Premium benefits and your choice of two great rewards programs.
Please note: All Westpac-issued American Express Cards will close in April 2018.
- Earn 80,000 bonus Qantas or Altitude Points when you spend $5,000 on eligible purchases with a new Altitude Black credit card within 90 days of card approval. Exclusions apply.
- Discounted annual card fee to $250 for the first year, $395 thereafter. New Altitude Black cards only. Exclusions apply.
All special offers are for new cards only and are valid until 31st January 2018. See ‘Things you should know’ below.
Choose between two great rewards programs:
- Altitude Rewards - Earn Altitude Points on eligible purchases you can redeem for a wide range of merchandise and frequent flyer points with a range of airlines
- Altitude Qantas - Earn Qantas Points on eligible purchases you can redeem for Reward Flights with Qantas, as well as merchandise and gift cards from the online Qantas Store
|Rewards||If you choose Altitude Rewards||If you choose Altitude Qantas|
|Points earned on eligible purchases - Altitude Black World Mastercard® (Australian Merchants)||$1 = 1.25 Altitude Points||$1 = 0.625 Qantas Points|
|Points earned on eligible purchases - Altitude Black World Mastercard® (Overseas Merchants)||
$1 = 1.25 Altitude Points
$1 = 0.625 Qantas Points
|Points earned on eligible purchases - American Express Card (Australian Merchants and Overseas Merchants)||
$1 = 2.5 Altitude Points
$1 = 1.25 Qantas Points
|Earning Bonus points||
|Redeeming your points||
Redeem your Altitude Points for:
Redeem your Qantas Points for:
Complimentary lounge passes
Sometimes it's the journey, not the destination. Relax while you wait and enjoy complimentary refreshments in our partners' airport lounges.
Each year customers can receive two complimentary visits to the American Express® Sydney International Airport Lounge. In addition, if you choose Altitude Rewards you can register for two complimentary visits to Priority Pass Lounges, and if you choose Altitude Qantas, you can register to receive two complimentary lounge invitations to Qantas Club Lounges.
See 'Details' for more information on how to register and become eligible for lounge passes.
Extended complimentary insurances
Your Altitude Black rewards credit card features a range of complimentary insurance covers as set out in the Westpac Credit Cards Complimentary Insurance Policy.
Overseas travel insurance
For overseas trips up to 6 months, overseas travel insurance includes cover for:
- Specified medical expenses incurred overseas
- Unexpected cancellation of travel arrangements
- Up to $20,000 per person cover for loss or damage to personal property
- Up to $550 per person for loss or damage to travel documents
- Limit of $2.5 million of personal liability cover
- Up to $5,500 rental vehicle excess cover as specified in the policy for loss or damage to rental vehicle.
You, your spouse and your dependent children could be automatically covered for Complimentary Overseas Travel Insurance on your journey, if each of you meets the eligibility criteria, including pre-paid travel costs using your credit card. See Details for eligibility criteria.
Transit accident insurance
Up to $500,000 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 either one of your Altitude Black cards before you leave.
Purchase security insurance
4 months cover against loss, theft or accidental damage for a range of personal items purchased in Australia and overseas provided the item is purchased using either one of your Altitude Black cards.
Extended warranty insurance
Up to 24 months extended warranty insurance cover (in addition to the manufacturer's expressed Australian warranty) on a range of personal items purchased using either one of your Altitude Black cards.
24/7 personal concierge services
Dedicated Westpac Concierge services are on-call 24/7 to fulfil your requests, from restaurant bookings and party planning, to tickets to your favourite game.
Plus, get exclusive access to the Altitude Black Concierge app for iPhone.
Complimentary Qantas Frequent Flyer membership
Customers who choose Altitude Qantas and are not yet a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program can enjoy a complimentary membership for the nominated primary cardholder. This offer is available on new cards for a limited time.
