12 ways to get a free Qantas Frequent Flyer Membership in 2021

Get the perks and prestige of being a Qantas Frequent Flyer member without paying the $99.50 sign-up fee.

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The Qantas Frequent Flyer program lets you turn your travel and everyday purchases into points for flights and other rewards.

From partner retailers and promo codes, we've found all the different ways you can join the Qantas Frequent Flyer family for free.

These methods only work if you're not already an existing program member but you can always share the knowledge with friends and loved ones.

1. Sign up through Woolworths Everyday Rewards

Everyday Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyer are partnered programs. You can sign up on the Qantas website OR via the Woolworths Everyday Rewards app. On the app, simply choose to convert your Everyday Rewards points for Qantas Points and the process of linking your accounts Woolworths will set up your Frequent Flyer account for you.

2. Sign up using a promo code

Similarly to the link for Everyday Rewards customers above Qantas offers promo codes for frequent Frequent Flyer membership as part of deals with other brands.

You don't need to buy any products or services from these partners to make use of their code. If you're an Australian resident and want to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free you can use any of the links below.

You don't even need to enter the promo code anywhere, as you'll see the code is already added to the URL.

Here are all the links available as of July 2021:

3. Use a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card

Not only will these cards give you a free membership, but you'll also be able to earn Qantas Points for every dollar you spend. Most of these cards also offer bonus points and travel perks like complimentary insurance and airline lounge passes.

Most of these cards do incur their own annual fee and only waive the Frequent Flyer membership fee. The Qantas American Express Discovery Card is the one without an annual fee although its earning rate is on the lower side.

Compare Qantas Credit Cards that waive the membership fee

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
110,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$295 annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Earn up to 110,000 bonus Qantas Points (90,000 when you spend $3,000 in the first 60 days and 20k after 12 months).
Citi Premier Qantas Card
75,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
21.49% p.a.
$175 annual fee for the first year ($350 p.a. thereafter)
Get 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you meet the spend requirement, a first-year annual fee discount and complimentary travel perks.
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas
90,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.74% p.a.
$279
Get 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $6,000 using your new card within 90 days from approval and 2 Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
60,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points, plus enjoy 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 15 months with a 1% BT fee.
Qantas Premier Platinum
80,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$225 annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months, 80 bonus Status Credits on eligible spend and a reduced first-year annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
120,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.24% p.a.
$425
Collect 120,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, complimentary lounge passes.
NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card
65,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
19.99% p.a.
$250
Get 65,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,500 in the first 60 days and free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.
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4. Sign up via Uber

Connecting your Uber and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts has 2 benefits: free Frequent Flyer membership and you can earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 you spend on eligible trips. Eligible Uber trips are those made to or from the following airports: Adelaide, Avalon, Brisbane, Ballina Byron, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba and Townsville.

Don't have or want an Uber account? You can also sign up for free with the Uber promo code.

5. Join through Luxury Escapes

If you're planning to book a holiday package, Luxury Escapes offers deals all around the world – and acts as another way to earn and redeem Qantas Points. If you're not an existing Frequent Flyer member, you link your Qantas and Luxury Escapes accounts or score free Frequent Flyer membership using the Luxury Escapes promo code.

6. Book your campervan with Apollo Motorhome Holidays

As well as nabbing a free Frequent Flyer membership earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spent on an Apollo campervan. That's during peak seasons. During the off-peak that's tripled to 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent. You can sign up for free membership without the points perks via Qantas.

7. Get the ingogo app

This taxi app gives you a way to earn Qantas Points on your bookings – and offers complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership through its website. Once you've downloaded the app, you can link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to earn 1 point per $1 spent on eligible taxi trips.

8. Sign up to HOYTS Rewards

Register for a free HOYTS Rewards account and also sign up for free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. Once your accounts are connected you can earn points on your movie ticket and delicious candy bar purchases.

While HOYTS Rewards standard membership is free, there are fees for HOYTS Rewards VIP ($15 a year) memberships. You can visit the HOYTS website for more information – or go directly to the Qantas Frequent Flyer joining page for HOYTS Rewards members.

9. Switch to Red Energy

Red Energy customers can earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 on their electricity bills on certain Red Energy plans like a Qantas Red Saver or Qantas Red Plus. Plus a huge 15,000 Qantas Points bonus on top of free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership when you sign up. You can also get a free Frequent Flyer membership via the promo link.

