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The American Express® Platinum Card

American Express Platinum Card

Receive

80,000

Membership Rewards Bonus Points*

New Card
Members only

Endless experiences, unrivalled travel benefits and exceptional service.
Welcome to a world of countless possibilities; welcome to the world of Platinum.

Richer travel experiences

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

Limitless opportunities

With curated invites, enviable upgrades and special treatment around the globe, the Platinum Card perfectly complements your lifestyle.

Extensive rewards

Countless opportunities to earn points16 and endless ways to redeem them, including exchanging for reward points from any of our 10 airline rewards partner programs1.

Boundless travel benefits

Before you depart

Platinum Travel Service2 An annual $200 online travel credit3 Airline Privileges Program4 Platinum Fare Guarantee5 Discover more

The journey

Complimentary Priority Pass
Membership6
Virgin Australia lounge access7 and American Express Lounge Access 8 Discover more

Your destination

Access to elite tier of hotel10 & car
benefits11
Accor Advantage Plus12 Membership Special benefits from our hotel partners13 Discover more
Countless captivating experiences

A Platinum Card means your very own Platinum Concierge is ready to assist 24/7, whether you are at home or abroad. From restaurant suggestions to organising unforgettable experiences, they are committed to enriching your everyday in every way possible. Discover more

Never-ending rewards

The American Express® Platinum Card places you on the very highest tier of the Membership Rewards program16 – with no capping or expiry17 on your points. That means that as long as you continue to use your Card, the rewards will keep coming.

3pts

per dollar spent at restaurants
Australia-wide

1pt

per dollar spent on everything else, except those listed in 0.5pts

0.5pts

per dollar spent on utilities, telecommunications companies, non American
Express provided
insurance and
government bodies

Use your points for travel18, retail Gift Cards19, shopping online at davidjones.com.au20, a credit on your account21 or a range of other rewarding possibilities.

The earn rate threshold is 300,000 points per year at which point earn rate reverts to 1 point or 0.5 points per 1 dollar spent thereafter.16

Protection that goes where you do
1

Travel Insurance22

Receive complimentary Travel Insurance for you and your immediate family as defined in the insurance terms and conditions. This covers such things as overseas Medical Emergencies, Travel Cancellation expenses and lost or stolen baggage. Read more

3

Roadside Assistance22

You're covered for towing and on-the-spot repairs up to $200 for breakdowns when you're travelling locally.

Get off to a great start

Apply for a new Platinum Card before 31 July 2015 and be approved, to receive 80,000 Membership Rewards Bonus Points* just for joining and spending $500 in the first two months. That means you'll be in a great position to commence your next adventure.

80,000

points

=

80,000

Qantas Points24

American Express Platinum Card

The American Express® Platinum Card

Start living life without limits.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

To save time before you apply for your Platinum Card, it's best to make sure you can say yes to the following:

  • I am aged over 18
  • I am an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • I have a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $100,000 or more
  • I have no history of bad debt or payment default
  • And if self employed, I have been trading for at least 18 months or 12 months if I hold an existing American Express issued Card

If you can say yes, go ahead. Your application takes less than 10 minutes and we may be able to give you a response in less than 60 seconds – so apply now.

Terms and 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 25 February 2015 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, Australian Credit Licence No. 291313.).

