How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2019

Are you, a friend or a family member looking to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free? You’re in luck!

Qantas Frequent Flyer membership usually costs a hefty $99.50 for Australians (a $10 increase was levied at the beginning of 2019), however, as we’ll explain below, there are many ways to join the program without paying a cent.

It works like this: Qantas Frequent Flyer provides several free membership join codes, and most are open to the public. We’ve put together a step by step guide to signing up for free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll be able to access a range of valuable program benefits – without forking out the hefty $99.50 membership fee.

Why join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free?

Qantas Frequent Flyer is Australia’s leading airline loyalty program. In a nutshell, membership unlocks the ability to earn Qantas points and redeem them for fantastic rewards. Those who fly frequently also gain the ability to earn Status Credits.

One of the key benefits of the program is that you don’t need to step on a plane to earn points. In Australia, for example, it’s very easy to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points with a top Qantas credit card. You can discover top Qantas credit cards offering up to 120,000 bonus points here.

You can also earn Qantas Points as part of an everyday routine. You could earn Qantas points when you buy your groceries at Woolworths when you shop online via the Qantas Online Mall or even when you purchase wine.

Once you’ve joined Qantas Frequent Flyer and started earning points, it’s time to redeem them. And this is where savvy travellers can unlock seriously lucrative rewards.

We’ve written about many different and valuable ways that members can use Qantas points. These include redeeming points for flights in Qantas A380 First Class or Emirates First Class, saving them up for an amazing around the world trip or even spending them on goods at the Qantas Store.

You can use Qantas Frequent Flyer points to redeem flights in Qantas First Class

How do I join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2019?

There are a number of ways you can join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free and skip the hefty $99.50 membership fee. The quickest and easiest is to access a complimentary join code and use it to sign up directly on the Qantas website.

We’ve located a publicly available complimentary sign-up code which is found here. There’s no need to enter the promo code into the sign-up form – it’s pre-filled.

To get your free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, simply complete the application form and accept the terms and conditions of the program.

The free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership offer is available to all Australian and New Zealand residents who are not already Qantas Frequent Flyer members.

You can use it for yourself, your family and your friends – possibly saving a significant amount of money along the way!

What happens after I sign up for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership?

Once you complete the application form to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free, you will receive your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number instantly. This means that you can start to earn Qantas points and status credits straight away.

Your personalised membership card will be sent to you in the post (you’ll need to allow 14 days for delivery).

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Your Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card will be sent to you in the post. As you earn Qantas status credits, you’ll progress up the membership ranks. Source: Qantas

Other ways to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free

There are a number of other ways to obtain free membership of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. We’ve listed out the additional options below.

Use a promo code for a Qantas partner

Qantas has formal partnerships in place with a range of travel and transportation companies. Often, free join promo codes are provided as part of these tie-ups. Right now, you can access instant complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership sign up links for Ingogo or Luxury Escapes

Sign up for a Qantas credit card

A range of Qantas credit cards unlock free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership – and many also come with a large serving of Qantas Points. Many Qantas credit cards will waive the $99.50 Qantas Frequent Flyer membership fee when you opt to sign up at the time you apply.

You can check out Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card deals offering up to 120,000 Qantas Points here

Sign up for free to Qantas Cash

Signing up for Qantas Cash delivers membership of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free, letting you skip the $99.50 joining fee. How does Qantas Cash work? It is a prepaid travel card that runs off your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card.

Qantas Cash can be a useful product for those who prefer not to spend money on credit cards. The card unlocks the ability to lock in exchange rates and spend in up to 11 international currencies in Australia and overseas. It’s important to note that the exchange rates levied by Qantas may not always be the most competitive available, so do your research before you lock currency in.

Join via Woolworths Rewards

Qantas Frequent Flyer and Woolworths have had a longstanding relationship through the Woolworths rewards program.

