information International long haul definition

What is Allowed

Fare FamilyPiece AllowanceMaximum Weight (per piece)Total Dimensions (per piece)
International Economy1 piece + 1 personal item7kg (15.4 lb)115cm* (45in)
International Premium Economy1 piece + 1 personal item7kg (15.4 lb)115cm* (45in)
International Business2 pieces + 1 personal item7kg (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:


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 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


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.


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).

Interline and Codeshare Partners

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.