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Guide to Qantas Airport Lounges

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

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You can visit a Qantas Lounge to relax before your flights with 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 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 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. Some lounges also offer spa treatments.
  • Wi-Fi. You can get some work done or stay entertained with complimentary Wi-Fi for lounge guests.
  • Work stations and power points. All lounges include power points where you can charge your devices. Some lounges also have dedicated areas and meeting rooms where you can get work done.
  • Meeting rooms. Where available, you can hire private meeting rooms during your visit to a Qantas lounge.
  • 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.

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.

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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 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

  • 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

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
130,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
1
20.24% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus Qantas Points, 75 bonus Status Credits and $150 back when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months with this premium card.
Qantas Premier Platinum
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
1
19.99% p.a.
$199 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($299 p.a. thereafter)
Get up to 80,000 bonus Qantas Points, 75 bonus Status Credits, a discounted first-year annual fee and a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 18 months.
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
80,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Amex
1.25
20.74% p.a.
$450 p.a.
Get 80,000 bonus Qantas Points, $100 back, a $450 Qantas Travel Credit and 2 yearly complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
60,000 bonus points
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Visa/MC
0.5
19.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
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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 can enjoy access to one of the international lounges operated by Qantas or to an associated lounge (depending on your fare). See a breakdown of the different options below.

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

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

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

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 periodCost in dollars (AUD)Cost in Qantas PointsCost of membership + joining fee (AUD)
1 year$54078,000$939
2 years$980155,000$1,379
4 years$1,850285,000$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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    ATSeptember 25, 2019

    Hi there, I am flying with China Eastern Business on SYD-Shanghai. I am not a member with QANTAS however do have membership with SkyTeam (the China Eastern equivalent). Does that give me access to the Syd International Business Lounge?

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      NikkiSeptember 26, 2019

      Hi AT,

      Thanks for getting in touch! The Skyteam membership has its own airport lounge called Sydney Exclusive Lounge located on the Terminal 1 departure level at Pier B. All First and Business Class passengers traveling on or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to a lounge. China Eastern is one of their partner airlines. Lounge access will be provided only at your departure and transfer airports, and not on arrival. Simply present your First or Business Class boarding passes for the lounge agent to validate for admission. Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    GregSeptember 9, 2019

    We are flying business class with Qatar Airways so when leaving Perth does that mean we can use the Qantas lounge and if so, what times is it available please?

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      NikkiSeptember 11, 2019

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for your message. Customers flying first or business class have access to the equivalent class of lounge regardless of their frequent flyer status at no additional cost. While we review Qatar Airport lounges, our information is limited to its operating hours. You can find this information when you check-in for the flight or call Qatar customer service.

      Hope this helps and have a safe trip!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    DaveSeptember 5, 2019

    Can you buy a daily pass? I am looking at flying to Newcastle in the UK and there could be some stops of 4 hours plus. A lounge pass could be a good alternative.

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      JeniSeptember 5, 2019Staff

      Hi Dave,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Qantas lounge access is an exclusive invitation available to selected customers and other passengers travelling with them on the same booking. Access to the lounge can only be purchased through the Qantas lounge access invitation. You may receive an opportunity to purchase access to the lounge by invitation only for selected onward Qantas domestic and international flights with a ‘QF’ flight number operated by Qantas. This will generally be at quieter times when the lounge is at reduced capacity.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    RobinMay 28, 2019

    I am a Qantas member and I have just received my lounge passes if I don’t use them during the year when do they expire?

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      JeniMay 29, 2019Staff

      Hi Robin,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      If you have current paper Complimentary Invitations, these will still be valid until the expiry date printed on the invitation.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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