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Checked Baggage

information Domestic definition

Guests travelling on our domestic network are allocated a checked baggage allowance. The baggage allowance for adults and children is detailed in the tables below. 

Inclusive Allowances

Baggage Allowance According to Fare Type and Velocity membership level
Fare Type None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Saver 1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 3 x 23kg
Flexi 1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 3 x 23kg
Premium Saver 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 3 x 23kg
Premium 2 x 23kg  2 x 23kg  2 x 23kg  3 x 23kg 
Business 2 x 32kg
(no single item may exceed 32kg) 
2 x 32kg
(no single item may exceed 32kg) 
2 x 32kg
(no single item may exceed 32kg) 
3 x 32kg
(no single item may exceed 32kg) 

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • For all guests travelling on Seat, Seat and Bag, Saver or Flexi fares, any piece exceeding 23kg will attract an overweight baggage fee.
  • For Velocity members, the complimentary baggage allowance applied will be based on a member's status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • For Air New Zealand Airpoints members flying Virgin Australia checked baggage inclusions and tier benefits can be found on The Air New Zealand website

Pre-Purchased baggage allowance:

  • Pre-purchase of additional baggage allowance can be made either at the time of booking or after the booking has been made.
  • If you wish to pre-purchase after your booking has been made, you can do so through the Manage my bookings page or via Guest Contact Centre (where a service fee may apply) up to one hour before the flight.
  • Guests who purchase baggage allowances at the airport upon check-in will be charged rates at the airport. refer to Excess Baggage below
  • All international Short Haul guests except those travelling on Seat can pre-purchase baggage allowance.
  • A Velocity member’s complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on the member’s status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • All International Short Haul guests except those travelling on Seat can pre-purchase baggage allowance.

Note: Refer to Pre-purchased Additional Baggage Allowance below.
 

  • Purchase at check-in: Additional baggage allowance can be purchased at the airport for a higher fee. Please view fees below.
  • Baggage allowance of up to nine pieces in total (including fare and/or Velocity membership allowances and baggage allowance that has been pre-purchased) may be checked in per passenger on flights operated by Virgin Australia (subject to space availability). Some destinations may have additional restrictions depending upon aircraft type (e.g. ATRs) or carrier.
  • Guests travelling on an Air New Zealand marketed ticket: When arriving at the airport, guests travelling with excess baggage in addition to their included baggage allowance will be charged as per Air New Zealand excess baggage rates. Please visit the Air New Zealand website to check these rates.

To minimise additional baggage fees, we suggest, where possible, you place several items or bags into one bag, case or box to count as one piece – provided it does not exceed the maximum size or weight of your baggage allowance. Please note that multiple items held together through the use of rope, tape, plastic wrap or any other similar method are not deemed to be a single piece of baggage and will not be accepted as a single piece of baggage at the check-in counter.

For example when travelling with a bike you can place additional items in your bike box such as spare wheels, tools, towels, clothes etc. as long as the box remains within the size and weight limits of your allowance. To avoid delays at the service counter, we suggest you make these precautions prior to arriving at the airport.

Velocity Member Reward Seat Allowances

Baggage Allowances for Reward Seat Redemptions
Reward Seat None/Red~ Silver~ Gold~ Platinum~
Economy

1 x 23kg^

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Business

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

*No single item may exceed 32kg
^Applicable for Reward Seat bookings created from 13 January 2013. Reward Seat bookings created prior to 13 January 2013, will not receive the complimentary baggage allowance

~At time of travel

Baggage Limits

Virgin Australia is on a per piece based baggage allowance as per fare type and Velocity membership level. If checked baggage exceeds our weight limit of 23kg (where applicable) it will attract overweight baggage fees (option to pre-purchase or pay overweight fee at the airport) and will only be accepted and loaded onboard at our discretion.

Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or exceed a total linear dimension (length + width + height) of 140cm, per piece. For more information regarding baggage items that exceed these limits, please refer to our Oversized Items section.

