Westpac is offering 110,000 Altitude Rewards Points plus a reduced card fee of $49 in the first year for new cardholders of the Westpac Altitude Rewards Platinum Card until 31 December 2022.

New cardholders also have the option to avail of 0% p.a. for 24 months on Balance Transfers. This needs to be requested at the time of application and will incur a 1% balance transfer fee.

The Altitude Platinum is the mid-range card within the Altitude range with an ongoing card fee of $150 p.a. and is available in both the Altitude Rewards and Qantas variants. This guide specifically looks at the Altitude Rewards variant.

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A minimum spend of $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days from approval is required to receive the bonus.

It is worth knowing that Altitude Rewards points are transferable to KrisFlyer, Asia Miles and Enrich on a 3:1 basis. Which means that the current 110,000 bonus Altitude Rewards Points are equivalent to ~36,600 points when transferred to the aforementioned programs.

How you could use the bonus points from this card

All redemption figures above exclude any accompanying taxes, fees and charges. Points redemption price data is provided by a third-party. For an exact total redemption cost, please consult with the airline directly.

Disclaimer: These are example redemptions only and due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, some of these routes may not be currently available.

Details of the Westpac Altitude Rewards Platinum Credit Card

Card Details

CardWestpac Altitude Platinum
Loyalty programAltitude Rewards
Points earned from spend1 Altitude Points per $ of eligible spend
2 Altitude Points per $ on eligible overseas spend
Minimum income requirement $50,000 p.a.
Included insurancesExtended Warranty & International Travel Insurance (PDS)
Points Capuncapped
Overseas transaction fee3.0% of the converted amount
Card fee$150 p.a. ongoing

Effective Frequent Flyer Program Point Earn Rates

Frequent Flyer ProgramMastercard
Qantas Points*0.5 point / $
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles0.33 Mile / $
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles0.33 Mile / $
*Points earn rate only if opting for the Altitude Platinum Qantas card

Altitude Qantas vs Altitude Rewards

The Altitude Card range offers a choice of which points program you want to direct your points into: either Qantas Frequent Flyer or Westpac’s own loyalty program Altitude Rewards.

Note that there is an annual $50 Qantas Rewards fee on top of the card fee on the Westpac Altitude Platinum Qantas Mastercard to allow you to earn Qantas Points (rather than Altitude Rewards).

When choosing the Platinum Qantas variant over the Altitude Rewards Platinum, you’ll also need to factor in the different earn rates of each currency and transfer rates to partner programs. Our full guide to Altitude Rewards offers more detail about the program’s benefits.

To sum up, Altitude points can be transferred into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and Malaysia Airlines Enrich at a rate of 3 Altitude Rewards points to 1 frequent flyer program point/mile.

The choice between Altitude Qantas or Altitude Rewards will depend on your personal points-earning preference.

Included insurances and other benefits

The Altitude Rewards Platinum Card comes with a range of insurances, including overseas travel insurance for trips of up to three months, transit accident insurance and extended warranty. You should check the descriptions for each policy if you plan to rely on them. Read the PDS for the Westpac Altitude Platinum here.

This guide references some of the benefits of insurance policies provided with this card. You should read the PDS and obtain independent professional advice before obtaining this product.

Westpac Apple Pay & Google Pay support

Westpac cards support Apple Pay & Google Pay, meaning you can use this card on your smartphone for easier payments. Find out more in our guides for each of the compatible services.

Summing up: the Westpac Altitude Platinum Card

The Westpac Altitude Platinum is a viable mid-range card for the savvy points collector who wants to have options about which points programs they can earn in or transfer points to. For those looking to earn Qantas Points on spend, then you instead may wish to consider the Qantas variant of this card.

The card has a competitive earn rate compared to similar cards in the market and there is no cap on the number of points that can be earned, which is definitely a perk not seen on most competitor cards.

110,000 Altitude Rewards Points plus a reduced first-year card fee with the Westpac Altitude Rewards Platinum Card was last modified: July 1st, 2022 by Daniel Sciberras