Jetstar Frequent Flyer Program

From flight perks to frequent flyer points, discover how you can get more benefits through the Jetstar loyalty program.

Jetstar gives you the opportunity to earn free flights and a range of perks when you use a Jetstar Mastercard for everyday shopping. The points you accrue on the credit card can be redeemed for Jetstar Dollars or Qantas Points.

jetstar logo 2017Does Jetstar have a frequent flyer program?

Jetstar offers a rewards program that is significantly different from other rewards or frequent flyer programs in the market. It has a bare-bones approach, and Jetstar Dollars can only be earned using the Jetstar Mastercard or Platinum Mastercard. When you have earned enough Jetstar Dollars, you can redeem them for Jetstar flights.

You also have the option of joining the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and can use a Jetstar credit card to accumulate points under that program, instead of Jetstar Dollars. Qantas Points can also be earned and redeemed on Jetstar flights or for other perks with the low-cost airline.

The Jetstar Rewards program is suited for individuals, couples, and families who travel regularly. There's a limit to the amount of Jetstar Dollars you can earn each year, which is 500 Jetstar Dollars for Jetstar Mastercard holders and 2,000 Jetstar Dollars for Platinum Mastercard holders.

How does the Jetstar rewards program work?

If you get a Jetstar credit card, you'll earn Jetstar Dollars for every eligible dollar you spend. Your card can be used to make purchases in stores, over the phone, or online. The earn rates and other features differ between the Jetstar Mastercard and the Jetstar Platinum Mastercard, so we've outlined each in the following table.

Jetstar MastercardJetstar Platinum Mastercard
Mastercard JetstarPlatinum Card
Annual Fee$69$169
Additional Cardholder per cardholder (up to 4)$39 per cardholder (up to )
Min Credit Line$5,000$6,000
Max Credit Line$50,000$100,000
Min Payment Due2% or $50 whichever is higher2.5% or $50 whichever is higher
Dishonour Fee$10 each time a payment is dishonoured$10 each time a payment is dishonoured

Frequent Flyer Credit Card Comparisons

See how the Jetstar Cards stack up against the competition

Rates last updated September 21st, 2017
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
American Express Explorer® Credit Card
100,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Receive a $400 Travel Credit every year and up to two entries per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Bonus Points Offer
60,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Earn up to 60,000 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months on eligible spend and enjoy a discounted annual fee of $64 for the first year.
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card
20.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter)
Earn Reward Points per $1 spent as part of the Citi Rewards Program, plus receive complimentary international travel insurance.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
100,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Take advantage of a high Qantas Points earn rate and 2 American Express Airport Lounge entries each calendar year.
Westpac Altitude Black - 100k Bonus Points
100,000 bonus points
20.24% p.a.
$195 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 20,000 points upon card approval and an additional 80,000 bonus Altitude Points when you meet the spend requirements. Offer ends 26 October 2017.
American Express Essential®  Credit Card
14.99% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Receive a $50 credit when you apply online, are approved and spend $750 on your new card within the first 3 months of card membership.
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
60,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$199 p.a.
Receive a complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and take advantage of complimentary international travel insurance.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
20.74% p.a.
$129 p.a.
Earn 3 bonus Velocity Points per $1 for the first 3 months, a first year annual fee refund and a yearly $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
75,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($425 p.a. thereafter)
Collect 75 bonus Status Credits when you meet the spend requirements. Plus, enjoy two complimentary Qantas Club Lounge invitations each year.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
0% p.a. for 12 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)
$129 p.a.
Receive a $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year, save with up to 44 interest-free days and complimentary international travel insurance.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
50,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter)
Earn Qantas Points and take advantage of complimentary international travel insurance and a 24/7 concierge service.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Earn Qantas points that can be redeemed for a one way, return or multi-destination Classic Flight Reward on over 50 partner airlines.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Earn uncapped Velocity points on purchases and redeem for a range of rewards including flights, accommodation, car hire and gift cards.
Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 80k Bonus Points offer
80,000 bonus points
20.74% p.a.
$289 p.a.
Receive a $129 Virgin Australia gift voucher when you meet the spend requirements plus 2 Virgin Australia domestic lounge passes per year.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
90,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Receive 90,000 bonus Qantas points when you spend $4,000 on everyday purchases within 60 days of account opening.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
100,000 bonus points
$450 p.a.
Earn up to 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases and enjoy up to 51 days interest-free on purchases.
NAB Rewards Signature Card
75,000 bonus points
19.99% p.a.
$295 p.a.
Take advantage of complimentary travel and purchase insurances, a 24/7 concierge service and up to 44 interest free days.

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What benefits do you get with a Jetstar rewards credit card?

No booking or service fees

You will incur no booking fees and no service fees when you pay for a Jetstar flight online or through the telephone reservation service using a Jetstar credit card. Bookings made through third parties may incur a booking and service fee.

Complimentary travel insurance

If you pay for a flight using the Jetstar Platinum Mastercard, you'll be covered with complimentary overseas travel insurance for up to 30 days.

How do you earn points?

The Jetstar Mastercard card gives you 1 Jetstar Dollar for every $100 spent on eligible purchases. This means that you need to spend $10,000 on your Mastercard to get a $100 Jetstar voucher. If you have the Platinum Mastercard, you'll earn 1 Jetstar Dollar per $50 spent, which means that spending $10,000 will give you a $200 Jetstar voucher.

Eligible purchases cover most everyday transactions, but you won't earn points for the following spends:

  • Cash advances
  • Government charges
  • Interest, fees and any charges payable
  • Balance transfers
  • Business expenses
  • Refunded transactions
  • Gambling transactions
  • Payments made for repayment insurance

How do you redeem points?

