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70,000 + 30,000 when you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months
Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card
Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card

Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Cards

Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card

Updated 13 June 2024

An all-rounder that rewards you with points, perks and savings, the Qantas Premier Platinum earns unlimited Qantas Points (up to 1.5 points per $1 spent, plus a bonus point on eligible Qantas products) and has top-class extras that make travel cheaper and more fun. 🛍

First, you can earn up to 100k bonus points in the first year (criteria below), 2 annual lounge passes, travel insurance and up to 20% off domestic flights for you and 8 buddies. It has a 0% p.a. balance transfer feature for 12 months with a 2% BT fee, and a $50 discount on your annual fee the first year.
Terms and conditions apply.

Points Earn Rate (per $1 spent)

1 point

Capped at $10,000 per statement, then 0.5 pts per $1

Rewards Program

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Bonus Points

70,000 pts

+ 30,000 when you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months

Pros and cons

  • Special offer: Earn 70k when you spend $3k or more on eligible purchases within 3 months of card approval, and another 30k if you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months.
  • Discounts: $50 off the first year's annual fee plus 20% off domestic flights (for you and 8 buddies) when you book through the card’s concierge service.
  • Travel perks: Complimentary travel insurance, 2 lounge invitations per year to Qantas Club Domestic or Qantas Operated International Business Lounges.
  • Earning points: Per whole $1 spent on eligible purchases, you can earn 1.5 Qantas Points when you buy overseas and 1 point on domestic purchases up to $10,000 in a statement period (then 0.5 points thereafter). You can also earn 1 bonus Qantas Point per whole $1 on selected Qantas products and services.
  • Balance transfer: 12 months interest-free on your balance transfer with 2% balance transfer fee.
  • Extras: 6 months interest-free on your first purchase of selected items from the Qantas Marketplace. Sync your card with Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  • *Please note: terms and conditions apply

  • Additional cardholder fee $50 per year
  • Points earning is reduced once you've spent $10,000 in a statement period

Creditcard.com.au review

Editor Review

Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card

Pauline Hatch
Pauline is a personal finance expert at CreditCard.com.au, with 8 years in money, budgeting and property reporting under her belt. about this card.

Who suits the Qantas Premier Platinum card?

Globetrotter: you love travelling, and get a buzz from earning points that make your trips free and more fun. Healthy Spender: your cashflow is high but healthy and you want to earn high-volume points. Discounts and extras are a bonus. Money Geek: you watch your accounts, and like budgeting and hitting money goals. You want good bang for your bucks.

Editor's Review: What I love about the Qantas Premier Platinum card

Cards that earn Qantas points are famously popular, and the Qantas Premier Platinum is right up there in lights. It’s a travellers card, designed to reward you for spending overseas and buying Qantas products, and gives you a stack of travel perks, points and retail discounts.

This card also has a lower interest rate than I’d expect for a premium rewards card, sitting at less than 20% p.a. (most are up near 24% these days). Of course, being a rewards card you’ll get the best value if you avoid paying altogether by paying off your balance each month.

Let's start with the big promotional features and how to use them. The promotional features are for new Qantas Premier Platinum customers, meaning you can have held other Qantas credit cards before, just not this one.

100,000 bonus points. You can earn up to 100k bonus Qantas points by meeting certain criteria. You’ll earn 70,000 points if you spend $3,000 or more on eligible purchases within 3 months of approval. Then, you can earn an extra 30,000 if you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months.

$50 annual fee discount. For the first year, you’ll pay a $349 annual fee instead of $399.

0% p.a. balance transfer for 12 months. This is a surprising extra for a rewards card, especially for such a long period. You can transfer up to 80% of your credit limit with 2% balance transfer fee . The interest-free period applies to balance transfers you make within 90 days of being approved, and your 12 months start when the transfer is processed.

💡 You can balance transfer from other cards backed by NAB, including Citi, Bank of Queensland, Coles and Virgin Money (just not Qantas Money cards). You can also transfer from some personal loans and Buy Now Pay Later services. The financial institution must have a BPAY number.

How many Qantas Points can you earn?

The Qantas Premier Platinum earns unlimited points (per whole AUD$1), but it does have a tiered points structure that looks like this:

  • International spending: 1.5 points uncapped
  • Domestic spending: 1 point uncapped up until you've spent $10,000 in a statement period, then 0.5 points thereafter
  • Bonus points on selected Qantas products and services: Bonus 1 point, uncapped

What can you get with Qantas Points?

