Earning Qantas Points should be part of your every day, whether you’re buying groceries, shopping online, paying with a credit card, dining out, or flying for business or leisure.
Think about it this way: With so many ways to earn more Qantas Frequent Flyer points, it won’t be long before you have enough banked up for your dream redemption.
But with virtually hundreds of ways to earn Qantas Points – many of which you can find on the ground – knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. That’s where this post comes in!
Earning more Qantas Points – let’s dig in:
Earn Qantas Points by flying
The most obvious way to earn Qantas Points is by flying Qantas, but there are more ways to earn points in the sky than most frequent travellers realise.
Flying with Qantas
Qantas offers more flights in Australia than any other carrier, as well as flying to over 170 destinations in over 40 countries in Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Pacific.
As such, it can be quite convenient to earn points on Qantas flights. The number of Qantas Points and Status Credits you earn is based on where you fly and the fare type purchased. Simply use the Qantas Points Calculator to find out how many points you’ll earn on your next flight.
Own a business? It’s possible to double dip by earning bonus points on Qantas flights as a member of Qantas Business Rewards. You can also earn bonus points when booking Qantas flights via selected Qantas Points earning credit and charge cards.
Flying Carbon Neutral
Earn Qantas Points on carbon offsetting. You’ll earn Qantas Points on your purchase, and Qantas will also match your contribution. To offset your flight, simply tick-the-box to Fly Carbon Neutral when booking your flight or choose to offset your flight in bookings in ‘My account’.
It’s handy to know that carbon offsetting your flight will also count towards achieving Qantas Green Tier status.
Purchasing Qantas Club membership
Do you fly often? While it doesn’t involve stepping onto a plane, Qantas Club membership unlocks lounge access in Australia and overseas.
Joining the Qantas Club provides access to a range of handy perks, including the ability to Earn Qantas Points on a Qantas Club membership or renewal. Check out our Qantas Club guide for more information.
Flying with oneworld partners
You can earn Qantas Points on eligible flights with oneworld members, partner airlines and affiliates – over 50 members, flying to 1,200 destinations in all. This includes earning with some of the safest airlines in the world including British Airways, American Airlines, Qatar, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Iberia.
Flying with other partner and alliance airlines
While Emirates isn’t part of the oneworld alliance, you can still earn Qantas Points on flights thanks to the Red Roo’s own partnership with the Middle Eastern carrier. Note that care needs to be taken to check the fine print as there can be some hefty carrier charges.
You can also earn Qantas points on the following non-alliance partner airlines:
|Air New Zealand
|Air Tahiti Nui
What’s more, Qantas offers a ‘QF’ flight number (codeshare) on selected partner airline flights.
So, when you fly to one of the many destinations the partner airlines fly to, where possible choose to book a Qantas (QF) flight number to maximise the amount of Qantas Points and Status Credits you’ll earn on eligible flights.
Qantas Partner Airline earning tables can be viewed here.
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How to earn Qantas Points with travel
Rail journeys with Journey Beyond
Now you can earn Qantas Points on the ground by taking a great train journey. Qantas has teamed up with Journey Beyond to allow you to earn and redeem Qantas Points on The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Great Southern services.
As well as enjoying the holiday of a lifetime, you’ll also earn Qantas Points when you purchase Qantas Cruises.
Want to take a holiday without planning? Qantas Holidays offers luxury holiday packages, as well as private or small group tours with countless itineraries to choose from. There are often bonus point offerings attached to Qantas Holiday purchases, meaning your next holiday could earn you a bundle of Qantas Points.
Authors Note: Come mid-year, the Velocity partnership will signal the end of Luxury Escapes’ long-term tie-up with Qantas Frequent Flyer, which wraps up on 30 June 2023.
Up the ante with luxury on a Luxury Escapes holiday. Domestic or international, Luxury Escapes will organise and manage your holiday with you earning Qantas Points in the process.
Book your next bucket list holiday with TripADeal and earn Qantas Points (or use Qantas Points to book a trip).
There are thousands of destinations to choose from around the world, with excellent deals on offer.
Pick from more than 900 adventurous trips across seven continents and earn Qantas Points when you spend on eligible tours.
