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1. UpgradeMe Points

Upgrade to Business Class using your Velocity Points.

If you're a Velocity member travelling in an eligible fare class, you can use Points to Upgrade on Virgin Australia Domestic or International Short-Haul Flights.

Flight Upgrades with Points start from 4,900 Points.

Upgrade My Flight

Domestic Routes

One way-miles Upgrade from Getaway and Elevate Fares Upgrade from Freedom Fare
0-600
10,000
4,900

601 - 1,200

17,500

7,400
1,201 - 2,400
30,000
9,900
2,401 - 3,600
35,000
14,900

Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul Routes​​​​

One way-miles Upgrade from Getaway or Elevate Fare Upgrade from Freedom Fare
0-600
8,000
4,900

601 - 1,200

12,000

7,400
1,201 - 2,400
16,000
9,900
2,401 - 3,600
24,000
14,900
  • For group bookings (booked in G Class), upgrades can be requested up to 1 day prior to date of departure. Please contact the person who booked your group in order to make the request.
  • Points displayed above are per flight sector.
  • A Flight Sector is a single direct flight between two consecutive locations (e.g. Sydney to Melbourne direct is one Flight Sector)
  • Use your Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly.
  • 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.
  • Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman includes all flights between Australia and New Zealand.

How to UpgradeMe

You can upgrade your Virgin Australia operated flight any time after you have purchased your Getaway, Elevate or Freedom fare.1

  • Online: until four hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time
  • Via Our Membership Contact Centre: until two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time (a fee may apply) - Call us now!
  • At Domestic Check-in: until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time. See one of our friendly ground crew for assistance.
  • At International Check-in: until 60 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time.
  • In a Virgin Australia domestic Lounge: on the same-day of travel for a Virgin Australia domestic sector (times differ depending on your tier, see important information below to find out more)

Upgrade your upcoming flight

Flying soon and want to indulge in Virgin Australia Business Class? Use your Points to upgrade from Getaway, Elevate and Freedom fares.  

2. UpgradeMe Platinum

Complimentary upgrades for our Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyer members

Velocity Platinum members travelling on Virgin Australia Domestic or International Short Haul flights in a Freedom fare class can request a Business Class upgrade using one of their four complimentary upgrade credits3 per year or two complimentary upgrade credits per additional half year.

Upgrades can also be redeemed for accompanying guests travelling on the same booking as the Platinum member, subject to availability.

Log in to your My Velocity account to see your available benefits.

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How to UpgradeMe Platinum

You can upgrade your Virgin Australia operated flight any time after you have purchased your Freedom fare2

  • Via Our Membership Contact Centre: until two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time - Call us now
  • In a Virgin Australia domestic Lounge: on the same-day of travel until 40 minutes prior to the flight’s scheduled departure for flights that are departing from the airport the lounge is located in.

3. UpgradeMe Premium Bid

Bid for an upgrade

Want to enjoy the perks of Business without the price tag, make an offer and bid with cash.

If you’re successful, Virgin Australia will send an email no later than three hours before your departure advising you of your upgrade.

Terms and Conditions Apply

Check eligibility

How to UpgradeMe Premium Bid

Offers must be made per flight sector. For example, Sydney to Broome consists of two sectors, Sydney to Perth and Perth to Broome.

Pricing is displayed per passenger for all passengers listed on the booking.

  • Check your eligibility to upgrade
  • Make an offer to upgrade - Determine the amount you're willing to pay to upgrade.
  • Payment details - Enter your payment details - you will only be charged if your offer is successful.
  • Enjoy your flight - You will be emailed about the success of your offer no later than 4 hours prior to departure.

Things to know about upgrade options

Flying with Virgin Australia

Business class guests experience second-to-none space and comfort, and exceptional inclusions.

The service begins before you board. Enjoy Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding and access to the Virgin Australia Domestic lounge at selected airports.

Terms & Conditions:

All upgrades are subject to availability and to an Upgrade Cancellation and Amendment Policy.

1. View UpgradeMe Points Terms and Conditions.

2. All flight upgrades using complimentary fare upgrades are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions.

3. Platinum members who have paid the full fare for an economy Freedom fare are entitled to four complimentary upgrades to Business class on Virgin Australia marketed and operated domestic or international short haul Flight Sectors per year or two complimentary upgrades to Business class on Virgin Australia marketed and operated domestic or international short haul Flight Sectors per additional half year. Platinum members see how many upgrades they have available when they log in to My Velocity. Upgrades are subject to availability which is controlled by Virgin Australia. Some flights may have no upgrades available. Additional terms and conditions apply

4. Service fees will be waived for Platinum members who amend or cancel their upgraded itineraries at least 24 hours before departure, based on their membership level at the time of cancellation or amendment.

5. All information included above is correct as at 15 March 2021. The Upgrade Cancellation and Amendment Policy is subject to change. Please refer to the Velocity Member Terms and Conditions for further information about flight upgrades using Points.