Because other countries such as the UK can get Xbox Live Gold cheaper yet the cards still work in Australia shops like Oz Game Shop can email you the 12 month code and cost you a lot less, however if you want a card as a gift you're sadly going to have to pay a bit more.

Best price I've been able to find for a 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership:
Xbox LIVE Gold 12 Months Membership Card (email Code Only) Xbox 360 - ozgameshop.com

Xbox LIVE Gold 12 Months Membership Card (email Code Only) Xbox 360




Xbox LIVE Gold 12 Months Membership Card (email Code Only) - $49.99 I

Product Description

Please note: Codes will be emailed during office hours Monday - Friday GMT
This item will be emailed to the address from which you order
This 12 month gold membership for Xbox LIVE offers a wide range of fantastic benefits from online multiplayer gaming and downloadable video games to exclusive privileges and rewards from Xbox LIVE marketplace. So go on and go for the gold!

  • This product is a 12 month Gold membership for Xbox LIVE.
  • Gold Membership enables the user to:
  • Get access to Sky player, Facebook, Twitter, Zune, Last.fm, Windows Phone 7 and Video Kinect on Xbox 360.
  • Enjoy online multiplayer gaming, whatever your skill levels.
  • Video chat with friends and family, which requires separate Xbox LIVE Vision camera.
  • Form an Xbox LIVE party (up to 8 people), meet them on Xbox LIVE and play together or share your photos while chatting the whole time.
  • Take advantage of exclusive Gold-only discounts on downloadable content (check out xbox.com).
  • Be the first to view exclusive game demos.
  • Download content such as demos, trailers, theme packs and Xbox Live Arcade titles from Xbox LIVE marketplace.
  • Xbox LIVE requires the user to have an available broadband connection.
  • Xbox LIVE requires a communication headset (sold separately and also available with Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Elite console).

As per Microsoft/Xbox's terms and conditions, subscription codes are non-refundable

Reviews of Xbox LIVE Gold 12 Months Membership Card (email Code Only) Xbox 360
WOW such an easy way to buy. I have a party tomorrow and my gold runs out today. Luckily I bought this and they sent it to me in about 3 and a half hours. Very easy to redeem and now I have xbox gold for the next year!!! So much better than buying the card and next time I need gold I'm gonna buy from here for sure.

This is awesome, thanks OzGameshop.
It took a couple of hours for the code to come through to my email but for almost half the price of normal. It worked well because I had ordered the code while at work and it arrived just as I got home.
Thanks again ozgameshop.

and a lot more 5 star reviews.

Best Price for Xbox 12 Months Gold Membership with a card:
Cheapest I've seen for a 12 month card perfect for gifts is $79 at Harvey Norman:
Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Card - Xbox Accessories | Harvey Norman Australia

Xbox Live 12 Months Gold Card Membership allows you to connect and play with friends around the world. The gold membership features game add ons, full Xbox 360 game downloads, Xbox Live arcade games and unique fashions and props for your avatar.

Gold Membership

With your Xbox Live 12 Months Gold Card Membership card, you have access to content and free games including game add ons, full Xbox 360 game downloads, Xbox Live arcade games and unique fashions and props for your avatar.
Access Content

Your 12 month gold membership card gives you early access to content, including free game demos. You can also save your game, Xbox live gamer profile, game demos, and custom soundtracks.




Does Xbox Live Gold 12 Months Membership work for Xbox One?
Anyone know if it gives you access to Xbox One, as the Microsoft website just says Xbox 360 at present, I won't be buying an Xbox One until price drops as I'm a money saver.
Xbox LIVE 12-Month Gold Subscription Card - Xbox.com

Cha-ching! Take advantage of the very best value for all the goodness of gold! Your Xbox LIVE® Gold Membership lets you connect and play with friends around the world and watch thousands of HD movies instantly from Netflix. In addition to Xbox LIVE features like available game add-ons, full Xbox 360® game downloads, Xbox LIVE Arcade games and unique fashions and props for your avatar, you’ll receive Gold-exclusive discounts like the Deal of the Week. Plus, with your Gold Membership you get early access to some of the best new content.*

*Microsoft Points required to purchase games, add-ons and media content (sold separately).

  • 12 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
  • The best value for your Gold Membership
  • Unlimited online multi-player gaming
  • Access to thousands of HD movies
  • Weekly Gold-Exclusive discounts
  • Early access to content, including Free Game Demos
  • Connect with friends through Facebook
  • Follow and post tweets on Twitter