Earn Qantas Points with hotels and accommodation
Qantas Hotels and Airbnb
Qantas Hotels offers a large variety of packages such as Fly & Stay Packages to Luxury Offers with earn higher rates. From time to time, Qantas Hotels offers triple points earn on hotel bookings.
Booking via the Qantas website will score you extra Qantas Points if it’s your first booking with Airbnb through Qantas.
Points Club member? You’ll earn extra Qantas Frequent Flyer Points when booking through Qantas Hotels. The bonus points earn is boosted further for Points Club Plus members. Note that this excludes Airbnb bookings.
Stay at one of the 7,000 plus Marriott Bonvoy hotels globally and earn Qantas Points on eligible hotel brands within the portfolio.
Marriott boasts 30 names in its family of hotel brands. The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis, and JW Marriott comprise some of Marriott’s most aspirational ‘Classic Luxury’ listings. Plus, the Marriott International Group has an increasing presence in Australia, with more ultra-luxe brands making their Australian debuts.
Not only that, but you can also join Marriott Bonvoy for free and convert your points to Qantas points online.
Accor Live Limitless
With Accor Live Limitless (ALL) you can earn Qantas Points at participating Accor properties.
And, in even better news, you can automatically convert your ALL points to Qantas Points on an ongoing basis. To start earning with both programs, customers need to link their ALL and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts. The process is very easy to complete. Simply:
- Log into your ALL – Accor Live Limitless account
- Follow the prompts from the ALL website to log into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account
- Visit this page on the Accor website to link your accounts
Accor Live Limitless encompasses over 5,000 Accor properties around the globe, making a membership card worth your while.
ALL’s frequent flyer partners – including Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity, KrisFlyer and Asia Miles – also make it possible to transfer points for reward flights
Chosen by over 57 million members worldwide, Hilton Honors is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program.
This seriously powerful brand has over 6,800 properties across 118 countries and territories. Now you can join for free and earn Qantas Points.
IHG One Rewards Club
IHG One Rewards operates globally, unlocking the ability for travellers to earn points towards free stays at over 5,200 IHG properties in Australia and beyond.
IHG boasts an extensive list of airline partnerships with valued frequent flyer programs including – Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia Velocity, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines Krisflyer, and Air New Zealand’s Airpoints – through which members can choose to earn Qantas points.
You can join IHG One Rewards Club for free and start earning Qantas Points immediately.
Earn Qantas Points within Australia, as well as Qantas Points for stays outside Australia, at eligible hotels and resorts.
Log into your Radisson Rewards account and set your earning preference to Qantas Points to immediately begin earning Qantas Points for worldwide stays.
With around 145 hotels and resorts globally, you may be forgiven for not recognising the brand, but you can earn Qantas Points for qualifying spend within Australia as well as outside Australia.
With 60 plus TFE hotels across Australia and New Zealand, you’ll be able to earn Qantas Points for eligible stays in Australia and earn additional Qantas Points for every qualifying stay in New Zealand.
World of Hyatt
Give your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to Hyatt when you book or check-in and earn Qantas Points for eligible stays in Australia and New Zealand and a small portion of points for elsewhere in the world.
Finally, our pets miss us when we travel, so why not look after them with Mad Paws – a network of 14,000 trusted and insured petsitters.
Earn Qantas Points for your first booking via the Qantas website and then on every subsequent booking.
How to earn Qantas Points with credit cards
Credit cards offer two ways to earn huge amounts of Qantas Points – both the upfront bonus points on offer and the ongoing points earn on expenditure.
Almost every Australian bank offers points-earning Qantas credit card products. American Express also directly issues Qantas Points earning credit cards and of course, Qantas offers its own range of Qantas Points earning credit cards and travel cards issued via Citigroup.
Personal Qantas Points-earning credit cards
If you’re serious about earning Qantas Points to travel in luxury, depending on your personal circumstances, the right credit card could get you travelling much sooner. You can browse featured Qantas Frequent Flyer Credit Cards here.
Business Qantas Points earning credit card and charge cards
Business owners and holders of ABNs are also able to earn Qantas Points. You can view our Business Credit Cards here.
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.
At a minimum, travellers (of all membership tiers) who fly for a business will earn 250 bonus Qantas Points every time they fly.
