What are Status Credits and Eligible Sectors?

Status Credits help determine your Velocity membership level – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Red. The more Status Credits you have, the higher your membership tier. Each Status Credit you earn is valid for 12 months. They are different to Velocity Points in that they can only be earned in a few ways.

An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats or Economy Lite fares4. You will need to have earned the required amount of Status Credits and flown the minimum Eligible Sectors to maintain or upgrade your Velocity membership.

You can find your Status Credit and eligible sector balance in My Velocity and in the Velocity app.

Velocity Status Level and Benefits

There are four levels of Velocity membership that determine the benefits you receive when you travel. When you first join the program, your default membership status is Red (entry level). From there, you can upgrade to Silver, Gold, and then Platinum.

Status Credits help determine your Velocity membership level – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Red. The more Status Credits you have, the higher your membership tier. Each Status Credit you earn is valid for 12 months. They are different to Velocity Points in that they can only be earned in a few ways.

As a Platinum, Gold or Silver Velocity member, you will receive all the benefits you expect from a world-class global frequent flyer program, plus a unique range of benefits tailored with our Platinum and Gold Velocity members in mind. The higher your level of membership, the greater the benefits you will receive.

  • Red Status

    Benefits for Red Status members

    • Receive access to member only offers with our 200+ partners

      Receive access to member only offers with our 200+ partners

    • Use Points to book Reward Seats, upgrade  your flight and more

      Use Points to book Reward Seats, upgrade  your flight and more

    • Family Pool your Points and Status Credits

      Family Pool your Points and Status Credits

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    Benefits for Silver Status members

    • 50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling with Virgin Australia

      50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling with Virgin Australia

    • International Priority Check-in and Boarding

      International Priority Check-in and Boarding

    • 2 single entry passes to access Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge

      2 single entry passes to access Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge

    • Additional checked baggage

      Additional checked baggage

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    Benefits for Gold Status members

    • 75% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when traveling with Virgin Australia

      75% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when traveling with Virgin Australia

    • Priority Check-in, Boarding, Screening and Baggage
(Gold tier baggage allowance not included when flying on Economy Lite fares)

      Priority Check-in, Boarding, Screening and Baggage
      (Gold tier baggage allowance not included when flying on Economy Lite fares)

    • Guaranteed Economy Reward Seats for an annual family trip

      Guaranteed Economy Reward Seats for an annual family trip

    • Priority Boarding

      Priority Boarding

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    Benefits for Platinum members

    • 100% Points bonus, on top of the base Points, earned, when traveling with Virgin Australia

      100% Points bonus, on top of the base Points, earned, when traveling with Virgin Australia

    • 4 Complimentary upgrades to Business Class for eligible domestic flights

      4 Complimentary upgrades to Business Class for eligible domestic flights

    • Fly Ahead to your destination on an earlier flight

      Fly Ahead to your destination on an earlier flight

    • Domestic and international Lounge access

      Domestic and international Lounge access

Compare all status benefits

From Red to Platinum find out all there is to know about Status!

Status Credits and Eligible Sectors

How to earn Status Credits

There are 5 ways you can earn Status Credits

You can earn Status Credits whenever you fly on eligible fares and flights with Virgin Australia and our network of airline partners. The number of Status Credits you earn will depend on the distance flown, airline booked and eligible fare class.

Learn more about Virgin Australia, our partner airlines and the number of Status Credits you can earn.

What is an Eligible Sector

An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats or Economy Lite fares.

Examples of Eligible Sectors include:

Search more eligible sectors.

Example:

Book a one-way Economy Flex Fare with a VA flight number from Sydney to Melbourne and you will earn 25 Status Credits and 1 Eligible Sector.

Earn Everyday

Boost your Status Credits balance by earning Status Credits everyday.

  • With Flybuys

    Earn Status Credits when you shop by using your linked Flybuys card at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor Market6

    Find out more
  • With Family Pooling

    Sign up the whole household to Family Pooling – that’s two family members over 18 and up to four under 18 who all live at the same address - and work together to accrue Velocity Points and Status Credits when you travel.

    Find out more
  • With Credit Cards

    Earn Status Credits when you shop with certain direct earn Credit Cards.

    Find out more

Status extension and Benefits

Have more time to enjoy your Status benefits and rewards. We've extended the member Status of eligible Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Upgrade and maintain your membership status

Status Credits and Eligible Sectors are valid for 12 months from the date they are earned, and our daily status review means that once you reach the required number of Status Credits and Eligible Sectors, you will be upgraded.

Please allow up to 2 weeks after the end of each calendar month for Status Credits through a linked Flybuys membership to be credited.

Your Status Credit balance can be found in your My Velocity account.


Status Credits and Eligible Sectors you'll need

  • Upgrade Requirements Silver Status Gold Status Platinum Status
    Earn 250
    Status Credits
    500
    Status Credits
    1000
    Status Credits
    Fly 2
    Eligible Sectors
    4
    Eligible Sectors
    8
    Eligible Sectors

If you do not earn the required number of Status Credits or travel the required Eligible Sectors, you will move down a level of membership.

Status Credits and Eligible Sectors are valid for 12 months from the date they are earned

Status extension and Benefits

Have more time to enjoy your Status benefits and rewards. We've extended the member Status of eligible Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Terms & Conditions:

 

1. Receive a 50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling on a Virgin Australia flight on all fare types except Economy Lite fares (and Getaway fares purchased prior to the 19 August 2021)
2. Platinum members are entitled to four complimentary fare upgrades per year from a Freedom fare to a Business Class seat on Domestic, Trans Tasman or International Short Haul flights marketed and operated by Virgin Australia. See Velocity membership Terms and Conditions for more information.
3. Platinum members can Fly Ahead on Virgin Australia domestic Business, Business Saver, Freedom, Economy Flex and Elevate, and Economy Choice fares. Fly Ahead is not available for Platinum members on Economy Lite or Getaway fares.
4. Available for the member and 3 guests, travelling on Virgin Australia’s domestic network. More Guaranteed Economy Reward Seats for an Annual Family Trip Terms and Conditions available here.
5.. 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.
6. Spend excludes tobacco and tobacco related products, charity donations and gift card purchases. For full Terms and Conditions, and to find out more, visit https://partners.flybuys.com.au/velocity-frequent-flyer/
View full Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions