Qantas Business Rewards: 2024 Ultimate guide

If you’re looking to earn piles of Qantas Points on business spend, then joining the Qantas Business Rewards (QBR) program is a no-brainer.

Qantas’ loyalty program is designed to help small and medium-sized Australian businesses and ABN holders save on flights and earn more Qantas Points through everyday business purchases.

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The program works in tandem with Qantas Frequent Flyer, effectively enabling ‘double dipping’ on points earn, whilst offering a range of compelling benefits.

Membership to the program unlocks a comprehensive set of perks designed to reward business spend in the air and on the ground.

Read on to discover how to leverage Qantas Business Rewards effectively in Australia and beyond.

Bonus Points

150,000 Qantas Points*

Annual Fee

$450

Earn Rate

1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent, excl spend with Govt bodies, utilities and insurance which earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent

*Eligibility criteria, minimum spend, other T&Cs apply
Earn 150,000 bonus Qantas Points plus a $200 credit when you apply by 1 October 2024, are approved and spend $6,000 on eligible purchases on your new American Express® Qantas Business Rewards Card within 3 months of your approval date. T&C’s apply. Available for new American Express Card Members only.

Who is Qantas Business Rewards for?

Qantas Business Rewards is aimed at business owners. Essentially, anyone holding an active Australian Business Number (ABN) registered for GST can join.

This includes sole traders, small to medium-sized businesses with multiple employees and corporate entities.

With plenty of points and perks on offer, consider consulting your tax adviser regarding any taxation implications of joining Qantas Business Rewards.

How to join Qantas Business Rewards

Joining Qantas Business Rewards to enjoy rewards and savings is an easy process.

There’s normally a one-off joining fee of $89.50 to sign up to Qantas Business Rewards, however, Qantas is waiving this fee for a limited time.

Business owners can take advantage of this by registering for a business account with the following steps:

  1. Visit the Qantas Business Rewards website
  2. Enter a valid ABN
  3. Enter personal details (name, email, phone)

New members can use their membership number to begin earning points and enjoying discounts and savings right away.

Isn’t it time you turned business spending into your next business class flight?

Qantas Business Rewards membership levels

Qantas Business Rewards is comprised of three membership tiers. These tiers can be likened to status in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program; however, members earn points on Qantas flights (rather than status credits) to achieve a higher tier.

Tier progression relies on achieving a quota of points per membership year. Like Qantas Frequent Flyer, members who reach the points threshold will qualify for the same level for the next year.

Travellers (of all membership tiers) who fly for a business will earn 250 bonus Qantas Points every time they fly.

The Qantas Business Rewards tiers are split into three levels, each level unlocking access to better benefits and higher savings. The levels are as follows:

Level 1

New Qantas Business Rewards members will begin on Level 1. This level is for businesses that earn up to 14,999 Qantas Business Rewards points per year. Note, that is QBR points, not Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. At this level members will be able to enjoy benefits including:

  • 250 bonus Qantas Points (Flyer Bonus) each time members travel for work
  • 20 bonus Qantas Points every time a traveller earns 100 Qantas Points on business-related flights

Level 2

Level 2 is for businesses that earn from 15,000 to 79,999 Qantas Business Rewards points each membership year. This mid-level tier boosts savings, such as:

  • 250 bonus Qantas Points (Flyer Bonus) each time members travel for work
  • 30 bonus Qantas Points every time a traveller earns 100 Qantas Points on business-related flights

Level 3

Businesses that earn upwards of 80,000 Qantas Business Rewards points from business flights per membership year will unlock Level 3 benefits. Top-tier membership benefits include all the benefits of Level 2 as well as:

  • 250 bonus Qantas Points (Flyer Bonus) each time members travel for work
  • 40 bonus Qantas Points every time a traveller earns 100 Qantas Points on business-related flights
  • Elect one person to fast-track to Qantas Gold Status per membership year

While points transferred from Qantas Business Rewards can’t be used to reach Points Club and Points Club Plus status, businesses who travel frequently enough to reach Level 3 can access compelling benefits aplenty.

