Many Point Hacks readers are already Qantas Frequent Flyer members, however, in case you’re not, this post covers one of Qantas’ more bizarre policies — a joining fee for frequent flyer membership.

Qantas usually charges a $99.50 joining fee per person for Australian residents, but you can save that money by simply clicking through one of the links below! Most overseas residents can get it free, with New Zealand residents charged NZ$60.

It is quite odd that they would actually want to charge for this, but in all fairness, it is simple to get around. And even if you’re a member already, these codes are useful for signing up friends and family when needed.

Qantas runs promotions for free memberships with their frequent flyer program partners, such as banks and other program partners. It is possible to find a range of promotional application codes, as these links follow a common format.

How do I join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free?

  1. Click on one of the free membership promo codes below
  2. Fill out the application on the Qantas Frequent Flyer website
  3. Accept the terms and conditions of the program

8 ways to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free

Just click on any of the links below to join – you don’t actually need to make any purchase or be involved with any of the partners below to benefit from their code.

1. Qantas credit cards

If you want to sign up for a Qantas Points-earning credit card, such as the ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum, then frequent flyer membership will be offered for free.

2. Deliveroo

Although Qantas and Deliveroo are no longer partners as of 2020, you can still use the Deliveroo code to join for free.

3. Join your family for free

This is a special code advertised by Qantas Frequent Flyer themselves, offering free membership to the family of their frequent flyer members.

4. Qantas Joey Club

Budding young Qantas Frequent Flyers can sign-up through the Joey Club program, which provides activities and resources for kids when they are travelling.

5. Luxury Escapes

Book your next luxurious all-inclusive hotel stay and earn 1 Qantas Points per $1 spent on your holiday.

6. Red Energy

You could pocket up to 15,000 Qantas Points on sign up and earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on ongoing bills.

7. Woolworths Everyday Rewards

As Qantas’ major supermarket partner, earn 1 Woolworths Rewards point per $1 spent at supermarkets, then swap them to Qantas Points. Read more here.

8. Qantas Travel Money Card:

If you’re not a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, then get the Qantas Travel Money card which is also your frequent flyer membership card! You earn 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent overseas. Read more here.

If any of these codes expire, just use a different one on that list. You don’t have to be a member or customer of any of those businesses to actually use the free sign-up code — there is no end difference overall.

To become a Qantas Business Rewards member, you’ll need an ABN and you can join that (separate) program for free here.

Summing up

It’s hard to fathom why Qantas would charge Australians to join its frequent flyer program in the first place. However, there are plenty of sign-up links out there to waive the fee, so there shouldn’t be anyone stumping up the fee to sign-up.

If you’re aware of any friends or family members who are thinking of joining Qantas Frequent Flyer, be sure to forward this page to them to help them get started on the right foot.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to be a Qantas Frequent Flyer?

Qantas charges Australian residents A$99.50 to join the program.

Is there a way to avoid the sign-up fee for Qantas Frequent Flyer?

Yes, you can sign up for a free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership and save $99.50 by using one of the links in our guide.

Is it worth getting Qantas Frequent Flyer?

If you can sign-up for free and earn some points through flying or one of Qantas’ many partners, then it can be worth becoming a member. Points can be used for Business Class flights and more. Learn more about the program in our starter guide.


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How to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program for free was last modified: September 24th, 2020 by Evin Tan Khiew