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From the journey to the destination, you'll experience only the most exceptional in travel benefits.

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Curated invites, enviable upgrades and special treatment around the globe.

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Countless opportunities to earn points2 and endless ways to redeem them.

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Before you
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  • Platinum Travel Service3
  • An annual $300 travel credit4
  • Airline Privileges Program5
  • Platinum Fare Guarantee6

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  • Complimentary Priority PassTM Membership7
  • Virgin Australia8 and Sydney Airport American Express Lounge access9

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  • Access to an elite tier of hotel11 & car hire benefits12
  • Special Hotel partner benefits13

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  • Complimentary Travel Insurance for you and your family14
  • Purchase protection and extended warranties14
  • Roadside assistance14

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Countless captivating experiences

Whether you are at home or abroad, your Platinum Concierge is ready to assist 24/7 with everything from restaurant suggestions to organising unforgettable experiences.


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Never-ending rewards

The American Express® Platinum Card places you on the very highest tier of the Membership Rewards program2, with no point capping or expiry2.

3 pts

per dollar spent
at restaurants
nationwide

2 pts

per dollar spent on airlines, accommodation and  
foreign currency

1 pt

per dollar spent on
practically
everything else

0.5 pts

per dollar spent on
bills

Use your points for travel17, including exchanging for reward points from any of our 10 Airline Reward Partner Programs18, retail Gift Cards19, shopping online at davidjones.com.au20, a credit on your account21 or a range of other rewarding possibilities.

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Get off to a great start with


100,000

Membership Rewards Bonus Points1

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100,000
Qantas Points22
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$1,000
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vouchers23

To receive your bonus points, simply apply and be approved by 1 August 2016 then spend $1,000 in the first two months1. New Card Members only.

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Terms & Conditions

American Express income and credit approval criteria applies. Subject to Terms and Conditions. Fees and charges apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over, reside in Australia and earn a minimum income of $100,000 per annum to apply for the American Express® Platinum Card. All information, including fees and charges, are correct as at 1 April 2016 and are subject to change as notified to you from time to time. Cards are offered, issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085).

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1. Membership Rewards Bonus Points Offer. Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 1 August 2016, are approved and spend $1000 on their Card in the first 2 months of Card Membership. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after meeting the spend criteria for the 100,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points to be awarded to the Card Member's account. 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. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.

2. Membership Rewards points earn. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program available at membershiprewards.com.au/termsandconditions. For example, dining within a retail department store, hotels, pubs and liquor outlets may not be eligible to receive the additional points for restaurants. 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. There is no expiry date for points earned while in the program so long as you are an American Express Card Member enrolled in Membership Rewards, and your account is kept in good standing and is not overdue. The American Express® Platinum Card has a points threshold of 300,000 points per year of Membership, after which your earn rate will revert to one point per $1 spent (except for spend at merchants where you earn 0.5 points per $1 spent) .

3. Platinum Travel Service. All fees or amounts payable in relation to the services are inclusive of GST where applicable. All fees, taxes and charges levied by the travel providers and/or air travel suppliers still apply and these are subject to change without notice until such time as tickets are issued. Domestic ticketing includes New Zealand. Travel services provided by American Express International, Inc. ABN 15 000 618 208. Incorporated with Limited Liability in Delaware, USA.

4. Platinum Travel Credit. Card Members are eligible for one travel credit per year on fee renewal date. The $300 travel credit can be redeemed against any single eligible travel booking of $300 total value or more when booking through americanexpress.com.au/platinumtravel. Redemptions by phone, please contact your Platinum Travel Service. 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 $300 contributed by American Express. There is no refund on the $300 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 $300 Platinum Travel Credit. Online redemptions made through americanexpress.com.au/platinumtravel or by phone, is applicable to eligible prepaid 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 where payment is made directly to the supplier (i.e. FINE HOTELS & RESPORTS). Travel services provided American Express International, Inc. ABN 15 000 618 208. Incorporated with Limited Liability in Delaware, USA.

5. Airline Privileges Program. Current Partners: Air China, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, United and Virgin Australia. Terms: The featured savings included in this publication are calculated based on full-priced retail year-round airfares for return companion fares inclusive of taxes, surcharges and fees for the same seat (same carrier, route, date, flight number, booking class and terms and conditions). Prices are subject to availability and subject to change. All airfares must be purchased through the Platinum Travel Service and paid for on the Platinum Card. Airline Partners and offers vary and are subject to change. Airline conditions apply. Contact Platinum Travel for full details on the Airline Privileges Program.

6. Platinum Fare Guarantee. Current Partners: Air China, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Virgin Australia. Terms: Valid for return fares departing from Australia only. Fares must be publicly available in Australia. The fare must be for the same seat (same carrier, route, date, flight number and booking class), with same Terms and Conditions (as specified by the airline) and must be available at the time that the quote is presented to Platinum Travel. Claims must be made by calling your Travel Consultant within 24 hours of booking with Platinum Travel. You will need a same-day valid written competitor quote. The new fare must be ticketed within 24 hours of price match, after which time it will be subject to change until ticketed. Airline Partners are subject to change. Platinum Fare Guarantee valid until 31 December 2016.