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How to earn points with Qantas Business Rewards 

Saving on flights and earning Qantas Points simply by conducting business as usual is straightforward — and as you’d expect, many opportunities to earn Qantas Business Rewards points lie in everyday business expenses.

While flying is the primary way to earn Qantas Business Rewards points, Qantas has a points calculator that helps members work out how many points can be earned on a range of different spends.

Below we’ve outlined where members can earn points and how to extract a maximum earn rate.

List of Qantas Business Rewards cards

When it comes to earning Qantas Business Rewards Points, a business credit or charge card may come to mind. In Australia, there are a small number of business cards that earn points directly into Qantas Business Rewards – as opposed to Qantas Frequent Flyer. We’ve listed out the cards which directly earn Qantas Business Rewards points, below:

Bonus Points

150,000 Qantas Points*

Annual Fee

$450

Earn Rate

1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent, excl spend with Govt bodies, utilities and insurance which earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent

*Eligibility criteria, minimum spend, other T&Cs apply
Earn 150,000 bonus Qantas Points plus a $200 credit when you apply by 1 October 2024, are approved and spend $6,000 on eligible purchases on your new American Express® Qantas Business Rewards Card within 3 months of your approval date. T&C’s apply. Available for new American Express Card Members only.

Westpac Bank BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Mastercard

Westpac Bank BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Mastercard

Product type: credit card

Annual fee: $150

Offer: Get 120,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases on your new BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Mastercard within 90 days of approval. For new cards approved by 31st October 2022. Exclusions apply.

Earn rate: Earn 0.75 Qantas Point per $1.50 spent on eligible business purchases. Earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1.50 spent on government payments. Qantas Points on eligible transactions are capped at 100,000 Qantas Points per month (excluding bonus Qantas Points).

Eligibility: ABN holder (other eligibility criteria may apply). Switches, upgrades, customers accessing employee benefits or packaged cards and customers who have held another BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Visa or BusinessChoice Rewards Platinum Mastercard credit card account within the last 12 months are ineligible for this offer.

Bendigo Bank Qantas Business Credit Card

Product type: credit card

Annual fee: $89

Offer: 25,000 bonus Qantas Points for new Qantas Business Credit Card accounts.

Earn rate: Earn 0.6 Qantas Points on eligible domestic and international transactions, capped at 30,000 per statement period. Plus earn an additional 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on selected Qantas products and services. Earn 0.3 Qantas Points per dollar spent on eligible government transactions.

Eligibility: Contact Bendigo Bank for more details (online application form not available).

Beyond the Qantas Business Rewards card products listed above, before deciding to take up any type of business credit or charge card, there are many factors that individuals need to consider. This includes the introductory sign-on bonus (if any), ongoing points earn rate, the type of card (credit card vs charge card), ongoing business benefits, and the size of the annual fee. It’s also important to check with a tax advisor or accountant about the tax deductibility of fees and any implications from an ATO fringe benefit perspective.

Earning with Qantas products and services

From taking to the skies and enjoying Qantas Hotel stays, to the daily commute and a bottle of wine, Qantas makes it easy for almost anyone to claim their share of Qantas Business Rewards points.

Earning points in the sky: flying

A great way to earn Qantas Points is for businesses to become their own travel agents. Once a Qantas Business Rewards account is set up, card members can register the names of employees who will be travelling.

A traveller flying with the business ABN will earn Qantas Points straight into their Qantas Frequent Flyer account, while the business also earns a percentage of the points into the Qantas Business Rewards account. It is possible to double-dip and stack rewards with Qantas Frequent Flyer this way.

The points calculator is a great way to work out how many points can be earned with Qantas or a partner airline domestic or international flight for work.

For example, members can earn 913 Qantas Points for a return domestic or New Zealand flight, that’s 45,560 points for businesses whose travellers take 50 return flights in a membership year.

