Qantas Club Discounts: Unofficial Guide

This article was published some time ago and content may be out-of-date.  Airlines are continually changing their loyalty programs. Always double-check with the airline. 

May '18Current/ Last Offer

1/yearOffer frequency

May '19Expected (prediction only)

Overview

A recurring Qantas Club membership allows you to access Qantas’ unrivalled premium lounge network in Australia and around the world. Annual membership is, however, quite pricey! That said, there’s a way to secure a Qantas Club discount via one of the Red Roo’s annual membership promotions, which generally lops a considerable 40% off of the membership fee (including the join fee)!

Below we provide an overview of Qantas Club discounts, including offer history and when we expect the next Qantas Club discount to occur. This is only a speculative guide, however, using historic data like the frequency of past promotions.

Guide contents

Qantas Club discount history

About Qantas Club membership

Qantas Club membership permits access to the domestic Qantas Club lounges, the Red Roo’s own International Business Lounges and other international associated lounges. To access these lounges you must be flying with Qantas or Jetstar. Memberships also allow guest privileges (including child access), additional checked baggage on Qantas flights, and the option to use your points to book last-minute seat upgrades in the lounge. Learn more in our full Qantas lounge access wrap here.

A one-year membership will usually set you back a hefty $540 in addition to the $399 joining fee. A 4-year membership brings the annual cost down to a more reasonable $463, however, it’s of our view that you’d need to be travelling at least once a month to justify the cost (at just under $40 per entry).

About Qantas Club discounts

If you can hold off on pulling the trigger, Qantas generally offers discounted Qantas Club membership about once a year, where you’ll pay around 40% less for both join and membership fees! View an example of one of the most recent promotions here. These usually go live around the second quarter of each calendar year (April-June).

Qantas lounge pass - discounted qantas club membership

Purchase a recurring Qantas lounge pass from 1 to 4 years.

Qantas also gives you the option to pay for your Qantas Club join fee and membership with points. However, this is a poor use of points, even when Qantas Club is discounted.

Qantas Club discount conditions

The most noteworthy condition is that the Qantas Club discount is only available for new members. Renewing members will not receive the discount.

The Qantas Club membership itself has its own conditions, which determine which lounges you can enter. Learn more in our full Qantas lounge pass guide here.

Example Qantas Club discount

The below table outlines the saving to be had during 2018’s Qantas Club discount promotion (a 40% discount, active between 22/05/2018 and 25/05/2018). Read more about this particular Qantas Club discount in our Offer History section.

In addition to the lower $240 join fee, the discounted Qantas Club membership brings the annual cost down to $324 for a one-year membership or $278 if you pay for 4 years in advance. If you’re visiting the lounge regularly, this makes much more sense (about $23 per visit, if flying 12 times a year). You’ll receive even more value if you fly internationally via one of Qantas’ major hubs (Hong Kong, Singapore or London) as these flagship lounges really are a cut above the rest (Qantas actually tickets one-off access at these premium lounges for $99).

Price Disc. Price
Join Fee $399 $240
1 Year $540 $324
2 Year $980 $588
4 Year $1,850 $1,110

 

Other Qantas Club discounts: Via Qantas partners

A number of Qantas partners also offer discounted annual Qantas Club membership if you hold a relationship with the partner.

ANZ
Travel Agents
Uni Staff & Alumni Associations
Industry Associations
ANZ

ANZ Frequent Flyer Black

ANZ Frequent Flyer Black cardholders who purchase Qantas Club membership using their ANZ Frequent Flyer Black card are able to receive a 1 year Qantas Club membership for $442 (including the join fee). Renewal discounts may also be available.

How to receive discount:

  • Contact the Qantas Frequent Flyer Service Centre on 13 11 31
  • Mention the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black discount and pay for your discounted Qantas Club membership on your ANZ Black credit card
Travel Agents

Jayes Travel

Discounted Qantas Club membership may be available if joining via this agency. Learn more here.

Uni Staff & Alumni Associations

University of Sydney

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all University of Sydney staff and alumni, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Monarsh Uni

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all Monash University alumni, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Industry Associations

Australian Institute of Management

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AIM members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Institute of Marketing

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AIM members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

The Law Society of NSW

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all Law Society members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

The Law Institute of Victoria

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all Law Institute members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

The Law Society of Western Australia

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all Law Society members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

National Tax & Accountants Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all NTAA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Charted Accountants ANZ Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all CAANZ members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Medical Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AMA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Medical Association – NSW

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AMA NSW members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Medical Association – WA

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AMA WA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Dental Industry Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all ADIA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Pharmaceutical Society of Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all PSA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Optometry Australia

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all OA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

National Disability Services

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all NDS members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Australian Veterinary Association

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all AVA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Housing Industry Australia (HIA)

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all HIA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Master Builders Australia

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all MBA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Engineers Australia

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all Engineers Australia members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia

Discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all MFAA members, including existing Qantas club members upon renewal. Learn more here.

 

 

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