Note:
Baggage that exceeds the Oversized Items limits must be transported as Cargo. Guests should contact Virgin Australia Cargo Services on 13 82 87 before arriving at the airport.

Travelling with Infants and Children

Infants

Adults accompanying infants are entitled to carry infant special items as checked baggage free of charge on Virgin Australia domestic flights, irrespective of their combined weight. These items include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Pram/stroller
  • Portable cot
  • Car seat
  • Baby capsule

If the adult does not have a baggage allowance the above items can still be checked in free of charge. Other infant items, such as clothing and toys, form part of the adult's baggage allowance.

Children

Children are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults. Adults accompanying children are entitled to carry one car seat or booster seat per child as checked baggage free of charge, irrespective of the weight. If the adult does not have a baggage allowance, the car seat or booster seat can still be checked in free of charge.

Non-standard Items

Allowances regarding other items such as sporting equipment and musical instruments can be found in Oversized and Fragile Items

Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage Allowance

Additional baggage fees and overweight bag fees are subject to change at any time without notice.

  • Additional baggage fees charged at check-in can be paid by credit card, cash and EFTPOS
  • We cannot guarantee that additional baggage will be carried. This is at our sole discretion and is subject to aircraft loads.

For all Domestic guests (including Velocity members), additional baggage is charged at per piece rate.

Note: Pre-purchase baggage is not allowed if guest is not holding a Virgin Australia (795) ticket number and is only permitted for refund when the flight is cancelled. Additional baggage fees will only be refunded if we cancel the flight or you cancel your flight and are eligible for a refund in accordance with the fare rules.

Additional baggage charge details are as follows:

Pre-Airport (Online / Guest Contact Centre)

Guests have the option to pre-purchase up to two pieces of baggage in addition to any included baggage allowance. Additional baggage allowances must be purchased before check in. Total AUD charges for pre-purchased baggage allowances, in addition to the included allowance, depend on fare and Velocity membership.

Note: Additional fees will apply when adding baggage via the Guest Contact Centre.

Pre-purchased Additional Baggage Allowance
Travelling with: Australia
 1 additional piece  $35
 2 additional pieces  $70

 

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage Fees for extra pieces purchased at Airport

We recommend that you pre-purchase additional baggage allowance before your check-in. A charge will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of pre-purchased or included baggage allowances.

Fees are charged for each additional bag, per flight.

In addition, please note the following general guidelines and restrictions.

  • Pieces over 32kg will not be accepted and need to be sent via freight
  • Up to 9 pieces of baggage allowance in total, 2 of which can be pre-purchased may be checked per passenger on flights operated by Virgin Australia. Some destinations may have additional restrictions depending upon aircraft type e.g. ATRs or carrier.
  • We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure carriage of your Baggage, including Checked Baggage, on the same flight as you. However, in some circumstances, aircraft operational limitations (for example, aircraft weight restrictions caused by unusually strong headwinds or very hot weather) may mean we are unable to carry your baggage on the same flight as you.
  • Virgin Australia accepts excess baggage on a space-available basis. If the baggage cannot be carried on the same flight with you, it will be transported on the next available flight with sufficient load capacity available.
  • Additional, overweight, and oversized baggage is accepted on a standby basis.

A charge will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of free and pre-purchased allowances. Fees are charged for each additional piece, per one-way journey (includes formal connecting flights). Fees charged at check-in can be paid by credit card, cash or EFTPOS.

 Rates for At the Airport

Fees for extra baggage purchased at the Airport
Travelling with:Australia
1st additional piece$70
2nd additional piece$90
3 to 9th additional pieces each$150
Overweight fee each*+ $70 each

 

Unaccompanied Baggage

We cannot accept checked baggage that is not travelling with a guest. Unaccompanied baggage must be sent as Cargo.

