Checked baggage

Baggage is included on every Qantas fare. Your included checked baggage allowances are determined according to your itinerary and are displayed when you make your booking. 

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If you already have a booking, you can see your ticketed allowance at Manage booking or ask your travel agent. If you’re about to make a booking on our website your ticketed baggage allowance will be confirmed on the review page before payment.

Different baggage allowances may apply each time you check-in baggage. If you check-in baggage for a multiple sector journey, usually the baggage allowance of the most significant carrier in your itinerary will apply.

However, different rules may apply to tickets to and from the USA or Canada

Acceptance of your baggage is subject to compliance with our:

Note: even if your baggage meets the above requirements, we may refuse to carry it if it's not properly and securely packed. Finally, remember that no single item of checked baggage can exceed 32kg (70lb) and all cabin baggage must fit under the seat in front of you or in an overhead locker, including musical instruments.

Australian Domestic

Baggage allowance is included on every domestic flight within Australia on Qantas and QantasLink

No single piece can exceed 32kg (70lb).

Where possible, we will endeavour to carry checked baggage on the same flight you're travelling on. However, it may at times need to be transported on a later flight, in which case we'll deliver your baggage to you, unless you're required to be present for customs clearance.

If you're transferring from a Qantas domestic to a Qantas international flight, or vice versa, on the same calendar day, the international baggage allowance is accepted on both flights. Present both tickets when checking your baggage in.

Total baggage allowance

Travel class Adult Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Economy 1 piece up to 23kg (50lb) 1 piece up to 32kg (70lb) 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each
Premium Economy 2 pieces up to 23kg (50lb) each 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each
Business 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 2 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each 3 pieces up to 32kg (70lb) each
Total baggage allowance by travel class and Frequent Flyer status for Australian domestic flights

Exceptions

Exceptions to baggage allowances exist for certain destinations. Baggage carried above these allowances may not travel on the same flight due to aircraft weight restrictions.

You can find out which aircraft you'll be flying on at timetables Note: all flights are subject to last minute aircraft changes.

Aircraft type Destination Checked baggage allowance
Dash 8 services All (exceptions apply as below) 1 piece up to 23kg (50lb)
  Lord Howe Island

2 pieces, with a combined total weight of up to 23kg (50lb), with each piece not exceeding:

  • 1st piece up to 14 kg (30lb) and
  • 2nd piece 9 kg (20lb).

Note:

  • Flights may have weight restrictions. The second piece (9 kg/20 lb) may need to travel separately, so pack accordingly.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club member's additional checked baggage allowances don't apply on these flights.
Exceptions to baggage allowances for Lord Howe Island
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Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 140cm (55in). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

International (excluding Americas)

Weight based baggage allowances

No single piece can exceed 32kg (70lb).

For tickets issued on all Qantas international flights excluding flights to/from South and North America, the following weight allowance apply:

Total baggage allowance

Travel class Adult Qantas Club members and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyers Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers Platinum and Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Economy 30kg (66lb) 42kg (92lb) 46kg (101lb) 50kg (110lb)
Premium Economy 40kg (88lb) 52kg (114lb) 56kg (123lb) 60kg (132lb)
Business 40kg (88lb) 52kg (114lb) 56kg (123lb) 60kg (132lb)
First 50kg (110lb) 62kg (136lb) 66kg (136lb) 70kg (154lb)
Outlining checked baggage by travel class and Frequent Flyer status for International flight excluding Americas

For tickets issued with an allowance in kilograms only, there is no restriction on the number of pieces within the weight allowance for international travel.

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Total dimensions for each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Note: if you've purchased international and domestic flights and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights too. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within the same calendar day, the international checked baggage allowance is accepted on both flights. Be sure to present both tickets when checking your baggage in. Exceptions apply.

International (including Americas)

Note for USA and Canada

Under USA and Canadian regulations, if your final ticketed origin or destination is within the USA or Canada, the airline whose flight number appears for the first flight on your ticket will determine whether its baggage rules or another airline's baggage rules will apply to all the flights in your itinerary. For travel between Australia and the USA, usually (but not always) Qantas' baggage rules will apply. However, note that any additional allowance for Qantas Frequent Flyers or Qantas Club members applies only to the flights specified above.

