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Qantas Airport Lounges

Explore the different types of Qantas lounges you can visit in Australia or overseas and discover ways to get access.

Qantas lounges give you a place to relax before flights, with features such as comfortable seating, refreshments, Wi-Fi, showers and play zones for kids. If you’re travelling in business or first class, Qantas lounge access is included as part of your fare. You can also enjoy complimentary Qantas lounge access when you have Gold or Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer status, elite oneworld status, Qantas Club membership or an eligible frequent flyer credit card.

Depending on where you’re travelling and the type of access you have, you could even be able to choose between different Qantas lounges. You can use this guide to learn about the lounge options available both domestically and internationally.

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What you'll find in this guide

What features and services do Qantas lounges offer?

The perks of your lounge visit can vary depending on where you are and whether you’re travelling domestically or internationally. But some of the features you can expect include:

  • Food. This includes freshly made meals, buffets, snacks and – particularly at regional lounges – some pre-packaged items.
  • Drinks. Barista coffee is available at major lounges in the morning, as well as tea and coffee self-serve stations and bar services that open later in the day.
  • Bathrooms. Many lounges include showers, as well as toilets that are separate to those in the main part of the terminal.
  • Wi-Fi. Complimentary Wi-Fi for lounge guests.
  • Work stations and power points. All lounges include power points where you can charge up devices. Some lounges also have dedicated areas where you can get work done.
  • Apple computers. A selection of lounges include Apple computers you can use during your visit.
  • Family zone. Play areas and entertainment options for children are set up in a few Qantas lounges, such as the Canberra and Gold Coast Qantas Club Lounges.
  • Meeting rooms. Where available, you can hire private meeting rooms during your visit to a Qantas lounge.

If you’re planning to visit a lounge before your next trip, it’s a good idea to arrive a few hours before your flight. That way, you can make the most of all the features available.

Domestic Qantas lounge options

If you’re flying around Australia or if you have a domestic connection to an international flight, you could visit one of the following types of Qantas lounges.

Qantas Domestic Business Lounges

Qantas only has five domestic business class lounges, located in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. You can access these lounges if you’re travelling on a domestic Qantas flight in business class, or if you have an eligible international business or first class fare with a domestic connection on the same day.

Beyond fare class, the only other way to get access to a Domestic Business Lounge is with frequent flyer status. With Qantas, you’ll get complimentary entry as a Platinum or Platinum One member when you’re travelling on a flight operated by Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or a oneworld airline partner. You can also visit these lounges if you have platinum status with Emirates Skywards or China Eastern Miles, Emerald status with oneworld, or if you are a oneworld business or first class passenger travelling on a valid fare.

Qantas Domestic Business Lounge Locations

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Perth (T4)
  • Sydney (T3)

Qantas Club Lounges

This extensive network of domestic lounges covers all the major airports in Australia, as well as regional locations such as Coffs Harbour, Devonport, Emerald and Karratha. Unlike the business class lounges, you have the option of buying a Qantas Club membership, which gives you access to these lounges when you’re travelling on a Qantas- or Jetstar-marketed flight.

You can also access Qantas Club Lounges when you’re travelling on an eligible domestic business class fare or an international business or first class fare with a domestic connection on the same day. Access is also offered to the following frequent flyer members:

Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members
Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members
oneworld international business and first passengers

As well as these options, some frequent flyer credit cards offer complimentary, single-use Qantas Club Lounge invitations as an annual benefit. Usually, you’ll need to meet a set of requirements to access these invitations, such as using the card to book Qantas flights or paying your account’s annual fee. When the invitations are issued, you’ll have a set period of time to use them when flying domestically with Qantas.

Compare credit cards with Qantas Club Lounge invitations

Rates last updated December 20th, 2018
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
55,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Receive 55,000 bonus Qantas Points, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
St.George Amplify Signature - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.49% p.a.
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 within 90 days and 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year.
Qantas American Express Premium Card
30,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1
20.74% p.a.
$249 p.a.
Enjoy 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, 2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year and the protection of complimentary insurance covers.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Qantas
120,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
1.25
0.75
20.24% p.a.
$499 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle
120,000 bonus points
Westpac Altitude Rewards
3
1.25
20.24% p.a.
$449 p.a.
Up to 120,000 bonus Altitude Points with Mastercard (issued by Westpac) & Amex (issued & serviced by Amex). T&Cs apply.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
50,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Qantas or Amplify Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
50,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.5
19.49% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Earn 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn 0.5 Qantas points per $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature - Qantas
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
0.75
19.49% p.a.
$179 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Offers 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 in 90 days, 2 Qantas lounge passes per year plus a reduced first year annual fee.

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Qantas Club Lounge Locations

  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Brisbane
  • Broome
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Darwin
  • Devonport
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Karratha
  • Launceston
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Port Hedland
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney (T3)
  • Tamworth
  • Townsville

International Qantas lounge options

If you’re flying overseas, you could enjoy access to one of the international lounges operated by Qantas, or to an associated lounge (depending on your fare). Below is a breakdown of the different options.

Qantas International and International Business Lounges

Qantas has 11 Business-branded international lounges and another 5 lounges that are branded simply as “International”. Both of these lounges offer access to guests travelling on business class fares with Qantas, Emirates, China Eastern and Jetstar (Business Max only).