7. Priority Pass. Complimentary Priority Pass membership is available to the Primary Platinum and one nominated Supplementary Card Member per account on enrolment. It can take up to eight weeks to receive the Priority Pass Membership card. Platinum 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. One complimentary guest is permitted per eligible enrolled Platinum Card Member only. Any additional 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. Visit prioritypass.com for full program Terms and Conditions.

8. Virgin Australia Lounge Access. Access is complimentary for the Primary Platinum Card Member and one complimentary guest only. The primary Platinum Member must be travelling with Virgin Australia domestically. Access is to Virgin Australia branded lounges in Australia. Name on boarding pass must match the name on the Platinum Card. The Platinum Card Member must present his or her valid American Express® Platinum Card and same day boarding pass (containing your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer number and status) to Virgin Australia lounge agents. One guest per Primary Platinum Card Member permitted. Guest must be travelling on the same Virgin Australia flight and present boarding pass. Access to Virgin Australia's lounges is subject to space availability.

9. American Express Airport Lounges. American Express Platinum Card Members, including Platinum Business Card Members have unlimited complimentary access to The American Express Lounge. 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. To access lounges, present your Platinum Card and government issued ID. In Australia: Platinum Card Member plus up to 2 complimentary guests and children may enter the lounge at no cost. In Brazil locations: Platinum Card Member and up to two travel companions or Card Member's immediate family may enter the Brazilian airport lounges at no cost. For any additional guests, the Card Member will be charged R$15.00 per person (exception: no additional guests allowed in Congonhas lounges). In India locations: Platinum Card Member and up to one complimentary guest allowed and any additional guests will be charged INR750 per person. In Mexico locations: Platinum Card Member and up to 4 guests may enter the lounge at no cost. In Argentina: Platinum Card Member may bring up to 1 guest at no cost. In US locations: Platinum Card Member plus up to 2 complimentary guests or spouse and children may enter the lounge at no cost. Participating airlines and locations subject to change. Entry into The American Express Sydney Airport Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge.

10. Delta Sky Club. The Platinum Card Member must present his or her valid Card, government-issued I.D., and same-day corresponding airline ticket to club agents. Code-share and affiliated lounge agreements may not apply to provide complimentary club access in all cases. Age requirements and policies for admittance to airport club lounges vary by airline and location. Card Members must adhere to all house rules of participating clubs. Partners and locations subject to change without notice. Additional guest access subject to Delta Sky Club's then-current access policy. This information is accurate as of 1 October 2015. For the most current Delta Sky Club access and pricing policy, please visit delta.com/skyclub

11. Hotel Partner Program – Club Carlson. Enrolment in the Club Carlson program is required. Benefits are subject to change. Gold Elite level amenities may not be combined with the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program. All American Express Terms and Conditions apply. All Club Carlson Terms and Conditions apply. To view Terms and Conditions visit clubcarlson.com/termsandconditions American Express reserves the right to instruct Club Carlson to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing. Starwood Preferred Guest. Enrolment in the Starwood Preferred Guest program is required. Benefits are subject to change. Gold Preferred level amenities may not be combined with the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program. Terms and Conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest program apply (available at spg.com). Program enrolment is valid as long as you are a Platinum Card Member and your account is in good standing. Shangri-La. Enrolment in the Golden Circle Jade Membership program is required. Benefits are subject to change and availability may vary by property (for details visit goldencircle.shangri-la.com). Bookings made with FINE HOTELS & RESORTS rates may enjoy the bonus Golden Circle Award Points under the Golden Circle Program Jade membership benefits but may not be combined with any other Golden Circle Program benefits. All special amenities under the Golden Circle Program are subject to availability and may change without prior notice. All Golden Circle terms and conditions apply (for details visit shangri-la.com/corporate/golden-circle/terms-conditions). American Express reserves the right to instruct Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing. Hotel Partner Program – Hilton HHonors. Enrolment into the Hilton Worldwide Hilton HHonors Gold program is required to receive benefits. Benefit is only available only to Platinum Card Members and is not transferable. Eligibility for all on-property HHonors Gold status benefits are subject to full HHonors Terms and Conditions, visit HHonors.com/Terms for more details. Full details of Gold status benefits can be found at HHonors.com/MemberBenefits and are subject to change by Hilton. Gold status benefits are subject to availability at participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio. Once you request enrolment in Hilton HHonors Gold status, American Express will share your enrolment information with Hilton. Hilton may use this information in accordance with its privacy policy which is available at Hilton.com/PrivacyPolicy. If you already have Hilton HHonors Gold status, you will be able to maintain this moving forward without needing to meet any stay requirements, provided you remain an eligible Card Member or until American Express notifies you that the benefit is terminated.

