Travel checklist

Prepare for takeoff with our handy checklist

To help you get organised with your family's travels we have provided some key points to consider below.

Junior flyer


  Frequent Flyer 

You are never too young to start flying. Start earning rewards for your child with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. With no age limits in place, any family member is able to join our Frequent Flyer program. As part of their welcome pack, kids aged 3 - 10 will be sent a Joey Club Passport, featuring Matilda the kangaroo. The Joey Club Passport is a great way for younger Qantas Frequent Flyers to track and celebrate exciting flights and destinations, far and wide. With their own account, your child will be able to earn and redeem Qantas Points every time they fly. Family Transfers are also available, allowing you to transfer up to a maximum of 600,000 points to eligible family members in any 12 month period. Join online now.

Australian Domestic travel

One week before departure

Travel Insurance  QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited offers a range of travel insurance policies to suit different needs, including Australian Comprehensive insurance, and Australian Cancellation and Baggage insurance.
Baggage  Check your carry on and checked baggage meets the allowances for domestic travel.

Day of departure

  Travel documents Ensure you have the documents needed for domestic travel, which include your tickets and photo identification.
  Flight Status  Track real time departure information for your Qantas, QantasLink or codeshare flight before you head to the airport.
  Check-in online  Check-in from home between 24 hours and 1 hour before your departure, if eligible, plus request your seat.

International travel

At least three months before departure

  Passports  Ensure each person travelling has a valid passort, valid for at least 6 months from departure and valid for the duration of your trip.

It's also a good idea to leave a copy of your passports and travel documents with someone at home. The Australian Government encourages all Australians travelling overseas to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel, so you can be contacted in an emergency.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre to check the passport validity requirements of your destination, including Australia.


Check whether you need a visa for each country your family will travel in. VisaCentral# is a third party service provider that can assist with the process of visa applications for residents of Australia, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States. Application and processing fees apply.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre to check the health requirements for all of the destinations in your trip.

If your pet is staying home while you’re away, you may need to look into a boarding facility or pet sitting. We suggest you contact the RSPCA in Australia, or an accredited organisation or pet sitter in your country for more information.

One month before departure

  Travel accessories Pick up travel accessories, from adaptors to luggage locks, and wallets to alarm clocks to make your trip hassle-free. Redeem your Qantas Points+ at the Qantas Store today.

One week before departure

  Travel Insurance  The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service,, advises all Australian travellers to take out travel insurance for overseas travel. QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited offers a range of travel insurance policies to suit different needs.
  USA travel requirements 

Check your requirements for travelling to, from or within the USA including Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and Secure Flight Information.
  Travel money 

Sort your travel money with Qantas Cash® - a safer and more convenient alternative to carrying cash while you travel*. Choose from 10 pre-loadable foreign currencies~, or simply load Australian dollars to spend in local currency worldwide.

If you or your family membes are taking medications, make sure that you have enough for your trip, and carry all medications in your carry on baggage. Read more tips on travelling with medications.

Make sure your carry on and checked baggage meets the requirements including Dangerous Goods.

You should carry your e-ticket receipt at all times for your international flight and photographic identification must be produced at check-in. Children and infants require their own ticket.
  Customs and quarantine 

Learn about restrictions and requirements for goods and currency you can take out of and bring into Australia.

Make sure you request a special child, toddler or baby meal for all flights. Include any allergies or special needs.

Day of departure

  Additional Baggage Travelling with more than your free checked baggage allocation? Pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance online and save up to 30% on airport excess baggage rates.
  Travel money Forgotten to sort your travel money? No problem. If you've activated Qantas Cash® on your Frequent Flyer membership card*, you can pre-load up to 10 foreign currencies~ instantly and be on your wayΩ. Or, simply load Australian dollars before you fly to spend in local currency wherever you land.
  Flight Status Track real time departure information for your Qantas, QantasLink or codeshare flight before you head to the airport.
  Check-in Check-in online between 24 hours and 2 hours before your departure, if eligible.
Important Information

# VisaCentral is a CBIT company. Qantas takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced documents that may occur during application. Application and processing fees apply.

+ You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer to earn and redeem Qantas Points. The redemption of Qantas Points for Rewards is subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions, the Qantas Store Terms of Use, voucher Terms and Conditions (including expiry rules) if relevant and any other terms and conditions disclosed at the time of redemption. Visit the Qantas Store for details. The range of Awards and Qantas Points required change from time to time and are available while stocks last. See the Qantas Store for our latest offers.

* To be eligible to receive the new Qantas Card with the option of Qantas Cash you must be an Australian resident Qantas Frequent Flyer member 16 years of age or older. Heritage Bank Limited (AFSL 240984) (the Issuer) issues Qantas Cash under arrangements between it, Qantas and MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited (AFSL 386837) (a MasterCard business). MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited distributes Qantas Cash (together with Qantas which is an authorised representative of MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited for the purposes of providing general financial product advice with respect to Qantas Cash). MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited can be contacted at

MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited and Qantas earn foreign exchange revenue from Qantas Cash transactions. MasterCard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Limited receives a processing fee from domestic Qantas Cash "point of sale" transactions. Qantas receives revenue generated by Qantas Cash transactions based on interchange fees paid to the Issuer, deposits held by the Issuer, cardholder fee and certain rebates and incentives from MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd.

This webpage has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to those matters. A PDS in respect of Qantas Cash is available via A person should obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions about whether to acquire or continue to hold the prepaid facility.

~ The currencies supported are detailed on the currencies page or in the PDS.

Ω Instant Load is available up to a maximum load amount of AU$15,000 or equivalent in foreign currency in any 24 hour period, AU$30,000 or equivalent in foreign currency in any 7 day period and AU$60,000 or equivalent in foreign currency in any 30 day period. A 1% fee applies to all Instant Load transactions.