To ensure points are credited, it’s important to enter the membership ABN into the flight booking. Note that a business must be registered for GST to earn Qantas Business Rewards points from flying.

Earning points with accommodation: Qantas Hotels

Qantas Points don’t end in the sky. Travellers who require accommodation for business can earn up to four Qantas Points per $1 spent at over 200,000 Qantas Hotels worldwide.

Qantas Business Rewards members will enjoy the regular earn rate of three Qantas Points per $1 spent on Qantas Hotel bookings, as well as an additional boost of one point.

So, by including the business ABN on their booking, Qantas Business Rewards members can earn four points per $1 spent.

It’s worth noting that there are some limitations here, as this does not apply to Airbnb bookings. Booking a stay through Qantas Hotels usually won’t see members qualify for points or redeem benefits in the hotel’s loyalty program either, so there’s no scope to stack offers.

Earning points on the road: car hire and fuel

Here’s where Qantas Business Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyer really work together.

Qantas Business Rewards offers additional points when business-related travel involves hitting the road with Avis or Budget car rentals.

On top of the regular four Qantas Points for every $1 points earn for frequent flyers, there are a further four Qantas Business Rewards points per $1 spent for business travel up for grabs.

That’s eight points (per $1 spent) across the two rewards programs, meaning that an easy $200AUD spent on fuel at BP could see a total 1,600 points earned.

Earning points by indulging: Qantas Wine

Qantas Wine offers another great opportunity to double-dip on Qantas Points.

Businesses can earn two Qantas Business Rewards points per $1 spent with Qantas Wine, on top of a further three points earned via Qantas Frequent Flyer (where there’s a standard earn rate of one point per $1 spent).

Qantas Wine boasts a selection of over 2,000 quality hand-picked wines (including a range of high-end Champagnes!), as well as spirits, beer and gourmet food to appeal to almost all tastes.

It’s important to note that Qantas Points will only be applied to a business when a nominated Qantas Frequent Flyer number is added to the Qantas Business Rewards account.

Earning via Qantas Business Rewards partners

Qantas Business Rewards unlocks points earning when members spend on fuel, travel, office supplies and more at over 50 partners.

From expenses like office fit-outs, to technology, business travel and gifts for employees, chances are these partners will make up an everyday business spend, so it pays to know exactly where points are on offer.

Below is a list of Qantas Business Rewards partners by category:

Business loans and insurance• BizCover
• Credabl
• Miga
• NRMA
• Octet
Business services• Alinta Energy
• Deloitte Private
• Dicker Data
• HR Advance
• Learnt
• Red Energy
• Succession Plus
• Wanless Waste Management
Business travel• Accor Plus
• Avis
BP Plus
• Budget
• Fly Carbon Neutral
• Qantas Hotels
Cards and transactions• American Express
• Bendigo Bank
• B2BPay
• Live eftpos
• Mint Payments
• Westpac
• Yak Pay
Construction and office fit outs• Access Hardware
• Bowermans Commercial Furniture
• CAT Workwear
• Carpet Court
• Fantastic Furniture
• Gemcell
• Gordon MacDonald
• Harvey Norman Commercial
• Harvey Normal Flooring
• Noble House Furniture
• PPG
Gifts• Booktopia
• Fan+
• Qantas Wine
Logistics• Capital Transport• Qantas Freight
Technology• Apple
• Annature
• Autodesk
• Chatti
• Dell
• Dicker Data
• eBay
• HP
• HR Advance
• Kogan
• Lenovo
• Microsoft
• Norton
• SCA
• Vista Print
• Vonex

Bonus point offers

From time to time, Qantas Business Rewards offers bonus points on various partners.

These points can be quite lucrative, so it’s best to keep up to date with Qantas Business Rewards bonus point offers.

An easy way to track what’s on offer is to visit the Qantas Business Rewards partner page and filter by ‘Special Offers’.

Redeeming Qantas Business Rewards Points

Redemptions start when a Qantas Business Rewards balance reaches a minimum threshold of 3,000 points.

