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19 ways to earn Velocity frequent flyer points

Tips and tricks to maximise how many Velocity Points you can earn on everyday purchases and travel.

As well as collecting points when you fly with Virgin Australia or a partner airline, the Velocity Frequent Flyer program has a range of partners that allow you to earn points for all kinds of everyday spending.

From credit cards to hotel bookings and supermarket shopping, let's take a look at all the different ways you can earn Velocity Points and get rewarded faster.

1. Flights with Virgin Australia or its partners

Earn points for every mile you travel with Virgin Australia and its airline partners. How many points you can earn depends on your flight, fare class, the airline and whether you're a Velocity status member.

2. Spend with a Velocity credit card

With over 40 Velocity Frequent Flyer credit and charge cards available from many major banks and financial institutions, earning points through every spending is more convenient than ever. You can choose from a Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card that directly earns points or a credit card rewards program that is partnered with Velocity, giving you the opportunity to exchange your reward points for Velocity Points if you wish.

3. Get the My 7-Eleven app

You'll get 250 bonus Velocity Points on your first eligible 7-Eleven purchase when you download the My 7-Eleven app and link your Velocity Frequent Flyer account. Then when you scan the My 7-Eleven app before you pay, you'll earn between 1 and 2 Velocity Points per litre on fuel and 2 points per $1 on eligible in-store purchases at 7-Eleven.

4. Book accommodation with Velocity partners

Book a hotel through Virgin Australia and you'll earn 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent. You can also earn up to 3 points per $1 on bookings made directly with hotel partners, including:

  • Accor
  • Choice Hotels, including Comfort Inn and Quality Inn brands
  • Crown Hotels
  • IHG Hotels and Resorts
  • TFE Hotels, including Vibe Hotels

5. Shop at Coles and with Flybuys partners

If you earn Flybuys points at Coles, Coles Express and other partnered retailers (including Liquorland, Kmart and Target), you can exchange them for Velocity Points. You can transfer your Flybuys in increments of 2,000 for 1,000 Velocity Points, giving you an earn rate of 0.5 Velocity Points per dollar spent with Flybuys partners. Check out our guide to earning Velocity Points with Coles and Flybuys for more information.

6. Shop using BNPL solution bundll

Be rewarded for being responsible with your BNPL (buy now pay later) shopping. Earn 1 Velocity Point for every $5 you pay off on your bundll account. You can even "double dip" on flights. Simply pay for Virgin Australia flights with your bundll MasterCard and not only will you earn Velocity Points on the flight you'll also earn points when you pay it off.

As of January 2023, Bundll is no longer accepting new applications.

7. Hire a car

You can earn between 3 and 6 points per $1 on car hire in Australia with one of Velocity's car hire partners:

  • Dollar Car Hire
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • SIXT
  • Thrifty

The amount of points you earn is based on your Velocity membership status, with platinum frequent flyers earning the highest rate. Overseas, you'll earn a flat rate of points with car hire partners, based on your membership status level.

  • Red. 800 points per rental.
  • Silver. 1,200 points per rental.
  • Gold. 1,400 points per rental.
  • Platinum. 1,600 points per rental.

8. Get travel insurance

Travel with peace of mind when you purchase Cover-More travel insurance at the Velocity co-branded portal, as well as earning 3 points per $1 spent. Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn 50%, 75% and 100% bonus points respectively in addition to the regular earn rate.

9. Go on a cruise

Sail away and earn 3 points per $1 spent when you book a cruise through Cruisepilot.

10. Fly with your pet

You can earn a minimum of 300 points when your book a flight with Virgin Australia for your pet. You earn more points the higher your status.

Number of pet carriersRedSilverGoldPlatinum
1300 points450 points525 points600 points
2 (maximum)600 points900 points1,050 points1,200 points

11. Earn Velocity Points with Medibank Pet Insurance

Sign up for an eligible pet insurance policy with Medibank and you'll get up to 8,000 Velocity Points.

12. Get points for using Flexicar

Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Flexicar bookings when you add your Velocity details to your account.

13. Parking

Park your car with Looking4Parking and earn 3 points per $1 spent. Silver, Gold and Platinum members will earn 50%, 75% and 100% bonus points respectively on top of the standard earn rates.

14. Shop at the Velocity eStore

Shop with some of Australia's favourite brands including Apple, David Jones, THE ICONIC, Booktopia and more via the Velocity eStore to earn Velocity Points. The earn rates vary between retailers, so check out the eStore for more details.

15. Buy through Virgin Wines

Take advantage of exclusive offers and earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent through Virgin Wines. Similarly, earn 3 points per $1 spent on a Wine Plan.

16. Virgin Money car insurance

Save 15% on your first year's premium and earn up to 10,000 Velocity Points when you buy Virgin comprehensive car insurance online.

17. Send packages and mail with Sendle

Earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on every parcel delivery with Sendle.

18. Switch to EnergyAustralia

If you switch to EnergyAustralia and are a new customer, you can earn up to 10,000 Velocity Points and receive 2,000 anniversary points per plan each year. Existing EnergyAustralia customers will receive a $100 Virgin Australia Holidays voucher and 2,000 anniversary points per plan each year.