The voucher will be delivered automatically via email when your account balance reaches 100 Jetstar Dollars. Vouchers can also be redeemed in $25 increments. Jetstar vouchers must be redeemed within three months of issue and used within six months of the issue date.

Pros and cons of this program


  • Straightforward earning structure. It's easy to understand how to earn rewards with this credit card. There's no long list of conditions attached to it.


  • Limited earnings options. Because Jetstar have very limited partnerships, you won't get bonus points when you book flights or car rentals using this credit card.
  • Limited rewards options. You can only get flight vouchers with this program, so if you don't fly it's practically useless.
  • Short expiry date of vouchers. You need to travel within six months of receiving the Jetstar voucher.

FAQ about the Jetstar Credit Card

Yes. There is an annual fee of $69 for the Jetstar Mastercard and $169 for the Jetstar Platinum Card.

It can be redeemed for Jetstar flights including fares, taxes, fees, and other charges associated with reservations and booking. The voucher cannot be used other travel-related services such as car hire, accommodation, and activities.

The vouchers can be used to book a flight for a person who is related to you up to a reasonable degree such as a spouse, partner, parent/step-parent, brother/sister, stepbrother/stepsister, grandparent, grandchild, son/daughter-in-law, uncle/aunt, nephew/niece, and first cousin. It's not required for you to be one of the passengers but you must be named as the contact during the booking process.

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    LouisMay 4, 2017

    Hi, I have been traveling overseas 3 or 4 times a year with Jetstar. Can I get any frequent flyers? What do I need to do? I just today already booked another flight?

    • Staff
      LiezlMay 5, 2017Staff

      Hi Louis,

      Thank you for your question.

      Jetstar has its own rewards program for their loyal customers, like you. You can earn Jetstar Dollar for every eligible purchase you make using Jetstar MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard which can be redeemed for Jetstar flights or holidays.

      Alternatively, you may opt-in to earn Qantas frequent flyer points on your Jetstar credit card spending which can be redeemed for rewards through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. You can read more about Jetstar’s frequent flyer rewards program and perks on this page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Best regards,

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    DaleDecember 8, 2016

    Is the Jetstar credit card aligned with any of the Financial institutions? When paying money back onto any expenditure of using a card where do you go to make payment?
    And, most importantly, can payment onto the card be made in person in a face to face transaction? (I WILL NOT be giving out any of my bank details for any direct debits. In my employment I am aware of too many horror stories of direct debits going wrong/bank details accessed. There literally is no such thing as secure bank details.)

    • Staff
      MayDecember 9, 2016Staff

      Hi Dale,

      Thanks for your question.

      There a number of ways you can pay your Jetstar credit card bills:

      1. Direct Debit – Automatically pay your card account every month by the due date, from the bank account of your choice. With this flexible option you can choose to pay any amount equal to, or greater than the minimum payment due.

      But since Direct Debit is not your first option, you may consider the other three ways below:

      2. BPAY – This can be done through phone or internet banking (directly from your bank). Your reference number is your 16-digit card number (which is the same as the account number printed on your statement) and the biller code is 423343.

      3. Post/Mail – Enclose your completed payment slip from your monthly statement and mail with your cheque (no notes or coins accepted) and mail to GPO Box 4690 Sydney NSW 2001. Please make the cheque payable to Card Services and include your account number.

      4. Post Office – For payment made at any other Australia Post office using cash or EFTPOS, please allow 48 hours for the payment to reach your account. When paying by cheque at any Australia Post office please allow six business days for the cheque to clear. However, funds will be considered received the day the cheque is deposited. A $2 over the counter transaction fee is applicable to all cash, EFTPOS or cheque payments made at Australia Post.

      Hope this helps.


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    yvesNovember 10, 2016

    How to subscribe to Jetstar’s mileage?

    • Staff
      MayNovember 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Yves,

      Thanks for your question.

      Jetstar rewards program is actually different from other rewards or frequent flyer programs. If you wish to earn Jetstar Dollars, you may need to use the Jetstar MasterCard or Platinum MasterCard.

      Meantime, since Jetstar is part of Qantas, you also have the option to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and accumulate Qantas points under that program using your Jetstar credit card.


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    ToniOctober 30, 2016

    I received a voucher via email and accidently deleted it, how do I get another one or view my voucher online please

    • Staff
      SallyOctober 31, 2016Staff

      Hi Toni,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you haven’t emptied your email inbox trash folder, you might be able to retrieve it from there.

      Otherwise, you might need to contact Qantas Frequent Flyer on 13 13 13 for assistance.



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    RonDecember 17, 2015

    I want to buy a Jetstar MasterCard for $59.
    I understand that if I do so and purchase Jetstar flights with the card there is no transaction fee.
    Is this also the case if I purchase say two tickets. My self and partner?

    • Staff
      SallyDecember 18, 2015Staff

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for your question.

      As long as the booking is made through the Jetstar website (rather than a third-party website), then you won’t be charged a booking fee when purchasing Jetstar flights with your Jetstar MasterCard.

      For further information on the fees, rates and features associated with the card, please see our Jetstar MasterCard review page.

      I hope this has helped.



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    johnOctober 2, 2015

    I want to get a Jetstar platinum card however I don’t have any yet previous transactions with you guys, is it possible guys?
    thanks and more power!!

    • Staff
      SallyOctober 6, 2015Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm though, you have come through to, not Jetstar.

      No, you do not need to have flown or made a purchase through Jetstar to apply for the card. However, there are some other eligibility requirements that you’ll need to meet to apply. You can view these eligibility requirements on our Jetstar Platinum Card review page.

      I hope this has helped.



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