More reasons to choose a Westpac credit card
When you combine your Westpac rewards credit card with our online banking experience you can:
- Help pay down your credit card balance with SmartPlan
- See your rewards points and card balance at a glance with Quick Balance
- Login quickly and securely using fingerprint login
- Leave your card at home and tap and pay using an eligible Samsung device
- Make automatic credit card repayments easy, with Card Autopay
- Take the hassle out of cancelling a card you later find, by placing a temporary lock on it in seconds
(these may change)
|Annual card fee||
Discounted annual card fee to $250 for the first year, $395 thereafter. New Altitude Black cards only. Exclusions apply.
|Foreign transaction fee||A Foreign Transaction Fee is payable as a percentage of the Australian dollar value of any Foreign Transaction. The percentage will vary depending on the applicable credit card scheme:
|Cash advances/withdrawals fee||
An administrative charge of 2% of the value of the transaction will apply to each cash advance made on your card account, where your account has a negative (debit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it. A minimum charge of $2.50 and a maximum charge of $150 will apply in these circumstances.
Where your account has a positive (credit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it, a charge of $2.50 will apply to the transaction.
These charges will appear on your credit card statement directly below the relevant cash advance.
|Missed payment charge||A charge of $15 may be payable each statement cycle that the whole of the minimum monthly payment is not paid by the statement due date. If charged, the Missed Payment Charge will be debited to your account.|
|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.|
|Duplicate statement fee||$7.50 may be debited from your credit card account if you, or an additional cardholder, orders a copy of a statement that has already been issued for your account. This fee is debited from your account on or after the day you order the duplicate statement.|
|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.|
|Purchases||20.24% p.a. (variable)|
|Cash advances||20.74% p.a. (variable)|
- Add one additional cardholder (16 years or older) at no extra cost
- The account holder (primary cardholder) is liable for all transactions on these cards and their own card
- Purchases made by an additional cardholder earn rewards points for the account holder only.
Minimum card limit: $15,000
Recommended income to apply: $75,000
Overseas travel insurance eligibility criteria
To be eligible for this complimentary overseas travel insurance, before leaving Australia on an overseas journey, you must have a return overseas travel ticket, and need to have prepaid at least AUD$500 of your travel costs using your eligible card.
If you are eligible for overseas travel insurance, your spouse and/or dependent children also become eligible provided:
- They are travelling with you for the entire journey
- They each have a return overseas travel ticket
- AUD$500 of each of their prepaid travel costs has been charged to your Altitude Black credit card.
Please note for overseas travel insurance, the cover is only available to persons up to and including 80 years of age.
American Express® Lounge: Start your journey in style at the American Express Lounge next to Gate 24 at Sydney International Airport. Simply swipe your Altitude Black American Express Card at the Lounge Reception for complimentary entry up to two times a calendar year. For more information see full terms and conditions.
Priority Pass Membership: To enrol, go to altitudeblack.com.au. Lounge usage in excess of two visits and all guest visits will be charged directly to your Altitude Black American Express Card at the visit fee of currently US$27 per person, per visit. The first two visits within each 12 month membership period are complimentary to the primary cardholder only, after which every visit would be charged as per the prevailing rates. Any accompanying guests will be charged US$27 per visit, which will be automatically charged on the cardholder's Altitude Black American Express Card. The date of visits determines which year of membership the visit is allocated to. Unused visits cannot be carried forward to the following year of membership. The number of free visits will be reset to two per each 12-month period. For full details, visit Priority Pass website at prioritypass.com/Conditions-of-use.cfm
Qantas Club Lounge Invitations: To be eligible for the two complimentary Qantas Club Lounge invitations, you must register at loungepass.altitudeblack.com.au and then use your Altitude Black Card in Australia to purchase selected Qantas products and services. Selected Qantas products and services are the following items purchased directly from Qantas: Qantas passenger flights (with a QF flight number), Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar, Qantas Holidays, Qantas branded non-airfare products and any Qantas products and services not purchased directly from Qantas. Each year you will receive two complimentary lounge invitations once you have made the required spend on selected Qantas products and services.
Qantas Club Lounge Invitations are provided courtesy of Westpac, and are valid for Qantas Club and Qantas operated International Business Lounges only. Not valid in International First Class lounges, Chairman's Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business, Qantas oneworld® alliance airline, partner airline of associated lounges. Each invitation is valid for a single visit before the date specified on the invitation, when travelling with Qantas or Jetstar with a QF or JQ flight number. Access and use is subject to Qantas Club rules.