* Membership Rewards Bonus Points Offer. Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 31 July 2015, are approved and spend $500 on their Card in the first 2 months of Card Membership. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after meeting the spend criteria for the 80,000 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Licenced Travel Agent, 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Licence No., NSW – 2TA000113.
  3. Platinum Travel Credit. Card Members are eligible for one travel credit per year on fee renewal date. 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. Online redemptions made through americanexpress.com.au/platinumtravel The credit 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 that are reserved on the American Express Travel website where payment is made directly to the supplier (i.e. Fine Hotels & Resorts). Redemptions by phone: The transaction must be for prepaid 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. Licenced Travel Agent, 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Licence No., NSW- 2TA000113.
  4. Airline Privileges Program. Current Partners: Air China, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, 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.
  5. 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 2015.
  6. Priority Pass. Complimentary Priority Pass membership is available to the Basic 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.
  7. Virgin Australia Lounge Access. Access is complimentary for the Basic Platinum Card Member and one complimentary guest only. The basic 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 Basic 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. This benefit is subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
  8. American Express Airport Lounges Terms and Conditions. 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.
  9. Delta Sky Club, Terms and Conditions. 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 March 2015. For the most current Delta Sky Club access and pricing policy, please visit delta.com/skyclub
  10. Hotel Partner Program – Le Club Accorhotels. Enrolment in the Le Club Accorhotels program is required to receive Platinum tier benefits. Benefits are subject to change. Benefits are subject to availability and may vary by property. After five years of Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, annual renewal at Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status will require member to complete at least one (1) paid stay at an eligible Accorhotels property during the preceding five-year period. Platinum status amenities may not be combined with the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program. All Le Club Accorhotels Terms and Conditions apply. To view Terms and Conditions visit accorhotels.com. American Express reserves the right to instruct Accor Le Club to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing. 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.
  11. 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 programme 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.
  12. Accor Advantage Plus. Enrolment is required and available until 30 September 2015. Complimentary membership is annual within the benefit validity after which standard eligibility criteria applies. Membership privileges will only be granted on presentation of a valid Accor Advantage Membership Card. Member must identify themselves as an Accor Advantage Plus member at time of booking. American Express reserves the right to instruct Accor hotels to cancel your membership if you cease to be a Platinum Card Member or your account is not in good standing. Visit accoradvantageplus.com for full membership conditions, benefits and participating properties. Complimentary night stay rooms are limited each night per participating property and must be made using your membership e-certificate at accoradvantageplus.com or through Accor Reservation Services. Any reservations made via Accor Reservation Services will incur a booking fee. A maximum of one e-certificate can be used per consecutive stay.
  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 wher 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 2015 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 2015 travel until 30 April 2016. 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. Taste from Platinum. Conditions apply. Contact Platinum Concierge for more details. Restaurant partners are subject to change. All bookings must be made through Platinum Concierge. Availability limited to one table and up to four diners per restaurant. Reserved table held until 10am each day.
  15. Platinum events and invitations. Invitations will be sent by email only. A valid email address and opt-in to Platinum Marketing is required. Event availability is strictly limited.
  16. Membership Rewards points earn. Subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Membership Rewards program available at membershiprewards.com.au/termsandconditions 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 (see americanexpress.com.au/earnrate for details). 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).
  17. Membership Rewards points expiry. 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
  18. 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. Travel Services are arranged by American Express International Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208). Licensed travel agent, 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Licence No. ACT – 18800682, NSW – 2TA000113, VIC – TA – 30233, QLD – 3497079, SA – 214584, WA – 9TA81, TAS – TAS064
  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. This includes the David Jones American Express Card and David Jones American Express® Platinum Cards. 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 Basic 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. 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. Roadside assistance. Full details about Roadside and Home Assistance are contained in the American Express® Platinum Card Insurance Terms and Conditions booklet which you should receive in your welcome pack upon approval. Please read this booklet carefully and consider whether this product is suitable for you.
  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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 Platinum Card Members, including Platinum Business Card Members have unlimited complimentary access to The American Express Lounge. All other eligible cards 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, and up to two guests travelling with the Basic or Supplementary Platinum 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.

Membership Rewards

Membership Rewards offers Platinum Card Members a whole world of redemption options – from international and domestic travel, to retail gift cards, homewares and a range of personal and professional services.

See just a few of the many items you can redeem for below.

Retail

  • $250 Coles-Myer Group Gift Card (32,500 points)1

Travel

  • Round Trip Business Class ticket from Sydney to Melbourne on Qantas (32,000 points)2

Services

  • One month worth of Secure Parking in the Sydney CBD (54,070 points)3
  1. Points price quoted valid as of 2 April 2014 through the Membership Rewards Program. Membership Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
  2. Points price quoted valid as of 3 April 2014 through Qantas & Partner Classic Awards fares. Excludes taxes, fees and carrier charges, which are payable direct with carrier in addition to the points required. Membership Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyer Program terms and conditions apply. Membership Rewards Points must be transferred to partner first, a minimum of 2,000 points can be transferred.
  3. Points price quoted valid as of 1 April 2014 through Membership Rewards Concierge on 1300 731 794 with Secure Parking at Atrium Car Park on Pitt Street. Membership Rewards terms and conditions apply.

