Would you like to enjoy Qantas’ airport lounges, but don’t fly enough to reach Qantas Gold status or earn enough frequent flyer points to get to Points Club Plus? The solution is to purchase a Qantas Club membership.
This provides access to domestic Qantas Club and international Business class lounges when flying with Qantas or Jetstar. Instead of waiting in the busy airport terminal, you’ll enjoy the comfort and privacy of the lounge along with complimentary food, drinks, showers, internet and work stations!
Plus, Australian Frequent Flyer members can access discounted Qantas Club membership by joining through the AFF corporate scheme. Qantas Club discounts of up to $334.02 for new members are available!
Qantas Club membership prices
It costs $99 to join Qantas Club as a new member. This fee is waived if you’re renewing, your old membership expired in the past 30 days or you’ve recently been downgraded from Gold to Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer status. On top of this, there are 1, 2 and 4-year renewal options. One year of full-priced Qantas Club renewal normally costs $600 for Australian residents.
But there’s no need to pay full price for Qantas Club membership! As of 10 May 2021, the following Qantas Club discounts are available through Australian Frequent Flyer’s corporate scheme:
- One-off joining fee: $61.38 (normally $99 – save $37.62)
- 1 year Qantas Club renewal: $442.80 (normally $600 – save $157.20)
- 2 year Qantas Club renewal: $803.60 (normally $1,100 – save $296.40)
Here are the membership rates for Australian residents with and without the AFF corporate scheme:
|Joining fee||1 year||2 years||4 years|
|Australian residents (AFF corporate scheme rate)||$61.38||$442.80||$803.60||N/A|
The biggest Qantas Club discount is available when joining as a new member. But you’ll still save at least $157.20 per year on Qantas Club renewals. You can also earn 3 Qantas points per $1 spent on Qantas Club membership.
The membership fees are lower for overseas residents. If you live in a country other than Australia or New Zealand, you can benefit from a significant saving when joining or renewing your Qantas Club membership. (Unfortunately, for reasons outside of our control, New Zealand residents are unable to participate in the AFF Qantas Club corporate scheme.)
Here are the rates for overseas members (prices are in AUD for non-NZ residents):
|Joining fee||1 year||2 years||4 years|
|New Zealand residents||NZD99||NZD600||NZD1,100||NZD2,000|
|Other overseas residents||$99||$450||$825||$1,500|
|Other overseas residents (AFF corporate scheme rate)||$55.80||$402.55||$730.55||N/A|
The Qantas website has a full list of current membership prices for members of the public.
How to join through the AFF corporate scheme
The AFF Qantas Club corporate scheme discount is available to all AFF GOLD Supporters. AFF GOLD membership only costs $75 per year, so it pays for itself if you’re going to use the Qantas Club discount! You’ll also enjoy advertisement-free AFF browsing and a range of other useful benefits and discounts. Read more becoming an AFF Supporter.
Instructions on how to access the discounted Qantas Club membership rates are available to logged-in AFF GOLD members in the Gold Member Offers threads.
Complimentary membership with Points Club Plus
Instead of paying for a lounge membership, another option is to take advantage of free Qantas Club membership for Points Club Plus members. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can automatically become Points Club Plus members by earning at least 350,000 Qantas points (with at least 330,000 points earned from non-flying activity) within a year.
The complimentary digital Qantas Club membership for Points Club Plus members is non-transferrable.
Qantas Club sales
Before COVID-19, Qantas used to offer 40% off Qantas Club memberships in once-yearly flash sales around the end of May. These offers were only for new members. Notwithstanding special targeted offers, no discounts are generally offered by Qantas to existing members when renewing.
If you’re thinking about joining the Qantas Club as a new member and are willing to pay in advance for multiple years of membership, it could be worth waiting for another of these sales. During the most recent promotion, 4 years of membership were available to new members for $1,349.40. (Note that this sale occurred before the most recent Qantas Club price increase on 7 May 2021.)
Lounge access for Qantas Club members
Most domestic Qantas Club lounges and a limited number of international lounges have now reopened since all were closed in 2020 due to COVID-19. During to the extended lounge closures, Qantas Club has issued complimentary extensions to paid members.
Qantas Club membership comes with access to the following airport lounges when flying with Qantas, Jetstar or a Qantas codeshare flight with a “QF” flight number:
- Domestic Qantas Club lounges
- Qantas International Business lounges
- Associated lounges at most overseas Qantas destinations
- The Emirates Business lounge in Dubai
- American Airlines Admirals Club lounges (when flying Qantas or American Airlines)
- Alaska Airlines lounges in LAX, SEA, PDX and ANC (when connecting between Qantas and Alaska Airlines flights)
There are 25 domestic Qantas Club locations in Australia…
And a solid network of Qantas international lounge locations (before COVID-19, anyway)…
To use any lounge, you must have a boarding pass for same-day onward travel. Qantas Club members are permitted to bring one complimentary guest and up to two additional children with them into Qantas-operated lounges.
In addition to lounge access, Qantas Club membership benefits include an increased baggage allowance and priority check-in when travelling with Qantas.