Mobility equipment - USA flights only

There is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment allowed to be carried for customers with a disability and it doesn’t count towards the carry-on baggage allowance.

Piece based baggage allowances

No single piece can exceed 32kg (70lb).

Baggage allowance on international flights to/from the Americas by cabin

Total baggage allowance

International to/from North or South America Complimentary allowance Qantas Club members, Silver and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers Platinum/Platinum One Qantas Frequent Flyers
Economy 1 piece (maximum 32 kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece)
Premium Economy 2 pieces (maximum 32 kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece)
Business 2 pieces (maximum 32 kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece) 4 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece)
First 3 pieces (maximum 32 kg (70lb) per piece) 3 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece) 4 pieces (maximum 32kg (70lb) per piece)
Outlining checked baggage by travel class and Frequent Flyer status for International flights to and from the Americas.
Sketch of a small suitcase

Total dimensions for each piece must not exceed 158cm (62in). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage.

Note: If you've purchased international and domestic flights and these are on the same ticket, the international checked baggage allowances apply to the domestic flights too. Where the international and domestic flights are on separate tickets, if the connection time is within the same calendar day the international checked baggage allowance is accepted on both flights. Be sure to present both tickets when checking your baggage in. Exceptions apply.

Qantas Frequent Flyers

Some Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club members are entitled to an additional non ticketed checked baggage allowance. This allowance applies to travel on:

  • Qantas and QantasLink operated flights with a QF flight number (excluding services to and from Lord Howe Island and QF codeshare services).
  • Emirates operated flights between and within Europe, The Middle East, North Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia when booked with either a QF or EK flight number on your ticket.

Note: any additional Frequent Flyer checked baggage allowance you may be eligible for, does not apply to QF codeshare services operated by carriers other than Qantas, QantasLink and Emirates and is not cumulative. For example, whether you're a Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer, a Qantas Club member, or both; the same allowance applies. Ensure to check the operating carrier's baggage policy prior to travelling. Also not eligible if travelling on Jetstar.

Please refer to the domesticinternational (excluding Americas) and international (including Americas) tables above to calculate your total baggage allowance.

Infants and children

Infant allowance (under 2 years)

Flight Allowance Additional items
Domestic None Plus 3 infant items
International flights (to/from The Americas) 1 piece up to 10kg (22lb) with total dimensions not exceeding 115cm (45in) Plus 3 infant items
International flights on all other routes (excluding The Americas) 10kg (22lb) Plus 3 infant items
Total baggage allowance for infants on domestic and international flights

Infant items

When travelling on a Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number, for each infant travelling with an adult, up to three infant items, each weighing up to 32kg (70lb), can be checked in free of charge This can include:

  • collapsible stroller or push-chair;
  • collapsible cot or bassinet; and
  • car seat or baby capsule.

Child allowance (2 - 11 years)

Flight Allowance Additional items
Domestic Same as standard adult allowance Plus 2 child items
International flights (to/from The Americas) Same as standard adult allowance Plus 2 child items
International flights on all other routes (excluding The Americas) Same as standard adult allowance Plus 2 child items
Total baggage allowance for children on domestic and international flights

Child items

When travelling on a Qantas operated flight with a QF flight number, for each child travelling with an adult, up to two child items, each weighing up to 32kg, can be checked in free of charge This can include two child items from the below list:

  • car seat
  • collapsible stroller or pushchair
  • portable cot.

oneworld members

Tiered frequent flyers from our oneworld partner airlines may be eligible for additional checked baggage when flying on Qantas.

The below table outlines the total baggage allowance for oneworld tiered passengers:

Flights Ticketed Economy allowance oneworld Ruby oneworld Sapphire oneworld Emerald
International (excluding the Americas) Total of 30kgs Total of 30kgs Total of 45kgs Total of 50kgs
International (including the Americas) Total of 1 piece (32kg each) Total of 1 piece (32kg each) Total of 2 pieces (32kg each) Total of 3 pieces (32kg each)
Domestic Australia Total of 1 piece (23kg each) Total of 1 piece (23kg each) Total of 2 pieces (23kg each Total of 2 pieces (23kg each)
Outlines the total baggage allowance for oneworld tiered passengers

Exceptions

Exceptions to baggage allowances exist for certain destinations and tiers. Find out more about oneworld checked baggage privileges. Baggage carried above these allowances may not travel on the same flight due to aircraft weight restrictions.

