Avis Preferred - Australia

Details on Australia's Avis Preferred Program including how to earn airline miles, hotel rewards points, and more with partners and how to sign up.


Signing Up For Avis Preferred

The Avis Preferred program is easy to sign up for and requires basic informations such as name, address, and phone number. Do note that while the Avis Preferred program is free, you'll still need a card on file in order to sign up. You can sign up for Avis Preferred by going to the Join Avis Preferred page.

You'll need your basic info to sign up for an account.

When you're signing up for an Avis account, you'll be able to enter an Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number. This is a seven character code that consists of one letter followed by six numbers which ties your Avis Preferred account to a specific discount. The AWD number could be with a specific credit card company, frequent flyer program, or any other program that offers some type of discount and/or bonus when booking your car rentals with Avis.

Benefits of Avis Preferred

When you sign up for an Avis Preferred account, you'll receive a handful of useful benefits that can be used globally at participating Avis car rental locations. Avis Preferred benefits include:

  • Faster Bookings
  • Bypass The Counter
  • Dedicated Preferred Service
  • Free Additional Driver
  • Faster Returns with Avis Rapid Return
  • Earn Frequent Traveller Rewards
  • Special Offers and Rewards
  • Mobile App Access

Faster Bookings

Since your details are kept on file with your account, you'll be able to book your rentals with Avis in just a few clicks.

Bypass The Counter

When picking up rentals at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide airports, you'll be able to skip the counter and go straight to your rental car.

Dedicated Preferred Service

You'll receive dedicated Preferred Service at Auckland (Domestic Terminal), Wellington and Christchurch Airport.

Free Additional Driver

As an Avis Preferred member, you'll be able to avoid the fee that comes with adding an additional driver. This will apply to rentals in both Australia and New Zealand.

Earn Frequent Flyer Rewards

When you rent your cars with Avis, you'll be able to set up the option to earn rewards automatically with your favorite frequent traveller program. This includes airline miles, hotel rewards points, and much more.

Special Offers and Rewards

Avis offers various discounts and bonuses throughout the year. You'll receive these offers via email and be able to save money or get upgraded on your car rentals.

Mobile App Access

Avis Preferred Members have access to the Avis Mobile App as well as exclusive app features that are not available to non-members.

Avis Travel Partners

When booking rentals with Avis, you'll have the ability to earn points with your favorite frequent traveller programs. This can be done by selecting a partner rewards program and entering the membership number of that program when booking your vehicle or by selecting a partner rewards program to earn rewards with automatically under your account preferences in your Avis Preferred account.

Earn rewards every time you book with Avis. You can select the program and enter your member number when reserving your car.

Avis has a large list of travel partners. If you're looking to get the details of a partner or you want the AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number, you can check out their Reward Points & Miles Partner Page. Do note there are programs that are selectable when booking a rental that are not on that page. The partners listed below only feature rewards programs that you can choose when booking a rental or setting up your preferences.

Avis Airline Partners

You can earn rewards the following airline frequent flyer programs when booking rentals with Avis:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • Aeroflot Bonus
  • Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • Aeroplan
  • Aeropostal Airlines
  • Air Astana
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Berlin
  • Air China
  • Air France/KLM
  • Air Luxor
  • AIR MILES Loyalty Program
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • Alitalia Club MilleMiglia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American AAdvantage
  • Asia Air BIG
  • Austrian Airlines Qualiflyer
  • Avianca-Taca-LifeMiles
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Bank One
  • Braathens S.A.F.E. Frequent Flyer
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • British Midland Diamond Club
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • Copa ConnectMiles
  • Czeck Airlines OK Plus
  • Deutche Bahn
  • EL AL Frequent Traveler
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eva Air Evergreen Club
  • Finnair Plus
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Germanwings
  • GlobalPass / LatinPass
  • Gulf Air
  • HK Express reward-U
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Iberia Plus
  • Japan Airlines (JMB)
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Korean Air SKYPASS
  • Kuwait Airways
  • LE Club
  • Lot Voyager
  • LOYALTY PLUS
  • LanChile Airlines LanPass
  • Lufthansa Miles and More
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Miles&Smiles (Turkish Airlines)
  • Multiplus Advantage
  • Nordic Choice Club
  • Norwegian Reward
  • Oman Air
  • Passages
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Priority
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Royal Brunei
  • Safar Flyer
  • SAS EuroBOnus
  • SN Brussels Privilege
  • Saudia Alfursan
  • Sears
  • Singapore KrisFlyer
  • Sky Pearl
  • South African Airways Voyager
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • Spanair Plus
  • Spirit Airlines Free Spirit
  • Srilankan Airlines
  • Swiss TravelClub
  • TAP Air Portugal Frequent Flyer
  • TELEPASS
  • Tesco
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • Trenitalia
  • US Airways Dividend Miles
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Flying Club

Avis Hotel Partners

You can earn rewards the following hotel loyalty programs when booking rentals with Avis:

Benefits of Avis President's Club

Avis President's Club membership is an invitation only loyalty tier. This means that you cannot sign up for it and there's no way listed way to reach it through renting cars with Avis. If Avis extends an invitation to you for this tier, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Double Car Rental Upgrades
  • 48 Hour Guaranteed Vehicle
  • Discounts Of Up To 25% Off Rates Worldwide
  • Dedicated Customer Service Line

Avis + Cash Back Portals

You can earn frequent traveller rewards and cash back on your Avis bookings by using a cash back portal. Cash back portals are free to sign up for and free to use. Here's how they work:

  • Start at the cash back portal's website
  • Find your store and click Shop to start a new session
  • You'll be dropped off on that store's home page to shop as normal
  • Once you checkout, the cash back site will be notified
  • Cash back will be credited to your account

If you were to book your Avis rental through a cashback portal, you would earn:

  • Frequent Traveller Rewards through Avis
  • Cash back from the portal you used
  • Rewards from the credit card you used to pay (if it earns rewards)

This allows you to easily triple dip on rewards just for one rental. This is how you maximize your earnings when renting with Avis, any other car rental agency, or just generally shopping online. The best thing about cash back portals is that they drop you off on the retailers website so you can shop as normal.

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I've earned a lot of cash back over the years using portals like Rakuten when booking travel or shopping online.

If you don't have an account with some of the top portals, you can sign up for them below. Most portals offer bonus cash back on your first purchase and will also reward The Point Calculator with bonus cash back as well. Also, all of the listed portals offer PayPal as a payout option.

If you're looking for the best earnings when shopping specifically in Australia and surrounding regions, your best bet is going to be CashRewards and ShopBack. The other listed programs are focused more on U.S., U.K., and Canada stores. If you're using a cash back portal for travel, it doesn't matter much since hotels, airlines, and other forms of travel are usually worldwide. For example, Choice brand hotels are everywhere. If TopCashBack is offering a promotional 10% back on Choice Hotel bookings and CashRewards/ShopBack is only offering 3%, I would recommend booking through TopCashback.

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