Retail

  • KitchenAid Platinum Collection Stand Mixer on davidjones.com.au (107,865 points)1

Travel

  • Round Trip Business Class ticket to Hong Kong from Sydney on Cathay Pacific (80,000 points)2

Services

  • 20 Gold Class Event Cinema passes (69,150 points)3
  1. Points price quoted valid as of 2 April 2014 through David Jones Online using Membership Rewards Points at checkout. Membership Rewards and David Jones terms and conditions apply.
  2. Points price quoted valid as of 2 April 2014 through Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Excludes taxes, fees and carrier charges, which are payable direct with carrier in addition to the points required. Membership Rewards and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles terms and conditions apply. Membership Rewards Points must be transferred to partner first, a minimum of 5,000 points can be transferred.
  3. Points price quoted valid as of 3 April 2014 through Membership Rewards Concierge on 1300 731 794, quote includes registered post delivery. Membership Rewards terms and conditions apply.

Retail

  • 5 x $1,000 Domayne Gift Cards (575,000 points)1

Travel

  • Two round–trip First Class tickets from Sydney to Los Angeles on Virgin Australia (564,000 points)2

Services

  • $4,500 in Legal fees (525,000 points)3
  1. Points price quoted valid as of 2 April 2014 through the Membership Rewards Program. Membership Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
  2. Points price quoted valid as of 2 April 2014 through Velocity Frequent Flyer Program. Excludes taxes, fees and carrier charges, which are payable direct with carrier in addition to the points required. Membership Rewards and Velocity terms and conditions apply. Membership Rewards Points must be transferred to partner first, a minimum of 2,000 points can be transferred.
  3. Points price quoted valid as of 3 April 2014 through Membership Rewards Concierge on 1300 731 794, for a Card Member supplied invoice to the sum of $4500 inc GST. Membership Rewards terms and conditions apply.

Before you depart

Put the enjoyment back into travel by letting the Platinum Travel Service2 take care of the details. Whether it's a once in a lifetime adventure or simply a mid-week business trip, we can take care of everything from booking flights and accommodation to suggestions for events and places to enjoy once you arrive.

If you need a little inspiration, we have limitless suggestions on unique hotels and resorts in awe-inspiring destinations that are sure to delight. You can look forward to added travel benefits including a $200 travel credit3 once your annual Card fee has been billed to your account each year. You can put this $200 Travel Credit towards any eligible prepaid flights, hotels or car hire when booking these travel arrangements online with American Express Travel. Cruises and experiences are excluded.

Our Airline Privileges program offers great savings on First and Business Class fares with some of the world's leading airlines4 and our Platinum Fare Guarantee5 means that if you happen to find the same First Class or Business Class airfare with any of our selected airline partners for less, we'll offer you the lower price, guaranteed. Valid until 31 December 2015.

Airline Partners

  • Air China
  • British Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • LAN Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • United Airlines
  • Air China
  • British Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • LAN Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Virgin Australia

Countless captivating experiences

Taste from Platinum

Enhance your dining experiences with 'Taste from Platinum'14 – designed to give Platinum Card Members access to the best in dining; whether it's an exceptional weeknight meal, an evening spent in a three-hatted restaurant or a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant while you are abroad. We've even reserved a table at some of Australia's top restaurants until 10am each day, just for Platinum Card Members.

By Invitation Only

As a Platinum Card Member you can also expect invites to events you'll truly savour. By Invitation Only15 events include film premieres and VIP launches that will see you rubbing shoulders with all the right people in settings you're sure to love.

American Express Invites

American Express Invites will open the door to unforgettable experiences with access to pre-sale tickets for some of your favourite artists with no additional pre-sale fee*. We also regularly reserve some of the best seats in the house for a variety of concerts and shows, just for our Card Members.

*Standard booking and processing fees may apply as charged by individual ticketing agents.

The journey

Platinum Card Members have access to over 800 airport lounges6,7,8 in 100 countries through our airport lounge partners.

With Priority PassTM6 you can truly enjoy every part of your journey, with access for you and one of your Supplementary Card Members to any of over 700 airport lounges6 worldwide. What's more, you can both invite a guest to join you.

If you're flying domestically with Virgin Australia, you and a travelling companion also have complimentary access to the Virgin Australia Lounges7.

Worldwide airport lounge access

Required for entry

  • Platinum Card
  • Boarding Pass

Available for

  • Primary Card Member with a guest

Virgin Australia Lounges

  • Australia wide, full list here.

