How to earn Velocity frequent flyer points

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

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Information about Velocity Points

Due to Virgin Australia going into voluntary administration, the Velocity Frequent Flyer program has placed a freeze on reward redemptions for an initial period of four weeks, effective from 21 April 2020. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.
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.

The different ways you can earn Velocity points

Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer program guide

Earn points when you travel

  • Flights. You can 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. We've rounded up the maximum possible points you can earn for each of the partnered airlines below:
AirlinePoints you can earn
Virgin Australia - Book a flight5 Points per $1 spent on all eligible domestic fares (plus bonus points for Velocity status members)
Up to 2 Velocity Points per mile for Trans Tasman flights, international short haul flights
Up to 2.5 points per mile on international long haul flights
Etihad Airways - Book a flightUp to 4 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Virgin AmericaUp to 1.5 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Virgin Samoa5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on all eligible domestic fares
Delta Air LinesUp to 2 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Hawaiian AirlinesUp to 1.5 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Singapore AirlinesUp to 1.6 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Silk AirUp to 1.25 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Air New ZealandUp to 2 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
Virgin AtlanticUp to 2 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
South African AirwaysUp to 1.25 Velocity Points earn rate per mile
  • Rideshare / taxi services. If you use the rideshare app Ola, you can earn 2 points per $1 spent on eligible rides to and from selected airports, and 1 point per $1 spent on all other rides. Airports include:
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Brisbane
    • Adelaide
    • Canberra
    • Perth
    • Gold Coast
    • Avalon
    • Auckland
    • Wellington
    • Christchurch
  • Accommodation. If you book a hotel through Virgin Australia Holidays, you'll earn 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent. You can also earn the following points with Velocity hotel partners:

Within Australia

  • 3 points per $1 spent at most domestic hotel partners
  • 2 points per $1 spent at hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio
  • 2 points per $1 spent at Travelodge
  • 1 point per $1 spent at qualia

Outside Australia

  • 1,000 points per stay at most international hotel partners
  • 600 points per stay at selected international hotel partners
  • 2 points per US$1 spent at hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio
  • Up to 35,000 points per stay at Virgin Limited Edition properties
  • Car hire. Once you have arrived at your holiday destination you may also want to hire a car. When you make a booking via the Velocity website, you can earn points on rentals with Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. The number of points you'll earn per $1 will depend on your Velocity status, so we've broken it down by tier below:

You can also earn Velocity Points with Europcar and Hertz when hiring outside of Australia and New Zealand. Depending on your status, you'll earn the following points per rental:

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

See our guide to learn more about earning points on car rentals.

  • 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.
  • Cruises. Sail away and earn 3 points per $1 spent when you book a cruise through cruise pilot.
  • Fly your pet. You can earn a minimum of 300 points when your book a flight with Virgin Australia for your pet.


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Earn points through everyday spending

  • Shopping 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 870 Velocity Points, giving you an earn rate of 0.43 Velocity Points per dollar spent with Flybuys partners. Check out our guide to earning Velocity Points with Coles and Flybuys for more information.

How many Velocity Points can I earn at Coles and Flybuys partners?

  • Car service. You can earn two points per $1 spent on vehicle maintenance, maintenance services and log book services at over 85 Midas Service Centres across Australia.
  • Parking. If you park your car with Looking4Parking, you can 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.
  • Velocity eStore. You can earn points with some of Australia's favourite brands including Apple, David Jones, THE ICONIC, Booktopia and more via the Velocity eStore. The earn rates vary between retailers, so check out the eStore for more details.
  • Dining. Going out for dinner or purchasing one of your favourite Virgin wines will also help you accumulate your points. Book through OpenTable and you could earn 300 points for every honoured booking. If you happen to be in London, you can also earn Velocity Points at the infamous Babylon Restaurant at The Roof Gardens. Located on Kensington High Street in London, you can earn six points per £1 spent up to £1,000 and one point per £1.50 spent thereafter.
  • Wine. You can take advantage of exclusive offers and earn three Velocity Points per $1 spent on a case of wine from Laithwaite's Wine People. You can also earn three points per $1 spent on wine through Virgin Wines.
  • Virgin Active gym membership. Reward yourself for staying fit with Virgin Active. If you join and visit Virgin Active at least three times a week for the first 12 weeks, you'll receive 10,000 Velocity Points. If you're already a member, you'll receive 250 Velocity Points each time you visit Virgin Active 12 or more times each calendar month.
  • Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile is slowly phasing out but existing customers can earn 2 points per $1 spent on eligible 24 month postpaid mobile phone, mobile SIM or 12 month postpaid mobile broadband plans every month until 30 June 2020.
  • Optus. Frequent Flyers can earn up to 40,000 Velocity Points when you upgrade to an eligible Optus plan by 9 December 2019. Members can get up to 20,000 Velocity Points on mobile plans, SIM only, watches, tablets and data SIMs after 9 December 2019, with points potential available to both new and existing Optus customers.