Flights & Travel
110,400 Qantas points =
return flight to London
Shopping
96,890 Qantas points =
Apple watch SE
Gift cards
23,330 Qantas points =
$100 Bunnings gift card
Points are correct as at 15 April 2024. Points values may change, so please check the Qantas website to calculate your rewards.

You can use Qantas Frequent Flyer points for airlines in the oneworld Alliance, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, American Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

You can also use points (or Points Plus Pay, where you can pay a portion in cash) at the Qantas Marketplace, which has big discounts and earns bonus points on 900+ brands.

💡Earn more points by double-dipping: 2000 Woolworths Everyday Rewards points are worth 1000 Qantas Points. Tap both at the checkout and set your Everyday Rewards points to transfer automatically to Qantas Points.

How can the Qantas Premier Platinum card make travel cheaper?

Most of the extras with this card revolve around travel and making life cheaper and easier:

Feature How it saves money Potential savings
2 complimentary lounge invitations each year You’ll get 2 single-entry invitations per year to a Qantas Club or Qantas-operated International Business Lounge with complimentary food, drinks, and WiFi. It adds a little sparkle to a long trip. Up to $140
International and domestic travel insurance This travel insurance activates when you buy return flights or cruise tickets using the card and could save you money on insurance if you read the terms and feel satisfied that you’ll be covered for your trip and you meet eligibility criteria. This insurance is extensive and includes factors many don’t, including sheduled cruise cover and overseas rental vehicle excess cover. $50-$1,000+ depending on frequency of travel, age, and destination
Up to 20% off domestic flights for you and 8 buddies Every year you’ll be able to use flight discounts: 10% off Red eDeal, 15% off Flex Economy, and 20% off Business flights. You have to book through the card’s concierge service and you must all be traveling together. Dependent on flight costs
Concierge services Concierges are third-party companies that you can use to manage tasks. You might want a hand booking travel, entertainment such as booking tickets or making reservations, or sourcing any information you need, like pet services, health clubs, etc. Concierges can even source hard-to-find items and arrange gift purchases and delivery. You'll save time (priceless, right?), but they will do the hard work of finding better deals and sticking to a set budget.

What's not so great

First, it’s a slight bummer that Qantas Money isn’t compatible with Samsung Pay. Qantas only just released a Google Pay option recently, so I’m sure it’s in the pipeline if that’s any consolation to Samsung owners.

Adding extra cardholders to a rewards card is a smart way to bump up your points quickly, but it’ll cost $50 per cardholder per year. You’ll need to work out if any other cardholders are going to bring in more value through points than the $50 fee.

Also, remember you’ll need to spend the minimum amount to get the bonus points, without stretching yourself to do so. If you can’t make the monthly repayments and you start paying interest, you’re chipping into the value of your points. That’s a sad-face emoji.

Speaking of interest: While you have an active balance transfer, you'll be charged interest on purchases you make immediately. That means you'll pay interest on purchases you make to unlock the bonus points. However, the Qantas Premier Platinum gives you 3 months to request a balance transfer, so if you do your homework and don’t stretch your wallet, you might be able to reach the spending criteria, get the bonus points and then request the balance transfer - as long as it's all within the 3 months.


Overall Rating

The Qantas Premier Platinum is a high-tier card with benefits for travellers that are on par with other premium cards, and some even better. The annual fee isn’t as high as others in the Qantas Points space, and you get a discount the first year.

I had to call Qantas to confirm a couple of things about the balance transfer (because I couldn’t believe it didn’t have a fee) and got through to a helpful customer service rep within minutes. That kind of “not-on-hold-for-an-hour” service isn’t something I encounter a lot, so it gets a tick from me.

All told, this card is worth looking at if you want to earn uncapped Qantas Points at one of the highest rates per dollar, get other travel discounts and perks, and use domestic and international travel insurance, which includes some rental vehicle excess cover. It works best if you keep it paid off, so you get all the rewards for minimal card costs.

User reviews

Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card ( based on 33 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

51% rating based on 33 reviews

Rates
Fees
Rewards
Customer Service
Value
90%

tan

23 September 2022

They offer a concierge service to book flights. Try it I dare you, try and get through to anyone who knows anything about this service. Will definitely be getting rid of this one.