Interline and Codeshare Travel

Interline and Codeshare travel

If your journey involves one or multiple flight segments operated by more than one carrier, then different baggage allowances may apply. For more information please visit the Codeshare and Interline Partner webpage.

information International short haul definition

Guests travelling on our international short haul network are allocated a checked baggage allowance. The baggage allowance for adults and children is detailed in the tables below. 
 

Inclusive Allowances

Baggage Allowance According to Fare Type and Velocity membership level
Fare Type None/Red Silver Gold Platinum

Seat

No Baggage Allowance

1 x 23kg

1 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

For guests travelling on a Seat fare, additional baggage may be purchased online or through the call centre prior to departure. First piece may be purchased for $25 and a second piece may be purchased for $55.

The Seat fare is only available on Trans-Tasman flights on International Short Haul routes.

Seat and Bag

1 x 23kg

1 x 23kg

1 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

The Seat and Bag fare is only available on Trans-Tasman flights on International Short Haul routes..

Saver

1 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Flexi

1 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Premium Saver

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Premium

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Business

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • For all guests travelling on Seat, Seat and Bag, Saver or Flexi fares, any piece exceeding 23kg will attract an overweight baggage fee
  • For Velocity members, the complimentary baggage allowance applied will be based on a member's status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • For Air New Zealand Airpoints members flying Virgin Australia checked baggage inclusions and tier benefits can be found at the Air New Zealand website.

Pre-Purchased baggage allowance:

  • Pre-purchase of additional baggage allowance can be made either at the time of booking or after the booking has been made.
  • If you wish to pre-purchase after your booking has been made, you can do so through the Manage my bookings page or via Guest Contact Centre (where a service fee may apply) up to one hour before the flight.
  • Guests who purchase baggage allowances at the airport upon check-in will be charged rates at the airport. Refer to Excess Baggage below
  • All international short haul guests except those travelling on Seat can pre-purchase baggage allowance.
  • A Velocity member’s complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on the member’s status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • All International Short Haul guests except those travelling on Seat can pre-purchase baggage allowance.

Note: Refer to Pre-purchased Additional Baggage Allowance below
 

  • Purchase at check-in: Additional baggage allowance can be purchased at the airport for a higher fee. Please view fees below.
  • Baggage allowance of up to nine pieces in total (including fare and/or Velocity membership allowances and baggage allowance that has been pre-purchased) may be checked in per passenger on flights operated by Virgin Australia (subject to space availability). Some destinations may have additional restrictions depending upon aircraft type (e.g. ATRs).
  • Guests travelling on an Air New Zealand marketed ticket: When arriving at the airport, guests travelling with excess baggage in addition to their included baggage allowance will be charged as per Air New Zealand excess baggage rates. Please visit the Air New Zealand website to check these rates.

To minimise additional baggage fees, we suggest, where possible, you place several items or bags into one bag, case or box to count as one piece – provided it does not exceed the maximum size or weight of your baggage allowance. Please note that multiple items held together through the use of rope, tape, plastic wrap or any other similar method are not deemed to be a single piece of baggage and will not be accepted as a single piece of baggage at the check-in counter.

For example when travelling with a bike you can place additional items in your bike box such as spare wheels, tools, towels, clothes etc. as long as the box remains within the size and weight limits of your allowance. To avoid delays at the service counter, we suggest you make these precautions prior to arriving at the airport.

Velocity Member Reward Seat Allowances

Baggage Allowances for Reward Seat Redemptions
Reward Seat None/Red~ Silver~ Gold~ Platinum~
Economy

1 x 23kg^

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Business

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

*No single item may exceed 32kg
^Applicable for Reward Seat bookings created from 13 January 2013. Reward Seat bookings created prior to 13 January 2013, will not receive the complimentary baggage allowance

~At time of travel

Baggage Limits

Virgin Australia is on a per piece based baggage allowance as per fare type and Velocity membership level. If checked baggage exceeds our weight limit of 23kg (where applicable) it will attract overweight baggage fees (option to pre-purchase or pay overweight fee at the airport) and will only be accepted and loaded onboard at our discretion.

Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or exceed a total linear dimension (length + width + height) of 140cm, per piece. For more information regarding baggage items that exceed these limits, please refer to our Oversized Items section.

Note:
Baggage that exceeds the Oversized Items limits must be transported as Cargo. Guests should contact Virgin Australia Cargo Services on 13 82 87 before arriving at the airport.

Travelling with Infants and Children

Infants

Adults accompanying infants are entitled to carry infant special items as checked baggage free of charge on Virgin Australia international short haul flights, irrespective of their combined weight. These items include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Pram/stroller
  • Portable cot
  • Car seat
  • Baby capsule

If the adult does not have a baggage allowance the above items can still be checked in free of charge. Other infant items, such as clothing and toys, form part of the adult's baggage allowance.

Children

Children are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults. Adults accompanying children are entitled to carry one car seat or booster seat per child as checked baggage free of charge, irrespective of the weight. If the adult does not have a baggage allowance, the car seat or booster seat can still be checked in free of charge.

Non-standard Items

Allowances regarding other items such as sporting equipment and musical instruments can be found in Oversized and Fragile Items.

Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage Allowance

Additional baggage fees and overweight bag fees are subject to change at any time without notice.

  • Additional baggage fees charged at check-in can be paid by credit card, cash and EFTPOS
  • We cannot guarantee that additional baggage will be carried. This is at our sole discretion and is subject to aircraft loads.

For all International Short Haul guests (including Velocity members), additional baggage is charged at per piece rate.

Note: Pre-purchase baggage is not allowed if guest is not holding a Virgin Australia (795) ticket number and is only permitted for refund when the flight is cancelled. Additional baggage fees will only be refunded if we cancel the flight or you cancel your flight and are eligible for a refund in accordance with the fare rules.

Additional baggage charge details are as follows:

Pre-Airport (Online / Guest Contact Centre)

Guests traveling on a Seat (on Virgin Australia operated flights), Seat and Bag, Saver, Flexi or Business fare have the option to pre-purchase up to two additional pieces of baggage allowance in addition to the included baggage allowance for all fare types. AUD charges for total pre-purchased bag pieces in addition to the included allowance depend on fare and Velocity membership.

Note: Additional fees will apply when adding baggage via the Guest Contact Centre.

Additional baggage fees - Pre-Airport
Travelling with: Tasman Islands SE Asia
 1 additional piece  $55  $55  $65
 2 additional pieces  $110  $110  $130


*Pre-purchase of additional baggage allowance is not available on flights to Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga due to operational requirements and load restrictions, but it can be pre-purchased for flights from Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

The following checked baggage fees apply to all Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes purchased online:

Checked baggage fees - Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes purchased online
Departing From 1 Additional Bag 2 Additional Bags
Australia AUD 55 AUD 110
New Zealand NZD 55 NZD 110
Solomon Islands SBD 365 SBD 730
Papua New Guinea PGK 120 PGK 240
Fiji FJD 100 FJD 200
Tonga TOP 65 TOP 130
Cook Islands NZD 55 NZD 110
Samoa WST 65 WST 130
Vanuatu VUV 5225 VUV 10450

The following checked baggage fees apply to all Indonesian routes Purchased online:

Checked baggage fees - Indonesian routes purchased online
Departing From 1 Additional Bag 2 Additional Bags
Australia AUD 65 AUD 130
New Zealand NZD 65 NZD 130
Indonesia IDR 680,000 IDR 1,360,000

*Guests travelling on Saver Lite cannot pre-purchase additional baggage

Excess Baggage

Excess Baggage Fees for extra pieces purchased at Airport

We recommend that you pre-purchase additional baggage allowance before your check-in. A charge will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of pre-purchased or included baggage allowances.

Fees are charged for each additional bag, per flight.

In addition, please note the following general guidelines and restrictions.