A Qantas Travel Money card is the only prepaid travel card allowing users to earn Qantas Points. By activating the chip on a Frequent Flyer Card, the card becomes a 10-currency-capable travel card.
Cardholders can earn Qantas Points on overseas transactions for every $1 spent in foreign currency on eligible purchases.
Earning Qantas points with shopping
Qantas Shopping is a major way of boosting your Qantas Points haul simply by making everyday purchases via the portal.
With hundreds of popular stores participating, across a wide range of shopping categories, there is likely a selection of your favourite retailers.
From food to health and beauty, fashion, toys and electronics, chances are there’s a gift for the whole family.
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:
|The Good Guys
|Who Gives a Crap
|Yves Saint Laurent
Once you’re in Qantas Shopping, the A-Z listing of vendors is where you want to start! There is a handy filter on vendor categories that allows you to select in-store, online or both for Qantas Points earn.
Note: ensure you click through from the Qantas Store as you will not earn Qantas Points at all stores by surfing directly to their websites. It also pays to undertake research into other cashback sites and portals to check if the Qantas Points earning is the best offer you can access.
The Qantas Marketplace has replaced the Qantas Rewards store, offering the ability to earn and burn Qantas Points when shopping over 20,000 products across 900 brands. Eligible purchases made via Qantas Marketplace with cash attract a standard earn rate of 3 Qantas Points per dollar spent.
There are bonus points on offer for members of Points Club. Learn more here.
How to earn Qantas Points on the road
If you’re like us, you’ll have spent more time in the car than flying in recent years, so you’ll be happy to know you can earn Qantas Points on the road every day.
The cost of fuel is eyewatering, so it makes sense to earn Qantas Points on your petrol at BP at more than 1,000 petrol stations nationwide. By joining BP Rewards you’ll earn Qantas Points on eligible petrol purchased and on eligible in-store products.
Rideshare giant Uber partners with Qantas to offer the chance to earn Qantas Points to and from Australian Airports. Just link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account to your Uber Rewards Account.
Brunel Chauffeur Drive
Travel in style with Brunel Chauffeur Drive and earn Qantas Points when you book using the Brunel Worldwide app.
For families, Redy2GO might be a better option than a chauffeur service, with shuttle services on eligible airport trips to/from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide’s airports.
Qantas Valet Parking
Fancy parking in style? Why not take advantage of the ease and convenience of Qantas Valet parking and enjoy points in the following locations:
There’s no need to book valet parking. On the day of travel, simply drive up and the Qantas Valet staff will take care of the rest.
You can book rental cars from all four big companies through Qantas, but it’s Avis, Budget and Hertz where you’ll earn Qantas Points for spend on the base rate within Australia and Qantas Points per rental with Avis and Budget outside Australia.
Apollo Campervan & Motorhome Hire
We love a good road trip, and so does your Qantas Points balance. Whether it’s to tick off your bucket list trip or simply relax with a view in a home on wheels, hiring an Apollo campervan will earn you Qantas Points.
Earning Qantas Points with food, wine and dining
What better way to collect points than to earn them and eat them too?
Need Qantas Points in a hurry? Qantas Wine should be your go-to option. What’s better than earning points for drinking a fine drop? And… Qantas Wine Premium members can earn triple the normal haul of points.
It also pays to be on the mailing list as regular offers of bonus Qantas Points appear for some of the 2,000 plus wines on offer.
Woolworths Everyday Rewards
Your weekly shop at Woolworths, BWS, Big W, Woolworths Caltex or Caltex fuel can really help you build up your haul of Qantas Points.
You can choose to automatically convert 2,000 Everyday Rewards points to 1,000 Qantas Points as they are earnt.
If you’re serious about collecting points, this is one of the important ones to tick off the list! Plus, bonus points transfer quickly too – perfect for that quick points boost.
Be sure to keep an eye out for regular gift card promotions when thousands of Qantas Points are up for grabs.
Short on time or looking for healthy options? Then look no further than HelloFresh. You can earn bonus Qantas Points by subscribing to a weekly HelloFresh plan.
Simply enter the promo code: QANTAS20K.
Note that this offer is available to new customers only. Members must use the same email address as their Qantas Frequent Flyer account to earn Qantas Points.