12. Car Hire – Hertz. Benefits vary by location of rental, and may be subject to availability. Hertz Gold Plus Rewards enrolment is required to enjoy all benefits. Terms and Conditions apply. Visit the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards website for full Terms and Conditions (www.hertz.com.au). American Express terms and conditions apply. American Express reserves the right to instruct Hertz to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing. Avis. Enrolment in the Avis Preferred program is required to receive benefits. Benefits are subject to change. All Avis Preferred Terms and Conditions apply. To view partner terms and conditions, visit www.avis.com.au American Express Terms and Conditions apply. American Express reserves the right to instruct Avis to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing.

13. FINE HOTELS & RESORTS. Valid only for new FINE HOTELS & RESORTS bookings made through Platinum Travel Service and Platinum Travel online. Payment must be made in full with an American Express Card in the Platinum Card Member's name. Available for Australian Platinum Card Members and excludes Platinum Credit Card Members. Card Member must travel on itinerary booked to be eligible for benefits described. Noon check–in and room upgrade are based on availability and are provided at check–in. Certain room categories are not eligible for room upgrade; call Platinum Travel Service for details. Breakfast amenity varies by property, but will be, at a minimum, a continental breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in room, with the exception of select properties where In-Room Wi-Fi is included as part of a mandatory daily resort fee or is not available. In these instances, complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided in a common space on property. Call Platinum Travel Services for property specific details regarding Wi-Fi. Benefit restrictions vary by FINE HOTELS & RESORTS property, cannot be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with other offers unless indicated. Benefits and additional FINE HOTELS & RESORTS promotions are only applied at checkout and expire at checkout. Limit of one benefit package per room, per stay. Three room limit per Card Member, per stay; back–to–back stays within a 24–hour period at the same property are considered one stay. Participating FINE HOTELS & RESORTS properties and benefits are subject to change. Small Luxury Hotels of the World. All bookings must be made in advance through the Platinum Travel Service and are subject to availability. Payment must be made using American Express® Platinum Card in Platinum Card Member's name. Benefits valid for Bookings and travel until 31 December 2016 Blackout dates apply. Offers are non–transferable, non combinable, and valid for new bookings only. For full terms and conditions visit http://www.slh.com/amexplatinum. DESIGN HOTELS™. All bookings must be made in advance through the Platinum Travel Service and are subject to availability. Payment must be made using American Express® Platinum Card in Platinum Card Member’s name. Benefits valid for Bookings until 31 December 2016 travel until 30 April 2017. Blackout dates apply. Offers are non-transferable, non combinable, and valid for new bookings only. In the cases where an upgrade is not available due to capacity, an alternative benefit will be offered by the hotel. An upgraded room is defined as a one room category higher than purchased. For full terms and conditions visit http://www.designhotels.com/americanexpressplatinum Local taxes, service charges, deposit and cancellation policies apply – these will be advised at point of reservations and borne by Card Members accordingly.

14. American Express® 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® Platinum Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996) and ACE. This 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. Travel insurance is subject to terms, conditions, exclusions, maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and limits. Supplementary Card Members are not covered for Travel Insurance Benefits.

15. Platinum Taste. Conditions apply. Contact Platinum Concierge for more details. Restaurant partners are subject to change. All bookings must be made through Platinum Concierge.

16. Platinum events and invitations. Invitations will be sent by email only. A valid email address and opt-in to Platinum Marketing communications is required. Event availability is strictly limited.

17. Travel Redemption. All travel arrangements must be prepaid prior to departure to be eligible for Membership Rewards redemptions. Membership Rewards redemptions cannot be used for Cruise Privileges bookings.

18. Membership Rewards Points Transfer. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program available here . 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.

19. Gift Cards. Gift Card or voucher rewards are not redeemable or exchangeable for cash or credit and are valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of issue, unless otherwise stated. Normal retailer Gift Card and voucher conditions apply.

20. Shopping Redemption. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the American Express Membership Rewards program available at membershiprewards.com.au/termsandconditions and David Jones available at davidjones.com.au Only American Express Cards issued by American Express Australia Limited are eligible provided they are enrolled in the Membership Rewards program excluding all supplementary Card. The Primary Card must be used to complete the transaction. A minimum of 3,000 points must be redeemed at any one time.

21. Account Credit Redemption. Points may be redeemed by the Primary Card Member for a credit on the Primary Card Account. American Express may decline a Points for Credit request where the Card Account or Card Member's other accounts with American Express are not in good standing. The redemption of Points for Credit will be administered solely by American Express within 3 business days and cannot be reversed. Redeeming points for Credit is not available for redemption by Corporate Card accounts and is not redeemable for cash via Credit balance refund.

22. Qantas Points. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. Membership of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available here . A joining fee applies. Under Membership Rewards Ascent Premium, a minimum of 2,000 Membership Rewards points may be redeemed for Qantas Points at any one time and must be in whole numbers. Once Membership Rewards points have been redeemed for Qantas Points, they are governed by the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and cannot be reversed. Award flight availability (particularly Classic Awards) is limited, particularly around peak times such as school and public holidays.

23. Travel Vouchers include Travelscene American Express and Harvey World Travel. Gift Card or voucher rewards are not redeemable or exchangeable for cash or credit and are valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the date of issue, unless otherwise stated. Normal retailer Gift Card and voucher conditions apply.

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