Getting ahead with Qantas Points Club in 2024

Qantas Points Club is designed to reward people who earn Qantas points from the couch, regardless of how often they fly.

Offering two membership levels – Points Club and Points Club Plus – there are plenty of perks on offer. The program unlocks the ability to earn Qantas Points and Status Credits, shopping discounts at Qantas Marketplace, score Qantas Club lounge passes, and even complimentary Qantas Club membership.

In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into why Qantas Points Club is worth chasing, while showcasing tips for unlocking top-tier membership.

How does Qantas Points Club work?

First things first, it’s important to understand that Qantas Points Club sits alongside and separately from the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Essentially, the scheme is designed to incentivise consumers who earn most of their Qantas Points on the ground, as opposed to in the air.

qantas points club flowchart

The concept is quite simple: Points earned on the ground from eligible partners and activities contribute towards Points Club tiers. By ‘unlocking’ a Points Club membership tier, you’ll unlock a range of travel benefits that used to only be available to frequent flyers.

There are literally hundreds of ways to earn Qantas Points on the ground. Shopping at the Qantas Marketplace or Woolworths, booking at Qantas Hotels or signing up for a new Qantas credit card offer many opportunities to move up the Points Club membership tiers.

What are the Qantas Points Club membership tiers?

Each membership year, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can automatically achieve Points Club status upon earning up to a specific threshold of points.

There are two levels of Qantas Points Club membership, based on an individual’s Qantas Points earn in their membership year. The table below sets out the two tiers and highlights the number of points required:

Membership LevelQantas Points Needed
Points Club150,000 Qantas Points
Points Club Plus350,000 Qantas Points

Qantas Points Club: This first-tier membership level is unlocked when you earn a minimum of 150,000 Qantas Points in your membership year.

Qantas Points Club Plus: This is the second and highest level of Points Club. Points Club Plus is reserved exclusively for members who earn 350,000 points or more in a membership year, rewarding them with a variety of premium perks and benefits.

It’s important to note that the number of points from any individual transaction that counts towards Points Club is capped at 125,000 Qantas Points.

With this in mind, it pays to be strategic and seek out high points earning opportunities. For example, if you earn 150,000 points as a sign-on bonus for a Qantas-linked credit card in one transaction, 125,000 of those points will count toward Points Club membership.

Once a new membership level is unlocked, Qantas Points Club members gain access to a range of new benefits and exclusive offers.

How can I earn lots of Qantas Points fast?

If you’re seeking ways to obtain a significant number of Qantas Points in one transaction, pushing you closer to Qantas Points Club membership, there are plenty of strategies to consider. Below are our top tips for obtaining a significant serve of points in one go:

Get approved for a Qantas-linked credit card: Depending on the product you choose, a Qantas-linked credit card could earn you stacks of Qantas Points fast. From time to time, card providers roll out significant bonus point sign up offers, which is almost enough to get you to Qantas Points Club level one membership. Browse our current Qantas Credit Card offers here

Take up Qantas Health Insurance: Qantas Health Insurance often runs sign-on bonuses for new members. Qantas Health insurance promotions change frequently, and it’s sometimes possible to obtain up to 100,000 bonus points or more, simply for taking up a new policy. Often, these policies need to be held for just 60 days. You can also earn points on Qantas Travel Insurance. Points can also be racked up via the related Qantas Wellbeing app.

Transfer Qantas Points from a flexible membership program: From time to time, Qantas runs points transfer promotions for consumers who hold proprietary rewards program charge and credit cards such as the Amex Platinum Card. These promotions can see Australians obtain a transfer bonus of up to 25%, simply for transferring points into Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Complete surveys with Red Planet Portal: The Qantas-owned online survey panel, Red Planet Portal, delivers Qantas Points for responding to online questionnaires.

Earn Qantas Points via Woolworth Everyday Rewards: Earning Qantas Points on grocery shopping is a no-brainer, and it can help savvy frequent flyers to reach Points Club membership sooner. Through Everyday Rewards, members can opt to sweep points across to Qantas Frequent Flyer on a regular basis. Better still, it’s possible to manually convert points across to Qantas at a time of the member’s choosing. This approach can be used to strategically time a ‘top up’ of points with a view to attaining or retaining Points Club membership.

To ensure you’re across the latest promotions, check our website regularly for the latest deals. For savvy points collectors, it’s easy to combine multiple points-earning opportunities with a view to unlocking level two Qantas Points Club membership.

Can I earn Qantas Points Club status through flying?

The aim of Qantas Points Club is to incentivise those who rack up points on the ground, therefore, only limited rewards are awarded for flying. It’s also focussed towards consumers, as opposed to business owners.

That said, each membership year, Qantas will count 20,000 Qantas Points earned from flying and 20,000 Qantas Points earned via Qantas Business Rewards towards Points Club membership. It’s worth bearing in mind that Qantas Points earned via Loyalty Bonus, elite status bonus rewards or family transfer will not be counted towards Points Club or Points Club Plus membership.

What key benefits does Qantas Points Club membership deliver?

