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Overview

Become an escape artist

Learn all you need to know about the art of escape with a host of travel benefits and rewards. Take a look below to see exactly what you’ll get.

Key features
  • Earn 2 Velocity Points1 for every $1 spent with Virgin Australia1, and major supermarkets and petrol stations in Australia1
  • Earn 1 Velocity Point1 for every $1 spent at all other providers, excluding those below:
    Earn 0.5 Velocity Points1 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.
  • Two complimentary Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge each year, located at selected domestic airports2.
  • An annual Card fee of $199 p.a. with complimentary Supplementary Cards3.
  • An interest rate of 20.74% p.a.4
Benefits

 

Travel should be exciting, not stressful. So to help things go as smoothly as possible, we’ve organised a few extras along the way.

Key features
  • Complimentary Domestic and International Travel Insurance5 - if you have paid for travel with your American Express Velocity Gold Card you will have access a range of travel insurance.
    • What's more, your dependant children aged 22 and under and your spouse are also covered, even when they travel without you5.
  • Travel Inconvenience Cover5 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 online6.
  • Refund Protection means we’ll credit your account if you’re refused a refund on an unused eligible item within 90 days of purchase5.
  • American Express® Purchase Protection repairs or replaces eligible items if they are accidentally broken or stolen within 90 days of purchase5.
Rewards and Offers

Escape sooner

Get up in the air faster with the American Express Velocity Gold Card. Earn up to 2 Velocity Points per dollar spent1.

Key features
  • Earn 2 Velocity Points1 for every $1 spent with Virgin Australia1, and major supermarkets and petrol stations in Australia1.

  • Earn 1 Velocity Point1 for every $1 spent at all other providers, excluding those below:
    Earn 0.5 Velocity Points1 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.

  • Each month, Points earned on your Card will be transferred directly into your Velocity Account, meaning less effort for you.
  • Velocity members can use their Points to redeem for a range of flights, including any seat any time redemptions- 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 7.

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. 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 & Conditions available at velocityfrequentflyer.com as amended from time to time. “Major supermarkets” are Bi-Lo, Flemings, Safeway, Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Franklins, Fishers, Fresh Provisions, Food For Less, Supabarn, Macro Wholefoods. Applies to transactions in Australia only. “Major petrol stations” are BP, Shell, Caltex Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Woolworths Petrol, Safeway Petrol, Peak & Gull. Applies to transactions in Australia. The earn rate of 2 Points per $1 spent on Virgin Australia only applies to purchases made in Australia only. 
  2. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Gold Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Cardmember'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. 
  3. Supplementary Credit Cardmembers must be over 18 years of age. You will be liable for all Supplementary Credit Card spending.  
  4. All Interest Rates are quoted as an Annual Percentage Rate. All information is correct as at 22 July 2013. and is subject to change. 
  5. American Express Velocity Gold 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 Gold Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085, AFSL No. 291313) (American Express) and ACE. This website 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.
  6. Provided that you notify us immediately upon discovery of any fraudulent transactions and you have complied with your Cardmember 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. 
  7. Purchases must be charged in full to your American Express Velocity Gold 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.