Velocity Frequent Flyer Program – Free to Join and Sign up

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Have you joined one of the most lucrative rewards programs in Australia yet?

The Velocity Frequent Flyer Rewards Program is Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer scheme that allows customers to earn Velocity Points whenever they fly with the airline or any of its international partners. Not only can customers earn points, but they also can take advantage of the many flights offered, including one-stop flights to Europe, flights to the America, Asia, the Middle East and more.

Members of the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program can also earn points all over the world by using the program’s network of partners, including hotels, car hire companies, travel assistance, insurance companies and more. Additionally, customers using a credit card that is linked to the Velocity program will be able to earn double the points, because they will be earning points by using their cards as well as with program partners.

Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

Velocity Frequent Flyer Program

Velocity Frequent Flyer is the loyalty program of Virgin Australia. Earn Velocity Points by spending on a linked credit card, spending with Virgin on their flights or services or with a Velocity partner. The Velocity program is free and takes less than 5 minutes to join.

  • Earn Status Credits and you could experience first class service as a Platinum, Gold or Silver member.
  • Earn Points when using a participating credit or charge card.
  • Pool your family’s Velocity Points to reach your rewards faster.
  • Earn Points when your Pets travel with you.

    Join Velocity - What you need

    1. Personal Details - Your full name
      (Important: Make sure your First and Last name match up with your passport)
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    2. Contact Information - Your country, address, mobile and email (Here you can also enter your business address).
      (Pro tip: For families sharing the same residential address, Velocity Points can be pooled together to reach your rewards faster.)
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    3. Security Information - Date of birth and a security information, keep it secret, keep it safe.
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    4. Terms and Conditions - The last step. Read though the terms and conditions and once you agree and are comfortable you can click Join.
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    Benefits of why you should join the Velocity Frequent Flyer program?

    • Earning Points - There are a multitude of ways to earn Points. Velocity program partners include retail, insurance, energy and service providers, with the range of businesses available meaning your Points balance can increase easily. You can also choose to take out a Velocity Rewards credit card and earn Points for your everyday purchases.
    • Redeeming rewards -  As mentioned, there are also a range of rewards on offer. One of the most important aspects of a rewards program is making sure you find value from the effort you put into earning Points. Browse through the products on offer in the Velocity eStore or take a look at Velocity's program partners to make sure the rewards on offer are what you're looking for.
    • Earn Points for your pet - When you travel with your pet, you can earn Velocity Points for them as well. Bring your dog and cat on a flight and you'll earn 300 Points per pet carrier for each sector you fly.
    • Family benefits - Velocity offers various benefits for families who are part of the program. If you have the same residential address, family members can pool their Points and status credits into one account. Velocity also lets you put your membership on pause if you're a Gold, Silver or Platinum member and you have a baby. Other family benefits include Points transfers, guaranteed economy Rewards seats for an annual trip you and your family take, lounge access for Gold members and the ability to share Gold and Platinum membership with your partner.
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    How does the Velocity program work?

    The Velocity program is the dedicated frequent flyer program of Virgin Australia. Members of the program can earn Points that can be redeemed for a range of products and services. When you join you'll enter at the lowest membership level, red. As you progress through the membership levels by earning status credits — the higher your membership levels the more Points you can earn and the better your program benefits.

    Points are earned by spending money through Virgin or their program partners, while status credits can only be earned by flying with Virgin Australia or their airline partners. This is a truly travel-orientated program and you'll find real rewards through the program if you travel frequently.

    As you accumulate Points you can choose to spend them in various ways. Use them to book Rewards seats on Virgin Australia and partner airline flights, or redeem rewards directly through the Velocity eStore. The eStore features a range of retail products including technology, fashion, food and drink, fitness, business items, and you also have the option to donate your Points to charity.