  • Pieces over 32kg will not be accepted and need to be sent via freight
  • Up to 9 pieces of baggage allowance in total, 2 of which can be pre-purchased may be checked per passenger on flights operated by Virgin Australia. Some destinations may have additional restrictions depending upon aircraft type e.g. ATRs or carrier.
  • We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure carriage of your Baggage, including Checked Baggage, on the same flight as you. However, in some circumstances, aircraft operational limitations (for example, aircraft weight restrictions caused by unusually strong headwinds or very hot weather) may mean we are unable to carry your baggage on the same flight as you.
  • Virgin Australia accepts excess baggage on a space-available basis only. If we accept your excess baggage, it may not be carried on the same flight as you. If we accept your excess baggage but cannot carry it on the same flight as you, we will make every effort to transport it on the next available flight with sufficient load capacity available.
  • Additional charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of free and pre-purchased allowances. Fees are charged for each additional piece, per one-way journey (includes formal connecting flights). Fees charged at check-in can be paid by credit card, cash or EFTPOS.

A charge will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of free and pre-purchased allowances. Fees are charged for each additional piece, per one-way journey (includes formal connecting flights). Fees charged at check-in can be paid by credit card, cash or EFTPOS.

Rates for At the Airport
Travelling with: Tasman Islands SE Asia
1st additional piece $120 $120 $120
2nd additional piece $200 $200 $200
3-9 additional pieces each +$250 ech +$250 each +$250 each
Overweight fee each* + $120 each + $120 each + $120 each

 * Overweight fee for each piece over 23kg up to 32kg
SE Asia rates include flights to/from Christmas and Cocos Islands.
All guests other than those on specific corporate contracts are limited to purchasing no more than 9 additional pieces of baggage allowance at the airport.

The following checked baggage fees apply to all Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes purchased at the airport:

Checked baggage fees - Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes purchased at the airport
Departing From 1st Additional Bag 2nd Additional Bag 3rd - 9th Additional Bag
Australia AUD 120 AUD 200 AUD +250 each
New Zealand NZD 130 NZD 215 NZD +265
Solomon Islands SBD 780 SBD 1,300 SBD +1,600 each
Papua New Guinea  PGK 250  PGK 400  PGK +500
Fiji  FJD 200  FJD 330  FJD +410
Tonga  TOP 200  TOP 330  TOP +410
Cook Islands  NZD 130  NZD 215  NZD +265
Samoa  WST 250  WST 400  WST +500
Vanuatu  VUV 10,000  VUV 17,000  VUV +21,000

* Overweight fee for each piece over 23kg up to 32kg
All guests other than those on specific corporate contracts are limited to purchasing no more than 9 additional pieces of baggage allowance at the airport.
 

Overweight bag fees
Departing From Overweight Bag Fee
Australia AUD 120
New Zealand NZD 130
Solomon Islands SBD 780
Papua New Guinea PGK 250
Fiji FJD 200
Tonga TOP 200
Cook Islands NZD 130
Samoa WST 250
Vanuatu VUV 10,000

* Overweight fee for each piece over 23kg up to 32kg
All guests other than those on specific corporate contracts are limited to purchasing no more than 9 additional pieces of baggage allowance at the airport.

The following checked baggage fees apply to all Indonesian, Christmas and Cocos Island routes purchased at the airport:

Checked baggage fees - Indonesian, Christmas and Cocos Island routes purchased at the airport
Departing From 1st Additional Bag 2nd Additional Bag 3rd - 9th Additional Bag
Australia AUD 120 AUD 200 AUD +250
New Zealand NZD 130 NZD 215 NZD +265
Indonesia IDR 1,250,000 IDR 2,200,000 IDR 2,700,000

* Overweight fee for each piece over 23kg up to 32kg
All guests other than those on specific corporate contracts are limited to purchasing no more than 9 additional pieces of baggage allowance at the airport.

