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Westpac Altitude Qantas Black
Terms and conditions apply
Bonus points
120,000
Purchase rate
19.99% p.a.
Reward points per $ spent
0.75
Annual fee
$370 p.a.

Our verdict

Offers up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points, but you have to pay the annual fee twice to collect them all.

The Westpac Altitude Qantas Black Credit Card is a top-tier frequent flyer credit card that currently has one of the biggest bonus point offers on the market. If you apply by 31 July 2024, you’ll get 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases in the first 120 days. And an additional 30,000 points after the first eligible purchase has been made in the second year (120,000 bonus points total). That’s enough for a return economy flight from Sydney to London (110,400 Qantas Points plus fees and taxes), or a one-way business class flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles (108,400 points plus fees and taxes). But keep in mind that you would have to pay the combined $370 annual fee and rewards fee twice to get all the points.

Pros

  • Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points
  • Complimentary insurance covers and airport lounge passes
  • 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent

Cons

  • Offers only up to 45 days interest-free on purchases, as compared to other cards that offer up to 55 days
  • Charges a relatively high annual fee of $370 p.a (includes $75 Qantas Rewards fee)

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product details
    • Eligibility
    • Rewards
    • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Card benefits
  • Rates & fees
  • Your reviews
  • Ask a question

The Westpac Altitude Qantas Black currently has a big bonus points offer and relatively competitive rate of points per $1 when compared to similar frequent flyer credit cards. It also offers complimentary overseas travel insurance, 2 Qantas Club lounge invitations each year, airport lounge passes and other insurance covers. When you're comparing this card to others, remember to weigh the potential value of the points and other perks against the yearly cost to decide if it's right for you.

Details

Product details

Product Name Westpac Altitude Qantas Black
Purchase rate p.a. 19.99%
Interest-free period Up to 45 days on purchases
Cash advance rate p.a. 21.49%
Min credit limit $15,000
Max credit limit $75,000
Card type Mastercard

Eligibility

Available to temporary residents Yes - Conditions apply
Minimum income $75,000
Joint application No

Rewards

Rewards program Qantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus points 120,000
Rewards points per $ spent 0.75
Rewards points cap 250,000

Fees

Annual fee $370
Minimum monthly repayment 2% of the closing balance or $10, whichever is greater
Late payment fee $15
Foreign currency conversion fee 3%
Cash advance fee 3%
Additional cardholder fee $0
Number of additional cardholders 1

How to apply

You can apply for the Westpac Altitude Qantas Black card by completing a secure application on the bank's website. Before you start, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have the necessary information to complete the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • New cardholder. This bonus points offer is only available to new Westpac customers. That means anyone who has held a Westpac Altitude Classic, Altitude Platinum, Altitude Black or any Westpac Earth card in the past 12 months won't be eligible.
  • Minimum income. You must earn at least $75,000 annually.

Card benefits

  • Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points. When you apply for a new Westpac Altitude Qantas Black Credit Card by 31 July 2024, select Qantas Frequent Flyer as your rewards program and spend at least $6,000 on eligible purchases in the first 120 days from card approval, you will get 90,000 bonus Qantas Points. You'll get another 30,000 points after making your first eligible purchase in the second year. Your points will be added to your account within 12 weeks after you've met the spend requirement.
  • Qantas Points per $1 spent. You'll earn 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 on eligible spending, up to a maximum of $250,000 per year. Bonus Qantas Points are not included in this cap. Eligible transactions include most of your everyday shopping at retail stores, cafes and petrol stations. Transactions that won't earn points include ATM withdrawals, cash advances, BPAY payments and balance transfers.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. The Westpac Altitude Qantas Black Credit Card has a $370 yearly account cost, which is made up of a $295 annual fee and $75 yearly rewards fee for choosing to earn Qantas Points.
  • Purchase interest rate. The 19.99% p.a. variable purchase rate on this card is around the average rate for credit cards in Australia.

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Geraldine

July 26, 2023

How much can I transfer from the balance owing on our Bankwest Credit Card to a new Altitude Black Qantas Card. Is there an interest free period on that transfer?


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

July 31, 2023

Hi Geraldine,

The maximum amount you can balance transfer to an eligible Westpac credit card is typically up to 80% of the approved, available credit limit on the new card. But keep in mind that the actual balance transfer amount is subject to lending criteria and approval, so it may be different to this. And according to the terms and conditions currently available for this card on the Westpac website, there is no balance transfer offer available at the moment. If you want a balance transfer, you can compare offers currently available on Finder. You can also contact Westpac on 1300 651 089 to discuss your options with the bank. I hope this helps.


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andy

July 17, 2023

Can you bring an existing balance from another card over to this card and, if so, what are the Ts&Cs?


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Elizabeth Barry Finder

July 28, 2023

Hi Andy,


This card does not offer a balance transfer facility. You can compare a range of balance transfer credit cards here.


Hope this helps,


Elizabeth


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james

July 12, 2021

I purchased an item online and the product was not what I ordered and faulty. The company refused to cooperate. I paid for the item with my altitude qantas black card. How do I make a warranty claim?


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Alanna Glenn Finder

July 14, 2021

Hi James, it doesn’t sound like your purchase would be covered by the extended warranty insurance offered by the Altitude Black. This is for items that come with an Australian warranty and simply extends it. However, you can request a chargeback when it comes to faulty products. You need to lodge the request with Westpac directly. You’ll find everything you need in Westpac’s Guide to Chargebacks.


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Bruce

July 18, 2019

I had a Westpac Low Interest card and went to a branch and changed it for a Westpac Altitude Black card. I am a Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Should I get the 80,000 Qantas points they advertise for swapping to this new card?


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Jeni Finder

July 19, 2019

Hi Bruce,


Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.


As per the “Things you should know” part of this card’s application page, so long that you do not currently hold or haven’t held any of Earth Platinum, Earth Platinum Plus, Earth Black, Altitude Platinum or Altitude Black credit card in the last 12 months, then you may be eligible for the bonus rewards points.


I hope this helps.


Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Cheers,

Jeni


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C2C

October 18, 2018

Can we cancel the credit card after a year?


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Charisse Finder

October 18, 2018

Hi C2C,


Thanks for reaching out to finder.


There is no specific information on Westpac’s T&C about any required duration of holding the card prior to cancellation but generally, you can cancel credit cards at anytime. Please note though, that there will be no refund for any annual fee paid at the start of the year.


You can contact Westpac directly if you need further information on this. I hope this helps.


Cheers,

Charisse


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