    Velocity Points: How to earn and redeem

    Earning Points

    • By flying with Virgin Australia or an airline partner. Book a flight with Virgin or one of their airline partners and you'll be able to earn Points and status credits for every eligible flight sector you fly. The further you fly, the more Points and status credits you'll earn. The program works so that the higher your membership tier the higher your earn rate when you fly. For instance, Silver members earn 50% Bonus Points, Gold members earn 75% and Platinum members earn 100% extra points when they fly.
    • By using a credit card. There are a number of direct earn credit cards that reward you with Velocity Points for each dollar you spend on the card. These cards can also offer other travel and rewards benefits such as bonus Points, travel insurance, and even free flights. Cards that are linked to independent rewards programs, such as American Express Membership Rewards or the ANZ Rewards Program, also allow you to transfer points earned directly into Velocity Points. Choose the credit card that best suits your needs and that you'll find the most value from — both in terms of rewards and with regards to rates and fees.
    • Filling up your petrol tank.
      Velocity frequent flyers can earn points any time they fill up or make an in-store purchase at any participating BP service station in Australia. Velocity Frequent Flyers can earn points at over 1,400 BP stations around Australia.

    Map of BP Petrol Stations in Australia

    Start earning more Velocity Points today with Velocity Frequent Flyer Credit Cards

    Rates last updated August 24th, 2016
    Bonus Points Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC) Rewards Points per $ spent (AMEX) Annual fee
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
    0.66 0 $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Escape Card
    American Express Velocity Escape Card
    7,500 bonus points 0 1 $0 p.a. Go to site More info
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
    0.66 0 $129 p.a. Go to site More info
    Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 30k Bonus Points offer
    Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 30k Bonus Points offer
    30,000 bonus points 1 0 $144 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($289 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Platinum Card
    American Express Velocity Platinum Card
    50,000 bonus points 0 1 $349 p.a. Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Business Card
    American Express Velocity Business Card
    0 1 $249 p.a. Go to site More info

    Compare Velocity Credit Cards 

    Rates last updated August 24th, 2016
    Bonus Points Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
    Enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer for 18 months and also earn 2 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months on everyday spend.
    20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Escape Card
    Enjoy 7,500 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the minimum spend requirement and earn up to 2 points for every $1 you spend, together with a $0 annual fee.
    7,500 bonus points 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $0 p.a. Go to site More info
    Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
    Receive 0% p.a. for 12 months on purchases, 0% p.a. for 6 months balance transfers and an exclusive $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher every year.
    0% p.a. for 12 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 6 months $129 p.a. Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Platinum Card
    Enjoy up to 50,000 bonus Velocity Points when you meet the minimum required spend and earn up to 3 rewards points per dollar spent. Also receive a complimentary return flight every year.
    50,000 bonus points 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $349 p.a. Go to site More info
    NAB Velocity Rewards Premium Card
    0% p.a. on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months and 20,000 bonus Velocity Points when you make an everyday purchase. You gain both Visa and American Express cards which are linked to one single account and annual fee.
    20,000 bonus points 0% p.a. for 15 months (reverts to 19.99% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee $150 p.a. Go to site More info
    Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card - 30k Bonus Points offer
    Receive 30,000 bonus Velocity Points and earn 1 Velocity Points per $1 spent. Receive an exclusive $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher and two complimentary Single Entry Virgin Australia domestic Lounge passes each year.
    30,000 bonus points 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 6 months $144 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($289 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
    American Express Velocity Business Card
    Earn 1.000 points per $1 spent. Also receive up to bonus Velocity Rewards points.
    $249 p.a. Go to site More info

    Compare Velocity Frequent Flyer credit cards

    • With Velocity Global Wallet - This is a prepaid travel card that allows you to earn Velocity Points for spending your own money. Simply load your funds into the card, convert it into up to ten currency wallets. Earn 1 point per $1 spent overseas and 1 point per $2 spent in Australia. This way, the card can really be used as a travel card or an everyday debit card to earn Velocity Points. Find out more about the Global Wallet by reading our guide.
    • By spending in the right places - Velocity makes it easy for you to earn Points by giving you a choice of partners in a range of different industries. Brands such as Apple, City Beach, and Deals Direct are available via the eStore. You can also earn Points by spending with Virgin Wines, Virgin Mobile, one of Virgin's many travel partners or even within their home and business category.