 

Overweight bag fees
Departing From Overweight Bag Fee
Australia AUD 120
New Zealand NZD 130
Indonesia IDR 1,250,000

* Overweight fee for each piece over 23kg up to 32kg
All guests other than those on specific corporate contracts are limited to purchasing no more than 9 additional pieces of baggage allowance at the airport.

Unaccompanied Baggage

We cannot accept checked baggage that is not travelling with a guest. Unaccompanied baggage must be sent as Cargo.

Interline and Codeshare Travel

Interline and Codeshare travel

If your journey involves one or multiple flight segments operated by more than one carrier, then different baggage allowances may apply. For more information please visit the Codeshare and Interline Partner webpage.

information International long haul definition

Guests travelling on our international long haul network are allocated a checked baggage allowance. The baggage allowance for adults and children is detailed in the tables below.

 

Inclusive Allowances

Virgin Australia International Services to and from the Americas:

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

International Baggage Allowance According to Fare Type and Velocity membership level
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 2 x 23kg 3 x 23kg 3 x 23kg 3 x 23kg
Premium Economy 2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
Business 2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg
For Imperial guests, 23kg is equivalent to 50lb and 32kg is equivalent to 70lb.

Note:

  • For Velocity members, the complimentary baggage allowance applied will be based on a member’s status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Virgin Australia base fare allowances of 2 pieces apply if you are travelling on a VA codeshare flight operated by Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin America. Your allowance is stated in your itinerary.
  • If you have purchased your travel with Delta and you are travelling on a Delta codeshare flight operated by Virgin Australia, please refer to Delta.com for your baggage allowance.
  • Additional baggage allowances for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members only apply for flights operated by Virgin Australia. Additional baggage allowances for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members do not apply when travelling on codeshare or interline services operated by other carriers.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo.
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece.

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Abu Dhabi, and codeshare services operated by Etihad Airways:

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

Checked baggage allowance to and from Abu Dhabi and codeshare services operated by Etihad Airways
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 30kg 40kg 45kg 50kg
Premium Economy 32kg 42kg 47kg 52kg
Business 40kg 50kg 55kg 60kg
First 50kg 60kg 65kg 70kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • Additional allowances for Velocity members applies for VA operated and codeshare flights. If travel includes interline with other carriers, the Velocity benefits and allowances may not necessarily apply
  • Where Velocity benefits apply, the complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on your status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece

Virgin Australia International Codeshare Services operated by Singapore Airlines/SilkAir:

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

Checked baggage allowance for International Codeshare Services operated by Singapore Airlines/SilkAir
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 30kg 30kg 45kg 50kg
Business 40kg 40kg 55kg 60kg
First 50kg 50kg 65kg 70kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • Additional Allowances for Velocity members applies for VA operated and codeshare flights. If travel includes interline with other carriers, the Velocity benefits and allowances may not necessarily apply
  • Where Velocity benefits apply, the complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on your status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece
  • Additional allowances for Velocity members do not extend to SilkAir operated flights

Virgin Australia International Codeshare Services operated by Virgin Atlantic:

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions. 

Checked baggage allowance for International Codeshare Services operated by Virgin Atlantic
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 1 x 23kg 1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg
1 x 23kg
Premium Economy 2 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
2 x 23kg
Upper 3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg
3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • Additional allowances for Velocity members applies for VA operated and codeshare flights. If travel includes interline with other carriers, the Velocity benefits and allowances may not necessarily apply
  • Where Velocity benefits apply, the complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on your status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece

 

Velocity Member Reward Seat Allowances

Virgin Australia International Services to and from the Americas

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

International Baggage Allowance According to Fare Type and Velocity membership level
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Premium Economy

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

Business

2 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

3 x 32kg
No single item may exceed 32kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg
For Imperial guests, 23kg is equivalent to 50lb and 32kg is equivalent to 70lb.

