New Benefit: Amazon Prime
Enrol and enjoy a credit for your monthly or yearly Amazon Prime subscription up to the benefit limit of $84 per calendar year when you pay with your American Express Platinum Card. Benefit ends on 31 December 2025 and a one-time enrolment is required via Amex Offers either in your Online Account or Amex App. Available for the Primary Card Member only. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.
What is a charge card?
Essentially a charge card has no pre-set limit. This offers extra flexibility to those that need it. In addition to that, the full balance is required for each statement cycle, whereas with a credit card you could pay the minimum necessary + interest each month.
Amex Platinum Metal Card Design
The Amex Platinum Card now comes with a sleek, metal design for both primary and additional Card Members. Apart from the invite-only Centurion card, the Amex Platinum Card is the only metal card available in Australia (along with the Qantas Money Titanium card)!
Amex Platinum Card Features
Receive 150,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online, are approved, and spend $5,000 on eligible purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.
Earning & Redeeming Points
Amex Platinum Airline Transfer Rates
All airlines except for Air New Zealand transfer at a rate of 2 MR points for 1 frequent flyer point, this makes the effective earning rate of the American Express Platinum Card 1.125 points per dollar.
= 2 Membership Rewards Points
Amex Platinum Hotel Transfer Rates
The American Express Membership Rewards program also allows you to transfer your points to 2 of the major hotel loyalty programs Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy.
3 Membership Rewards points = 2 Marriott Bonvoy points
150,000 Bonus Points
$450 Annual Travel Credit
How The Travel Credit Works
If your card has a Travel Credit benefit, the Primary Card Member is eligible for an annual Travel Credit. The Travel Credit can be redeemed through American Express Travel Online on a single eligible travel booking by selecting the Travel Credit when you checkout.
To redeem the Travel Credit, the full value of the Travel Credit (or more) must be charged to the eligible Primary Card. Eligible travel includes flights, hotels and car hire when you prepay in advance. The Travel Credit can be used for 365 days from the benefit anniversary date and cannot be used past the expiration date.
To check the expiration date of your Travel Credit if you have not already redeemed it, please visit americanexpress.com.au/travel; log in and click ‘Travel Credit’.
If your booking is cancelled, and your Travel Credit has already been used and associated statement credit applied to your account, you will forfeit your annual Travel Credit benefit and American Express may reverse the statement credits issued.
You need to be able to spend on the Card to access the Travel Credit benefit and it should be credited to your Card Account within 3 business days but may take up to 30 days. Your account must be in good standing and you must have paid the annual fee and minimum payment by the due date.
If you cancel your Card, change your rewards program or Card type, you will no longer be eligible for the Travel Credit.
$400 Dining Credit Each Year
Each year, Amex Platinum Card Members will receive $400 worth of dining credits. The dining credit will be split into 2; this means you get $200 credit at a range of restaurants in Australia and $200 at selected venues around the world. The list and countries are extensive and include over 1,400 restaurants across 20 countries. Each restaurant is hand-selected by the American Express Platinum team. You can see the full list of participating restaurants here.
To be used at participating international restaurants
Amex Platinum Travel
Fine Hotels + Resorts
The Hotel Collection
Accor Plus Membership
Hotel Elite Status
The Amex Platinum Card comes with a bunch of instant elite status for a few hotels. Here’s what you get:
Flight Hacks Value: $200
Probably the least valuable hotel status, this one gives you a discount on food and beverages, free water in the room and a welcome gift as well as room upgrades where available.
Priority Pass Lounge Access
Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge Access
The American Express Global Lounge Collection
Car Rental Elite Programs
Your Amex card also comes with a couple of elite memberships to both Hertz and Avis.
Flight Hacks Value: $50
In addition to car upgrades (when available), members will also receive between 25 and 50% more Avis reward points.