Does not recommend this card
79%

Mike Flyer

11 February 2021

For rewards this is one of the best cards, and at time time I signed up, the only card that can get you Qantas Status Credits. What's been disappointing is the lack of Google Pay. This is really hard to find in this info online, they really hide the fact they don't have it. So after months of being wallet free I now have to carry it around then thanks to this card. The card quality for a "Premier Platinum Card" it feels kind of cheap, the printing is really low quality and blurry. The app is very painful to use. I tried to activate via the app - impossible due to the app being made cheaply. Customer service is only via phone. These days I much prefer chat so I can do other things while waiting for the agent to reply. There's no email either. So I'll hang around to get my 75 status credits and bonus points, but then cancel and go back to a card with Google Pay and a decent support network.

Recommends this card
32%

Rob

19 November 2020

I had a disputed transaction and the communication has been unacceptable. The call centres can't answer questions and in fact gave wrong information. They never called me - I have only ever called them. They send letters that are factually incorrect. I have lodged written complaint.

Does not recommend this card
92%

Katrina

5 March 2020

Best FF rewards card by far.

Recommends this card
6%

Chao Ma

21 December 2019

I was a card holder of Qantas Titanium Premier card and would suggest you NOT choose this card at all! It's with bad services when you wanted to add additional card holder and with $1200 annual fee you couldn't get the benefit meets their service fee. Just don't choose this card and they'll make a change.

Does not recommend this card
90%

Annet

27 March 2019

For the first 12 months with this card, everything went smoothly. Unfortunately I then experienced a fraud situation (picked up quickly and replacement card sent within 2 days) so I felt confident. Sadly, that is the end of the good news. Woeful customer service, think the new card is not linked to my account, could not activate card, cannot get access to transaction data, or change pin. Call centre appears to be overseas and I question staff training. and ownership of problems. After a month of calls, still no resolution and I am sick of it. ,Terrible service for a $299 annual fee

Does not recommend this card

Rates and fees

Interest rates



Purchase rate 19.99% p.a.

Cash advance rate 21.99% p.a.

Interest free period on purchases up to 55 days

Balance transfer

Balance transfer rate 0% p.a. for 12 months

Balance transfer revert rate 21.99% p.a.

Balance transfer from personal loan Yes

Balance transfer fee 2% one off

Balance transfer limit 80% of approved credit limit

Brands you can't balance transfer from Qantas Money

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit $6,000

Maximum credit limit N/A

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $399 p.a.

Additional cardholder fee $50

Foreign transaction fee 3%

Minimum repayment 2% or $30, whichever is greater

Annual fee the first year $349

Cash advance fee 3% or $3, whichever is greater ; $5 (international)

Late payment fee $30

Rewards and points

Rewards program

Rewards Program Qantas Frequent Flyer Qantas Frequent Flyer

Bonus points 70,000 points

Annual points cap uncapped

Bonus points spend criteria + 30,000 when you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months

Earning points with this card

Qantas Rewards points 1 point per $1 spent

Points cap per month Capped at $10,000 per statement, then 0.5 pts per $1

Overseas earn rate 1.5 points per $1 spent

Additional features

Complimentary insurance

International Travel Insurance Yes - up to 1 months

Flight Inconvenience Insurance Yes

Transit Accident Insurance Yes

Smartphone Screen Insurance No

Purchase Protection Insurance No

Extended Warranty Insurance No

Rental Vehicle Excess In Australia Insurance Yes

Extras

2 complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations per year

Discounted companion fares on domestic flights

Six months interest free on first purchase of Qantas products

Qantas Premier Concierge service

Overview

Qantas Premier Platinum Credit Card

Qantas Premier Platinum credit card is issued by NAB for Qantas Money. It gives you great travel benefits and for a limited time receive up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points – 70,000 when you apply and spend $3,000 or more on eligible purchases within 3 months from card approval, plus an additional 30,000 if you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months. Relax with 2 single-entry lounge invitations per year to Qantas Club Domestic or Qantas Operated International Business Lounges, complete with complimentary food, beverages, and Wi-Fi. Travel with friends and family once a year and save up to 20% on selected domestic flights for you and up to 8 companions, booked directly through your dedicated concierge using your card. Enjoy 6 months interest-free on your first purchase of selected Qantas products and services, including Qantas flights, Qantas Gift Vouchers, and Qantas Marketplace. Enjoy complimentary travel insurance for travel booked using your card.

