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Take your points to a higher altitude.

We’re excited to announce that Westpac and American Express have formed a new partnership, introducing a choice of two new cards that are issued and serviced directly by American Express.

The new Cards are now available exclusively for eligible Westpac cardholders.

The Cards allow you to continue earning accelerated Altitude Points or Qantas Points into your existing rewards account and includes great benefits such as:

  • high points earn rate
  • uncapped points
  • complimentary insurances*
  • access to American Express benefits including Amex Offers and Amex Invites.


Currently, the Westpac-issued American Express card is linked to your Westpac credit card account. The new cards are separate and in addition to your existing Westpac credit card account, with their own statement and credit limit issued by American Express.

You will need to complete an application to get a new card from American Express. Look out for more details on the new card throughout 2018.

Frequently asked questions


Here are some FAQs to help you:

Why will my existing American Express card issued by Westpac no longer be available?
What will happen to my existing points balance?
How will the new card differ from my existing Westpac-issued American Express card?
When can I apply for the new card?
What are the benefits of the new card?
How do I know if I’m eligible?
Things you should know

Credit criteria, fees and charges apply.

Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714.

American Express Westpac Altitude Cards are issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited ABN 92 108 952 085, Australian Credit Licence No. 291313.

The earning of Altitude Points and Qantas Points using an American Express issued Altitude card is subject to the American Express Westpac Altitude Cards Points Terms and Conditions.

*Complimentary insurance covers: The American Express® Westpac Altitude Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions (such as maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and cover limits) - see the full Terms and Conditions. You must use your American Express Westpac Altitude Card to prepay $500 of travel costs in order to be covered under the overseas travel insurance. AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177, AFSL 245631 (trading as Allianz Global Assistance) under a binder from the underwriter, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850, AFSL 234708, has issued an insurance group policy to Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac). This communication does not take into account your objectives or financial situation.


American Express Westpac Altitude Credit Card Compensation Deed Poll (PDF 152KB)