The two Qantas Club Lounge invitations will be sent to your card account mailing address within 4 weeks of your eligible card spend, provided you are not in breach of the Conditions of Use and your account remains open. The two Qantas Club Lounge invitations will expire on the date printed on the invitations. Qantas Club Lounge invitations will not be issued to customers who do not first register at loungepass.altitudeblack.com.au prior to making the eligible card spend.
Things you should know
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 customers accessing employee benefits are ineligible. Offer may be withdrawn or extended at any time.
Be credit savvy: Before applying, consider a realistic credit limit and check all conditions, interest rates, fees and charges on your selected card.
2Bonus points promotion: The respective bonus points promotions are available when you apply for a new Altitude Platinum or Altitude Black credit card between 27th October 2017 and 31st January 2018, and spend the minimum amount of $5,000 on eligible purchases on an Altitude Black credit card or $3,000 on eligible purchases on an Altitude Platinum credit card within 90 days from card approval in one or more transactions.
Eligible purchases do not include fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, BPAY, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account. The bonus Altitude Points or Qantas Points will be added to your points balance within 12 weeks once you meet the eligible spend criteria. Existing Westpac customers who currently hold an Altitude Platinum or Altitude Black credit card, or who have held one in the last 12 months are not eligible for this offer. Qantas Points earned during a statement cycle are added to your Qantas Points balance on a monthly basis.
Rewards Points: The earning and redemption of Altitude Points and Qantas Points is subject to the Altitude Rewards and Altitude Qantas Terms and Conditions. Points are uncapped for each statement cycle when using either or both Altitude Black cards. Purchases that are not eligible to earn Rewards Points are set out in the Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions. For example: payments to the Australian Taxation Office, cash advances and BPAY payments do not earn Reward Points. Bonus points do not count towards the points cap. You do not receive points if your card account is in arrears for 2 consecutive statement cycles and in other circumstances.
Altitude Rewards: You must be a member of the relevant frequent flyer program to redeem Altitude Points for frequent flyer points. The Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions of the relevant frequent flyer program apply. A joining fee may apply. Availability of Reward flights may be limited. For more information on the Altitude Rewards program, visit altituderewards.com.au.
Altitude Qantas: In order to earn and redeem points, you must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
Qantas & Partner Classic Reward Seats are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. The number of seats available depends on the flight, date, season and destination. Some flights may not have any Classic Reward seats available. For Classic Reward flights, taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to the points required, are subject to change and are quoted at the time of booking. Reward flights must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure (and other advance booking requirements may apply).
Flight Upgrades are subject to capacity controls and availability is limited. Flight upgrades are not available on Classic Rewards or on international airfares booked in E, N, O, P, Q, and X class (which includes some Any Seat Rewards and some Red e-Deals). You must have an eligible paid and confirmed ticket on a Qantas operated service (with a QF flight number on your ticket).
Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Rewards are available on any flight with a QF or JQ flight number. The points required will be quoted when booked. There is no fixed relationship between the cash price charges by the applicable airline for a seat and the points required to redeem an Any Seat Reward through Qantas Frequent Flyer. Special promotional fares may not apply. Reward flights must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure (and other advanced booking requirements may apply). For more information see qantas.com/frequentflyer. The Jetstar Any Seat Rewards booking service is operated by Carlson Marketing Group (Aust) Pty Ltd trading as Carlson Leisure Travel Service Licence No. 2TA 5778, IATA 02-3-59523.
For more information on the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, visit qantas.com/frequentflyer.
Complimentary insurance covers: QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 AFSL 239545 has issued an insurance group policy to Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 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 calling 1300 130 961.
Complimentary insurance covers (effective 1 October 2017): 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 (effective 1 October 2017).
Discounted annual card fee in first year promotion: The discounted first year annual card fee promotion is available when you apply for a new Altitude Black card between 27th October 2017 and 31st January 2018. The first annual card fee at the rate will be debited to your card account on your first transaction and the full annual card fee, currently $395, will be debited annually thereafter.
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