19. Earn Velocity Points as a business

If you're a business owner, you can join Virgin Australia Business Flyer to earn points and take advantage of exclusive perks on your business spending. The program is free to join, with benefits including:

  • Savings of up to 6% on eligible Virgin Australia flights
  • Up to 20% off international business travel with United Airlines
  • Discounted annual membership to the Virgin Australia Lounge
  • 2 Velocity Pilot Gold Memberships when you book and complete $2,000 worth of travel in the first 3 months.

Employees can also continue to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on their business travel.

Other ways to top up and manage your Velocity account

  • Buy Velocity Points. If you don't have enough points to redeem your ideal reward, you can purchase more to cover the gap. You can buy up to 250,000 Velocity Points per calendar year in increments of 1,000.
  • Family pooling and points transfers. Family pooling allows you to group your points into one account. A family pool can consist of a total of six family members who live at the same address. Only two members can be 18 years or over and up to four members can be 17 years of age and younger. You’ll need to assign one member as the main beneficiary who will hold the points. You can transfer points from your account to the account of an eligible family member, up to 4 times per membership year.

Images and Virgin Australia

Finder survey: How long have people have had their current frequent flyer credit cards?

ResponseMaleFemale
5+ yrs16.17%8.45%
2 yrs4.32%2.41%
3 yrs3.01%2.76%
Less than 1 year2.44%0.52%
1 year2.26%2.07%
4 yrs0.94%0.52%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1113 Australians, December 2023

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    georgeJune 7, 2023

    i am existing Energy Australia customer how do i apply to receive my velocity points and
    vouchers each year

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      AmyJune 9, 2023Finder

      Hi George,
      Unfortunately, Velocity doesn’t currently have a partnership with any energy providers. This guide has been updated to reflect the current ways you can earn more points. If you have a credit card that earns Velocity Points, you may be able to pay bills and earn points. Just check with your credit card provider for details on whether this would be an eligible transaction to earn points. I hope that helps.

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    RajJune 28, 2018

    Is there a bank that offers transaction account to earn point for velocity like the Bankwest has for Qantas?

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      JhezelynJune 28, 2018Finder

      Hello Raj,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We have the list of the banks that earn Velocity points. It serves as a guide to know the ins and outs of the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    VonnieJuly 11, 2017

    Is it possible to transfer my Qantas Frequent Flyer points to Velocity Frequent Flyer Points?

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      DanielleJuly 12, 2017

      Hi Vonnie,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      It’s not possible to transfer your points from one frequent flyer program to another because different programs have different terms and conditions surrounding how you earn points and what they can be spent on.

      However, it is possible to redeem your frequent flyer points for flights and rewards with another airline if it happens to be a ‘partner airline’ of your chosen flight provider. Please feel free to read our guide entitled, Can I transfer my frequent flyer points or miles to another program?” This should help you learn more about transfer points.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    DavidJune 22, 2017

    I have a David Jones American Express Card. Can I get the points to Velocity? How come it did not work?

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      JonathanJune 22, 2017

      Hi David!

      The Reward Choices where you can use your points are outlined below:

      1. Membership Rewards
      – Use your Card to Shop With Points online at davidjones.com and pay for your purchase using your Membership Rewards points or a combination of Points + Pay. 
      – Redeem for Gift Cards8 from an extensive range of retailers including David Jones.
      – Use your points to purchase concert tickets with Ticketmaster or movie tickets at Hoyts or Event Cinemas through American Express Membership Rewards
      – Redeem points for flights from nine leading airline partners including Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Frequent Flyer (excludes Qantas)
      – Book travel instantly through one of our Travel Agency Partners, buy foreign exchange and much more
      – Turn your points into a credit on your account

      2. Qantas Frequent Flyer
      – Redeem Qantas Points for Classic Flight Rewards with Qantas and it’s 50+ partner airlines and affiliates
      – Request Classic Upgrade Rewards on eligible Qantas domestic and international flights
      – Redeem Qantas Points for a range of merchandise and gift cards from the online Qantas Store (includes David Jones Gift Cards)
      – Flexibility to book your next Classic Flight Rewards flight using Points Plus Pay

      Hope this clarifies.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    davidMay 27, 2017

    interested in the 100,000 velocity points offer with american express. when is the annual fee payable (at the start or end). If i was to cancel the card say after 6 months would I still have to pay the fee.

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      DavidJune 22, 2017

      I have 4000 Velocity points. How much is that in dollars?

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      RenchJune 22, 2017Finder

      Hi David,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with Velocity or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      As a Velocity member, you can use your points in many different ways. You can use your Velocity Points for fuel with BP, hotels, flight upgrades, online shopping and more. Please visit Velocity official site to view the rewards that you can redeem.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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      DeeMay 28, 2017Finder

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your question.

      The annual fee will be charged to you on the first billing date after card approval. If you cancel your card after 6 months, you’ll still incur the annual fee.

      Just in case, you may also want to consider credit cards with bonus points but without annual fees.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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