diners Club charge card and approximately how much you plan on spending every month.

How to apply for a business or corporate Diners Club Card

You can apply through the Diners Club Australia website by choosing the "Business" or "Corporate" option on the homepage and selecting "Apply". If you're applying for a business card, you'll need to download and complete an application form. For corporate accounts, you'll be asked to fill in a short form online.

If you have any questions about the application process, call Diners Club on 1300 360 060.

Frequently asked questions

Have a specific question about Diners Club Cards in Australia? Call Diners Club on 1300 360 060.

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    donJanuary 26, 2015

    how many diners club
    points for hawain airline points

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanJanuary 27, 2015Staff

      Hi Don,

      Thanks for your inquiry,

      Diners club to HawaiianMiles is 2:1.

      I hope this helps,

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    JohnJune 26, 2014

    which atm can I use my diners club card in.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyJune 27, 2014Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can use any ATM that displays the Diners symbol.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    JaneenJuly 22, 2013

    How do I cancel out of Secure Sentinel membership?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JacobJuly 22, 2013Staff

      Hi Janeen. Thanks for your question. Please contact a member of their customer service team to cancel your Secure Sentinel Membership. Cheers. Jacob.

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    GovindramJuly 17, 2013

    Can I use Discover card wherever Diners club card is accepted at airport lounges worldwide.

    To use the lounge facility, must I buy the airline ticket with discover card? Or

    I can use the lounge facility because I have discover card.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JacobJuly 17, 2013Staff

      Hi Govindram. Thanks for your question. You don’t need to be flying on a specific flight in order to take advantage of the complimentary lounge access, you only need to have your card on you to get access to the lounges. I hope this helps. Jacob.

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    TerryMay 12, 2013

    After five e-mails now over a year, asking a simple question I have not had a response.

    Where is your accountability?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JacobMay 12, 2013Staff

      Hi Terry. Thanks for the feedback. Can you please let me know what you would like to know? There is no record of your email address in the system. Jacob.

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