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Qantas Transaction Account Government Transactions

Posted by awaywithfairies awaywithfairies
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I have a Qantas Transaction account. I note from the T&Cs that "government charges" are not regarded as eligible transactions and will not earn Qantas points.


Where can I find a more detailed description of what is regarded as a government charge?

For example, I assume that if I make a payment to the Australian Taxation Office, that will be a "government charge".


But what about things like, say, buying stamps at Australia Post. Or buying a theatre ticket at a theatre/cultural centre that is owned by a local council (eg Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood NSW). In the later example, the transaction is listed in my account as "Blue Mountains City Council". Is that regarded as a government charge?

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Re: Qantas Transaction Account Government Transactions

Posted by MegB MegB
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Hi @awaywithfairies, the government charges mentioned in the T&Cs refers to things like tax payments to the ATO (as you've mentioned), council rates and the like. Purchasing postage stamps and event tickets will still earn points depending on how the merchant processes the transactions, (eg. stamps purchased at a newsagent who processes the transaction through the system used for lottery ticket purchases won't earn points as purchases for gaming/gambling are ineligible to earn points). I hope this helps.

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