Velocity Gold membership

To gain full Velocity Gold membership for a further 12 months after your three month trial, you need to earn 80 Status Credits2 and fly 1 Eligible Sector1 during your Velocity Discover Gold trial period*.

An Eligible Sector1 is any flight you have flown that begins with a VA flight number, excluding Rewards Seats and Economy Lite fares.

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Velocity Gold benefits

As a Discover Gold Member you will not receive the following tier benefits until you qualify for full Gold Velocity membership

  • Guaranteed Economy Reward Seats for an Annual Family Trip
  • Complimentary Partner memberships with hotel and car partners
  • Membership Pause for Parental Leave
  • Gold Premium luggage tags

Terms & Conditions apply

Enjoy access to these benefits during your trial

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Eligible Frequent Flyer membership

To qualify for Discover Gold with Velocity, you must hold an eligible & comparable frequent flyer membership status with at least one of the following frequent flyer programs. 

One World

Star Alliance

Sky Team



With offers this good, we know that there is a lot to take in. So we've compiled some handy FAQs that should clear things up.

Discover Gold FAQs

*Discover Gold Terms and Conditions

During your Discover Gold Status trial: 

  • you’ll receive some member benefits connected with Gold Status;  
  • benefits you won’t receive include: Gold member baggage tag, a physical membership card, complimentary partner memberships, guaranteed economy Reward Seat, membership pause for parental leave;
  • you’ll continue to earn Status Credits, Points and Eligible Sectors in the same way as other members; and
  • your Status Credits balance will reflect the number of Status Credits, Points and Eligible Sectors you’ve earned since receiving this Discover Gold trial.

If you earn 80 Status Credits and fly at least one Eligible Sector during your 3 month Discover Gold trial, you can maintain full Gold Status for 12 months. 

We’ll assess your eligibility at the end of your 3 month Discover Gold trial, and if you’re eligible, we’ll notify you and you’ll receive 12 months of full Gold status. 

If you aren’t eligible for this benefit, your Status level will be assessed in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions

Gold membership benefit offered in accordance with these offer Terms are still able to maintain or upgrade their Status to the next Status level in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions. 

Find out more about how to maintain or upgrade your Status level. This offer is not transferable. Any Status Credits and Eligible Sectors earned in a member’s Velocity account are subject to expiry after 12 months from earn.

An Eligible Sector is any Trans-Tasman, International Short-Haul or Domestic flight operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number, excluding both Rewards Seats and Economy Lite fares.

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.

3Priority services may not be available at all airports at all times.

4Complimentary Lounge entry is subject to the Lounge Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time available online at

5For details on additional baggage allowances, visit Additional baggage allowances are applicable for Virgin Australia operated services only. For flights marketed by Virgin Australia but operated by Virgin Australia’s partner airlines, baggage allowances may differ.  The complimentary baggage allowance applied will be based on a member’s Velocity status at the time of travel, rather than time of booking. For full baggage Terms and Conditions visit the Virgin Australia baggage website.