How to buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points in 2021

Coming up slightly short for a Qantas Reward Flight or upgrade? Here's how to purchase Qantas Points, and whether it's worth it.

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If you’re eyeing a Qantas Reward Flight redemption or Business Class upgrade but are just shy of the Qantas Frequent Flyer points required, you might be able to buy those points with cash. Here's how to go about it.

How do I buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points?

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  1. Go to the top-up points page on the Qantas website and log into your frequent flyer account.
  2. Select the number of points you want to buy, accept the terms and conditions and hit the payment button.
  3. Enter your credit card or debit card details and confirm the payment. You can pay with a valid Visa, Mastercard or American Express card.

Buying Qantas Points

Alternatively, you can buy points by contacting the Frequent Flyer Service Centre at 13 11 31 between 7am and 7pm (AEST), Mondays to Saturdays. A service fee of $35 applies for purchases made over the phone.

You can only buy top-up points for your own Qantas Frequent Flyer account. It isn't possible to buy points for someone else, though you could purchase points and then transfer them to a family member (subject to family transfer rules).

How much do Qantas Frequent Flyer Points cost?

Qantas doesn't publish its own table of points pricing anymore, so we've done the hard work and pulled a full list of the current pricing below. (Prices accurate as of 1 September 2021).

We've also listed how much you'll pay per 1,000 Qantas Points. That rate ranges from $56 to $26.66. Whatever you're paying, make sure the ultimate value of what you're redeeming for is higher. If you're paying $30 per 1,000 Qantas Points but redeeming for a reward with an effective value of $25 per 1,000 Qantas Points, that's a bad value deal. Check out our guide to what a Qantas Point is worth to learn more.

Qantas PointsPriceCost/1,000 points
1,000$56$56.00
2,000$89$44.50
3,000$128$42.67
4,000$168$42.00
5,000$208$41.60
6,000$245$40.83
7,000$279$39.86
8,000$313$39.13
9,000$347$38.56
10,000$388$38.80
11,000$408$37.09
12,000$440$36.67
13,000$468$36.00
14,000$497$35.50
15,000$532$35.47
16,000$544$34.00
17,000$570$33.53
18,000$590$32.78
19,000$612$32.21
20,000$645$32.25
21,000$662$31.52
22,000$691$31.41
23,000$718$31.22
24,000$747$31.13
25,000$790$31.60
26,000$803$30.88
27,000$830$30.74
28,000$857$30.61
29,000$884$30.48
30,000$929$30.97
35,000$1,038$29.66
40,000$1,155$28.88
45,000$1,267$28.16
50,000$1,427$28.54
55,000$1,511$27.47
60,000$1,647$27.45
65,000$1,782$27.42
70,000$1,919$27.41
75,000$2,055$27.40
80,000$2,192$27.40
85,000$2,328$27.39
90,000$2,464$27.38
95,000$2,600$27.37
100,000$2,730$27.30
105,000$2,860$27.24
110,000$2,990$27.18
115,000$3,120$27.13
120,000$3,250$27.08
125,000$3,380$27.04
130,000$3,510$27.00
135,000$3,640$26.96
140,000$3,770$26.93
145,000$3,900$26.90
150,000$3,999$26.66

You can find current points costs by logging in to your account, going to the Qantas top-up points page and selecting how many points you want to buy.

How many Qantas Frequent Flyer Points can I buy?

There are some rules for when you want to buy more Qantas Points:

  • Points are sold in blocks of 1,000. You can purchase a minimum of 1,000 points up to a maximum of 150,000 points at one time. (There's a full list of the available points amounts above)
  • The number of points you can buy will vary depending on your current Qantas Frequent Flyer Point balance.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer may change the dollar amount required for top-up points at any time, without notice.

When can I buy Qantas Frequent Flyer Points?

  • You can purchase points up to 4 times in a 12-month period.
  • You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for at least 30 days before buying points.

Is buying Qantas Points worth it?

  • Purchasing the points does not guarantee that you'll earn a reward flight or upgrade.
  • Once purchased, points cannot be refunded.
  • As we've noted, depending on the number of points you need to buy and the market cost of the Reward Flight or upgrade you're trying to redeem, it may not be worthwhile to buy points.

Before buying points, consider your alternatives. Bonus points offers for Qantas Wine often cost a similar amount as buying points directly. If you can get the same number of points for the same money and buy a case of wine into the bargain, that's a better deal.

You may also be better off paying full fare for your flight now and accumulating more points and status credits towards your next redemption, rather than buying points to redeem the flight. Paying for points makes the most sense if you're very close to being able to earn a high-value reward.

Looking to earn more Qantas points in bulk? Check out these credit card bonus offers

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
110,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450
Receive 110,000 bonus Qantas Points and $200 back on your card when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Plus, a yearly $450 Travel Credit. Ends 27 Oct 2021.
Citi Premier Qantas Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
21.49% p.a.
$175 annual fee for the first year ($350 p.a. thereafter)
Get 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in the first 90 days and a first-year annual fee discount.
CommBank Ultimate Awards Credit Card with Qantas Points
70,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.8
20.24% p.a.
$450
Receive 70,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply and spend $5,000 in the first 90 days from card approval. Plus, 0% foreign fees.
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).
Qantas Premier Platinum
90,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
19.99% p.a.
$199 annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Earn 90,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,500 in the first 3 months and save with a reduced first-year annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
130,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.24% p.a.
$425
New Cashrewards Max benefit. Up to 130,000 bonus Qantas Points and $255 back when you meet the spend criteria. Plus, complimentary lounge passes.
American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card
120,000
Qantas Business Rewards
1.25
0% p.a.
$450
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Receive 120,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 2 months.
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.
Westpac Altitude Platinum Qantas
75,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
20.49% p.a.
$49 annual fee for the first year ($200 p.a. thereafter)
Get 75,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days. Plus, a first-year annual fee discount and a 0% balance transfer offer.
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.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
60,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Get 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days.
Qantas American Express Discovery Card
10,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
20.74% p.a.
$0
Get 10,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $750 within 3 months, plus a $0 annual fee for the life of the card. Ends 27 Oct 2021.
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.
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Qantas
60,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 within the first 90 days from card approval.
NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
100,000
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.66
18.5% p.a.
$295
Receive 100,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 on everyday business purchases in the first 60 days. ABN required.
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    RonJanuary 16, 2019

    Cost of transferring funds points to my wife’s ff

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      JohnJanuary 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Ron,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Though there is no cost in transferring points to your family member. You must send a minimum of 5,000 Qantas Points per transfer. You can complete as many transfers as you’d like up to 600,000 points in a 12-month period. You may learn more about this through our guide on transferring Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to family members. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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