There’s no cap on the number of Qantas Points you can earn every day – at home or overseas.

Key features

  • Earn up to 100,000 bonus Qantas Points - 70,000 when you apply and spend $3,000 or more on eligible purchases within 3 months from card approval, plus an additional 30,000 if you haven’t earned Qantas Points with a credit card in the last 12 months
  • Reduced annual fee of $349 for the first year ($50 discount), $399 thereafter
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months with 2% balance transfer fee. Reverts to cash advance rate
  • Uncapped points potential at home or overseas
  • Complimentary travel insurance covers
  • Complimentary lounge invitations
  • Compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Dedicated Qantas Premier Concierge service
  • Discounted companion fares

Minimum criteria to apply for this card

  • Be over 18 years old

  • Good Credit and have not applied for multiple credit cards recently

  • Resident or citizen of Australia

  • Minimum income of $35,000 p.a.

  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application

Pauline

Pauline is a personal finance expert at CreditCard.com.au, with 8 years in money, budgeting and property reporting under her belt. Pauline is passionate about seeing Aussies win by making their money – and their credit cards – work smarter, harder and bigger

Recently Asked Questions

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312 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

Harley

Harley

10 June 2024
I will be putting my yearly payment to a health fund on my new card. Will that be considered meeting the conditions to get the 70000 points bonus?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    12 June 2024
    Hi Harley, it should if it isn’t classified ineligible by Qantas, which include Cash Advances, Balance Transfers, Special Promotions, BPAY payments, purchases of foreign currency and travellers cheques, transactions made in operating a business, payments to other Citi branded accounts, bank fees and charges such as interest and ATM charges, transactions made using Qantas Points and government related transactions. If you want to double check, you could give Qantas a call. Thanks Harley!
Melinda Louise McCann

Melinda Louise McCann

4 June 2024
can i please get information about the travel insurance
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    7 June 2024
    Hi Melinda, for information on coverage, benefits, limits, general exclusions, and key risks, you can check the Qantas travel insurance PDS. Alternatively, you can contact Qantas Money directly at 13 49 60.
Tanya

Tanya

29 May 2024
Hi Pauline, I am interested in this credit card, I just want to confirm in order to obtain the additional 100,000 points I have not 'earned' points in the last 12 months, but I have 'redeemed' points in the last 12 months ... will I still qualify for the additional 100,000 points offer.
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    31 May 2024
    Hi Tanya, Qantas have worded this in a pretty tricky way. So if you haven’t earned any Qantas Points in the last 12 months, you’ll qualify for the extra 30k points. If in the last year you’ve earnt points, then you’ll only qualify for the 70k points. Hope that clears it up for you.
andriana

andriana

27 May 2024
Hi there Pauline, I am looking at applying for my first credit card and have a few questions . I just wanted to confirm if there is a minimum monthly spend? Can the card fee come off of the Credit Card balance itself? Say i went shopping and spent a few hundred dollars, will i get charged interest on retail purchases? Or online shopping? I currently have a europe trip i have booked for july. What is the ability to get travel insurance covered for that trip if i have already booked it? And if i use the credit card overseas, what is the fee for conversion? Sorry i know its a lot of questions! Just want to be sure this is the most ideal card for me. I am big on bugetting and like to save money and pay things off as fast as i can. I will definetly be paying my card within 30 days of spending.
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    31 May 2024
    Hi Andriana! Your first credit card, how exciting! I'm glad you're asking lots of questions before you dive in. I'll answer in order for you: 1. There's no minimum monthly spend, but you'll need to spend at least $3000 in the first 3 months to get the 70k bonus points. 2. The card fee is charged to your credit card, so you'll pay it off when you make repayments. 3. This card comes with 55 days interest-free. That means you have 55 days from the start of the statement period where all purchases (including online) won't be charged interest. If you buy something on day 55, you'll be charged interest the next day, which is why we say to pay off your card in full each month so you stay interest-free (sounds like you're a smart cookie who'll do that anyway!). 4. On page 8 of the PDS you'll find the eligibility criteria for travel insurance. It does say you need to spend at least $500 on accommodation or the full amount of a return flight or cruise on your card to activate the insurance. Maybe there's a creative way you could rebook some accommodation to be eligible? 5. When you use the card overseas, in-person or online, you'll pay a 3% foreign transaction fee. That's standard for most credit cards unless they specifically waive the fee. I hope that's helped Andriana! Good luck on your search and happy travels for your trip!
robin

