Using your
Credit Card overseas

American Express Cards are accepted worldwide and
come with an amazing list of travel benefits.

To make your holiday even more relaxing, there are a few things we suggest you do before you go.

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Pre-travel checklist


  • Check your Card expiry date before you leave, just to make sure it doesn’t expire while you’re overseas.

  • Be aware of your Credit Card limit if you plan on spending while you’re away.

  • Add your card to your Mobile wallet for convenience and safety as you travel.

  • Make note of your insurance company’s phone number and your policy number in case you need to find them.

  • To help avoid late payment fees, set up automatic Credit Card payments before you go.

  • Don’t forget to check out our destination guides before you set off.

Should I tell American Express I’m travelling?

Thanks to American Express Fraud Protection, you don’t need to let us know when you are travelling overseas. Our robust security systems continually monitor suspicious transactions on your Account that we suspect may be fraudulent. If we detect any suspicious activity, we’ll make every effort to contact you.

Managing your Account on the go

Mobile App Amex

Use the American Express® Mobile App to manage your Account, view your transaction history, and access AMEX offers any time, any place.

Need an extra Card for your travel partner?

Apply for an Additional Card to share the benefits and convenience of your American Express® Card when you’re travelling with someone. Earn points on your spending (if eligible) and have a back up Card should anything go wrong.3

Make every trip a rewarding one

Booking your travel

With American Express Travel
Book your flight and accommodation with us and you could earn Membership Rewards points.

With an airline or hotel partner
Your Membership Rewards points can be transferred to book directly with a participating airline or hotel partner1.

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Complimentary Travel Insurance

Some American Express Cards include complimentary domestic and international Travel Insurance2, when you book and pay for your trip with an eligible American Express Card.

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Purchase Travel Insurance

We offer Card Members access to a range of insurance policies with optional extras so you can be sure to find the policy that best suits you.

Discover the Card for frequent travellers

The American Express® Platinum Card

  • Access to 1,400+ airport lounges in over 650 cities across 140 countries and counting4
  • A $450 Travel Credit each Membership year to use on eligible flights, hotels and car hire with American Express Travel5
  • Transfer points to a choice of 10 major airline reward Partner Programs including Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer6

What do you want from a Credit Card?

Everyone’s different, so you need a Credit Card with benefits that best suit your lifestyle. Choose the Credit Card with benefits that best suit you.


Earn Membership
Rewards points from
everyday spending

Frequent Flyer

Maximise rewards
for every trip


Enjoy premium
benefits and service

No Annual Fee

Save more with no
annual fee

Live life to the fullest with American Express Membership

As an American Express Card Member, you get to enjoy travel benefits that take you further, points that are more rewarding, and services that open more doors around the world.

Want to learn more about Credit Cards?

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Maximise your Membership

Make sure you’re making the most of your Card benefits

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Your credit limit

Everything you need to know about your Card limit

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Manage your Card

We’ve made managing your Card Account easy



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