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Why choose the 55 Day Platinum card?
 

55 Day Platinum credit card

   

  • Pay no annual card fee in the first year and in following years if you spend $10,000.*
  • Shop and travel with confidence thanks to our complimentary insurance covers.
  • Make the most of 24/7 personal concierge services over the phone.
  • Get up to 55 days interest free on purchases when you pay your balance in full each month.

Special offer for a limited time

Pay no interest for 20 months on balance transfers requested at card application. A 2% balance transfer fee applies. After 20 months, the rate reverts to the variable cash advance rate.#

Make the most of the balance transfer by creating a balance transfer repayment plan with SmartPlan.1


More reasons to choose the Westpac 55 Day Platinum card

Plan repayments with SmartPlan

SmartPlan helps you stay on top of large purchases and balance transfers by breaking them down into regular installments.

Complimentary insurance cover

Shop and travel with confidence thanks to complimentary purchase security, extended warranty, overseas travel and transit accident insurances, as set out in the policy.

24/7 personal concierge services

Have your own personal assistants at hand 24/7, from anywhere in the world. They'll help you with anything from finding a restaurant to planning an event.

No card? No worries

Leave your card at home and tap and pay with Mobile Wallet.


Frequently asked questions
 

If you spend $10,000 or more on purchases in a year this fee will automatically be waived - and will continue to be waived each year you spend this amount. This is calculated from the anniversary of the first transaction on your account.*

As a current Westpac cardholder, you automatically become eligible for complimentary Overseas Travel Insurance cover – as long as you meet the following criteria:

  1. You're a permanent Australian resident or you hold a current and valid 457 Visa and live in Australia
  2. You spend at least $A500 on your travel costs before you leave Australia using one of your Altitude Black or Platinum cards. This could include return travel tickets, airport or departure taxes, overseas accommodation etc.
  3. You have a return overseas travel ticket before leaving Australia.
  4. You're not over 80 years of age when you first become eligible for this cover, by meeting the above conditions.

For full details on complimentary insurance, please see the Complimentary Insurance Policy PDF.

Westpac Credit Cards Complimentary Insurance Policy (PDF 316KB)

Overseas travel insurance (see policy for details)
  • Medical and hospital expenses incurred overseas
  • Loss or damage to personal property
  • Legal liability
  • Rental vehicle excess
  • Unexpected cancellation of travel arrangements and other unexpected expenses.
Transit accident insurance

Up to $750,000 transit accident insurance cover against specified accidental death or injury when sustained while riding as a passenger in a plane, bus, train or ferry when you have purchased the tickets for the journey using your 55 Day Platinum card before you leave.

Purchase security insurance

4 months cover against loss, theft or accidental damage for a range of new items purchased in Australia and overseas provided the item is purchased using your 55 Day Platinum card.

Extended warranty insurance

Up to 24 months extended warranty insurance cover (in addition to the manufacturer's expressed Australian warranty) on a range of new personal items purchased using your 55 Day Platinum card.

A balance transfer is when you move balances from one or more credit or store cards to another credit card. Consolidating multiple cards into a new card can make it simpler for you to manage your credit card debt. For example, it could give you only one monthly repayment and annual card fee on your debt, provided you close your previous cards.

 

With a Westpac balance transfer, you can:

  • Consolidate up to 3 non-Westpac Australian issued credit, charge or store cards.
  • Transfer up to 80% of the credit limit available on the Westpac card you’re transferring to (minimum transfer of $200).

 

The process is simple:

  • Apply for a 55 Day Platinum card online in 10 minutes and get a response in 60 seconds.
  • In your application, include the account numbers of the credit cards you would like to transfer, the providers' biller codes and the amounts you'd like to transfer.
  • Activate your card. Any approved balance transfers will occur once your card is active.


Our limited time offer:

  • Pay no interest for 20 months on balance transfers requested at card application.#
  • A one off fee of 2% of the amount that you are transferring applies and is added to the total balance transfer amount.
  • After 20 months, any remaining balance transfer amount will accrue interest at the variable cash advance rate of the card.

 

Note: Westpac will not cancel your other cards. If your aim is to pay down your balances, it may be helpful to cancel your old cards once the balance transfer is complete so you don't use them to accrue more debt. You can usually ask to cancel a card account over the phone, provided the card has been paid off.

SmartPlan helps you stay on top of large purchases and balances by breaking them down into regular installments.1

Credit card balance SmartPlan

Turn any of your outstanding purchase, cash advance or promotional plan (e.g. balance transfer) balances of $200 or more into a SmartPlan. The purchase balance SmartPlan type is currently available at a lower interest rate.2

Large purchase SmartPlan

Create a large purchase SmartPlan to help you pay off an individual ‘big ticket’ item of $500 or more that you’ve bought on your card in the last 30 days – think purchases such as a flight, hotel bill or even a new fridge. Large purchase SmartPlans are currently available at a lower interest rate.2

The security of your card and information is extremely important to us. We have a range of security measures in place to ensure that your account is protected, including online. Westpac Added Online Security provides extra peace of mind when shopping online at participating retailers.