10. Get a Qantas Travel Money card

When you sign up for the Qantas Travel Money card, you can join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free. This card doubles as your prepaid travel card and your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card, so you'll only need to carry 1 card in your wallet. The card also offers up to 11 international currencies, locks in exchange rates and allows you to earn points as you spend in Australia and overseas.

11. Get a transaction account that's linked to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program

If you'd prefer a transaction account to a credit or travel money card, you can also receive complimentary membership to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program if you sign up to the Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account.

This product also allows you to earn points when you make purchases with the debit card, withdraw funds overseas and for every $100 you have in your account at the end of each month. Although this product offers free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, be mindful of any account-keeping fees or other costs that may apply.

12. Download the Qantas Wellbeing app

The Qantas Wellbeing app offers points for different health goals. While it's designed to offer more benefits to people who have eligible Qantas Health Insurance cover, anyone with a Qantas Frequent Flyer account can download and start using the app. The disclaimers on the Qantas Insurance page also state that the joining fee "will be waived if you join when you download the App".

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    KerrynSeptember 26, 2019

    Hi my daughter is going to the Us at Christmas flying qantas and qantas code share. Her dad and I both have frequent flyer cards and Woolworths cards. How can I sign our daughter up for free.

    thank you

    Kerryn

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      NikkiSeptember 28, 2019

      Hi Kerryn,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      As stated on our page, there are 7 ways to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free
      1. Get a Qantas Travel Money card
      2. Sign up through Woolworths Rewards
      3. Sign up using a promo code
      4. Use a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card
      5. Get a transaction account that’s linked to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program
      6. Link your Qantas account with Deliveroo
      7. Sign up as a Dimmi customer

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    RichardJuly 25, 2019

    Hi
    how do i join qantas points for free
    im in nz, and have an express card
    thankyou

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      NikkiJuly 25, 2019

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for getting in touch! As of this writing, Qantas offers free membership to NZ residents in their website. Conditions are: as long as you are not already Qantas Frequent Flyer members and you accept the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

      Once you have completed the online application form you will receive your membership number instantly – so you can start earning Qantas Points.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    SimonJuly 31, 2018

    My wife and I are planning a 4 week European holiday in June 2019. I am told I would be best to use a credit card to make these purchases and to get a Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) membership. Can you assist me with what credit card would be the best option with bonus points and annual fees etc and how to get QFF without annual fee linked to card. What’s my best option please? Thanks

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      JeniAugust 7, 2018Staff

      Hi Simon,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      While there is no “one ideal card”, you need to compare your options based on your individual needs and circumstances to determine whether a card is right for you. With no annual fee for frequent flyer credit cards, consider whether the purchase you’ll have to make to earn the reward points suits your financial plan. You should also look at the regular earn rate and the rewards on offer, making sure that you know how you can maximise your points and how you can use them once they accumulate in your balance. You should also consider other costs such as the interest rate on purchases, cash advance rate, and any overseas foreign transaction fees to understand how much the card could cost, even without an annual fee.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    BobMarch 15, 2018

    I have one of the credit cards listed above but I don’t know how to get the QANTAS joining fee waived. What process do I need to do to get it waived?

    The card is the st george amplify signature -QANTAS Thanks!

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      NikkiMarch 19, 2018

      Hi Bob!

      Thanks for your questions and for contacting finder – a leading comparison website and general information service built to give you advice on your buying decision needs.

      To get the Qantas joining fee waived, you need to sign up using a promo code.

      If you’re an Australian resident and you join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program via the Qantas website, you can use the promo code FAMILYFREE to waive the sign up fee. You won’t need to enter the promo code anywhere, but if you sign up via the link provided by finder that will direct you to the Qantas website, you’ll see the code is already in the URL.

      For more information, you can click this link: https://www.finder.com.au/free-qantas-frequent-flyer-membership

      Hope this helps!

      Kind regards,

      Nikki

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    JoeAugust 28, 2017

    I’ve been charged $375.00 “TOP-UP FEE” What is this for?

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      LiezlAugust 29, 2017

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for your question.

      A top-up fee is charged when you purchase an additional number of points to meet the number of points required for a specific award flight. For a $375 top-up fee, that will give you 11,500 points. To learn more, please check our guide on Qantas Frequent Flyer top-up.

      If you haven’t authorized this transaction, please contact your credit card company or Qantas.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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