So where is American Express accepted, then? Hot Topic

By parishiltons | Jun 19, 2017, 03:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Mark. We're happy to include places big and small (we could even make a list for each city when the time is right).

I've noticed an increase in acceptance at small businesses too. For example, my local favourite cafe now takes it with no minimum or surcharge, where I'm now 'AMEX local champion' (so earn an extra point per dollar on all spend there).
Last edited by ChrisCh at Sep 26, 2016, 12.59 PM.

Even my local dry cleaner now accepts it - but only after they moved from using a bank EFTPOS terminal to a third party one (Square), that apparently has lower fees and charges than the banks.
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By parishiltons | Jun 19, 2017, 03:58 PM
JB hifi don't take Amex either unfortunately .  Sad, very sad. 

Nor does the Queensland Government - think vehicle registration, licensing, fines, GoCard (public transport) purchase and topups, etc etc; nor the Brisbane City Council.
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By parishiltons | Jun 19, 2017, 04:02 PM
Don't forget Parking Machines in both Car Parks and on Streets. 

Sydney City parking meters accept Amex too. 

Not in Brisbane, sadly. Also, Cabcharge in Qld still charges that exorbitant 10% surcharge. The ACCC says that taxis are exempt from Commonwealth law in this area as they are regulated by the states. There's a Queensland election in the offing - hmmmm. No (visible) surcharge on Uber.
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By oxy | Jun 19, 2017, 06:22 PM
Australia Post Bill Pay
GreenCross Vets
Petstock
Energy Australia
HelloFresh.com.au
MtBuller
MenuLog
Pancake Parlour
Eastlink
TrueLocal
Kennards Hire
Magic Hand Carwash
HIF Insurance
Kogan

Plus as others have mentioned a heap of smaller business probably not worth mentioning here yet.
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By ChrisCh | Jun 20, 2017, 10:29 AM
Parishiltons: You can use AMEX to top-up your Go Card in Queensland at 7-Eleven outlets and a number of newsagencies that accept AMEX (often with no surcharge). It just doesn't work at station top-up machines or online. ;)
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By Jazzop | Jun 27, 2017, 11:57 AM
Does anybody know of any health insurers who accept AMEX?  I'm about to change so it's worthwhile taking this into consideration.

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By MRYJDrake | Jun 27, 2017, 01:31 PM

My business accepts it, I use square as well, it's amazing... ya know, if anyone wants me to invoice them for anything... 
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By amc556 | Aug 31, 2017, 12:45 PM
Does anybody know of any health insurers who accept AMEX?  I'm about to change so it's worthwhile taking this into consideration.


I'm currently with Bupa, and pay using Post BillPay + PayPal

I had a much harder time attempting to find a car insurer who would accept Amex
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By ChrisCh | Aug 31, 2017, 03:13 PM
I'm currently with Bupa, and pay using Post BillPay + PayPal

I had a much harder time attempting to find a car insurer who would accept Amex

Bupa also accepts AMEX via direct debit which you can set up via the Bupa website.

For car insurance, Suncorp, RACQ and AAMI all spring to mind (at least when I last looked). NRMA stopped accepting AMEX quite a while back, and I can't remember whether Allianz accepts or not.
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By leeflyer | Nov 08, 2017, 11:48 AM
I am enjoying the Shop Small Promo at the moment. Spend $20 and get $10 back. Lot's of smaller businesses in the local area. The map based page that Chris linked at the start of the thread is great for searching out these businesses.
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By FFTrev | Feb 26, 2018, 04:01 PM
The good old ATO also accepts AMEX (with a surcharge of course) so I get some (0.5 points per $) relief for all the money I send to Canberra that is applied to so many worthy causes !
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By Joseph | Mar 14, 2018, 03:24 PM
Bunnings - without surcharge
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By Queen184 | Jun 18, 2018, 03:48 PM
Another place that surprisingly doesn't take Amex is Costco.
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By DAREng | Jun 18, 2018, 07:50 PM
A quick search through the list of businesses accepting AMEX would hint at purchases of not high cost/value where the charge would be minimal in comparison to the sale value. In my own business where I sell appliances up to $50G each then AMEX represents a high cost. The card is therefore not acceptable in my business where margins are small.
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By johnaboxall | Jun 22, 2018, 06:45 PM
Does anybody know of any health insurers who accept AMEX? I'm about to change so it's worthwhile taking this into consideration.


NIB
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