We also have your back if something does go wrong. Our Fraud Money Back Guarantee ensures that customers will be reimbursed for any unauthorised transactions provided that the customer has not contributed to the loss and contacted Westpac promptly.

Annual card fee Special promotion: $0 annual card fee in the first year on a new card. Plus, $0 annual card fee in subsequent years when you spend $10,000 or more on purchases in each 12 months from the date of the first transaction on your account, currently saving you $90.*

Foreign transaction fee

3.0%

Payable as a percentage of the Australian dollar value of any foreign transaction.

Applies for transactions in a foreign currency, or in Australian dollars but processed by an overseas merchant or financial institution.

Note: It may not always be clear to you that the Merchant or entity processing the transaction is located outside Australia. More about this fee.

Cash advance fee

If the card has a negative balance after the transaction: 2.0% or $2.50, whichever is higher (max. $150).

If the card has a positive balance after the transaction: $2.50  

These charges will appear on your statement directly below the relevant cash advance.

Duplicate statement fee $2.00
Missed payment charge $15 each statement cycle that the minimum monthly payment is not paid by the statement due date.
Non-Westpac Group ATM fee Although not a Westpac fee, using your card in a non-Westpac Group ATM may result in a charge to you. Avoid this fee by using one of Westpac’s extensive network of 2,900 ATMS across Australia (including any St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne ATMs). Find a Westpac Group ATM.
Credit card surcharge In some instances, businesses may administer a ‘surcharge’ for credit card payments. Usually, these are a percentage fee of your purchase amount. Ask the merchant if a surcharge applies and how much it is before paying if you’re unsure.
Over-limit fee If your card account was opened before 4 June 2012, a fee of $15 may be debited from your credit card account every time you exceed your credit limit during a statement cycle. It is debited from your account in that statement cycle, on or after the day(s) your credit limit is exceeded. This fee may also be charged whenever your account is over limit at the commencement of a statement cycle.

Follow these tips to minimise credit card fees and charges.

Things you should know

Consumer Credit Cards - Conditions of Use (PDF 345KB)

Credit criteria, fees and charges apply. Offers are not available in conjunction with any special offers that are not listed on www.westpac.com.au. Switches, upgrades or Westpac group staff are ineligible. Offer may be withdrawn or extended at any time. Terms and conditions available on request.

Be credit savvy: Before applying, consider a realistic credit limit and check all conditions, interest rates, fees and charges on your selected card.

*55 Day no annual card fee promotion: $0 annual card fee in the first year and $0 annual card fee in subsequent years promotion is available when you apply for a new 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card between 12th June 2018 and 23rd October 2018 and spend $5,000 or more on a 55 Day credit card or $10,000 or more on a 55 Day Platinum credit card on purchases in each 12 months from the anniversary date of the first transaction on your account.

#Balance transfer promotion: This offer is available when you apply for a new Low Rate, 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card between 12th June 2018 and 23rd October 2018, and request at card application to transfer balance(s) from up to 3 non-Westpac Australian issued credit, charge or store cards. A balance transfer fee of 2% (a 1% on new Low Rate Cards) of the transferred balance(s) will be charged to the account on the same day the balance(s) are debited to the account. The promotional rate will apply to balance(s) transferred (min $200 up to 80% of your approved available credit limit) for the promotional period. Activating your card triggers the processing of the balance transfer. The applicable variable cash advance rate will apply to any unpaid balance transfer amount remaining at the end of the promotional period. We will not be responsible for any delays that may occur in processing payment to your other card account(s) and will not close the account(s). Interest free days do not apply to credit cards with balance transfers. 

Complimentary insurance covers: AWP Australia Pty Ltd, ABN 52 097 227 177, AFSL 245631, of 74 High Street, Toowong, QLD 4066 (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), of 275 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 which allows eligible Westpac account holders and cardholders to claim under it as third party beneficiaries. The terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of the group policy are set out in the Westpac Credit Cards Complimentary Insurance Policy which may be amended from time to time. Westpac does not guarantee the insurance. You can get a copy of the policy booklet by downloading the Westpac Credit Cards Complimentary Insurance Policy (PDF 316KB).

1 SmartPlan Disclaimer: SmartPlan requires monthly payments to be made for the term calculated and at the applicable interest rate when the SmartPlan is entered into. All payments made to your account will be applied first to any SmartPlan instalments, so debts accruing a higher interest rate may be left unpaid during the SmartPlan term. Your balance transfer must have a maximum of 36 months and a remaining term of at least 3 months to be eligible for a SmartPlan. See SmartPlan for more details. SmartPlan cancellation takes up to 2 Business Days. Any SmartPlan Remaining Balance will revert to the variable interest rate for your balance type or special offer rate as applicable.

2 Discounted rates may not apply to cards with existing promotional rates. Discounted rates will not apply to Westpac Lite Visa cards.

Westpac is the credit provider and credit licensee under National Consumer Credit Laws.