Discover Velocity's Family Pooling
Family Pooling is an exclusive Velocity benefit that allows members to pool either their Points or Points and Status Credits with family members living at the same address. When you sign up for Family Pooling, you’re working together to accrue all the family’s Velocity Points and or Status Credits into one family member’s account, helping you to reach your Points and Status goals sooner.
Family Pooling is the best way to fast-track your Points and Status Credit balance
A family pool can consist of a max of 6 family members living at the same address
Manage your Family Pooling online. You can start or stop contributing to a Family Pool at any time.
Use your Points on Reward Seats, at the Velocity Reward store or the Velocity Wine Store.
How it works
As a first step, decide which family member will collect the Points and Status Credits. This person is known as the beneficiary.
The other members of the family are known as the contributors. A contributing account member can start or stop contributing to a Family Pool at any time by logging in to your Velocity account and adjusting your Family Pooling settings. As a contributor, only Points and Status Credits earned after setting up Family Pooling in your Velocity account will be transferred to the beneficiary’s account.
What a Family Pool could look like
A family of 4 taking a flight from Sydney to Perth would earn:
Based on flying return from Sydney to Perth and earning 60 Status Credits and 2,300 Velocity Points on an Economy Choice fare for $460 per person#.
With just one return trip the beneficiary of the Family Pool would have earned enough Points to book a one way Reward flight and almost earn Silver Status. Silver Status is awarded after earning 250 Status Credits and flying 2 eligible sectors~
#Fare example, as at 24 February 2023.
You must set up Family Points Pooling before your family members earn Velocity Points and Status Credits as pooling is not backdated (i.e., any existing Velocity Points and Status Credits already in your family members’ accounts will not be transferred after you set up Family Pooling).
Who can be in a Family Pool
A Family Pool can consist of up to 6 family members (including the beneficiary) that are living at the same address, including a maximum of 2 adults over the age of 18 and then up to 4 children under 18. Note that if there are already two adults in a Family Pool and a child in the Family Pool turns 18, then that member would be classed as a third adult and would then be automatically removed from the Family Pool.
How to set up a Family Pool
Family Points transfers
Share the love with Points
Transfer Points from your Velocity account to the account of an eligible family member up to four times per membership year. You can transfer between 5,000 and 125,000 Points each time.
Parental pause for parental leave
Expecting a new addition to your family?
You can pause your Platinum, Gold or Silver membership for six months and pick up where you left off with your membership level intact.
Membership Pause applies to the membership level and does not apply to Points and Status Credits.
Members who are approved for Membership Pause can continue to earn and redeem Points and Status Credits, and existing Status Credits will continue to be removed from their membership account, once Status Credits reach their 12 month validity.
All members are entitled to apply for a Membership Pause for Parental Leave once for each child, up until that child reaches the age of two years. There may be up to two member parents on Membership Pause for Parental Leave, for the same child, at any one time.
See Membership Pause for Parental Leave Terms and Conditions.
To apply for a Membership Pause, members should call the Membership Contact Centre and may be required to provide documentation of pregnancy, recent or future child birth or adoption of a child in the form of a doctor's certificate; a birth certificate; or an adoption or foster parent registration.
With Guaranteed Economy Reward Seats for an Annual Family Trips, Companion Gold and Platinum Memberships and Family-friendly Lounge Access theres even more family benefits to be had with Status.
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Terms & Conditions:
# Earn rates are correct as at21 September 2022 and are subject to change. Status Credit 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. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for exclusions and details about earning Status Credits. Velocity members earn 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on all eligible domestic, Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul flights. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for eligibility requirement and details about earning Points.
~ An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats or Economy Lite fares. Silver Membership will be awarded if these requirements are met within a 365 day period. To maintain Silver membership you will need to earn 200 Status Credits and fly 2 Eligible Sectors within your 12 month benefit period. Click here to learn more about Silver membership.
See full Family Pooling Terms and Conditions