Virgin’s Global Wallet…was it worth waiting for?

Hi there Fellow Travellers,

Finally it is here, the Virgin Australia Global Wallet, with all its bells and whistles. It is attached to your Velocity Rewards Card which means one less card to have to have in your wallet. There are many good features attached to having one of these cards, but again, they have fees attached. Virgin have aligned themselves with Visa while the Qantas Cash Travel Card is aligned with Mastercard. As with all these money cards it is best to do your research and make sure you find the card that is a good fit for you, and your travelling itinerary.

Remember that the best way to safely carry your money is on a money card of some description, and now there are many out there to choose from. For protection from RFID theft on all these cards chips, remember to get your purses, bags and paper slips from the Plane Jane Shop.

If you need the total lowdown, or more specific information go to

Happy Travels,


Summary of Fees and Charges

Request a Global Wallet™ Card


Request a Supplementary Card (coming soon)


Lost or Stolen Card Replacement Fee


Load Fee


Available Balance Enquiry online


Available Balance Enquiry by SMS


Electronic Statements – on Website


Redemption of Available Balance Fee


Inactive Fee (charged monthly after 12 months of inactivity)


Emergency Cash Transfer Fee – up to AUD$500


Emergency Cash Transfer Fee – AUD$500 to AUD$1,000


Emergency Cash Transfer Fee – over AUD$1,000 to AUD$2,000


Emergency Cash Transfer Fee –AUD$2,000 to AUD$3,000


Foreign Exchange Fee (payable whenever a Card is used for a transaction in a currency other than AUD, other than when the transaction is completed by using the part of the Available Balance held in a Wallet in that foreign currency)

3% of the Australian dollar amount of the transaction

Transaction Dispute handling fee (the fee will not be charged if the dispute is resolved in your favour)


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