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Why Choose a Travel Rewards Credit Card from American Express®

Choose an American Express Travel Card
 

Earning points

Earning points

Every time you use your Travel Rewards Credit Card to make a purchase, or take advantage of a bonus offer you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer9 and Velocity Frequent Flyer points14. There is no cap on the amount of points that you can earn each month, regardless of how much you spend.

Find out more about earning Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer points.

Airport benefits

Airport benefits

You can enjoy complimentary luggage trolleys, and free recharge stations for your devices. Selected Travel Rewards Credit Cards offer additional benefits such as complimentary lounge access.

Find out more about our great range of airport benefits

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Depending on your Credit Card, you may be covered for flight delays, missed connections or delayed luggage, anywhere in the world1.

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American Express Travel Service

American Express Travel Service

Discover a world of travel experiences, benefit from the very best service and earn Membership Rewards points when you book your travel directly through American Express Travel. Better yet, you can pay, or part pay with your Membership Rewards points2.

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Using your Credit Card overseas

Your American Express® Credit Card can help you at every stage of your journey, wherever it takes you. You can book flights, earn rewards abroad and enjoy the support and security of knowing we’re always here to help you.

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Our featured Travel Rewards Credit Cards

The American Express Explorer Credit Card

The American Express
Explorer® Credit Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Receive a $400 Travel Credit each year3
  • Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases4
  • Transfer your points to a choice of 8 airline partner programs5
  • Two entries per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International (Kingsford Smith) Airport6
  • Domestic and International Travel Insurance7


 

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The Qantas American Express  Ultimate Card

The Qantas
American Express®
Ultimate Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year8. Conditions apply
  • Earn 1.5 Qantas Points9 for every $1 spent on Card purchases, except spend at government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent
  • Enjoy two complimentary lounge passes per year to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport10
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance11
  • Enjoy two complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations each year after your first Card spend on selected Qantas products and services12


 

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The American Express Velocity Platinum Card

The American Express®
Velocity Platinum
Credit Card

  • Bonus Points for new Card Members
  • Complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight to selected cities every Membership year13
  • Earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent14
  • 2 Complimentary entry passes to the American Express Lounge at Sydney International Airport T115
  • 2 complimentary entry passes to the Virgin Australia airport lounges (at selected airports)16
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance17


 

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The American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card

The American Express®
Platinum Edge
Credit Card

  • Receive a $200 Travel Credit each year18
  • Earn up to 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on your Card19
  • Complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance20


 

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A Travel Rewards Credit Card not for you?

Maybe you’re not a frequent traveller, are looking for a balance transfer offer or a Card with no annual fee – whatever you have in mind, we have a Card to suit.

 

 

 

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Why choose American Express?

Accepted at more places

With more Merchants in Australia choosing to accept American Express, including the big brand stores you spend at every day, your points will add up fast.

Where is Amex Accepted? >

Membership experiences

We believe our Card Members deserve more. Discover how we reward our Card Members.

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A great range of Cards

From Charge Cards to Credit Cards – you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

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Terms and Conditions

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Terms and Conditions

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1. The American Express Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions (such as maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and cover limits). You must use your American Express Card to pay for your return trip in order to be eligible for the travel insurance or pay for eligible items in order to be covered under the insurance. The insurance is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) under a group policy held by American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085, AFSL No. 291313) or American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996). Card members are not a party to the group policy, but may be able to claim under it as third party beneficiaries. This webpage does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. You should read the full terms and conditions to decide if this insurance meets your needs.  Full details of the insurance benefits vary from card to card and can be found in the terms and conditions on individual card product pages.

2. You can redeem points for prepaid travel of a nominated value through American Express Travel with point-of-purchase redemption capability. Travel bookings using points may be booked for any person, provided all your accounts are kept in good standing and are not overdue. Points cannot be used for Cruise Privileges bookings. All travel bookings are subject to availability. Subject to the American Express Travel Online standard booking terms and conditions. Redemptions using Membership Rewards points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program.

3. To redeem the Travel Credit, you must have paid the annual fee and minimum payment by the due date. The $400 Travel Credit can be redeemed against any single eligible online travel booking. The Travel Credit can be used for 365 days from the anniversary date and cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year. For bookings less than $400 any unused portion of the Travel Credit will be forfeited, Terms and Conditions apply.

4. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards Gateway program available at membershiprewards.com.au. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; ‘government’, including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies.

5. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards Gateway program available at membershiprewards.com.au. You must be a member of the airline partner program, joining fees may apply and points transferred will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable airline partner program.

6. Entry into The American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Explorer Credit Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into The American Express Lounge per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) for each American Express Card Account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member’s children between the ages of 2-17. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card.

7. Insurances are underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (Chubb) and are subject to Chubb terms, conditions and exclusions. This site does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the American Express Explorer Credit Card Insurance Terms and Conditions available here and consider whether this insurance is appropriate for you.

