Would you like to enjoy Qantas’ airport lounges, but don’t fly enough to earn Gold status? The answer 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 $328 for new members are available!
Qantas Club membership prices
It costs $399 to join Qantas Club for the first time. 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 costs $540 for Australian residents.
But there’s no need to pay full price for Qantas Club membership! As of 7 August 2019, the following Qantas Club discounts are available through Australian Frequent Flyer’s corporate scheme:
- One-off joining fee: $247.38 (normally $399 – save $151.62)
- 1 year Qantas Club renewal: $442.80 (normally $540 – save $97.20)
- 2 year Qantas Club renewal: $803.60 (normally $980 – save $176.40)
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)||$247.38||$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 $97.20 per year on Qantas Club renewals. You’ll also earn 3 Qantas points per $1 spent on Qantas Club membership.
The membership fees are even lower for overseas residents. If you live in a country outside of Australia and New Zealand, you can benefit from a significant saving when joining Qantas Club as a new member. However, the discounts on renewal are not as generous and, 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:
|Joining fee||1 year||2 years||4 years|
|New Zealand residents||NZD269||NZD600||NZD990||NZD1,870|
|Other overseas residents||$369||$410||$740||$1,400|
|Other overseas residents (AFF corporate scheme rate)||$226||$403||$731||N/A|
The Qantas website has a full list of current membership prices.
How to join through the AFF corporate scheme
The AFF Qantas Club corporate scheme discount is available to all AFF GOLD members. AFF GOLD membership 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 about AFF GOLD membership: AFF Membership Levels
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.
Qantas Club sales
In recent years, Qantas has offered 40% off Qantas Club memberships in flash sales around the end of May. These offers have only been for new members and only happen once per year. 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 last promotion, 4 years of membership were available to new members for $1,349.40 – a saving of $899.60.
Lounge access for Qantas Club members
Note that Qantas Club lounges are temporarily closed as of April 2020 due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions. Qantas has extended all Qantas Club memberships by six months as compensation.
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…
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.