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Earn Velocity Points with Virgin Australia

As Australia starts to reopen for travel we can't wait to welcome you back onboard, with our award-winning service you'll want to take everywhere. 

Velocity members earn 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on all eligible domestic fares3, Trans-Tasman5 and International Short Haul flights6.

Discover more with Virgin Australia and Earn Velocity Points when you travel in an eligible fare class.

How many Points will I earn?

View the tables to see how many Velocity Points you can earn when flying Virgin Australia.

Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman includes all flights between Australia and New Zealand. 

​​​​​​​Virgin Australia International Short Haul includes all international flights from Australia to Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

 

  Domestic flights flown as part of a Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey earn at the same rate as domestic standalone journeys.

Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island earn at the same rate as domestic flights.

When flying on a Virgin Australia operated flight with a partner airline flight number (e.g. EY2004), or a VA flight number as part of a Partner Airline International journey, you will earn Velocity Points and Status Credits based on your fare class and the number of miles flown.

Economy Lite & Reward Seat bookings: Economy Lite fare and Reward Seats cannot be booked on one itinerary. If you’d like to travel on an Economy Lite fare and a Reward Seat in one trip, you can make two one-way bookings (instead of a return trip on one booking). 

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • A flight where the membership number entered is not the membership number of the passenger travelling
  • Reward Seat bookings, excluding Any Seat
  • Any fare class that is not listed above
  • Upgraded fares: Members travelling on upgraded fares that are purchased with Points, Upgrade Me Platinum Member Offer, Upgrade Me Premium Bids or using cash at the airport will earn Points based on the fare class originally purchased.
  • Charter services operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) and Alliance Airlines (QQ). Members travelling on charter services may not be eligible to earn Velocity Points and is dependent on the fare you are travelling in. Eligibility to earn is governed by the chartering company.

Claim missing Points and Status Credits

It can take up to 14 days after your flight for your Points to be added to your Account.
If your Points have not been credited after 14 days, or if you forgot to add your Velocity membership number prior to travelling, you can submit a missing Points claim by logging into your Velocity Account and following the steps provided.

Earn Status Credits with Virgin Australia

Earn Status Credits when you travel on eligible fares with Virgin Australia2. The Status Credits you earn will depend on where you fly and the fare purchased. 

In addition to earning Status Credits, you will earn Eligible Sectors. An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats or Economy Lite fares. 
Earning Status Credits and flying the minimum Eligible Sectors will help you to maintain or upgrade your Velocity Status.You can also keep track of your Status Credits in My Velocity

Status Credits are valid for a period of 12 months, from the date flown. 

How many Status Credits will I earn?

The number of Status Credits you earn depends on the distance flown, airline booked and fare class eligibility2

Calculate the number of Status Credits you can earn by:

  • Using our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you are flying
  • Referring to the table below with your chosen Fare Type

 

 Status credits are earned per one-way domestic flight2 with Virgin Australia. Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island earn at the same rate as domestic flights. Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman includes all flights between Australia and New Zealand. ​​​​​​​Virgin Australia International Short Haul includes all international flights from Australia to Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Domestic flights flown as part of a Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey will earn at the same rate as domestic standalone journeys2.

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See our most popular destinations to fly to, along with the number of Status Credits you will earn, when flying on Virgin Australia with a VA flight number.

  • Melbourne to Sydney

    15 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

    Melbourne to Sydney

    15 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

  • Sydney to Brisbane

    15 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

    Sydney to Brisbane

    15 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

  • Brisbane to Perth

    30 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

    Brisbane to Perth

    30 Status Credits

    Based on a return economy class Choice fare.

Velocity Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • A flight where the membership number entered is not the membership number of the passenger travelling
  • Reward Seats bookings, excluding Any Seat
  • Any fare class that is not listed above
  • Upgraded fares: members travelling on upgraded fares that are purchased with Velocity Points, UpgradeMe Platinum Member Offer, UpgradeMe Premium Bids or using cash at the airport will earn Status Credits based on the fare class originally purchased.

Redeem Points with Virgin Australia

As a Velocity member, you can redeem your Points for flights right across our Virgin Australia Australian domestic network, or use your Points to upgrade to Business Class.

Safety and hygiene remains paramount. Virgin Australia has implemented additional cleaning and hygiene measures. Find out what we’re doing to help you feel more comfortable when flying.

  • Reward Seats

    Reward Seats offer the best value for your Velocity Points, meaning you'll get to where you want for less. Booking early is recommended as Reward Seats are subject to availability.

    Redeem now
  • Any Seats

    Can't find the Reward Seat you want? Book an Any Seat. Any Seat bookings are also eligible to earn Velocity Points, Status Credits and Eligible Sectors8.

    Book now
  • UpgradeMe Points

    Velocity members travelling in an eligible fare class can use their Points for an upgrade on Virgin Australia Domestic or International Short Haul flights.

    Find out more
  • Points + Pay

    Looking to save some money off your next holiday? Reduce the price of your flight using Velocity Points. Every 2,500 Points you redeem with ‘Points + Pay’ allows you to reduce your fare by $15.11

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Redeem Velocity Points with Virgin Australia

In need of a holiday? See some of our most popular destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will need to book a Reward Seat on Virgin Australia.

