Pilbara Meta Maya

Member success story:

Pilbara Meta Maya


Rachael Christensen

Pilbara Meta Maya Regional

Aboriginal Corporation


“Our flight savings go back to communities”

The stakes are high for Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (PMMRAC), a not-for-profit that provides essential services – from housing to water, power and waste management – for remote First Nations communities in Western Australia. “Without organisations like ours, people out on community don’t get clean drinking water, they don’t have power, they don’t have sewerage and they don’t have housing management,” says PMMRAC CEO Rachael Christensen.


The service covers an area of 600,000 square kilometres, from Geraldton on the mid-west coast of WA up to the Northern Territory border. “Staffing is our biggest challenge,” says Christensen. “It’s really difficult to get people to remote areas so that’s where Qantas comes in.” Discounts on flights that PMMRAC receives as a Qantas Business Rewards member save thousands of dollars a year.1 “Our profits go back to the communities we serve. What we save on airfares pays for programs making a difference now and in the future. In remote communities, like Punmu, we help provide leisure activities, such as a BMX track and a laser tag centre, to keep kids occupied.”

Pilbara Meta Maya


While PMMRAC earns Qantas Points on flights, employees also accrue their own points on work trips through Qantas Frequent Flyer – plus, they get a Flyer Bonus of 250 Qantas Points2 if they enter the organisation’s ABN at booking. Little perks mean a lot. “Our staff aren’t doing a normal fly-in/fly-out job. They swag it, live in accommodation on community or finish a 12-hour day in 50-degree heat and then drive to a hotel or caravan site, which could be up to 200 kilometres away. It’s great if we can help them earn more points to use for a holiday with their families.”

Let your business fly

Save on flights1 and earn points for your business every time you or your team fly for work.

Important information

A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 applies, is inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Membership and Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.

1. Savings are available exclusively to Qantas Business Rewards Members on selected fares only and do not apply to taxes, fees and carrier charges. Availability is limited. Advance purchase and other conditions may apply. Savings are subject to and defined in the terms and conditions of Qantas Business Rewards as Member Savings. 

2. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. See terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline. Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn 250 Qantas Points per eligible flight booking where a Qantas Business Rewards Member’s ABN and the traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number are quoted at the time of booking. An eligible booking must include a domestic or international flight with a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Points will be credited to the Frequent Flyers account within 6 weeks from the date of travel. Points cannot be withdrawn from members’ account once credited if the booking is changed or cancelled. No retrospective claims can be made for this offer. 

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, live and fly. ​
We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.