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Carry-on Baggage

information Domestic definition

     All guests travelling on our domestic network are permitted to take up to 7kg of carry-on baggage on board. 

What is Allowed

Two pieces (e.g. small bag or briefcase) that do not exceed the dimensions of 48cm x 34cm x 23cm (total linear dimensions 105cm) each; or One small bag or briefcase (total linear dimensions 105cm), plus one non-rigid suit pack or garment bag that does not exceed dimensions of 114cm x 60cm x 11cm (total linear dimensions 185cm)

Note:

  • Medical assistance items (crutches, wheelchairs, etc) are exempt from these requirements
  • Guests travelling with infants may carry on an extra bag containing articles for use in the cabin such as nappies and baby food
  • Guests may take small musical instruments onboard as carry-on baggage provided that each instrument does not exceed dimensions of 85cm x 34cm x 23cm (total linear dimensions 142cm). Each musical instrument counts towards the guest’s carry-on allowance (substitutes for a piece with total linear dimensions of 105cm). Further information on musical instruments can be found in Oversized and Fragile Items.

Bulky Carry-on Baggage

The only items that can occupy a seat (apart from a guest) are a cello or a guitar. Guests planning to travel with a cello or guitar should call the Guest Contact Centre to book an extra seat.

Personal Items

In addition to the carry-on baggage allowance, one of the following personal items may be carried in the cabin:

  • A laptop computer*, handbag, pocketbook or purse (of reasonable size)
  • A wrap, a blanket, or an overcoat 
  • An umbrella without metal points, or a walking stick
  • A small camera or pair of binoculars
  • A reasonable amount of reading matter
  • A pair of crutches or prosthetic devices – for use, provided that the guest is dependent on them for mobility

*A laptop in thin satchel-style laptop bag is considered to be a personal item. A laptop in a larger laptop bag will be counted as part of a guest’s carry-on allowance.

The following items may be taken through security screening points and into the sterile area of airports within Australia:

  • Knitting and crochet needles
  • Pointed metal nail files and nail clippers
  • Disposable razors
  • Small electrical appliances (hair straighteners/irons and hair dryers)

What is Not Allowed

 Prohibited Items include Sharps, Weapons and Inflatable Items

Sharps

Sharp objects, such as scissors and pocket knives, cannot be taken through airport security screening points. Sharps detected by security screening will be confiscated. We recommend guests place these items in their checked baggage prior to check-in.

These restrictions do not apply to guests who require syringes for medical use (e.g. diabetics). Aviation security measures allow for these items to be carried onboard an aircraft after they have been screened.

Weapons

Items that have the potential to be used as a weapon – as determined by Virgin Australia ground crew or security personnel – may not be permitted past airport security screening.

Inflatable Items

All inflatable items must be deflated before they are permitted as carry-on baggage. Inflated items must travel in the hold of the aircraft as checked baggage. This includes inflated sports balls (i.e. footballs and basketballs).

Cabin Safety

Carry-on baggage that exceeds weight or size limits may cause injury to our guests and crew, and is therefore not permitted in the aircraft cabin. Guests carrying overweight or oversize cabin baggage will have these items specially tagged, and checked into the aircraft’s hold, by our boarding gate team.

On arrival the guest will collect these bags at our baggage carousel in the arrivals hall. Airport checked baggage rates may apply.

Interline and Codeshare Travel

Carry-on baggage allowances for flights with our Interline and Codeshare partners will depend on the operating carrier’s policies for each sector.

Please contact the operating carrier of your flight for further details.

For more information, please visit the Codeshare and Interline Partner webpage.
 

information International short haul definition

All guests travelling on our international short-haul network are permitted to take up to 7kg of carry-on baggage on board.