    Redeeming Points

    • Flights - One of the most popular ways to redeem Velocity Points is by redeeming them for Rewards flights with Virgin Australia and with airline partners. Frequent flyer members also have the option to redeem Points for flight upgrades or by opting for Points + Pay if your points balance is insufficient.
    • Velocity Rewards Store - Spend your hard-earned Points on a variety of shopping products directly with Velocity. You can search for rewards by Points value or category, which includes gift cards, electronics, entertainment, travel options and fashion.
    • Hotels and travel - Book hire cars, hotel stays and cruises and even Virgin lounge access using your Points. There's a variety of travel providers available so you can book the holiday of your dreams using your Velocity Points.
    • Sport - Velocity also lets you redeem sports and fitness apparel and sports experiences using your Points. There's also a Points + Pay option available.

    Joining the Velocity Frequent Flyer program - It's free

    Joining the Velocity Frequent Flyer program is simple. Just click 'Go to Site' and fill out some basic personal details to join the program. It's free to sign up and you'll receive your Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number immediately. This means you can start earning Points as soon as you sign up. Following this, your Velocity membership card will be sent to you in the mail.

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    8 Responses to Velocity Frequent Flyer Program – Free to Join and Sign up

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      Brian | November 19, 2015

      My wife & I are members of the Velocity F/F program & we have just flown from Brisbane to Hamilton Island returner via Virgin Airline & I want to add the flight details onto our Velocity F/F membership: Please advise me how I can do this – Thank You.
      Regards,
      Brian

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        Sally | November 23, 2015

        Hi Brian,

        Thanks for your question.

        You can claim points for flights you’ve already taken by submitting a retro claim form to Velocity. I’ve emailed you the instructions for your convenience.

        Please keep in mind that claims must be made within 6 months of travel provided you were a member at the time of travel.

        I hope this has helped.

        Cheers,

        Sally

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      maureen | May 22, 2015

      How do I link my american express card to velocity?

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        Sally | May 25, 2015

        Hi Maureen,

        Thank you for your question.

        Just to confirm, you have actually come through to finder.com.au, not Velocity.

        However, we can confirm that you can link your American Express card to your Velocity Frequent Flyer program via the Velocity website. If you click the ‘Go to Virgin’s website’ on this page and follow the ‘Frequent Flyer Credit Cards’ link, you will find the information you need to transfer your American Express points to Velocity points.

        Also, for a limited time, you can receive 15% Velocity Points when you transfer your points with participating partners (including American Express) to your Velocity Account. Offer ends 31 May 2015.

        I hope this has answered your question.

        Thanks,

        Sally

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      Alison | May 6, 2015

      I have never had a credit card before and am trying to get the best deal for when i travel overseas in June 2015.

      I require some information on where your fees are and how the card works. I understand this is all on your website but for someone who is brand new to the credit card world unfortunately this is all very overwhelming.

      Is there an app involved? Do i fixed conversion rates?

      • Staff
        Elizabeth | May 7, 2015

        Hi Alison,

        Thanks for your question.

        You’ve come through to finder.com.au, as a comparison service we don’t actually offer credit cards ourselves, but provide information about products that are available. There are a few credit cards on this page, would you mind telling me which one you were looking at and I can provide you with the information?

        Thanks,

        Elizabeth

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      Doris | March 4, 2015

      Do my velocity frequent flyer points expire

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        Shirley | March 5, 2015

        Hi Doris,

        Thanks for your question.

        If your Velocity account is inactive for 36 consecutive months the points will expire.

        This will occur if the member has not earned, redeemed, or transferred points to or from their membership account for a period of 36 consecutive months.

        Cheers,
        Shirley

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