Qantas Club Membership Guide
Qantas Club members have access to 24 airport lounges in Australia, as well as dozens of overseas lounges when flying with Qantas or Jetstar. Qantas Club lounges offer complimentary food and drinks, wifi, showers, newspapers and work stations, making them a great place to relax and refresh before your flight. Membership also includes benefits such as extra baggage allowance when flying Qantas.
Upon reaching Qantas Gold or Oneworld Sapphire status, frequent flyers can enjoy complimentary access to all Qantas Club lounges. But if you don’t quite fly enough to earn Gold status, purchasing a Qantas Club membership will also get you into the lounge.
Which lounges can Qantas Club members access?
When travelling within Australia, Club members have access to domestic lounges at the following 24 airports when flying on Qantas or Jetstar:
When travelling overseas with Qantas or Jetstar, Club members can use Qantas’ international Business lounges. Qantas operates international Business lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Narita and London. When departing from other international Qantas destinations, access to partner airline and third-party lounges is offered as long as you’re booked on a Qantas flight number. Here are the international lounges available to members:
Qantas Club lounge access is available prior to departure if you have a same-day boarding pass for a flight with Qantas or Jetstar. Lounge access is also permitted if you’re travelling on a Qantas-marketed flight operated by a partner airline such as Emirates or Fiji Airways. However, you can only access the lounge when flying partner airlines if you’re booked on a “QF” flight number.
In addition to the locations shown above, Club members can use the Alaska Airlines lounges in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and Anchorage when connecting between an international Qantas flight and an Alaska Airlines flight. Qantas Club members can also use any of the 35 American Airlines Admirals Club lounges when travelling on American Airlines.
Qantas Club members can bring one guest and up to two additional children with them each time they use a Qantas lounge. For international flights, these guests must be on the same flight.
There is a one-off joining fee when signing up for membership. This Qantas Club joining fee is waived if you’re renewing your membership of if your Qantas status has recently dropped from Gold to Silver. In addition, there are 1-year, 2-year and 4-year renewal options. As of July 2019, the Qantas Club joining fee is $399 and a 1-year renewal costs $540. So, in total it would cost $939 to join the Qantas Club for one year. Current prices can be found on the Qantas website.
But… there are several ways to get discounted Qantas Club membership!
If you’re an Australian resident, you can take advantage of AFF’s QF Club corporate scheme rates. By joining through our corporate scheme, you can save $151.62 on the joining fee and $97.20 on 1-year renewal. The AFF corporate scheme is open to Australian Frequent Flyer GOLD members. AFF GOLD membership costs $75 per year, which is less than the savings you’ll enjoy on Qantas Club membership!
Qantas charges lower rates to New Zealand and other overseas residents. Overseas residents (except those living in New Zealand) can also benefit from special AFF corporate scheme rates.
You can earn 3 Qantas points per dollar spent on Qantas Club membership, including corporate scheme membership.
Here are the membership prices as of July 2019. Prices are in AUD unless specified…
|Joining fee||1 year||2 years||4 years|
|Australian residents (AFF corporate scheme rate)||$247.38||$442.80||$803.60||N/A|
|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|
Single-use lounge passes
Qantas Frequent Flyer members receive a complimentary lounge pass upon reaching Silver status with the airline. Two annual single-use lounge passes are also offered as a benefit with the following Australian credit cards:
- Qantas Amex Premium
- Qantas Amex Ultimate
- Qantas Premier Platinum
- Qantas Premier Titanium
- ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
- Westpac Altitude Black
- St George/Bank of Melbourne/Bank SA Amplify Signature
Single-use lounge passes can only be used at Qantas-operated lounges, which unfortunately does not include the Oneworld Lounge in Los Angeles. Passes are also currently not being accepted at the Qantas Singapore Lounge which suffers from chronic overflowing. No guests are permitted when using these passes.
Free Qantas Club passes are occasionally offered by generous Australian Frequent Flyer members. These passes are listed in our “free” classifieds section. Note that soliciting for, selling or swapping lounge passes is not permitted on AFF.
Qantas also sells lounge invitations on an ad-hoc basis to selected flyers. These are offered to Bronze and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer members by email around 2-5 days before the flight. Prices range from $39 to $99, depending on the lounge. However, these invitations are only sent randomly and are unlikely to be offered if you’re travelling at a peak time, such as early in the morning or on a Friday or Sunday evening.
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