Qantas American Express Premium Credit Card – Details and Application

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Earn bonus Qantas points and take advantage of premium perks available on the Amex Qantas Platinum credit card

Frequent Flyer

Travel in style and leisure with the Qantas American Express Premium Credit Card. Take advantage of 30,000 reward points as an introductory offer, then sit back while your Frequent Flyer points automatically transfer to your credit card every month.

Product NameAmerican Express Qantas Premium Card
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Balance transfer rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Purchase Rate (20.74% p.a.)
Balance Transfer Limit70% of available credit limit
Purchase rate (p.a.)20.74% p.a.
Annual fee$249 p.a.
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you do not have to pay interest on your card purchases. You will be charged interest either from the day you make a purchase or from the statement date, unless you pay the closing balance in full by the due date (or within the interest-free period) on your statement.
Up to 44 days on purchases
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
Max credit limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
Minimum Monthly Repayment2.5% or $30
Minimum Income$40,000
Card TypeAmerican Express
Late Payment Fee$30
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (AMEX)3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceYes
Complimentary Travel Insurance Cover2 months
Available To Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Income$40,000
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Credit Rating Requirement
Credit rating requirement is provided only as a guide. Understanding your credit file helps you make more informed decisions in regards to your finances. Learn more about what this means here.
Min Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
Max Credit Limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
Annual Fee$249 p.a.
Minimum Repayment2.5% or $30
Late Payment Fee$30
Over Limit Fee$15
Cash Advance Fee$2.50 or 2% of the cash advance amount (whichever is greater)
Overseas Cash Advance Fee$2.50 or 2% of the cash advance amount (whichever is greater)
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$2.50
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (AMEX)3% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedNo
Additional Cardholder Fee$0 p.a.
Number of Additional Cardholders4
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostYes
Phone BankingYes
Internet Banking TransfersYes
In BranchYes


  • Although the annual fee is high, a supplementary card holder can be added to the account for $0 additional cost.
  • A rate of 1 point per dollar spent on everyday purchases is a decent reward for your spending.


  • There is only 44 days interest-free when you make a purchase on this card.
  • This card is expensive. There is an annual fee of $249 to use this card.
Rewards ProgramQantas Frequent Flyer
Bonus Points on Sign-up30,000
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC)0
Rewards Points per $ (AMEX)1
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC) CapN/A
Rewards Points per $ (AMEX) CapUncapped
Points ExpiryNever

Learn more information about the Qantas American Express Premium Credit Card if you like to apply

The Amex Platinum card lets you take advantage of earning a range of bonus Qantas Points to really get your points balance started on the right foot.

As this is a premium card, you also receive a range of bonus insurance policies at no additional cost. These are ideally suited to anyone who travels frequently, as they’re predominantly travel-related policies. Of course, there are purchase protection related policies attached to the account as well.

Features and benefits

This card may be suitable to any customer who uses a credit card frequently to pay for everyday items along with larger purchases, such as paying for regular flights and travel related expenses.

The ability to earn plenty of Qantas points every time you use your card to pay for eligible purchases means you can grow your points balance quickly. You’re also able to maximise your points earnings by shopping with the multiple Qantas bonus partners.

Earning Points

Whenever you use your card to pay for valid purchases, you’ll earn 1.00 points for each dollar you spend. You can increase the rate at which you’re earning those points if you choose to supply a supplementary card for a spouse or family member as well.

If you’re using your card to pay for Qantas products and services you’ll receive an additional point for every dollar you spend.

Your points don’t have an expiry date on them, so you’re able to accumulate them over time to pay for a larger item you want to redeem them for if you want. There are plenty of great travel-related items you can redeem points for, along with lots of merchandise and even shopping vouchers if this is your preference.

Bonus Qantas Points

Once you’ve made your first purchase using your Amex Platinum card, you’ll receive 5,000 bonus points into your Frequent Flyer account as a reward. If you use your card to pay for eligible Qantas products and services, you’ll also earn an additional 2,500 bonus points as well.

This could allow you to boost the points you have overall, especially if you use your Amex Platinum card to pay for Qantas flights. You’ll be gaining those bonus points and still earning the regular amount of points for each dollar you spent anyway.

Additional Perks of Owning an Amex Qantas Platinum Credit Card

Just for owning this prestige card, you’ll receive two invitations each year into Qantas Club lounges. This is an excellent way to take advantage of lounge facilities in airports without having to upgrade your existing Frequent Flyer membership just to get in the door.

Your account also comes with a range of travel-related insurance policies attached to it at no additional cost to you. These include:

    • International & Domestic Travel Coverage: your account includes a policy to cover you for international and domestic travel.
    • Transport Accident Insurance: if you’re involved in an accident while in transit on a bus, train, tram, ferry or plane, you could be covered for up to $200,000.
    • Travel Inconvenience Insurance: if your flight is delayed due to unforeseen

circumstances, you could be reimbursed an amount of up to $200 to make up for the inconvenience.

  • Luggage, Cash & Documents Coverage: if you incur any loss or damage to your personal baggage, your money or any documents you’re carrying during your trip, you could be covered for amounts up to $5,000.
  • Medical Emergency Expenses Policy: if you’re injured or fall ill while you’re travelling overseas, you could be covered for as much as $2,500,000 to go towards paying for any medical emergency expenses.
  • Travel Cancellation Policy: if your travel arrangements are cancelled on short notice, you could be covered for as much as $7,500 to make up for any costs and inconvenience you incurred.
  • Purchase Protection Policy: any eligible items you purchase using your card are covered for up to 90 days after the purchase date against accidental damage or theft.
  • Refund Protection Insurance: in the event that a merchant refuses to refund an amount of money you paid on an unused item, you could be credited with that amount for up to 90 days from the purchase date.

Qualifying for the Amex Qantas Premium Card

In order to qualify for this particular premium account, you will need to be over the age of 18 at the time of submitting your application. You’ll also need to be an Australian permanent resident.

You will have to verify that you earn in excess of $40,000 gross (pre-tax) per year and that you have a clean credit history with no adverse entries. If you’re self-employed, you may need to verify that you’ve been trading profitably for at least 18 months.

Applying for Your Account

You’re able to apply for your credit card using the convenient online application form. The online form is quite secure, so there is no risk of your personal information being compromised at any time.

The online application form is very simple and should only take you around 10 minutes to complete. You need to enter your name, address and contact details, along with a valid Driver’s License number to verify your ID.

You may also need to enter information relating to your current assets and liabilities, such as any repayments you already make on other outstanding debts.

Once you’ve entered all the information required, press the ‘Submit’ button and your application will be processed. You should get your response in around 60 seconds, so the entire application process really is very easy.

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2 Responses to Qantas American Express Premium Credit Card – Details and Application

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    Vivien | January 19, 2012

    I am a retiree. I own my home which is valued more than a million dollars. I have more than $200,000 in the bank. I have lots of shares and I do not owe anybody any money. My credit is excellent. Are you trying to tell me I can’t apply for a Qantas/Amex FF card?

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      Jeremy | March 5, 2012


      Thanks for the question. There is a minimum income requirement of $40,000 p.a.; however that is not the only consideration. The banks will take in a wider view of your financial situation before accepting or rejecting your application. Please contact your lender to discuss this issue further.


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