You can pairing Qantas Points with mouth-watering food (you’re welcome). We bet you’ll be going back for seconds (and thirds).
To earn Qantas Points by dining, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can scan their Qantas card when paying the bill. Doing so will see frequent flyer foodies enjoy the points from:
• Premium venues including 6HEAD, Hunter & Barrel and Meat & Wine Co
• Ribs & Burgers and Italian Street Kitchen
You can earn points at Everyplate when you click through from Qantas Shopping.
Earning Qantas Points with health and wellness
Qantas Wellbeing App
Did you know you can earn easy daily Qantas Points by not just staying on the ground but from healthy habits?
You can take home a share of millions of Qantas Points by joining the Qantas Wellbeing App (previously known as the ‘Qantas Assure’ App).
You’ll be incentivized to run, play golf, swim or cycle, and even sleep. You’ll just need a smart device such as a phone, Fitbit or Garmin to track your activity. You can even earn further Qantas points by referring a friend and more again as a Qantas Health Insurance member.
Treat yourself to Endota Spa products in Qantas Shopping portal. There’s a regular earn rate of Qantas Points, but be sure to keep an eye out for ad-hoc bonus point offers.
With over 400 outlets across Australia and 30 in New Zealand, Audika is a leading hearing-loss specialist. If you’re over 26 you can book online for a free hearing check. Plus, you’ll earn Qantas Points on out-of-pocket spending on hearing aids.
Earn Qantas Points on experiences
Got the travel bug again? Good news. You can earn Qantas Points across 10,000 activities in 800 destinations around the world when you book via Qantas Activities.
You can earn Qantas Points with Adrenaline by clicking through from Qantas Shopping to earn Qantas Points.
Note that Qantas Points will not be earned on gift voucher promotions.
Stuck for gift ideas? You can’t go wrong with an experience. Head to RedBalloon via the Qantas Online Shop.
Heading to the movies? Be sure to join Hoyts Rewards and top up your balance with Qantas Points for spend on tickets and treats.
Plus, some movies deliver bonus points when you book a ticket! This is a great one to prevent Qantas Points expiry.
If you’re sports-mad, a Kayo Sports subscription is a great gift or treat that comes with Qantas Points on eligible subscriptions.
Points are credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account within 10 days, so this is a great top-up purchase if you need some points in a hurry!
Earn Qantas Points by paying your utility bills
We’re here to tell you that Qantas Points might just be a silver lining to your bills.
Simply choose the Optus plan that suits you, and you could earn bonus Qantas Points, plus points for your monthly bill spend.
Sign up to Red Energy and you could earn bonus Qantas Points and earn points for every your spend on your energy bill, provided you pay on time.
Help the planet and help your Qantas Points in the process. Purchase a Solar PV System, Battery or Energy Storage System, Solar Hot Water, Upgrades, or Maintenance and you’ll earn Qantas Points credited to your account within 60 days after installation and payment.
Earning Qantas Points with insurance
This section contains general information about insurance policies offered by Qantas. It is not intended as financial advice. You should consider your own personal needs before deciding whether to take out any specific insurance policy.
Qantas Insurance regularly promotes policies with large Qantas Points hauls. The number of points on offer can be quite generous, so it pays to watch out for special offers and end dates.
Qantas Health Insurance
You could earn Qantas Points by taking out a policy on Gold Hospital cover and Top Extras cover. You’ll also skip waiting periods on Extras with combined cover. These offers are not available to customers with an existing policy issued by, or on behalf of nib.
Plus, you’ll be able to earn Qantas Points through the Wellbeing App for being covered with Qantas Health Insurance.
Qantas Car Insurance
You could earn Qantas Points with Qantas Car Insurance. Comprehensive and Third-Party policies are also available.
Qantas Home Insurance
There’s also Qantas Points up for grabs if you select a policy with Qantas Home Insurance.
Qantas Travel Insurance
Travellers can earn Qantas Points on Qantas Travel Insurance on both domestic and international cover.
Policies are managed by nib Travel Services (Pty) Ltd and underwritten by XL Insurance Company SE. Accompanying children under the age of 18 are covered in policies at no additional cost.
MIGA Professional Medical Insurance
MIGA is a specialist insurer for doctors, medical students, healthcare organisations, and midwives with a passion for looking after their clients. If you’re in the medical profession, you can earn Qantas Points on your medical indemnity insurance.
