Additional baggage


Need to bring a bit extra? Purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices. 

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To buy an additional baggage allowance, enter your booking reference and last name, or if you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer, log in to your bookings

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Things to know

If you think your bags will exceed our checked baggage allowance, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online at qantas.com for lower rates than at the airport. If you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer you can also use your Qantas Points.

Note the following information about additional baggage allowance on Qantas flights:

  • It's available on Qantas operated flights only.
  • Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any baggage in excess of your allowance.
  • For flights within Australia to/from the Americas only: For tickets issued on/before 25 March 2021, a heavy charge may apply at the airport if your checked baggage allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight, determined by your class of travel and Frequent Flyer status. For tickets issued on/after 26 March 2021, checked baggage allowance increases to 32kg per piece, and no heavy baggage charge applies on international flights to/from North or South America.  However, a heavy bag charge still applies to Australian domestic itineraries.
  • No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
  • Either add your additional baggage when you make your flight booking or visit manage booking after your flight is booked to purchase additional baggage. For weight based baggage allowances, you can purchase up to 35kgs per transaction up to a total of 100kgs. For piece based baggage allowances, you can purchase up to 5 additional pieces of baggage.

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Pre-purchase additional baggage allowance

Domestic within Australia

Additional baggage allowance may be purchased on a piece basis.

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership status:

  • Non-Frequent Flyers and Bronze travelling in Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a heavy charge will apply at the airport.
  • Qantas Platinum, Gold, Silver Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members travelling in Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business - 32kg per piece.
  • Additional baggage carried over the pre-purchased allowance will be subject to excess baggage charges at the airport, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Airport excess baggage and/or heavy charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

International - other than the Americas

Additional baggage allowance can be purchased in increments of 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg or 35kg up to 100kgs in total per flight. 35kg is the maximum baggage that can be purchased in a single transaction.

Airport excess baggage charges will apply at the airport if the total checked baggage weight exceeds your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Exception
For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

International - North and South America

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your class of travel and Qantas Frequent Flyer status:

  • For tickets issued on/before 25 March 2021, non-Frequent Flyer customer travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a heavy charge will apply at the airport.
  • For tickets issued on/after 26 March 2021, baggage allowance increases to 32kg per piece, and no heavy bag charge applies on international flights to/from North or South America. 
  • For travel on/before 25 March 2021, Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a heavy charge will apply at the airport.   
  • For travel on/after 26 March 2021, baggage allowance for Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members increase to 32kg per piece, and no heavy bag charge applies on international flights to/from North or South America.
  • Platinum Frequent Flyers travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business and First - 32kg per piece.

Airport excess baggage and/or heavy charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Exception
For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

Additional baggage allowance charges

If you already have a booking, then simply log in to manage booking to check how much it will cost to pre-purchase additional baggage for your flight.

If you don’t have a booking yet, you can check the price and purchase additional baggage at the same time as you make your flight booking.

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).

Prices quoted in Canadian dollars or Qantas Points^.

Domestic within Australia

Additional baggage charges for Austraia domestic flights

Additional baggage charges for Australia domestic
  Charge
Australian domestic C$50 per piece

International - other than the Americas

Additional baggage charges to or from Australia to other countries

Additional baggage charges from Australia to other countries
  Charge
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea C$75 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and Asia C$125 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe C$285 for each 5kg

Exception

For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

International - North and South America

Additional baggage charges between Australia and North or South America

Note: Qantas' additional baggage rates between Australia and the Americas change, effective 26  March 2021.

  Pre-paid additional baggage allowance purchased on/before 25 March 2021 Pre-paid additional baggage allowance purchased on/after 26 March 2021

International - between

Australia and North or South America

C$125 per piece C$150 per piece

Exception

For some travel agent bookings where we can't identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, additional baggage allowance will be available by weight.

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).

Airport excess baggage and heavy charges

Excess baggage charges apply at the airport for any baggage exceeding your checked baggage allowance

Charges listed below are for Qantas operated flights with a 'QF' flight number and vary depending on the destination. The carriage of baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance is subject to space being available.

Where excess baggage charges are charged per piece rather than by weight, a heavy charge will also apply at the airport for any single piece of baggage exceeding the weight specified in your checked baggage allowance. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.

For travel within Australia

excess baggage and heavy charges
Destination Charge (inclusive of GST)
Australia Domestic (including QantasLink)
  • A$100 for each extra piece
  • A$50 heavy charge for each piece weighing over 23kg.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.

International travel - other than the Americas

Table outlining excess baggage charges for international travel other than the Americas.
Destination Charge for each excess kg
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Papua New Guinea
A$20 per kg
International - between Australia and Asia
A$35 per kg
International - between Asia and London
A$60 per kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe
A$80 per kg

International travel - North and South America only

Airport excess baggage charges to the Americas

airport excess baggage charges to the Americas
Destination Airport excess baggage charge for travel on/before 25 March 2021 Airport excess baggage charge for travel on/after 26 March 2021
International - to the Americas
A$200 for each extra piece
A$85 heavy charge
A$300 for each extra piece 
No heavy charge for each piece weighing up to 32 kg
International - from the Americas
US$185 for each extra piece
US$85 heavy charge
C$200 for each extra piece 
No heavy charge for each piece weighing up to 32 kg

Important information

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas and QantasLink operated flights with a 'QF' flight number. Additional baggage allowance is not available for flights operated by another carrier (such as codeshare or interline flights) or if you are connecting to/from a flight operated by another airline within 24 hours of your Qantas operated flight. The additional baggage rates of the operating airline apply in these instances.

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. You must be logged into qantas.com using your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and have sufficient points for redemption at the time of purchasing their additional baggage allowance. The Points Plus Pay option is not available for to pay for additional baggage allowance. The points required for additional baggage allowance varies and are only valid when quoted. There is no fixed relationship between the cash price charged for additional baggage allowance and the points required to redeem additional baggage allowance through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.