Required for entry

  • Priority Pass Card

Available for

  • Primary and one Supplementary Card Member with a guest each

Priority Pass Locations

  • Over 700 lounges worldwide, full list here:

Required for entry

  • Platinum Card
  • Boarding Pass

Available for

  • Primary and Supplementary Card Members

The American Express Sydney Airport Lounge25

Platinum Card Members can enjoy unlimited, complimentary access to the new American Express Lounge at Sydney International (Kingsford Smith) Airport T1. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and indulge before your next flight.

Access to the lounge is exclusive to select American Express Card Members only. It’s simple to enter – just present your American Express Platinum Card and same-day boarding pass to staff at the reception. American Express Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Members, their children aged 2-17 and up to two guests are eligible for complimentary entry.

The lounge facilities include:

  • Gourmet seasonal buffet
  • Premium bar; including complimentary wines and spirits
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Computer bar with printer/fax/copier facilities
  • TV and a selection of local and international magazines and newspapers
  • Flight information display screen

The lounge is conveniently located in Terminal 1, next to Gate 24 and is open from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week.

American Express Lounge Locations

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Mexico

Required for entry

  • Platinum Card
  • Boarding Pass

Available for

  • Primary and Supplementary Card Members

Delta Sky Club Lounge Locations

Your destination

Get the exceptional treatment you deserve, wherever you travel, with complimentary elite tier membership to many of the world's leading hotel and car rental companies' loyalty programs.10,11

Being a Platinum Card Member means you join at an elevated level, so rewards such as room upgrades, late check-outs, welcome gifts and upmarket rental cars are already waiting for you to enjoy.

Hotel loyalty programs

Hotels included

  • Sheraton®
  • Westin®
  • Le Méridien®
  • St. Regis®
  • W Hotels®
  • ElementSM

Your Membership

  • Starwood Preferred Guest® Gold10
  • Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Member

Benefits

  • Welcome gift at check-in
  • Earn three Starpoints® per US dollar spent (a 50% bonus over Preferred members)

Hotels included

  • Radison Blu®
  • Park Inn by Radison®
  • Country Inns & Suites by CarlsonSM

Your Membership

  • Club CarlsonSM Gold Elite10
  • Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Member

Benefits

  • 35% Club Carlson bonus points on every eligible stay

Hotels included

  • Sofitel
  • Novotel
  • Mercure
  • MGallery
  • Pullman

Your Membership

  • Le Club Accorhotels - Platinum10
  • Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Member

Benefits

  • 100% point bonus throughout your stay

Plus, your complimentary membership in the Accor Advantage Plus12 program means you'll experience preferential treatment, discounts on accommodation and dining plus an annual complimentary night's stay at your choice of over 200 Australian hotels or one of over 500 hotels throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

When it comes to unforgettable holiday experiences, you can rest assured the Platinum Card delivers, every time. We offer a selection of unsurpassed accommodation across the world, including the unparalleled luxury of FINE HOTELS & RESORTS13 properties, the one of a kind opulence of the Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM13 and the inspirational culture and service offered by DESIGN HOTELSTM13.

Whatever destination you choose, you'll be sure to experience exclusive privileges, preferential treatment and unexpected moments of delight only available to Platinum Card Members.

Car rental loyalty programs

Your Membership

  • Five Star tier11

What you get with Platinum

  • Discounted rates on vehicle hire
  • Up to a 4-hour grace period when returning the car

Who benefits

  • Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Members

Your Membership

  • Avis Preferred11

What you get with Platinum

  • Up to 15% discount on Avis Published Rates
  • One car-class upgrade, subject to availability

Who benefits

  • Primary and Supplementary Platinum Card Members

Travel Insurance

Stay safe and secure on your travels with complimentary Travel Insurance for you, your spouse and dependent children when you pay for travel on your Card as defined in the insurance terms and conditions. This cover includes:

  • Medical Emergency Expenses Cover22 to meet your immediate needs – includes repatriation.
  • Travel Inconvenience Cover22 covering you for time delays, missed connections and mislaid luggage.
  • Transport Accident Cover22, offering protection when travelling on public transport.

You will receive the complimentary Platinum Insurance cover whenever you pay for your trip in full with either your Membership Rewards or Frequent Flyer points.