Once you hold Woolworths Rewards membership, you can sign up for free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. Woolworths Rewards can be a very useful program for Qantas Frequent Flyers to join, as it unlocks the ability to earn Qantas points on everyday grocery purchases.

Join via Deliveroo

In addition to earning 1 Qantas Point per $1 you spend with Deliveroo, you can also join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free with a DELIVEROO code. There’s no need to enter the promo code in the sign-up form, you’ll find it pre-filled here.

We’ve previously written about a range of ways that you can earn Qantas points through dining in or out – including via food delivery service, Deliveroo.

Joining Qantas Frequent Flyer for free: Conclusion

With so many ways to obtain free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, there’s really no reason why anyone should pay the hefty membership fee in 2019. And once you’ve joined up, there are so many ways to earn and redeem Qantas points for valuable travel redemptions

If you know of a family member or friend who is yet to join the program, be sure to let them know how they can avoid paying a Qantas Frequent Flyer membership fee.

Here at The Champagne Mile, we’re all about helping Australian travellers find ways to collect Qantas Points and maximise value from them. If you’d like to find out all the latest Qantas tips, deals and news, take a few seconds to subscribe to our newsletter, below:

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13 thoughts on “How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free in 2019”

  1. Russ Humphreys

    Hi Adele I am new to the whole ‘frequent flyer’ program mythology – your article is a godsend as I didn’t really like the idea of forking out the $99.00 fee – it makes me wonder why on earth Qantas are charging it f it can be gotten for free?
    I am going on my ‘first european holiday’ ever next year and it will be great to get some points under my belt so I will be an avid subscriber to your website – many thanks Adele.

    1. Hi Ross, despite many different ways to join for free, unfortunately some people do still pay for Qantas Frequent Flyer membership. I’m glad you came across our post and were able to save on the joining fee. Enjoy your holiday!

  2. Hi Adele,
    I am from India and Me and my wife just joined the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program as we will be travelling to Australia soon. How do I know if it was free or will get charged at a later date. Our membership nos are . Can you check and confirm? We had also travelled to Australia in February 2019. Can we get this flight added to the frequent flyer membership, and if so, how do we go about? Would appreciate your reply soonest, as I have to go about booking my flight to Australia.
    Tks in advance.

    1. Hi Henry, I’ve redacted the membership numbers you originally included in your comment. In answer to your questions, there will be no fee charged for your existing Qantas Frequent Flyer membership at a later date. To link your frequent flyer number to a previous booking, you’d need to get in touch with Qantas directly to check if it is possible to attach it to a flight back from February – as a general travel website, we don’t have any official relationship with the program or hold any of your personal information, so I’m unable to look into this for you. For your upcoming flight, if you are planning to book directly with Qantas, ensure you are logged in when you book, and your frequent flyer number should attach automatically to the booking.

  3. Can I join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free if I am a Canadian? I travel to Australia every year to visit my daughter who lives there. If so, how do I do that? I am presently trying to book a flight for December.

  4. Hi Adelle! I am just wondering if I can still join Qantas Frequent Flyer for Free even if I am not Australian Citizen? I am trying to book a flight going to Melbourne from Singapore and will be staying in Melbourne for roughly 2 years due to my studies. Hope I can here from you. Thank you!

    1. Hi Adrian, yes, you can certainly join Qantas Frequent Flyer if you are not an Australian citizen via one of the links we’ve provided above. Enjpy your time in Australia and best of luck on your Qantas Points earning journey 🙂

  5. Hi Adele,
    Wow ! I love your website here, full of good information and I just saved $398.00 in signing up our family of 4 to Qantas Frequent Flyer program by using the information on your page here. That is fantastic ! I have signed up to receive your newsletters and I am about to explore all the goodies on here. Thanks a Million !

    1. Thanks for the kind words Eric. Glad you managed to save money by joining Qantas Frequent Flyer for free, and all the best with your points collecting journey. Kind regards, Adele

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