  • Sydney to Melbourne

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $42.77 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Sydney to Melbourne

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $42.77 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

  • Sydney to Brisbane

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $45.39 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Sydney to Brisbane

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $45.39 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

  • Melbourne to Brisbane

    9,400 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $46.75 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Melbourne to Brisbane

    9,400 Points

    Based on a one-way Economy Class Reward Seat plus $46.75 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

*The quoted redemption fares are correct as at 12 February 2024 and are subject to change. Fares are subject to availability. Points values are based on one-way Economy Class Reward Seat fares with Virgin Australia and must be booked on the Velocity website (Using Points For Flights ). Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to Velocity Points redeemed. Carrier charges apply for Reward Seat bookings on flights operated by Virgin Australia. Price may vary until ticketed. Reward Seats and associated charges are not eligible for Points earn. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Payment surcharge may apply.  You can change or get a refund for your booking by paying a fee and any fare difference, at least 24 hours before scheduled departure. You may also request a refund for other reasons, including under the Australian Consumer Law. View the Velocity Rewards Seat fare rules for more information. Some flights may be operated by a partner airline. Different baggage allowances and conditions may apply to these flights. Full terms and conditions at Velocity Frequent Flyer . To learn exact taxes, fees and carrier charges applicable to your route, please visit virginaustralia.com and select ‘Use Points’ when searching your flight or contact our Membership Contact Centre.

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Terms & Conditions:

1. A codeshare flight is a Flight that is operated by one airline with a flight number of another airline. For example, a flight with a VA flight number, but the aircraft is operated by a different airline.

2. Status Credits cannot be earned on all fare classes. Status Credits can only be earned on eligible flights, marketed and operated by Virgin Australia and/or a Velocity airline partner.  Status Credits cannot be earned on Virgin Australia operated flights sold with an Air Mauritius (MK) flight number. Status Credits accrual is based on single flight segments that consist of individual flight numbers. An itinerary that involves a change in aircraft but retains the same flight number is considered a single flight segment. An itinerary that consists of a change in flight numbers, even if the same aircraft is used for the entire itinerary, is considered two flight segments. Domestic flights booked within an International journey will accrue Status Credits at the earn level for international flights. Members travelling on upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of upgrades on Virgin Australia or our partner airlines will earn Status Credits based on original purchased fare class.

3. An eligible domestic flight is a flight operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number. Earn rates are correct as at 28 May 2018 and are subject to change. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

4. Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

5. An eligible Trans-Tasman, International Short Haul flight, is a flight operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number. Earn rates are correct as at 28 May 2018 and are subject to change. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

6. Where your Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey contains a flight operated by another airline that does not have a VA flight number, then that flight will be ineligible for Points earn.  All other flights in the journey operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number will earn Points per dollar spent. Where your Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey contains a flight with a VA flight number operated by a Velocity Partner Airline you will earn Points based on your fare class and the number of miles flown for the whole journey, including any flights operated by Virgin Australia.
Flights purchased in New Zealand dollar (NZD) or other currency will earn Velocity Points based on the Australian dollar (AUD) equivalent spent.

7. Virgin Australia International Long Haul: Only the fare classes listed in the Virgin Australia International Long Haul table above are eligibile for earning Points. Various fare classes may not be available all year round and certain fare types will vary depending on the destination. Please check your itinerary is eligible to earn Points before completing your booking. If you are unable to determine your fare class please contact the Guest Contact Centre or your booking agent for assistance.

  • Virgin Australia operated flights sold with an Air Mauritius (MK) flight number are ineligible to earn Velocity Points

8. Where a member travels on Virgin Australia flights that begin with a VA flight number (irrespective of whether the journey consists of domestic, international short haul or international long haul Flight Sectors) excluding Economy Lite, each Flight Sector will be considered an Eligible Sector.

9.  Where your Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey contains a flight operated by another airline that does not have a VA flight number, then that flight will be ineligible for Status Credit earn.  All other flights in the journey operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number will Status Credits per the above tables. Where your Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul journey contains a flight with a VA flight number operated by a Velocity Partner Airline you will earn Status Credits based on your fare class and the number of miles flown for the whole journey, including any flights operated by Virgin Australia.

10. Includes all Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by partner airlines with a VA flight number.

  • Status Credits are not earned on Reward Seat bookings on either Virgin Australia or partner airline operated flights

11. Points + Pay: The quoted Points discount is correct as at 22 January 2020 and redemption levels are subject to change at the discretion of Velocity Frequent Flyer.

*To be eligible for the Triple Status Credits offer (Offer) you must (1) activate this Offer via the activation link, via the Velocity Frequent Flyer app or via http://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com within the member dashboard under ‘Activated Offers’ between 12.01am AEST 27 May 2024 and 11.59pm AEST 29 May 2024 inclusive (Promotion Period); (2) after offer activation, book and ticket an Eligible Flight during the Promotion Period and enter a valid Velocity membership number at the time of booking; and (3) complete travel on the Eligible Flight booked during the Promotion Period. An Eligible Flight is any Domestic, Trans-Tasman or International Short Haul Virgin Australia marketed and operated flight for travel between 27 May 2024 and 31 July 2024 (inclusive) that normally earns Status Credits. For more information on Status Credits, click here. Tickets purchased on codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines or Virgin Australia operated flights combined in the same booking as a partner or non-partner operated flight are not eligible for this Offer. The promotion is for new Eligible Flights booked and ticketed during the Promotion Period, and changes to existing bookings made prior to the Promotion Period are not eligible. Status Credits cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Bonus Status Credits will be applied to the originally purchased fare class. Any upgrades (other than when you paid the full commercial fare) will not attract bonus Status Credits as a result of this offer. Eligible Flights that satisfy the above eligibility criteria are eligible to earn 200% more Status Credits than the Status Credits that would normally be earned for that flight and fare class. There is no limit on the amount of times this offer can be redeemed. Where multiple guests are listed on the same booking, only those guests who satisfy the above eligibility criteria are eligible for this offer. You should allow up to 4 weeks after satisfying the above eligibility criteria for the bonus Status Credits to be allocated. Velocity membership and Status Credit earn are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time.