As always, the loftiest use of Qantas Business Rewards Points takes place in the sky. Points can make for a comfortable travel experience by being redeemed for Classic Flight Rewards, flight upgrades or additional baggage and seat selection across eligible Qantas or partner airline services.

This means Qantas Business Reward points can be transferred across to any nominated Qantas Frequent Flyer account — providing maximum flexibility when it comes to flight redemptions.

Though it’s typically considered a poor redemption option, using the ‘Points plus Pay’ option may come in handy for frequent flyers who may not have enough points for their desired reward.

Other businesses may not wish to use points for flight redemptions. In this case, the Qantas Rewards Store offers the choice of over 8,000 products (including brands like Apple and Samsung) if an air redemption isn’t on the cards.

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Do Qantas Business Rewards Points expire?

When it comes to points currency, Qantas Business Rewards aligns with the expiry policy of Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Qantas Business Rewards Points don’t expire, so long as the Member has earned, redeemed or transferred Qantas Points via the Business Rewards account at least once in a consecutive 18-month period. There’s no minimum points threshold needed to trigger the activity test – simply earning or redeeming 1 point is enough to get you over the line.

Key benefits of Qantas Business Rewards

Qantas Business Rewards features a suite of compelling benefits for companies managing their travel and conducting business.

Through this program, businesses are able to organise travel with ease all while enjoying generous savings in the air and on the ground.

Airfare discounts

Discounts start with booking business travel through a Qantas Business Rewards account. There are three levels of savings available, depending on the QBR membership level:

Level 1

At this level members will be able to enjoy discounts including:

  • 6% saving on eligible flight bookings

Level 2

This mid-level tier boosts discounts, such as:

  • 8% saving on eligible flight bookings
  • Up to 3% off domestic Red eDeals

Level 3

  • 10% saving on eligible flight bookings
  • Up to 5% off domestic Red eDeals

Disclaimer: Flight discount does not apply on Discount Economy and Discount Business bookings. Qantas Business Rewards T&Cs and eligibility can be found on the Qantas Business Rewards website.

Discounted Qantas Club membership

Qantas Business Rewards members and travellers can save up to 30% off a Qantas Club membership.

Joining the Qantas Club will grant access to international, domestic, associated and partner lounges, as well as extra checked baggage allowance on most Economy or Premium Economy Qantas flights.

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These benefits could offer travellers a comfortable place to relax, meet or work before flying for business. With many Qantas Clubs and Qantas International Business Lounges scattered across Australia and beyond, it’s likely a business will take members to an airport with a Qantas Lounge.

Qantas Club memberships usually start at around $600AUD per person per year (plus a one-off $99 joining fee). However, there are Qantas Club membership discounts on offer across the three membership tiers.

Level 1

  • 20% off Qantas Club memberships

Level 2

  • 30% off Qantas Club memberships

Level 3

  • The same 30% Qantas Club membership discount as Level 2

Works alongside Qantas Frequent Flyer

A highlight of the Qantas Business Rewards program is that members can earn Qantas Points twice: once for the business and again for Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Qantas Business Rewards works with a Qantas Frequent Flyer membership to increase the potential for flight savings and points earn across travel such as flights, car hire and hotels.

This means frequent flyer members will earn Qantas Points for a Qantas Business Rewards account in addition to any points and Status Credits earned for a personal Qantas Frequent Flyer account.

As such, Qantas Frequent Flyer points and status credits will be earned as usual, Qantas Business Rewards will earn additional points for the business.

Here are a few easy steps to connect a Qantas Frequent Flyer account with a Qantas Business Rewards membership (note that you can disconnect the programs at any time):

  1. Log in to Qantas Frequent Flyer
  2. Go to ‘Profile’ and select ‘Connect Business Rewards’
  3. Follow the prompts to connect the accounts

Easier way to manage business travel

As company travel ramps up, a Qantas Business Rewards membership could help a business manage bookings more effectively.

Within the Qantas Business Rewards portal, businesses can access important flight information, manage upcoming company flight bookings and reconcile monthly travel expenses.