If you’re a Qantas Club member, you can also access these lounges when you’re travelling on a Qantas- or Jetstar-marketed international flight. The following Qantas, Emirates and oneworld frequent flyers may also visit these lounges when travelling on eligible international flights:

Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members
Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members
oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members
oneworld international business and first passengers

If you’re travelling in first class with Qantas or Emirates, you also have the option of visiting these lounges. However, it’s worth noting first class passengers usually get more premium service when visiting a Qantas First or associated lounge.

Lounge locations

Qantas International Business Lounge locations
  • Adelaide
  • Auckland
  • Darwin
  • Honolulu
  • Los Angeles (Tom Bradley Terminal)
  • Melbourne
  • Perth (T1)
  • Perth (T4)
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo (Narita)
  • Wellington
Qantas International Lounges
  • Brisbane
  • Hong Kong
  • London Heathrow
  • Perth Transit Lounge (T3)
  • Singapore

Qantas International First Lounges

Qantas operates four first class lounges, located in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Los Angeles. You’re eligible to visit any of these lounges when you’re travelling in first class with Qantas and your ticket has a QF flight number. Both the Australian International First Lounges also offer access to guests travelling in first class with Emirates, as long as your next flight is operated by Emirates or Qantas and has an EK flight number.

The following high-status frequent flyers may also have access when flying with Qantas, Jetstar, Emirates or China Eastern, although these requirements do vary between the lounges.

Qantas Platinum and Platinum One members
Emirates Skywards Platinum members (excludes Los Angeles lounge)
oneworld Emerald members
oneworld international first passengers

Qantas International First Lounge locations

  • Auckland
  • Los Angeles (Tom Bradley Terminal)
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Qantas international associated lounges

These lounges are operated in conjunction with other airlines or third-party organisations, so entry does vary between them. In most cases, you’ll enjoy access when travelling with Qantas on a first or business class international flight. Some of them, such as the Beijing lounge (operated by Cathay Pacific) and the Dubai International Business Lounge (operated by Emirates), also offer access when you’re flying first or business class with Emirates.

You’ll also enjoy access to most (if not all) of these lounges when you have Qantas Club membership or if you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer with Platinum One, Platinum or Gold status. Usually, your next flight must be with Qantas, though many lounges also extend this offer to guests travelling with Emirates, Jetstar or oneworld airlines. As it does vary depending on the lounge, you may want to check the eligibility requirements for an individual lounge via the Qantas website before you travel.

Qantas international associated lounge locations

  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Christchurch
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Denpasar
  • Dubai (International Business Lounge)
  • Dubai (First Lounge)
  • Jakarta
  • Johannesburg (Shongololo Lounge)
  • Manila
  • Nadi
  • New York (American Airlines Flagship Lounge)
  • New York (American Airlines Admirals Club)
  • Noumea
  • Osaka (JAL Sakura)
  • Osaka (KIX Airside Lounge)
  • Queenstown
  • San Francisco (Business Lounge)
  • Santiago
  • Shanghai (Business Lounge)
  • Shanghai (First Lounge)
  • Tokyo Haneda (Business Lounge)
  • Tokyo Haneda (First Lounge)
  • Vancouver

What is the difference between the Qantas Club and Qantas lounges?

man and woman's feet up at the airport

The Qantas Club is a membership program that gives you access to Qantas Club Lounges in Australia, as well as international lounges at airports around the world. A major benefit of Qantas Club membership is that you can visit a lounge when booked on an economy fare, as long as you’re flying with an eligible airline.

In Australia, that’s usually Qantas or Jetstar flights with a QF, JQ, 3K, BL or GK flight code. Access to international lounges varies, but you’ll typically be able to visit a Qantas International, International Business Lounge or associated lounge when you’re flying with Qantas and have a QF flight number. Many international lounges also offer access when you’re flying on a Jetstar-operated flight, while a select few extend this perk to travellers with Emirates.

Other key benefits of Qantas Club membership include:

  • A complimentary guest visit each time you travel
  • Priority check-in
  • Additional checked baggage allowance
  • Discounts on Qantas Meeting Rooms in Australia
  • The opportunity to request an upgrade at the airport between 3 hours and 20 minutes before your scheduled domestic flight (using Qantas Points)
  • 30% off Secure-a-Spot airport parking

How much does Qantas Club membership cost?

If you’re new to Qantas Club, you’ll have to pay a one-off joining fee of $399 or 70,000 Qantas Points for an individual membership in Australia. You then have a choice of a 1-, 2- or 4-year membership, with the following prices:

Membership period Cost in dollars (AUD) Cost in Qantas Points Cost of membership + joining fee (AUD)
1 year $540 78,000 $939
2 years $980 155,000 $1,379
4 years $1,850 285,000 $2,249

If you only fly a few times per year, Qantas Club membership probably isn't worth the cost, particularly if you also have to pay the joining fee.

Tip: Earn Qantas Points on your lounge membership

You can earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent if you pay for Qantas Club membership with cash or a credit card and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number at the time of your payment. This is in addition to any points you would earn by using a Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card for the purchase, meaning you can earn points twice.

When you’re considering different Qantas lounge options, keep in mind that the features you’ll enjoy depend on the type of Qantas lounge available at the airport you're visiting, whether you’re travelling internationally or domestically and if you’re flying in first class or business class. Happy travelling.

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Amy Bradney-George

Amy is a senior writer at finder.com.au with more than 10 years experience covering credit cards, personal finance and various lifestyle topics. When she’s not sharing her knowledge on money matters, Amy spends her time as an actress.

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