Qantas Points Club offers a range of enticing benefits and perks to those who buy as opposed to fly. Key benefits include:

Qantas lounge access: Points Club members receive two digital Qantas Club lounge invitations each year, while Points Club Plus unlocks a complimentary Qantas Club membership.

Earn Status credits on award flights: Both tiers of Qantas Points Club membership unlock the ability to earn Status Credits on Classic Reward flights booked with Qantas Points.

Earn more points at Qantas Hotels: Points Club members earn 25% extra frequent flyer points when booking through Qantas Hotels. The bonus points earn is boosted to 50% for Points Club Plus members. This excludes Airbnb bookings.

Status Credit rollover: Top-tier Qantas Points Club Plus members unlock the ability to roll over 100 status credits each membership year. This counts towards earning Silver, Gold, or Platinum status, but it doesn’t apply to Platinum One.

Earn more points with Qantas Wine: Both membership levels receive complimentary Qantas Wine premium membership. Points Club Plus members benefit further, with 10% off most wines available for purchase (excludes Penfolds).

Qantas Points Club also offers the following vouchers and points reward benefits for members:

Points ClubPoints Club Plus
$50 Qantas Hotels voucher$100 Qantas Hotels voucher
$50 Qantas Wine birthday voucher (minimum spend $149)2 x $50 Qantas Wine birthday vouchers (minimum spend $149)
Reward of 2,500 points for earning 250,000 eligible Qantas PointsReward of 2,500 points for earning 250,000 eligible Qantas Points

In addition to the key perks listed above, there are other benefits on offer with partners including Avis, Qantas Insurance, and the Qantas Rewards Store. You can review key Points Club benefits by membership tier in the table below:

qantas points club membership benefits list

Accessing Qantas lounges with Points Club

If you’ve considered purchasing a Qantas Club membership but have balked at the high cost, then obtaining lounge invitations or complimentary access through Qantas Points Club could represent a better way to work your way into the frosted doors of the Qantas lounge network.

qantas club membership Lounge

Qantas Points Club delivers two complimentary Qantas Club invites each membership year for tier 1 members. High-spending Points Club Plus members receive a digital Qantas Club membership.

Note that Points Club doesn’t deliver a physical Qantas Club card or passes. Instead, you can access lounges using a digital Qantas Club membership card or pass that is accessible on the Qantas website or through the Qantas app.

It’s worth bearing in mind that many credit cards offer complimentary Qantas Club passes each year.

Earning Status Credits with Qantas Points Club

One feature of the Qantas Points Club that I’m particularly excited about is the ability to earn status credits on Qantas Classic Reward flight bookings. This perk effectively represents a shortcut to elite Qantas Frequent Flyer status.

qantas a380 first class suite

This is a game-changing feature for many Qantas Frequent Flyers – particularly for those who routinely use their points to book award travel in premium cabins.

How many Status Credits can I earn with Qantas Points Club?

We’ve pulled together the tables below to show how many Status Credits it’s possible for Points Club members to earn on Qantas Classic Flight Rewards by booking class/cabin.

The following table lists out Status Credit earn for Qantas Classic Reward flights in domestic Australia:

Economy (X)Prem Economy (Z)Business (U)
Domestic Australia short flights (0 to 750 miles)71018
Domestic Australia medium flights (751 to 1,500 miles)111528
Domestic Australia long flights (1,501 and over miles)152038

The following table lists out Status Credit earn on Qantas Classic Reward flights originating in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney to the following international destinations:

DestinationEconomyPrem EconomyBusinessFirst
New Zealand or Papua New Guinea15203236
Northeast Asia or Southeast Asia22304854
West Coast USA/Canada or Dubai33457281
East Coast USA/Canada or Europe5270112126

Status Credit earn on other routes can be found on the Qantas Points Club website here.

Status Credit roll over

Beyond the ability to earn Status Credits on Classic Reward Flights, Qantas Points Club Plus also delivers the ability to roll over 100 status credits each membership year.

This is a particularly handy benefit that counts towards earning Silver, Gold, or Platinum status, but it doesn’t apply to Platinum One.

Do Qantas Double Status Credit promotions cover Points Club?

Yes, when Qantas has run Double Status Credit promotions in the past, it’s good to know that these have covered Status Credit earn via Points Club.

Bear in mind that to earn Status Credits on Classic Reward flights, you must be a member of Points Club or Points Club Plus at the time of flying. Status credit earn will only apply to Qantas-marketed classic flight rewards bookings. This means that reward flight bookings with Oneworld partner airlines and Emirates are excluded.

How to check if you’ve qualified for Qantas Points Club

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can view their Points Club status on the Qantas website. Current status is available on both the desktop website and via the app. On the website, you’ll find your Points Club status (if applicable) in the top right corner, directly below your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership status:

qantas points club status

How long is Qantas Points Club membership valid for?

