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Charge Cards differ to Credit Cards as they give you the financial flexibility of no pre-set spending limit1, and you should pay the balance in full at the end of each month.
It's rewarding to be an American Express Charge Card Member because you’ll be enrolled into Ascent Premium - our highest tier of Membership Rewards programs, where you earn rewards points for every dollar you spend2.
You can then use your points for rewards that really are unique2. Use the Platinum Card's Rewards Concierge4 to book you a table at a top restaurant so you can whet your appetite with a culinary experience created by a celebrity chef, or relax and take things easy at a luxury spa. You can also transfer your points3 to one of a number of airline or hotel partners, including Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity Frequent Flyer, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Hilton HHonors and Starwood Preferred Guest.
Our Platinum Charge Card offers a range of benefits. From concierge4 and travel services, and worldwide travel insurance5 when you pay for travel on your card, to access to airport VIP lounges.
Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply online, are approved and spend $1,000 on their new card in the first 2 months of Card Membership. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 12 month period are ineligible for this offer. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after the spend criteria has been met for the points to be credited to your account. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.close
Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program. To transfer Membership Rewards points into an airline rewards or frequent guest partner program you must be a member of the partner program. Membership of the partner program is the Card Member's responsibility and is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the applicable program. A joining fee may apply.close
Card Members are eligible for one travel credit per year on fee renewal date. The $200 travel credit can be redeemed against any single eligible travel booking of $200 total value or more when booking through americanexpress.com.au/platinumtravel. The travel credit can be used for 365 days from date of issue and cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year. Supplementary Card Members are not eligible for this benefit. Refunds may be permitted based on supplier cancellation policy. The amount refunded will be the value of the booking, less supplier fees and the $200 contributed by American Express. There is no refund on the $200 credit. Once a booking has been cancelled the travel voucher for that year will be forfeited. Changes to bookings are permitted subject to supplier terms and conditions. Booking amendment fees may apply. Membership Rewards points will not be earned on the $200 Platinum Travel Credit. For online redemptions made through americanexpress.com.au/platinumtravel, the credit is applicable to eligible pre-paid Flight, Hotel and Car Hire bookings only. The credit may not be used towards Cruises or Experiences. The credit may not be used towards Hotel and Car Hire bookings that are reserved on the American Express Travel website where payment is made directly to the supplier (ie Fine Hotels & Resorts). For redemptions by phone, the transaction must be for pre-paid return international flights departing from Australia on eligible carriers only. Please contact your Platinum Travel Service for a full updated list of eligible airlines. Travel services provided American Express International, Inc. ABN 15 000 618 208. Incorporated with Limited Liability in Delaware, USA.close
Access is complimentary for the Basic Platinum Business Card Member and one complimentary guest only. The Basic Platinum Business Card Member and guest must be travelling with Virgin Australia domestically. Access is to Virgin Australia-branded lounges in Australia only. Name on boarding pass must match the name on Platinum Business Card. The Platinum Business Card Member and guest must present his or her valid Card and same-day boarding pass (containing their Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer number and status) to Virgin Australia lounge agents. One guest per Basic Platinum Business Card Member permitted. Guest must be travelling on the same Virgin Australia flight and present boarding pass. All access is subject to space availability. This benefit is subject to change. Visit virginaustralia.com/lounge for full terms and conditions.close
Complimentary Priority Pass membership is available to the Basic Platinum and one nominated Supplementary Card Member per account on enrolment to Priority Pass membership. It can take up to eight weeks to receive Priority Pass card. Platinum Business Card Members must present the Priority Pass card and same day boarding pass to gain entry into the lounge. Use of this card means full acceptance of Priority Pass conditions of use. Any travel companions will be assessed a guest visit fee at the prevailing rate, currently USD27, per person, per visit. The fee will be charged to the Platinum Card account on file. Additional Supplementary Card enrolments will be charged at a reduced rate of USD249, per year. Visit prioritypass.com for full program terms and conditions.close
Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program in which you are actively enrolled. Spending at restaurants, airlines and accommodation, major cruise and tour operators will only be eligible for increased Membership Rewards points where they are categorised as such in the American Express Merchant Acceptance system. For example, dining within a retail department store, hotels, pubs and liquor outlets may not be eligible to receive the additional points for restaurants. Spend on airlines or spend on accommodation is eligible for the additional points when paid directly to the merchant or through a travel agent. Membership Rewards points are awarded on the AUD equivalent amount of the spend in foreign currency. Except for spend in foreign currency, purchases at these merchants are only eligible for additional points if the transactions are made in Australia. Selected advertising media channels include, but are not limited to: Fairfax, News Ltd, Google, The Canberra Times, Pacific Publications, ACP Publishing, Cumberland. Selected couriers include, but are not limited to: FedEx, UPS, Schenker Australia, DHL. Selected IT retailers include Apple, Dell, IBM, and exclude department stores and general computer suppliers.close
The American Express Platinum Charge Card could offer you:
The range of protection and benefits varies between American Express Credit Cards and Charge Cards so compare them to see which suits you best.
Our Customer Care Professionals are available 24/7 via phone, email or mail and the first person to answer your call will help you with your enquiry through to resolution. Our Global Assist® team is on hand 24/7 to provide help and support in your own language when you travel outside Australia.
If things should go wrong, we'll soon put them right. All American Express Cards feature Chip and PIN technology and all transactions are processed through our own secure system to minimise the risk of fraud, whether you use your Card at home or abroad.
Wherever your travels take you, you can use your American Express Card. Our Cards are designed for international travel and offer a range of rewards including flights, hotel stays and travel insurance. Enjoy the highest level of protection for making payments overseas so you can relax and enjoy your travel.
Our early detection systems monitor potentially fraudulent activity. Our Online Fraud Protection Guarantee7 means that in the unlikely event you are a victim of card fraud, and you have taken reasonable care with your Card, you won't be held responsible for costs linked to the fraudulent activity.
For added protection, American Express Charge Cards also offer insurances on eligible items bought in Australia such as Purchase Protection5 and Refund Protection5 which means if a retailer refuses to give you your money back, we'll refund the purchase price on eligible items.
We put you firmly in control when it comes to managing your account. Register online and you can view and manage your account anytime of the day or night, virtually anywhere in the world - either online or on your mobile. View your current balance, have updates sent to your phone, pay your bills easily, and manage your rewards points.
To save time, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria:
Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.
Click on the button below to find the Card that best suits you.
American Express credit approval criteria applies. Subject to Terms and Conditions. Fees and charges apply. All information is correct as at 1 January 2016 and is subject to change. This offer is only available to those who reside in Australia. Cards are offered, issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited.
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