robin

26 May 2024
spend $3k or more on eligible purchases within 3 months of card approval, im curiously about what is eligible store ? is it payment for my friends uni fee are inclde ?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    27 May 2024
    Hi Robin, I get asked this all the time but credit providers don’t really publish a complete list. Typically, eligible purchases include all your daily necessities such as groceries, electricity bills, petrol, and similar expenses that are tagged as a “retail” transaction.
Bree

Bree

25 May 2024
Hello, wondering if the Qantas Premiere Platinum card can be used for 0% balance transfer on a business loan?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    27 May 2024
    Hi Bree, there are a few things to think about. First, is the card going to be used solely for business? Mixing business and personal transactions is a nightmare at tax time! Qantas does say you can transfer a loan, but I'm not 100% sure about a business loan. It might be best to call Qantas to ask if your loan would qualify before you apply. Thanks Bree!
Malcolm

Malcolm

24 May 2024
I mainly want a card for he travel insurance .I don’t want to commit to a card and then find the tests for heath conditions ( previous medical conditions ) make the card of no use to me So can I apply for the card and then if the health requirements make the card of little use cancell the card ? I would not use the card for a your purchasers
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    27 May 2024
    Hi Malcolm, that's an interesting question! If you cancel the card you risk losing your annual fee. Could you do your health checks before applying? Another suggestion would be to take out standalone travel insurance, especially if you don't plan on using the credit card for normal spending. Those insurances often have a 21-day cooling-off period. I hope that helps!
Anthony Taranto

Anthony Taranto

22 May 2024
How do you earn Status Credit Points On the Card? And do you receive more points when booking flights/accomodation on the website?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    23 May 2024
    Hi Anthony, this card used to have bonus status credits as a signup promotion, but that has since expired. Right now it looks like the only card that earns status credits is the Qantas Titanium Card. You won’t earn any extra points through flights or accommodation, but you will get 6 months interest free on your first eligible Qantas Purchase.
Andrius Byrne

Andrius Byrne

21 May 2024
how do I get a placement card for shopping at I G A I can not found my card what I have lost last time I have had it was in my mum car
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    23 May 2024
    Hi Andrius, you can contact Qantas Money at 1300 992 700 to request a replacement card to be sent.
Peter

Peter

15 May 2024
I am a Qantas frequent flyer from years ago with no points balance and no transactions. I am contemplating joining the Qantas credit card to earn flyer points for a possible trip in 18 months. I will probably spend over 100K with my current credit (Westpac no yearly fee) over the next 12 months. Is it worth transferring? I currently gain nothing from this card apart from no fee and don’t pay interest as I pay it off every month. What will be my benefit for applying for the Qantas platinum card?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    21 May 2024
    Hi Peter, this card does feature a generous bonus points offer of up to 100,000 points provided you meet the conditions. If you’re planning to spend over $100K on this card, it is worth keeping in mind the points cap of 10,000 points per statement period and then the 0.5 points after that. It has quite a significant annual fee compared to what you’re paying now, but you’ll be earning points for that price. If you’re planning on using the card overseas you’ll also earn an extra 0.5 points, but will pay a foreign currency fee. You’ll also be able to take a load off before the flight in the Qantas Lounge too. In the end it comes down to how you plan to use the card to see your benefits. Either way, have a great trip Peter!
Tania

Tania

30 April 2024
What are the terms and conditions of the travel insurance please. We booked flights and accommodation in japan using my credit card.
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    6 May 2024
    Hi Tania, the Qantas Premier Insurance PDS states that you must have paid for the full amount of the overseas return flight on the card among other things listed in the PDS. They have a great set of FAQs on their official site, that I've linked. Enjoy your time in Japan!
Todd

Todd

26 April 2024
How long is a statement period
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    1 May 2024
    Hi Todd, good question! It typically lasts for about a month and will be shown on your statement. During this time, all the transactions you make with your card are recorded. At the end of the period, usually, you'll receive a statement summarising your transactions and detailing your balance, minimum payment, and due date.

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