Westpac Altitude Black Qantas

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Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas Points and take advantage of luxury travel and shopping perks with the Westpac Altitude Black.

You can use this card to earn Qantas Points on your purchases and to take advantage of yearly airport lounge invitations, complimentary travel insurance and personalised services.

80,000

Bonus points

20.49% p.a.

Purchase rate

0.75

Reward points

Per $ spent (Visa/Mastercard)

$300 p.a.

Annual fee


Details

Product NameWestpac Altitude Black - Qantas
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Balance Transfer Revert RateCash Advance Rate (21.49% p.a.)
Purchase Rate20.49% p.a.
Annual Fee$300
Interest Free Period45 days
Cash Advance Rate21.49% p.a.
Minimum Credit Limit$15,000
Maximum Credit Limit$75,000
Card TypeMastercard
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (Visa/Mastercard)3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceYes
Minimum Income$75,000
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint ApplicationNo

Pros

  • Receive 80,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with a new Altitude Black credit card within 90 days from card approval.
  • Earn 0.75 Qantas Points per $1 spent.

Cons

  • There is an interest-free period of only up to 45 days on purchases as compared to other cards that offer up to 55 days interest-free.
  • This card charges a relatively high annual fee of $300 (includes $50 Qantas Rewards fee).
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus Points80,000 bonus points
Rewards Points per $ spent (Visa/Mastercard)0.75
Annual Fee$300
Minimum Monthly Repayment2% of the closing balance or $10, whichever is greater
Late Payment Fee$15
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (Visa/Mastercard)3% of transaction value
Cash Advance Fee2% or $2.50, whichever is greater
Overseas Cash Advance Fee2%
Additional Cardholder Fee$0
Number of Additional Cardholders1

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Expert review

The Westpac Altitude Black - Qantas card offers one of the biggest bonus Qantas Points promotions. You can redeem 80,000 Qantas Points to fly return from Sydney to Honolulu or Tokyo in economy (both 63,000 Qantas Points), one way from Brisbane to Los Angeles in premium economy or one way from Sydney to Beijing in business (both 72,000 Qantas Points).

How to apply

You can apply for the Westpac Altitude Black - Qantas card online and receive a response in 60 seconds. Before you start, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have the necessary information to complete the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum income. You must earn at least $75,000 annually.
  • Residency. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Card benefits

  • 80,000 bonus Qantas Points. When you apply for a Westpac Altitude Black Credit Card by 15 October 2019, are approved, and reach a minimum spend of $4,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days from card approval, you will receive 80,000 bonus Qantas Points. Your points will be added to your account within 12 weeks after you've met the spend requirement.
  • Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. You'll earn 0.75 points per $1 spent in Australia and with overseas merchants. You can redeem your points for flights with Qantas and its airline partners as well as products from the Qantas store.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This charges a $300 annual fee.
  • Purchase interest rate. The variable interest rate on purchases is 20.49% p.a.

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12 Comments

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    Bruce
    July 18, 2019

    I had a Westpac Low Interest card and went to a branch and changed it for a Westpac Altitude Black card. I am a Qantas Frequent Flyer.
    Should I get the 80,000 Qantas points they advertise for swapping to this new card?

    • AvatarStaff
      Jeni
      July 19, 2019

      Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      As per the “Things you should know” part of this card’s application page, so long that you do not currently hold or haven’t held any of Earth Platinum, Earth Platinum Plus, Earth Black, Altitude Platinum or Altitude Black credit card in the last 12 months, then you may be eligible for the bonus rewards points.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    C2C
    October 18, 2018

    Can we cancel the credit card after a year?

    • AvatarStaff
      Charisse
      October 19, 2018

      Hi C2C,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      There is no specific information on Westpac’s T&C about any required duration of holding the card prior to cancellation but generally, you can cancel credit cards at anytime. Please note though, that there will be no refund for any annual fee paid at the start of the year.

      You can contact Westpac directly if you need further information on this. I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    Stuart
    April 4, 2018

    What is classified as eligible purchases to meet the $5000

    • AvatarStaff
      Nikki
      April 4, 2018

      Hi Stuart!

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      Eligible purchases are purchases made on the card but do not include fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, BPAY, BPAY equivalent transaction, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    sheri
    March 14, 2018

    balance transfer rates?

    • AvatarStaff
      Dee
      March 15, 2018

      Hi Sheri,

      Thanks for your question.

      On the terms and conditions of this card, balance transfer is listed under cash advance with a rate of 20.74% p.a.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Alison
    September 26, 2017

    Hi,

    We already have Altitude Black cards – how do we register for airport lounge passes, and where can we find out about the travel insurance it provides?

    Many thanks,
    Alison

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      Liezl
      September 27, 2017

      Hi Alison,

      Thanks for your questions.

      In order to receive the two annual lounge passes, you’ll have to enrol in the Priority Pass program. As for the complimentary Qantas Club Lounge invitations, you must first register and then use your Altitude Black Card in Australia to purchase selected Qantas products and services directly with Qantas.

      For ease of reference, I have emailed you the registration links as well as Westpac’s complimentary travel insurance policy. Meanwhile, you may refer to our abridged complimentary insurance guide on this page.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    m
    September 21, 2017

    Hi,
    Is there a balance transfer option?

    • Default Gravatar
      Jonathan
      September 21, 2017

      Hello m,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      At the present, there is no balance transfer promotion available for this card. You can check this page instead to see the active promotions we have.

      Please be reminded to review the requirements and the transfer terms prior application. You may click “Go to Site” green button of your chosen card to proceed.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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