A range of online tools add considerable value to the program. These tools are there to act as a helping hand for businesses when it comes to all things account management— vital when up to 99 employees can be on the account.

Employee traveller names, Qantas Frequent Flyer details and up to three company credit cards can also be (securely) stored, saving time when booking flights.

Another handy feature lies in enabling administrators to track incoming and outgoing Qantas Points activity via filter or a points statement export.

Other loyalty programs like Qantas Business Rewards

For ABN holders with considerable expenses, it’s worth knowing that beyond QBR, there are a range of other airline loyalty programs designed to reward business spending. The following corporate loyalty programs vie for business loyalty in the airline space:

Velocity Business Flyer – Virgin Australia: Free for ABN holders to join with no ongoing membership fees, Velocity’s loyalty program for business unlocks Velocity Points each time nominated team members travel with Virgin Australia. Other benefits include the ability to save up to 6% on fare pricing and access to a fast-track to Velocity Gold.

Here’s how Qantas Business Rewards stacks up against Australia’s other major airline business rewards program at a glance:


Airline business loyalty program
Virgin  Australia Business FlyerQantas Business Rewards  
Points currencyVelocity PointsQantas Business Rewards Points
Join fee$0$89.50 (though often waived)
Membership levels3 Tiers3 Levels
Points expiryNo (must register activity in 24-month period)No (must register activity in 18-month period)
Airfare discount
(on eligible fares)
Up to 6%Up to 10%
Transfer points to any nominated frequent flyer?NoYes
Range of partnersNo  Yes
Status fast track benefitYesNo

HighFlyer business travel program – Singapore Airlines: Members enjoy discounted airfares and the ability to earn HighFlyer points when travelling for work. Like Qantas Business Rewards, this program integrates an elevated tier structure, with four membership levels and milestone rewards on offer for high flyers.

Beyond Business – Qatar Airways: Any ABN holder can join Qatar Airways’ business loyalty program, provided they are not a travel agency, travel management company, ticket brokerage firm or consolidator. New members earn an instant 3,000 Qrewards as a joining bonus, with a range of perks on offer.

Emirates Business Rewards – Emirates: This corporate loyalty program operates globally. Registered organisations earn Business Rewards Points whenever nominated travellers fly on Emirates. Similar to Qantas Business Rewards, it’s possible to ‘double dip’ on points earning, as individuals also earn Skywards Miles on the same flight if they’re an Emirates Skywards member. There’s no limit on how many employees can join the program and no minimum spend is needed.

In conclusion: Is Qantas Business Rewards worth joining?

Qantas Business Rewards makes it easy for sole traders, small or medium-sized businesses and travelling employees to ‘double dip’ on Qantas Points earn.

A strong suite of benefits is available to employees across all areas of a business — whether they be flying for work or on the ground meeting clients.

The flexible nature of the tie-up with Qantas Frequent Flyer adds significant value, with members able to transfer points to any nominated QFF account to access a whole host of appealing benefits.

The points-earning potential only improved as a business progresses up the membership tiers – making it a valuable and appealing program for business owners.

Qantas Business Rewards Guide 2024

FAQ – Qantas Business Rewards

Who can join Qantas Business Rewards?

Anyone with an active ABN registered for GST can join Qantas Business Rewards. This includes sole traders, small to medium-sized businesses with multiple employees and corporate entities.

Do Qantas Business Rewards points expire?

Qantas Points held in Business Rewards accounts will not expire if the account has registered activity at least once in an 18-month period. Activity includes earning, redeeming or transferring Qantas Points via the Qantas Business Rewards account.

Is there an app for Qantas Business Rewards?

Qantas Business Rewards members can access QBR benefits by logging in and booking via the Qantas App, qantasbusinessrewards.com or with a travel agent.

Is there a Qantas Business Rewards credit card?

The American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card earns directly into Qantas Business Rewards. As a ‘charge’ card, there’s no set monthly spend limit, with the ability to unlock cashflow for business.

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