How to Apply for a Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card

Westpac offers some truly bizarre cards, but this one takes the cake. The Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card comes with a sizeable annual fee of $150 and a below interest rate of around 20.24% for both purchases and cash advances. Now typically with “Platinum” versions of cards you expect a higher annual fee that is offset by an increased ability to earn rewards points. In the case of the Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card you earn the exact same rate of reward points as the regular Westpac Altitude Credit Card, making the increased annual fee questionable. If you are still interested in applying for this card you can follow the guide we have created below and you will be informed of everything you need to know to keep the application process simple and straightforward.

Before you continue on to the guide, take a moment to read the online privacy policy as it explains exactly how you personal information is going to be protected and handled throughout the application process.


You must ensure that the following requirements are met in order for the application to be completed successfully:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of Australia
  • Have a valid piece of government identifcation

How to Apply

Step 1: Navigate to the application homepage, pictured below.

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Step 2: Review the Credit Card Guide and the Credit Card Fact Sheet as it explains the terms and conditions of the card and then click the Altitude Platinum link to continue.

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Step 3: Designate whether your are a Westpac customer or not.

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Step 4: Click the Continue button.

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Step 5: Enter the following information in the space provided:

  • Mobile number
  • E-mail address
  • Title
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential address
  • Length of time at this address

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Step 6: Choose the nearest branch to your address.

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Step 7: Provide proof of citizenship in one of the following ways:

  • Driver’s license number
  • Medicare card
  • Australian passport

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Step 8: Click the Continue button.

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Step 9: You must then enter some general financial information on the next page and review your information before submission of your application.

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Once you have finished the last step you will have completed the application process for the Westpac Altitude Platinum Credit Card.