Virgin Australia has today lifted the curtain on the airline’s invitation-only Beyond Lounges in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, reserved for corporate partners, some high-status Velocity Frequent Flyer members and other VIPs.

The lounge network (previously known as The Club) is a key benefit of the new Virgin Australia Beyond loyalty program announced last year – now the highest tier of loyalty for Virgin Australia customers. Beyond member benefits include:

  • 12-month annual membership for the primary member with the option to also nominate a spouse/partner for Beyond membership to enjoy the same benefits. Membership is reviewed each year.
  • access to dedicated Beyond Lounges in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a relaxed à la carte menu offering
  • dedicated phone concierge service to make or change bookings
  • four complimentary upgrades to business class each year
  • one complimentary Velocity Gold membership for the primary member’s executive assistant.

Beyond membership is granted by the CEO and executives of Virgin Australia for the airline’s most loyal guests. Business leaders interested in being invited to join Beyond can speak to their travel manager or Virgin Australia account manager.

Beyond Lounges

Beyond Members can enter their exclusive lounge via a discreet door using a digital membership card. Locations of the entrance doors will continue to remain unmarked but are located in close proximity to Virgin Australia’s existing domestic lounges in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Once inside, members can enjoy a quiet and welcoming space, with numerous seating zones spread throughout the lounges to provide members with different spaces to dine, relax, refresh and recharge.

Lounge seating

Bar area

Privacy pod

Dining area

End of day facilities such as showers will be available from 1 July 2022.

Private offices and board rooms are also available in each Beyond Lounge and can be booked by members ahead of or on the day of travel.

To coincide with the opening of Beyond, Virgin Australia has today launched a new à la carte menu for members, featuring both light and substantial options. All food is freshly prepared on site and can be ordered with the airline’s dedicated Beyond Lounge Hosts who are on hand to deliver a personalised service experience.

a la carte breakfast

Beyond members will have access to a range of beverages, including spirits, Australian wine (pink, white and red), cocktails, freshly squeezed juices, sparkling and still water, tea and coffee.

Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the opening of Beyond Lounges is a significant milestone in the airline’s transformation strategy. “We are continuing to write a new chapter at Virgin Australia and this is the next wonderful edition of our transformation journey,” said Ms Hrdlicka.

“Virgin Australia is dedicated to providing exceptional service experiences and product offerings at great value prices, and Beyond is a great example of Virgin Australia investing in the products and services our guests value most.

“Many months have gone into market research and listening to feedback from our premium loyalty members, including me personally speaking with some of our largest corporate clients. We are confident we have the right model in Beyond to drive exceptional loyalty from corporate Australia while delivering strong commercial outcomes for Virgin Australia,” she said.

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