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Overview

Become an escape artist

With a host of travel benefits and rewards, your card will allow you to enjoy your escape right away.

Take a look below to see exactly what you'll get.

Key features
  • A complimentary return domestic flight now and every year after your first Card spend1.
  • Access substantial savings based on when and where you fly, when you and a guest travel Business Class to selected Virgin Australia international long haul destinations, including flights to Europe and the US that codeshare with Etihad or Delta2.
  • Earn up to 3 Velocity Points per dollar spent3.
  • Enjoy two complimentary Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge each year4 located at selected airports.
  • An annual Card fee of $249 p.a. with Supplementary Cards at no additional cost5.
  • An interest rate of 20.74% p.a.6
Benefits

 

Travel should be exciting not stressful, which is why we’ve organised a few extras along the way.

Key features
  • Complimentary Domestic and International Travel Insurance7 - if you have paid for travel with your American Express Velocity Platinum Card you have access to a range of travel insurance.
    • What's more, your dependant children aged 22 and under, your spouse and Supplementary Credit Card members are also covered, even when they travel without you7.
  • Travel Inconvenience Cover7 will provide cover for flight delays, missed connections or delayed luggage.
  • Global Customer Service - Wherever you are in the world, whatever the time of day, we're here to help.
  • Emergency Card replacement - our global network of offices means that we can usually get a replacement Card to you virtually anywhere in the world.
  • With our Online Fraud Protection Guarantee, you won't be held responsible for any unauthorised charges online8.
  • Refund Protection means we'll credit your account if you're refused a refund on an unused eligible item within 90 days of purchase7.
  • American Express® Purchase Protection repairs or replaces eligible items if they are accidentally broken or stolen within 90 days of purchase7.
Rewards and Offers

Escape faster with Australia’s highest Velocity Credit Card earn rate

Get up in the air faster with the Velocity American Express Platinum Card. Earn up to 3 Velocity Points per dollar spent3.

Key features
  • Earn 3 Velocity Points3 for every $1 spent with eligible purchases at Virgin Australia3 and tens of thousands of restaurants throughout Australia3 .
  • Earn 2 Velocity Points3 for every $1 spent with airlines, accommodation, major cruise and tour operators paid directly or through travel agencies3 as well as spend in foreign currency when overseas and online.
  • Earn 1 Velocity Point3 for every $1 spent at all other providers, excluding those below:
    Earn 0.5 Velocity Points3 for every $1 spent on utilities (which are gas, water, and electricity providers), insurances offered by companies other than American Express, government bodies including the ATO, Australia Post, federal/state and local government bodies, and Telco providers, which includes goods and services purchased from phone, mobile and internet service providers.
  • Velocity members can use their Points to redeem for a range of flights, including any seat, any time bookings- If there's a seat available on a flight, you can buy it using Points.
  • Make the most of exclusive deals and discounts with American Express SelectsTM 9.

Terms and Conditions

To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, available at velocityfrequentflyer.com, as amended from time to time.

  1. The complimentary domestic economy Virgin Australia return flight is available between selected Australian cities and is available for booking by American Express Velocity Platinum Card members after your first Card spend in the first year, and then after your first Card spend each year after the anniversary of your membership. All flights are subject to availability and neither American Express nor Virgin Australia guarantee that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for redemption. Route availability is subject to change without notice. Booking is subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here and travel is subject to Virgin Australia Conditions of Carriage available at virginaustralia.com.
  2. Offer provides discounts when you purchase standard adult Business Class fares for you and one guest when flying with Virgin Australia International Long Haul or Virgin Australia International Long Haul flights that codeshare or interline with Etihad Airways or Delta Airlines to selected destinations. Flights on other partner airlines are not included in this offer. The basic Card member must be one of the passengers travelling and both passengers must be travelling together on the same flight and in the same fare class. All fees, taxes and surcharges apply to both guests, are not discounted and must be paid in full. Offer applies to new bookings made via American Express Membership Travel Services using your American Express Velocity Platinum Card. Offer is subject to seat availability in the nominated class of the Business cabin which may be limited at peak times such as weekends, Christmas or school holidays. Neither American Express nor Virgin Australia guarantee that seats will be available at the times you may wish to fly. Offered in accordance with the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Velocity Frequent Flyer membership required. Travel with Virgin Australia is subject to the Virgin Australia conditions of carriage available at vaustralia.com.
  3. Spending at restaurants, airlines and accommodation, major cruise and tour operators categories will only be eligible for increased Velocity Points if the merchant is categorised as eligible according to its merchant code. Each merchant is typically assigned a code and categorised based on what they primarily sell.  For example, spend on dining within a retail department store, hotel, pub and liquor outlet may not be eligible for the additional Points for restaurants. Velocity Points are awarded on the Australian-dollar billed amount of the spend in foreign currency. Except for spend at merchants where you earn 3, 2 or 0.5 Points per $1 spent, you earn 1 Point for every $1 spent including if the purchase is made with someone other than the provider of the goods or service, for example through a third party such as a travel aggregator. The earn rate of 3 Points per $1 spent on Virgin Australia only applies to purchases made in Australia. Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here . Exclusions apply. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption is subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions available at velocityfrequentflyer.com as amended from time to time.  
  4. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. wo Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card member's Velocity membership card annually on or after the anniversary of membership. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports in accordance with the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available at virginaustralia.com/lounge and as amended from time to time.
  5. Supplementary Credit Card members must be over 18 years of age. You will be liable for all Supplementary Credit Card spending. 
  6. All Interest Rates are quoted as an Annual Percentage Rate. All information is correct as at 22 July 2013 and is subject to change.
  7. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) (ACE) and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085, AFSL No. 291313) (American Express) and ACE. This brochure does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions available here and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.
  8. Provided that you notify us immediately upon discovery of any fraudulent transactions and you have complied with your Card member Agreement, you will not be held liable for any unauthorised charges. "Immediately" means as soon as you are aware but no later than on or after the due date for payment of the statement in which the fraudulent transaction appears. 
  9. Purchases must be charged in full to your American Express Velocity Platinum Card. Offers cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. American Express and the business establishment reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, available at velocityfrequentflyer.com, as amended from time to time.