Earn Velocity Points on financial products

  • Credit cards. 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.

Credit cards that earn Velocity Points

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
Citi Rewards Card - Velocity Points Offer
Citi Rewards Program
21.49% p.a.
$99 annual fee for the first year ($199 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. Plus, complimentary travel and purchase insurance.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$64 annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Get 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 26 months, a reduced 1st year annual fee & $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher yearly.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
Get 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 for the first 3 months. Plus, 100 Status Credits and luxury travel perks.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
Earn 0.75 Velocity Points on your everyday purchases, uncapped, and pay $0 annual fee for the life of the card with this no-frills frequent flyer card.
American Express Velocity Business Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
ABN holders w/ $75,000 revenue. Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend $3,000 within the first 2 months from card approval.

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  • Virgin Money life insurance. If you sign up for life insurance or income protection with Virgin Money by 31 March 2018, you'll be rewarded with 25,000 Velocity Points.
  • Virgin Money - Reward Me home loan. If you get a home loan with Virgin Money, you'll be rewarded with 10,000 Velocity Points for every $100,000 drawn at settlement and a further 1,000 points every month as you pay down your loan. You'll also receive 30,000 points every three years to reward your loyalty.
  • Velocity Global Wallet. The Global Wallet is a reloadable Visa prepaid card which you can use to load your own money and spend in multiple supported currencies. Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent overseas and 1 point per $4 spent in Australia.
  • Bupa health insurance. You can earn up to 80,000 Velocity Points for families or couples, or up to 40,000 points for singles when you take out eligible health insurance through Bupa.

Earn points through program partners

By quoting your Velocity frequent flyer membership to these companies you can continue to rack up points and redeem rewards quicker.

ProviderPoints and description
SendleEarn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on every parcel delivery with Sendle.
EnergyAustraliaIf 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.
Virgin Money - comprehensive car insuranceSave 25% and earn 5,000 bonus Velocity points when you buy Virgin car insurance price save. can earn 5 points per $1 spent on sports equipment and outdoor products purchased through
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Earn Velocity Points as a business

If you're a business owner, you can join Virgin Australia's Accelerate program to earn points and take advantage of exclusive perks on your business spending. The program is free to join and you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Save up to 10% on Virgin Australia flights and receive annual travel credits when you spend $20,000 or more on eligible flights.
  • You and your employees will receive a discounted annual membership to the Virgin Australia Lounge as well as two Velocity Gold Memberships when you spend $2,000 in the first three months.
  • You'll also receive exclusive offers throughout the year and can take advantage of a dedicated account management team to maximise your points.

If they're already Velocity Frequent Flyers, employees can also continue to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on their business travel.

If you purchase business reports through IBIS World, you can also earn between 1,540 points and 5,445 points depending on which report you buy.

Other ways to top up and manage your Velocity account

  • How to buy Velocity Points. If you don't have enough points to redeem your ideal reward, you can purchase up to 50% of your Velocity Points. You can purchase up to 50,000 points in blocks of 500. You can check the points booster price table on the Velocity website, but to give you an idea, 500 points costs $18 and 50,000 points costs $1,172. You can purchase Velocity Points twice each calendar year.
  • Family pooling. Family pooling allows you to group your points into the one account, more points equals greater rewards. 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. Learn more about family pooling with Velocity.
  • Points transfers. You can transfer points from your account to the account of an eligible family member, up to four times per membership year.

Now that you know how you to accumulate Velocity points, you’re a step closer to redeeming your rewards. As there are many rewards options available, it’s essential to compare what’s on offer to ensure that your points are giving you the greatest possible return.

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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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      JhezJune 28, 2018Staff

      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.


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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.


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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 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.


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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, 2017Staff

      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.


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      DeeMay 28, 2017Staff

      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.


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    DavidJanuary 25, 2017

    When points build up from fuel purchases from BP what is the conversion of those points to litres of fuel.

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      MayJanuary 25, 2017Staff

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your question.

      That actually depends. But basically, with your Velocity points, you will automatically be opted into a BP in-store redemption option of $10. The BP in-store redemption option ranges from $10 and $60. For instance, 1,667 Velocity Points will save you $10 next time you visit BP. You can manage BP in-store redemption option at any time by logging into your Velocity account and selecting ‘Pay with Points In-Store’.

      So when you next fill up or shop at BP, if you have reached the dollar value of your selected BP in-store redemption option on eligible products and have enough points available in your account, you will be offered to redeem your Velocity points on the BP PinPad.


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