 

What is Allowed

Two pieces (e.g. small bag or briefcase) that do not exceed the dimensions of 48cm x 34cm x 23cm (total linear dimensions 105cm) each; or One small bag or briefcase (total linear dimensions 105cm), plus one non-rigid suit pack or garment bag that does not exceed dimensions of 114cm x 60cm x 11cm (total linear dimensions 185cm)

Note:

  • Medical assistance items (crutches, wheelchairs, etc.) are exempt from these requirements
  • Guests travelling with infants may carry-on an extra bag containing articles for use in the cabin such as nappies and baby food
  • Guests may take small musical instruments onboard as carry-on baggage provided that each instrument does not exceed dimensions of 85cm x 34cm x 23cm (total linear dimensions 142cm). Each musical instrument counts towards the guest’s carry-on allowance (substitutes for a piece with total linear dimensions of 105cm). Further information on musical instruments can be found in Oversized and Fragile Items

Bulky Carry-on Baggage

The only item that can occupy a seat (apart from a guest) are a cello or a guitar. Guests planning to travel with a cello or guitar should call the Guest Contact Centre to book an extra seat. 

Personal Items

In addition to the carry-on baggage allowance, one of the following personal items may be carried in the cabin:

  • A laptop computer*, handbag, pocketbook or purse (of reasonable size)
  • A wrap, a blanket, or an overcoat
  • An umbrella without metal points, or a walking stick
  • A small camera or a pair of binoculars
  • A reasonable amount of reading matter
  • A pair of crutches or prosthetic device(s) – for use, provided that the guest is dependent on them for mobility

The following items may be taken through security screening points and into the sterile area of airports within Australia:

  • Knitting and crochet needles
  • Pointed metal nail files and nail clippers
  • Disposable razors
  • Small electrical appliances (hair straighteners/irons and hair dryers)

*A laptop in thin satchel-style laptop bag is considered to be a personal item. A laptop in larger laptop bag will be counted as part of a guest’s carry-on allowance.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

Guests are permitted to carry liquids, aerosols, and/or gels (with caps) in containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each. All containers must fit comfortably inside a single 1 litre transparent, completely sealed, re-sealable plastic bag. This bag must be presented separately at the security screening point.

Note:

  • Guests may take items purchased at the airport after the security screening point onboard. All guests transiting through Australia and New Zealand are advised to purchase Duty Free goods after the transit screening point.
  • All guests passing through an international security screening point will be subject to random and continuous frisk searches.

For further details on airport security visit:

What is Not Allowed

Prohibited Items include Sharps, Weapons and Inflatable Items

Sharps

Sharp objects, such as scissors, nail files and pocket knives, cannot be taken through airport security screening points. Sharps detected by security screening will be confiscated. We recommend guests place these items in their checked baggage prior to check-in.

These restrictions do not apply to guests who require syringes for medical use (e.g. diabetics). Aviation security measures allow for these items to be carried onboard an aircraft after they have been screened.

Weapons

Items that have the potential to be used as a weapon – as determined by Virgin Australia ground crew or security personnel – may not be permitted past airport security screening.

Inflatable Items

All inflatable items must be deflated before they are permitted as carry-on baggage. Inflated items must travel in the hold of the aircraft as checked baggage. This includes inflated sports balls (i.e. footballs and basketballs).

Cabin Safety

Carry-on baggage that exceeds weight or size limits may cause injury to our guests and crew, and is therefore not permitted in the aircraft cabin. Guests carrying overweight or oversize cabin baggage will have these items specially tagged, and checked into the aircraft’s hold, by our boarding gate team.

On arrival the guest will collect these bags at our baggage carousel in the arrivals hall. Airport checked baggage rates may apply.

Interline and Codeshare Travel

Carry-on baggage allowances for flights with our Interline and Codeshare partners will depend on the operating carrier’s policies for each sector.

Please contact the operating carrier of your flight for further details.

For more information, please visit the Codeshare and Interline Partner webpage.

information International long haul definition

All guests travelling on our international long-haul network are permitted to take up to 7kg of carry-on baggage on board.

 

What is Allowed

Fare Family Piece Allowance Maximum Weight (per piece) Total Dimensions (per piece)
International Economy 1 piece + 1 personal item 7kg (15.4 lb) 115cm* (45in)
International Premium Economy 1 piece + 1 personal item 7kg (15.4 lb) 115cm* (45in)
International Business 2 pieces + 1 personal item 7kg (15.4 lb) 115cm* (45in)

 

* Total dimensions are determined by adding together the length, width and height of the bag.

