Adults and children travelling on our International Long Haul network are allocated a checked baggage allowance, as detailed below.

Each piece of baggage has a maximum total linear dimension (length + width + height) of 158cm (62in).

If you are travelling with non-standard items such as musical and sporting equipment, please refer to Oversized and Fragile Items.

Baggage Allowance

Virgin Australia International Services to and from the Americas:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy Light*
*Available on flights to America from Australia
1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg
Economy Getaway, Elevate and Freedom 2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Premium Economy For tickets issued prior to 11 June 2019
2 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg
For tickets issued on or after 11 June 2019
2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Business 2 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Hong Kong and Japan:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy Light 1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg
Economy Getaway, Elevate and Freedom 2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

 Business 2 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg

 

Flights operated by Virgin Australia's partner airlines

Virgin Australia international codeshare services operated by Delta Air Lines:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy Light*
*Available on flights to America from Australia
1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg
Economy Getaway, Elevate and Freedom

Premium Economy
2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

3 x 23kg

Business 2 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg

Virgin Australia international codeshare services operated by Etihad Airways:

Cabin Class When travelling to None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy (Getaway) Europe (from Australia/New Zealand) 30kg 40kg  45kg   50kg
Economy (Getaway) Middle East, Asia and Africa (from Australia/New Zealand) and to Australia 23kg 33kg 38kg 43kg
Economy (Elevate) All destinations (to and from Australia/New Zealand) 30kg 40kg   45kg  50kg
Economy (Freedom)  All destinations (to and from Australia/New Zealand) 35kg 45kg 50kg 55kg
Business (Saver) All destinations (to and from Australia/New Zealand) 40kg 50kg 55kg 60kg
Business All destinations (to and from Australia/New Zealand)  40kg  50kg 55kg  60kg 
 First All destinations (to and from Australia/New Zealand) 50kg   60kg  65kg  70kg

 

Virgin Australia international codeshare services to and from South Africa operated by South African Airlines:

Cabin/Fare Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy  2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg  2 x 23kg  2 x 23kg
Business 2 x 32kg 3 x 32kg 3 x 32kg
3 x 32kg

 

Virgin Australia international codeshare services operated by Singapore Airlines/SilkAir:

Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy (Fare Class T, Q,V, N, E or L) 30kg 30kg 45kg 50kg
Economy (Fare Class K, H, B or Y) 35kg 35kg 45kg 50kg
Premium 35kg 35kg 50kg 55kg
Business 40kg 40kg 55kg 60kg

 

Virgin Australia International Codeshare Services to and from the United Kingdom operated by Virgin Atlantic:

Cabin None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 23kg
Business 2 x 32kg 2 x 32kg 2 x 32kg 2 x 32kg

For Velocity Members:

Things to Know

For Travellers with Infants and Children

Infants

Adults accompanying infants are entitled to carry up to 3 infant special items as checked baggage free of charge on Virgin Australia flights. Each item must not exceed 23kg. These items include, but are not restricted to the following:

Children

Children are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults. Adults accompanying children are entitled to carry two special equipment items, as checked baggage free of charge. These include items, but are not restricted to the following:

View more information on travelling with infants and children.

Additional Baggage

In addition to your fare’s baggage allowance, you can add a maximum of two pieces of baggage at 23kg each per person before you arrive at the airport.

How to purchase Additional Baggage

Online:

If you’d like to purchase additional baggage to an existing booking, go to Manage your Booking.

Guest Contact Centre:

Please contact the Virgin Australia Guest Contact Centre on 13 67 89 if you are calling from within Australia.
View contact numbers outside of Australia.

At the Airport:

Additional baggage can be selected and purchased via self-service Kiosks or via an Agent at the Check-In counter. Higher baggage rates will apply at the airport.

Additional Baggage Fees

Baggage fees are charged for each additional piece, per one-way journey and are subject to change at any time without notice. Pre-purchased baggage may only be purchased if you are travelling on a Virgin Australia ticketed and operated flight. For tickets or connecting flights operated by other airlines, additional baggage may only be purchased at the airport on the day of departure.

Additional Baggage Fees per piece (maximum 23kg)

Destinations Online Guest Contact Centre At the airport*
 Flights to the USA  AUD 120  AUD 140  AUD 200
 Flights from the USA  USD 120  USD 140  USD 200
 Flights to Hong Kong  AUD 120  AUD 140  AUD 200
 Flights from Hong Kong  HKD 670 / CNY 575  HKD 780 / CNY 670  HKD 1120
Flights to Japan  AUD 120  AUD 140  AUD 200
Flights from Japan JPY8,760 JPY10,200 JPY14,600

 

*You may purchase up to 9 additional bags at the airport.

Overweight Baggage

If you’re travelling Economy or Premium Economy with a little extra weight, fees will apply at the airport to any piece of fare inclusive or pre-purchased baggage over 23kg.

For items that are over the maximum total linear dimensions, please refer to Oversized and Fragile Items.

For items that are over 32kg, please refer to our Cargo services.

Overweight Baggage Fees

Fees are charged at the airport on the day of departure for each additional piece, per one-way journey (includes formal connecting flights) as listed below.

Overweight Baggage Fees per piece (23kg to 32kg)

Destinations At the Airport*
Flights to the USA AUD 100
Flights from the USA USD 100
Flights to Hong Kong AUD 100
Flights from Hong Kong HKD 600
Flights to Japan AUD 100
Flights from Japan JPY 7,300
Flights to Africa from Australia AUD 70 per kg
Flights to Asia from Australia AUD 30 per kg
Flights to Europe from Australia AUD 70 per kg

 

*Depending on your full travel itinerary, different overweight baggage fees may apply when travelling on Interline and Codeshare partners.

Important Information about Additional Baggage

Each guest may check in up to 9 pieces on Virgin Australia operated flights. The 9 pieces includes fare allowance, Velocity tier allowance, pre-purchased baggage and additional airport baggage.

RESTRICTIONS

REFUNDS

Additional baggage fees will only be refunded if we cancel the flight or you are entitled to a refund of your fare or your baggage fees under the fare rules and/or the Australian Consumer Law. If you cancel your flight, you may be entitled to a refund in accordance with the fare rules. These are in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.