How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free

By   |   Verified by Bill Ryan Natividad   |   Updated 11 Aug 2023

Qantas Frequent Flyer credit cards

Millions of Aussies have already joined Qantas Frequent Flyer and are earning points on everything from flights to groceries and coffee.

If you haven't joined yet, you can easily avoid the program's quirky joining fee and save nearly $100. Here's how.

Key takeaways

  • The fee to join Qantas Frequent Flyer can be easily avoided.
  • The following promo codes and offers are only available to new members.
  • Some of them require an application or purchase with a Qantas partner.

Ways to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free

If any of the following options are no longer valid, try using another.

Get a Qantas credit card

Most Qantas credit cards come with free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership as well as a substantial sign up bonus and the ability to earn Qantas Points on everyday spending.

Woolworths Everyday Rewards

Sign up via Woolworths Everyday Rewards, avoid the joining fee, and credit points to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Join as a family member

If you have a family member who is already a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, they can enrol you from their account, allowing you to earn points and take advantage of the program's benefits.

Sign up through the Qantas Joey Club

Enrol your kids in the Qantas Joey Club so they can earn Qantas Points too. Remember that Qantas Points can't be pooled between family members but can be transferred from one to another.

Get a Qantas Travel Money Card

Apply for a Qantas Travel Money Card, get the joining fee waived, and earn 1.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent overseas.

Sign up for Red Energy

Join Red Energy, avoid the joining fee, get rewarded with a sign up bonus, and earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent with them on an ongoing basis.

Book with Luxury Escapes

Booking through Luxury Escapes means you can join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free (and earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on your holiday).

How to join Qantas Frequent Flyer for free

  1. Choose one of the available free sign up options above, ideally one that doesn't involve buying something.
  2. Click through and fill out the membership application form with your personal details.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions of the program.
  4. Start earning points and enjoy the benefits of being a Qantas Frequent Flyer member.


Is there a fee to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program?

Yes, usually, there is a fee of $99.50 for Australian residents and NZ$60 for New Zealand residents to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. There are, however, many easy ways to join for free.

Is there any difference between free and paid membership?

The benefits and the way of earning points are the same for a free and paid membership. The only difference is the joining fee.

Is it possible to avoid the Qantas Frequent Flyer fee?

Yes. Sign up with one of Qantas' partners and avoid paying the joining fee.