Qantas Life Insurance no longer exists, but you can now be rewarded with Qantas Points when you choose eligible OnePath life insurance premiums.
How to earn Qantas Points online
Qantas Frequent Flyer is the largest loyalty scheme in Australia, so it stands to reason that all the major retailers are on board.
Qantas Shopping Points-Prompter
If you’re like me, you will have made online purchases without realising Qantas Points were there for the taking.
Points-Prompter is a free tool for every Frequent Flyer who shops online and wants to ensure they’re earning Qantas Points.
Download the App at the Safari, Chrome or Firefox stores for free and install it into your Browser.
When you browse a supported store, you’ll be prompted that Qantas Points are available for purchase and you can shop and earn. Voila!
You can also see where Qantas Points can be earned in Google searches and on the websites of the stores themselves.
Qantas Gift Vouchers
Purchasing Qantas Gift Vouchers online for travel has historically netted purchasers up to 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
Technically you’re not earning Qantas Points with a family transfer, but nonetheless transferring and consolidating Qantas Points can be really beneficial when booking a major trip overseas.
You can transfer in as many batches as you need, anywhere from 5,000 to 600,000 per month period.
Qantas top-up Points
If all else fails and you fall short, consider a small purchase of Qantas top-up Points to get you to your goal.
Purchase from 1,000 to 150,000 Qantas Points, four times in a 12-month period.
Occasionally, Qantas Frequent Flyer runs discounts or bonus offers when members purchase a certain number of top-up points. In the past, these ad hoc promotions have seen up to 40-60% bonus points on offer for purchases of at least 5,000 top up points.
Great news for all the fellow binge watchers out there. You can earn Qantas Points when you sign up to BINGE as a new customer.
Plus, new and returning BINGE customers can unlock further Qantas Points each month you stay subscribed.
That’s right, you can continue to earn 600 Qantas Points each year for watching shows like The White Lotus.
Earn Qantas Points with Property
Build your dream home or beach house with Beechwood Homes and you’ll earn Qantas Points on eligible builds.
LJ Hooker offers points when you lease your rental property through them or if you sell your residential, commercial or industrial property with them acting as the agent.
If you rent and pay through Rental Rewards, you’ll earn Qantas Points in your first year (when you make your first payment by credit card, and when you make 12 consecutive payments by card).
How to recover expired Qantas Points – The Qantas Points Challenge
Providing you contact Qantas within six months of the points expiry, the Qantas Points Challenge could make it possible to reinstate all of your expired points on one straightforward condition: you must earn 2,500 Qantas Points within three months.
Theoretically, recovering your lost points could really be as simple as making a Qantas Wine purchase to enjoy a drink (and your reinstated points too).
Don’t forget to double dip!
It is possible to stack offers and earn Qantas Points twice – avid points collectors call this double dipping.
For example, when you buy something from a Qantas partner and pay using Qantas Travel Money or a Qantas Points earning credit card, you’ll often earn Qantas points from both.
That’s a wrap!
Now that you’re armed with 50+ ways to earn Qantas Points, you’ll have no problem growing your points balance.
Whether you’re travelling, working, shopping or staying home on the couch, there are countless ways to collect the Qantas Points you need to achieve your goals. Be sure to check out our Qantas deals roundup post for the best current points promotions.
And don’t forget, to keep earning at least one Qantas Point every 18 months to stop your points from expiring.
FAQ: 50+ ways to earn Qantas Points
What is the quickest way to earn Qantas Points?
The quickest way to earn Qantas Points is generally by signing up for a credit card with a large sign-up bonus. Using a high Qantas Points-earning credit card regularly and shopping Qantas Wine for bonus point offers are also good ways to snatch a heap of points fast.
What are 100,000 Qantas Points worth?
The value of Qantas Points depends entirely on how you redeem them. For example, you will get much higher value redeeming your points for a first class or business class flight than you will for purchasing goods.
How much does it cost to buy 100,000 Qantas Points?
It costs $2,730 to buy 100,000 Qantas Points. Qantas top-up points start at $56 for 1,000 Qantas Points, with prices varying depending on how many points you purchase.
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