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Qantas American Express Ultimate Card

With the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card, you can get rewarded with Qantas points for every dollar you spend. Learn more about the features of using this credit card on this page.

450
annual fee
60,000
bonus Qantas Points
450
Qantas Travel Credit
23.99
interest after interest free period

The Qantas American Express Ultimate Card

Card benefits

$450 annual Qantas Travel Credit

60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases on your new card within the first 3 months

Earn 2.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases at Qantas

Earn 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on card purchases outside of government bodies

Earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent at government bodies

Free access to The Centurion Lounge at Sydney or Melbourne Airport twice a year. Plus two Qantas Club Lounge invitations each year after purchasing select Qantas products and services

Complimentary domestic and international travel insurance (PDS)

Annual Fee: $450/ year

Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this introductory bonus offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer.

You will need to use your annual $450 Qantas Travel Credit on a single travel booking of $450 or more on your eligible Card, made through American Express Travel Online. The Qantas Travel Credit can be redeemed for any eligible Qantas flight booked (i.e. a QF flight number on your ticket). Your booking will be charged in full to your Qantas American Express Ultimate Card and American Express will then credit $450 to your Account within 3 business days but may take up to 30 days. You will still receive your $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year, and your Travel Credit anniversary will remain the same.

We may receive a commission from the card issuer for each applicant of this card. You do not pay this amount. More about this in our credit guide.

Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between credit cards and debit cards?

Credit cards:

  • The credit provider allows you to borrow money from them up to the credit limit
  • Can be used to earn rewards such as frequent flyer points, cash back, and insurances on your purchases
  • There’s usually an interest free period from 44 days to 55 days, where no interest is charged if you pay back the full balance owing before the end of the interest free period
  • Interest will be charged on the amount owing after the interest free period if you don’t pay back the full balance
  • Offers extra fraud protection and protection against unauthorised purchases

Debit cards:

  • Money is deducted from your bank account
  • Since it is your money which you are using, no interest or fees are charged (unless you deduct more money than you have in your account)
  • Generally doesn’t allow you to earn points or cash back
  • Generally no extra insurances and fraud protection are offered on purchases

Do credit cards impact your credit score?

Paying off your full credit card balance each month on time may positively affects your credit score, but not paying back the full balance owing on time may negatively impact your credit score. That’s why it’s important to keep on top of your payments and try to pay off the balance in full and on time each month.

Do you need to pay interest on your credit card?

With every credit card, there’s usually an interest free period of up to 44 days or 55 days, whereby if you pay back the full balance owing on your statement before the interest free period, then no interest is charged.

However, if you don’t pay back the full balance owing before the interest free period, then interest will be charged on the balance owing on your statement. That’s why it’s important to keep on top of your credit card statements and try to pay back the full balance owing each month before the end of the interest free period.

Do credit cards impact your borrowing capacity when you're looking to get a mortgage?

Having a credit card may impact your borrowing capacity, because the banks usually look at the full credit limit that you have on your credit card as a debt, even if you pay back the full balance owing each month on time.