Qantas Points Club membership benefits start from the moment you unlock Points Club. The benefits run until the end of your next membership year. As an example, if your membership year begins on 1 January 2024 and ends on 31 December 2024 and you unlock Points Club or Points Club Plus in June 2024, you can enjoy your membership benefits until 31 December 2025.

To extend your Qantas Points Club benefits, you’ll need to earn 150,000 or 350,000 points each membership year to retain Points Club or Points Club Plus. Qantas members can keep track of Points Club membership in the My Account area on the Qantas website.

More information about the Qantas Points Club can be found on the Qantas website here.

FAQ – Qantas Points Club

How do I join Qantas Points Club?

Qantas Frequent Flyer members don’t need to join Points Club separately. Rather, you’ll automatically be assigned membership if and when you meet the qualifying points earn criteria.

How can I qualify for Points Club quickly?

It’s possible to meet the 150,000 Qantas Points earn criteria with just two activities. Popular earn categories include Qantas credit cards, insurance or transferring points.

Can I earn Status Credits with Points Club membership?

Yes, both levels of Qantas Points Club membership unlock Status Credit earn on Classic Reward flights. Click on our post to find out how many Status Credits you can earn by route and by cabin class.

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33 thoughts on “Getting ahead with Qantas Points Club in 2024”

  1. Avatar for Thomas

    Hi Adele,

    What happens to the points if you dont make the points club? Do you get your points back, or does it disappear?

    Thank you!

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Thomas, the Points Club qualification re-sets each membership year. However, you will still keep your points to use as you please (these don’t expire, provided you earn or use one point every 18 months).

  2. Avatar for Amy

    HI Adele – I am still missing 15,000 points towards point club qualification, but want to book classic reward flight on points (60,000) – do you know if that will set me backwards? Or what is cumulated will stay?


    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Amy, redeeming accumulated points don’t deduct from your Points Club qualification balance – what you’ve accumulated will still stay on the bottom line (until the end of your membership year, at which point, your earnings are wiped and you start again).

  3. Avatar for Anita

    Is there anyone I can speak to in regards to my points club? I have 14 days left and am in the process of chasing up ‘lost points’. I only need 8500 more points to get Points Club Plus so don’t want to miss out!

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Anita, we would suggest contacting Qantas direct, noting that they still have quite a backlog of queries. Best of luck retaining your PCP tier.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Mike, you will earn status credits at the original ticket category. Unfortunately business class flights acquired through upgrades don’t attract a higher number of status credits.

  4. Avatar for Jones

    Hi Adele
    I am a Points club member and have a classic reward fight booked under Malaysian airlines MH Business class both these routes Do you know how many SC do I get as i have booked these under DSC Offer.
    SIN-KUL and KUL- MAA
    Thanks for the wonderful content you provide and it helps a lot of us.Kudos to you!

  5. Avatar for Stuart

    Points earned on my Business Amex don’t count towards Points Club, and it seems all the personal credit cards now available on the market have introduced caps on how many Qantas points you can earn in a year (or month). This makes if very hard to get to the Points Club Plus tier based on credit card spending, which I did have for the first two years after introduction. As I am already a Platinum FF and a LIfetime Gold FF, the benefits of Points Club are almost NIL to me now. The complimentary Qantas Club is non transferrable to my wife, and I have access to the lounges for life any way. The only benefit I now get is to be able to earn Status Points on Classic Reward flights, since on credit card spend I won’t now be able to hit the top tier. Sad to say, Points Club is of very little use any more.

    Qantas should at least allow us to transfer to the complimentary Qantas Club membership to our spouse.

  6. Avatar for Kylie

    Do you know if existing points club plus members will be sent the vouchers? I’m subscribed to all emails but haven’t been sent anything. Like David my year ends in July and I won’t be a plus member anymore so keen to get and use the vouchers if I can! Thanks Adele.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Kylie,

      we’re seeking clarification from Qantas. I’m a Points Club Plus member and have not yet received anything either. Will update this post with any info we receive.

      1. Avatar for Kylie

        Hi Adele, I don’t know if you have been hustling behind the scenes or if it was in response to my email to Qantas hotels but I received my voucher 🎉! Now 🤞🤞🤞 for the birthday wine vouchers in retrospect!
        Thanks for the points club updates! Ps. To pay it forward I applied for the QF Amex Ultimate via your link! 😊

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Steven, you’ll need to be opted in to receive Qantas promotional emails to receive these new benefits. As mentioned in response to another query, we have asked Qantas to clarify when people can expect to receive these benefits.

  7. Avatar for David Finch

    Hi Michael/Adele,

    Appreciate the article, very interesting – a couple of questions.

    1. With the Points Club’s ability to earn status credits on classic rewards flights using points, does that extend to include QF flights booked as a part of a round the world ticket purchased using points?

    2. Does travel have to be within the Points Club membership period to get the same status credit offer or do you only have to be a member at the time of booking?


  8. Avatar for David

    Hi Adele – so just reading this I’ve a quick question. I hit ‘point club plus’ straight out of the gate and my membership year expires in July 2020. Do this mean I have full lounge access until July 2021?

    Thanks in advance!

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