8. To receive the Qantas Travel Credit, you must have paid the annual Card fee and minimum payment by the due date. The $450 Qantas Travel Credit can be redeemed for any eligible Qantas flight booked (i.e. a QF flight number on your ticket) and paid online through American Express Travel in a single booking. All travel is subject to Qantas Conditions of Carriage. The Travel Credit can be used for 365 days from the anniversary date and cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year. For bookings less than $450 any unused portion of the Qantas Travel Credit will be forfeited. The Qantas Travel Credit will be available each year of Card Membership, as long as you have paid the annual fee and your account is current and in good standing. Subject to Qantas Travel Credit, Terms and Conditions.

9. As long as your account remains current and in good standing. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available at qantas.com/terms. Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the Qantas American Express Card Points Terms and Conditions, and exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies – these do not earn Qantas Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the Qantas American Express Cards Points Terms and Conditions available at americanexpress.com.au/qantaspointsconditions. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; “government”, including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies.

10. Entry into the American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. Qantas American Express Ultimate Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into the American Express Lounge per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) for each American Express Card account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member's children between the ages of 2-17 when accompanied by the Card Member. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card. From time to time, American Express Card Members may be issued with a One-Day Pass for entry into the American Express Lounge at the discretion of American Express.

11. The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions (such as maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and cover limits) - please see the Terms and Conditions. You must use your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card to pay for your return trip in order to be eligible for the travel insurance and pay for eligible items in order to be covered under the insurance. The insurance is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) under a group policy held by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996). Card members are not a party to the group policy, but may be able to claim under it as third party beneficiaries. This communication does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. You should read the full terms and conditions to decide if this insurance meets your needs.

12. Provided you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer and have registered your Qantas Frequent Flyer number with your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card, you are eligible to receive two Qantas Club Lounge Invitations each anniversary year of your Card Membership after purchasing on selected Qantas products and services using your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card. Selected Qantas products and services are Qantas passenger flights with a QF flight number purchased on the Qantas merchant account i.e. with Qantas direct or some travel agents and Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar, Qantas Holidays, and Qantas branded non-airfare products. Subject to the Qantas American Express Card Points Terms and Conditions. Within 1-2 weeks of purchasing selected Qantas products and services, two Qantas Club Lounge Invitations will be assigned to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. Visit the Complimentary Invitations Portal to access your invitation, link it with an eligible Qantas flight booking or find out more information. Qantas Club Lounge Invitations are valid for a single visit by one guest to a Qantas Club Lounge and must be used prior to their expiry. Invitations are subject to the Qantas Club Terms and Conditions and are not valid for Qantas International First Class Lounges, the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business and or oneworld® alliance partner or associated lounges. Qantas Club Invitations cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year and must not be sold, they may only be transferred as allowed by Qantas. Invitations may be revoked or withheld if your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card account is not in good standing, if the selected Qantas products and services are refunded in full or if you have not complied with these Qantas Club Invitation Conditions, the Credit Card Terms and Conditions or the Qantas Club Lounge Access Terms and Conditions.

13. The complimentary domestic Economy Virgin Australia return flight is only 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 Virgin Australia nor American Express guarantees 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. All travel 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.

14. As long as your account remains current and in good standing. Velocity Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; "government", including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies. The additional Velocity Point earned per $1 spent applies only to Virgin Australia purchases made in Australia.

15. Entry into the American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into the American Express Lounge per calendar year (1st January to 31st December) for each American Express Card account. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member’s children between the ages of 2-17. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express Card. From time to time, American Express Card Members may be issued with a One-Day Pass for entry into the American Express Lounge at the discretion of American Express.

16. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card Member's Velocity membership card annually on or after each annual Card fee renewal date. Single Entry passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports and entry is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available here and as amended from time to time.

17. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. The complimentary travel insurance cover is also subject maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and limits and is available when you use your American Express Velocity Platinum Card to pay for return domestic or international travel. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL 239687) (Chubb). Refer to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances Terms and Conditions between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL 237996) (American Express) and Chubb available here. This communication does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.

18. To redeem the Travel Credit, you must have paid the annual fee and minimum payment by the due date. The $200 Travel Credit can be redeemed against any single eligible online travel booking. The Travel Credit can be used for 365 days from the anniversary date and cannot be carried forward to any subsequent year. For bookings less than $200 any unused portion of the Travel Credit will be forfeited, Terms and Conditions apply.

19. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program available at membershiprewards.com.au.

20. Insurance is only available when you use your Card to pay for your travel. Insurances are underwritten by Chubb Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) (Chubb) and are subject to Chubb terms, conditions and exclusions. This site does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card Insurance Terms and Conditions available here and consider whether this insurance is appropriate for you.