Jetstar

No single piece can exceed 32kg (70lb).

If you are travelling on a Jetstar flight booked via qantas.com, you will have 7kg of carry on baggage, and the following minimum checked baggage, depending on the fare type and the date you have booked:

Domestic

Jetstar domestic allowances

Cabin Customers Allowances
Jetstar Economy fares where the flight number starts with "QF" All customers 1 piece up to 23kg (50lb)
Jetstar Starter fares and Classic Flight Rewards (booked before 15 February 2023) where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 20kg (44lb) total (no piece limit)
Jetstar Starter, Max fares and Classic Flight Rewards (booked after 15 February 2023) where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 23kg (50lb) total (no piece limit)
Jetstar Max fares (booked before 15 February 2023) where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 30kg (66lb) total (no piece limit)
Jetstar domestic allowances by cabin

International

Jetstar international allowances

Cabin Customers Allowances
Jetstar Economy fares where the flight number starts with "QF" All customers 30kg (66lb) total
Jetstar Starter fares and Classic Flight Reward (booked before 15 February 2023) where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 20kg (44lb) total
Jetstar Starter fares and Classic Flight Reward (booked after 15 February 2023) where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 30kg (66lb) total
Jetstar Max fares where the flight number starts with "JQ" All customers 30kg (66lb) total
Jetstar Business All customers 30kg (66lb) total
Outlines the total baggage allowance for passengers flying international on Jetstar

Additional baggage may be booked via Jetstar.com

For Jetstar flights booked directly with Jetstar, for more information refer to Jetstar FAQ checked baggage and Jetstar baggage allowance

Discover your Jetstar experience for more information.

More information

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Additional baggage

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport excess baggage rates.

Pre-purchase additional baggage

Medical and mobility equipment

Passengers requiring it for their own use may also check in medical/life dependant equipment and two pieces of mobility equipment without additional cost.

For USA flights only: there is no limit on the number of pieces of mobility equipment permitted to be carried for customers with a disability. Visit our mobility assistance page for further information.

Unaccompanied baggage

We offer unaccompanied baggage services from all our major domestic freight terminals in Australia. This service may be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to paying excess baggage rates. Customers wishing to send unaccompanied baggage internationally will need to utilise a dedicated freight forwarder or purchase excess baggage through our passenger network.

The baggage must be consigned at the freight terminal before your flight.

Unaccompanied baggage is carried on a 'space available' basis to the destination, and not necessarily on the same flight you're travelling on.

For more information, visit Qantas Freight or submit an online enquiry

Packing your baggage

All contents of your baggage need to be packed securely and appropriately. Do not pack valuables, essential medication or important documents in your checked baggage

You must ensure each item of checked baggage is labelled with your name, address and contact details. We recommend that you lock your baggage. However, it may be necessary for governments, airports or their contractors to open and inspect your baggage as part of the security screening process. If your baggage is locked, and you aren't present when it's necessary to open it, the lock may be broken by security screeners.

For passengers travelling to or from the United States, the USA Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advises that you can avoid the need for locks to be broken by using a TSA recognised locking mechanism, which can be opened by the TSA. Visit the TSA website for further information.

If you choose to utilise baggage-wrapping services offered at some airports, you should allow additional time to complete this process before check-in. If security wrapping needs to be removed for inspection by governments, airports or their contractors as part of the security screening process it will not be replaced.

We're unable to advise you at the time of check-in whether your baggage will need to undergo additional security checks.

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Important information

Disclaimer: * Connection time must be on the same calendar day. For example, arrival at the airport on 25 January 2024 and departure before midnight (11:59pm) 25 January 2024.

Disclaimer: ~ Charges will apply for any baggage carried in addition to the checked baggage allowance and additional items.