When it comes to loyalty programs, we know what you’re thinking – ‘Do I really need another membership number to remember, another email in my inbox, and another card in my wallet?’ And we’re here to tell you that yes, you do – at least when it comes to Velocity Frequent Flyer. And we have some convincing reasons why you should join the other eight-million-plus members we’ve already got on board.

As well as being free to join, we also have the best Reward Seat availability in the Middle East and Asia/Oceania region five years running (yep, there are awards for that – they’re called the Freddie Awards and it’s basically the Oscars for loyalty), and some benefits that no one else offers, like Family Points Pooling, which makes having kids work in your favour. But that’s not even all. Here are four reasons why you should join Velocity.

1. It’s free!

Seriously. It’s totally and completely 100% free to join. No loopholes, no tricks. Unlike other Frequent Flyer programs that ask you for fees up front, we don’t want anything from you. You can get all the benefits of being a member without dropping a cent on joining fees or ongoing membership fees. Just sign up and away you go.

2. You don’t even have to set foot on a plane to earn Velocity Points? Really?

Jetsetter, schmetsetter. Velocity Frequent Flyer isn’t just for frequent flyers, not by a long way – you can earn Velocity Points doing virtually anything. Paying your bills on your phone while watching TV on the couch? Have some Velocity Points! Doing a spot of online shopping when you should be working? You’ll not only get your packages in the mail, you’ll also get a nice little inject of Velocity Points. Procrastinating writing out your weekly grocery shop list? Link up your Velocity membership to your flybuys account^ and we’ll bet you’ll be jotting it all down and racing off to the supermarket knowing it could get you closer to over 600 destinations. Of course if you’re not ready for a holiday to any of those 600 destinations just yet, you can use your “hard earned” Velocity Points to stock up on wine, or drop them on products or gift vouchers (or both) via the Velocity Rewards Store.

You can even earn Velocity Points while you’re actually on your holiday, like some kind of Velocity Points inception. Stay with one of our hotel partners and you can either earn Velocity Points directly or turn any reward points you pick up from Shangri-La Golden Circle, Starwood Preferred Guest, Le Club AccorHotels, Hilton Honors, Choice Privileges or IHG Rewards Club into Velocity Points* or when you hire a car with Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty. With a Global Wallet® enabled membership card – our Visa Prepaid Travel card and Velocity membership all rolled into one – you’ll collect 2 Velocity Points for every $1 AUD equivalent that you spend overseas**. If someone asks if you really need that 14th hot stone massage, you can just say you’re already saving for your next holiday.

3. We’re not like other programs

We’re really not. We have some unique benefits that really set us apart.

Our partnership with Singapore Airlines means you can also transfer Points between Velocity Frequent Flyer and their loyalty program KrisFlyer, making it even easier to redeem Points for the seat you want. Same deal applies for any eligible credit card reward points that might be collecting dust. If they’re with one of our credit card partners, just say ‘abracadabra alacazam’ (jokes, you actually need to hit the transfer button in your online banking) and behold, they’ll transform into Velocity Frequent Flyer Points*. Magic.

You can earn Velocity Points faster by putting your kids to work (and by work, we mean coming on a family holiday with you. We’re not monsters). Our unique Family Points Pooling benefit lets you collect your kids’ (and partner’s, if they’re cool with it) Velocity Points and Status Credits and pool them to your account after you set yourself up as your family’s beneficiary. It’s like you’re being rewarded for being a good parent – finally.

4. We mentioned our award-winning Reward Seats, right?

Oh, no? OK, well here we go: we have award-winning Reward Seat availability. While that means some nice trophies for us, for you, it means if you’re more likely to get the seat you want on the flight you want. If you can’t find the Reward Seat you’re after, you can use your Velocity Points for our Any Seat option, which has extra flexibility so you can book the flights that suit you. 

So what are you waiting for? Join Velocity Frequent Flyer now!
  • The Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply. ^Velocity members must link their Velocity membership to their flybuys household to transfer points. For full terms and conditions visit *Minimum points transfer applies. See Hotel Partner Terms and Conditions and Credit Card Partner Terms and Conditions for full details. ** Velocity Rewards Pty Ltd ACN 116 089 448 acts as authorised representative of Rêv Australia Pty Ltd ACN 117 378 953 AFSL 401610. Rêv Australia Pty Ltd is the distributor and manages the Velocity Global Wallet® Visa Prepaid product for Cuscal Ltd ACN 087 822 455 AFSL 244116. Cuscal Ltd is the issuer of the product. Any advice is general advice that does not take account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Read the Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you. The product is available only to Australian resident Velocity Frequent Flyer members. Velocity Points earn applies to Qualifying Purchases paid with the Global Wallet® card. Members will earn 2 Velocity Point per AU$1 (in the equivalent international currency) for Qualifying Purchases from merchants located outside of Australia and 1 Velocity Point per AU$3 for Qualifying Purchases from merchants located in Australia on the Global Wallet®. Qualifying Purchases exclude ATM withdrawals, quasi cash transactions (e.g., money orders, travellers’ cheques and foreign currencies in cash), payments made to the Australian Taxation Office or other national or local Australian tax authorities, fees and charges, account adjustments, reversed transactions, gambling transactions and business transactions. See the Product Disclosure Statement for full details.