Note: Medical assistance items (crutches, wheelchairs etc.) are exempt from these requirements.

Carry-on baggage may consist of:

  • One piece (e.g. small bag or briefcase) that does not exceed total linear dimensions* of 115cm (45in) when travelling in International Economy or International Premium Economy
  • Two pieces that do not exceed total linear dimensions* of 115cm (45in) when travelling in International Business

Note:

  • Medical assistance items (crutches, wheelchairs etc.) are exempt from these requirements
  • Guests travelling with infants may carry-on an extra bag containing articles for use in the cabin such as nappies and baby food
  • Guests may take small musical instruments onboard as carry-on baggage provided that each instrument does not exceed dimensions of 85cm x 34cm x 23cm (total linear dimensions 142cm). Each musical instrument counts towards the guest’s carry-on allowance (substitutes for a piece with total linear dimensions of 115cm) and must weigh less than 7kg. Further information on musical instruments can be found in  Oversized and Fragile Items

Bulky Carry-on Baggage

Virgin Australia may accept bulky or fragile items above the standard carry-on baggage size, such as large musical instruments or diplomatic baggage, to be carried in the aircraft cabin. Guests may need to purchase an additional seat to accommodate these items.

Note: Virgin Australia requires a minimum of 15 days' notice, prior to the day of travel, for bulky cabin items to be approved for carriage. For further information please contact the Guest Contact Centre.

Personal Items

In addition to the carry-on baggage allowance, one of the following personal items may be carried in the cabin:

  • A laptop computer^, handbag, pocketbook or purse (of reasonable size)
  • A wrap, a blanket, or an overcoat
  • An umbrella without metal points, or a walking stick
  • A small camera or a pair of binoculars
  • A reasonable amount of reading matter
  • A pair of crutches or prosthetic devices – for use, provided that the guest is dependent on them for mobility

^A laptop in thin satchel-style laptop bag is considered to be a personal item. A laptop in a larger laptop bag will be counted as part of a guest’s carry-on allowance.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

Guests are permitted to carry liquids, aerosols, and/or gels (with caps) in containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each. All containers must fit comfortably inside a single 1 litre transparent, completely sealed, re-sealable plastic bag. This bag must be presented separately at the security screening point.

What is Not Allowed

Prohibited Items include Sharps, Weapons and Inflatable Items

Sharps

Some countries do not allow sharp objects, such as scissors, nail files and pocket knives, to be taken through airport security screening points. Sharps detected by security screening will be confiscated. We recommend guests place these items in their checked baggage prior to check-in.

These restrictions do not apply to guests who require syringes for medical use (e.g. diabetics). Aviation security measures allow for these items to be carried onboard an aircraft after they have been screened.

Weapons

Items that have the potential to be used as a weapon – as determined by Virgin Australia ground crew or security personnel – may not be permitted past airport security screening.

Inflatable Items

All inflatable items must be deflated before they are permitted as carry-on baggage. Inflated items must travel in the hold of the aircraft as checked baggage. This includes inflated sports balls (i.e. footballs and basketballs).

Cabin Safety

Carry-on baggage that exceeds weight or size limits may cause injury to our guests and crew, and is therefore not permitted in the aircraft cabin. Guests carrying overweight or oversize cabin baggage will have these items specially tagged, and checked into the aircraft’s hold, by our boarding gate team.

On arrival the guest will be required to collect these bags at our Baggage Services counter in the arrivals hall. Additional charges may be payable on collection of bags that were tagged at the gate. Airport checked baggage rates may apply.

Interline and Codeshare Travel

Carry-on baggage allowances for flights with our Interline and Codeshare partners will depend on the operating carrier’s policies for each sector.

Please contact the operating carrier of your flight for further details.

For more information, please visit the Codeshare and Interline Partner webpage.