Note:

  • For Velocity members, the complimentary baggage allowance applied will be based on a member’s status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Virgin Australia base fare allowance of 2 pieces apply if you are travelling on a VA codeshare flight operated by Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin America. Your allowance is stated in your itinerary.
  • Additional baggage allowances for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members only apply for flights operated by Virgin Australia. Additional baggage allowances for Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum members do not apply when travelling on codeshare or interline services operated by other carriers.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece

Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares on itineraries marketed by Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin America (featuring a DL, HA or VX flight number respectively) will be based on the marketing carrier’s baggage allowances as found on their website and as per your class of travel.

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Abu Dhabi, and codeshare services operated by Etihad Airways:

Any checked baggage that exceeds these allowances will be subject to standard excess baggage charges and conditions.

Checked baggage allowance to and from Abu Dhabi and codeshare services operated by Etihad Airways
Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 30kg 40kg 45kg 50kg
Premium Economy 32kg 42kg 47kg 52kg
Business 40kg 50kg 55kg 60kg
First 50kg 60kg 65kg 70kg

 * No single item may exceed 32kg

Note:

  • Additional allowances for Velocity members applies for VA operated and codeshare flights. If travel includes interline with other carriers, the Velocity benefits and allowances may not necessarily apply
  • Where Velocity benefits apply, the complimentary baggage allowance will be applied based on your status at time of travel, rather than time of booking.
  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo
  • Total linear dimension (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm (62in) per piece

Other Reward Seat fares

Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares with Velocity airlines partners other than those stated above will be based on the operating carrier’s baggage allowances as found on their website and as per your class of travel. Silver, Gold and Platinum members may be entitled to further complimentary baggage allowances, as outlined at the Velocity Frequent Flyer website.

Travelling with Infants and Children

Infants

Adults travelling with infants are entitled to the following checked baggage, plus one stroller, bassinet or car seat.

For Virgin Australia international long haul services:

  • To/from USA: one additional piece (maximum 23kg/50lb for Economy, and 32kg/70lb for Business and Premium Economy)
  • To/from all other destinations: one additional piece (maximum 10kg/22lb)

Adults accompanying infants are also entitled to one extra piece of carry-on baggage, weighing up to 7kg (15lb), with dimensions equal to no more than 115cm (45in).

Children

Children are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults.

Excess Baggage Charges

Virgin Australia international long haul services charge excess baggage fees for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage fees apply each way, and are cumulative (i.e. a single item of baggage may be subject to an additional piece fee and an overweight piece fee if applicable)

Note: Any single piece of checked baggage must not exceed the maximum weight and dimensions as detailed under Oversize and Fragile Items. Any piece that exceeds these restrictions must be sent as Freight. In these circumstances we recommend that guests contact their local freight forwarder, who will be able to advise what options are available.

Excess Baggage Fees to and from the Americas
Item Flights from the USA Flights to the USA
Additional piece (each) USD 150 AUD 150
Overweight Piece (Economy only, for pieces over 23kg, but under 32kg) USD 100 AUD 100

 

Note: Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo.

Excess Baggage Fees to and from Other Destinations:

Excess Baggage Fees to and from Other Destinations
Destination Flights from Australia Flights to Australia
Africa AUD 70 per kg N/A
Asia AUD 30 per kg N/A
Europe AUD 70 per kg N/A
Middle East AUD 50 per kg USD^ 50 per kg

 

^ Conversion to local currency as per daily exchange rate

Note:

  • Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg, or it must be sent as Cargo.
  • Depending on a guest's full travel itinerary, different excess baggage fees may apply when travelling on Interline and Codeshare partners

Unaccompanied Baggage

Due to Government security regulations, Virgin Australia is unable to accept unaccompanied baggage. Unaccompanied baggage must be sent as Cargo.

Non-standard Items

Allowances regarding other items such as wheelchairs and mobility aids, sporting equipment, musical instruments, seafood, meat and frozen products can be found in Oversized and Fragile Items.