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All our fares are inclusive of one checked baggage at 23kg, plus more if you are travelling International Long Haul, Business Class or with Velocity status.

 

Domestic and International Short Haul

Maximum total linear dimension (length + width + height):
140cm (55in)

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Economy
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Business

International Long Haul

Maximum total linear dimension (length + width + height):
158cm (62in)

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Economy
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Premium
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Business
 

 

Things to Know

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No single item may exceed 32kg. See our Cargo services for heavier items.
 
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Multiple items held together will not be accepted as a single piece of baggage. See Additional Baggage fees that may apply.
 
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Checked baggage that is not travelling with a passenger will not be accepted. Unaccompanied baggage must be sent
as Cargo.
 
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For Economy, Premium Economy fares and purchased Checked Baggage, items over 23kg will incur fees.
See Overweight Baggage fees that may apply.
 
 

Baggage Allowance

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

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

Domestic

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 1x23-red 2x23-silver 2x23-gold 3x23-plat
Business
2x32-red 2x32-silver 2x32-gold 3x32-plat

 

For Velocity Members:

  • Velocity complimentary baggage allowance is based on status at time of travel, not time of booking.
  • 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.
  • Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares with Velocity airlines partners 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.

International

International Short Haul

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Trans Tasman, Pacific Islands
and Indonesia

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum

Economy

 1x23-red  2x23-silver  2x23-gold 3x23-plat
Business  2x32-red  2x32-silver  2x32-gold  3x32-plat

 

For Velocity Members:

  • Velocity complimentary baggage allowance is based on status at time of travel, not time of booking.
  • 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.
  • Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares with Velocity airlines partners 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.

International Long Haul

Virgin Australia International Services to and from the Americas:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Premium Economy For tickets issued prior to 11 June 2019
2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat
For tickets issued on or after 11 June 2019
2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Hong Kong:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
 Economy 2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

 Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

 

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
Premium Economy
2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

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:

  • Velocity complimentary baggage allowance is based on status at time of travel, not time of booking.
  • 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.
  • Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares with Velocity airlines partners 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.

 

International Long Haul

Virgin Australia International Services to and from the Americas:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
Economy 2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Premium Economy For tickets issued prior to 11 June 2019
2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat
For tickets issued on or after 11 June 2019
2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

Virgin Australia International Services to and from Hong Kong:

Cabin Class None/Red Silver Gold Platinum
 Economy 2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

 Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

 

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
Premium Economy
2x23-red

3x23-silver

3x23-gold

3x23-plat

Business 2x32-red 3x32-silver 3x32-gold 3x32-plat

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:

  • Velocity complimentary baggage allowance is based on status at time of travel, not time of booking.
  • 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.
  • Baggage allowances for Reward Seat fares with Velocity airlines partners 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.

For Travellers with Infants and Children

Infants

Adults accompanying infants are entitled to check-in three Special Infant Items free of charge including a 23kg bag on Virgin Australia operated flights. Special Infant Items include, but are not restricted to the following:

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

View more information on travelling with infants.

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:

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

View more information on travelling with children and children travelling alone.

Avoid paying up to 45% more at the airport. Pre-purchase additional baggage online or via our Guest Contact Centre before you check-in. 

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.

Domestic

Additional Baggage Fees per piece (maximum 23kg)

For tickets issued on or after 1st August 2019

Online Guest Contact Centre At the Airport
$45 $55 $70 for 1st additional piece
$90 for 2nd additional piece

 

For tickets issued before 1st August 2019

Online Guest Contact Centre At the Airport
$39 $49 $70 for 1st additional piece
$90 for 2nd additional piece

 

Need more baggage?

If you need more than 2 additional bags, you may purchase up to 9 bags at the airport. Each bag has a maximum weight
of 23kg and will be charged at $150 per piece.

International Short Haul

Additional Baggage Fees per piece (maximum 23kg)

For tickets issued on or after 1st August 2019

Departing From Online Guest Contact Centre At the Airport
Australia* AUD 70 AUD 80 AUD 130 for 1st additional piece
AUD 200 for 2nd additional piece
New Zealand NZD 75 NZD 85 NZD 130 for 1st additional piece
NZD 215 for 2nd additional piece
Solomon Islands SBD 400 SBD 446 SBD 780 for 1st additional piece
SBD 1300 for 2nd additional piece
Papua New Guinea PGK 165 PGK 188 PGK 300 for 1st additional piece
PGK 400 for 2nd additional piece
Fiji FJD 104 FJD 119 FJD 200 for 1st additional piece
FJD 330 for 2nd additional piece
Tonga* TOP 110 TOP 126 TOP 220 for 1st additional piece
TOP 330 for 2nd additional piece
Cook Islands* NZD 75 NZD 85 NZD 130 for 1st additional piece
NZD 215 for 2nd additional piece
Samoa* WST 128 WST 146 WST 250 for 1st additional piece
WST 400 for 2nd additional piece
Vanuatu VUV 5655 VUV 6464 VUV 10,000 for 1st additional piece
VUV 17,000 for 2nd additional piece
Indonesia IDR 687,258 IDR 785,557 IDR 1,250,000 for 1st additional piece
IDR 2,200,000 for 2nd additional piece

 

For tickets issued before 1st August 2019

Departing From Online Guest Contact Centre At the Airport
Australia to New Zealand and/or Pacific Islands*

AUD 55

 AUD 69

AUD 130 for 1st additional piece
AUD 200 for 2nd additional piece
Australia to Indonesia

AUD 65

 AUD 79

AUD 130 for 1st additional piece
AUD 200 for 2nd additional piece
New Zealand NZD 55 NZD 69 NZD 130 for 1st additional piece
NZD 215 for 2nd additional piece
Solomon Islands SBD 365 SBD 410 SBD 780 for 1st additional piece
SBD 1300 for 2nd additional piece
Papua New Guinea PGK 120 PGK 169 PGK 300 for 1st additional piece
PGK 400 for 2nd additional piece
Fiji FJD 100 FJD 119 FJD 200 for 1st additional piece
FJD 330 for 2nd additional piece
Tonga* TOP 65 TOP 115 TOP 220 for 1st additional piece
TOP 330 for 2nd additional piece
Cook Islands* NZD 55 NZD 79 NZD 130 for 1st additional piece
NZD 215 for 2nd additional piece
Samoa* WST 65 WST 135 WST 250 for 1st additional piece
WST 400 for 2nd additional piece
Vanuatu VUV 5225 VUV 5709 VUV 10,000 for 1st additional piece
VUV 17,000 for 2nd additional piece
Indonesia IDR 680,000 IDR 709,000 IDR 1,250,000 for 1st additional piece
IDR 2,200,000 for 2nd additional piece

 

*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 departing Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

Need more baggage?

If you have 3 or more additional pieces of checked-in baggage, an additional fee will apply for each piece at a maximum of 23kg each, per oneway journey as listed below. This is only available for purchase at the airport.

Departing From 3- 9 Additional Bags
 Australia  AUD 250 each
 New Zealand  NZD 265 each
 Solomon Islands  SBD 1,600 each
 Papua New Guinea  PGK 500 each
 Fiji  FJD 410 each
 Tonga*  TOP 410 each
 Cook Islands*  NZD 265 each
 Samoa*  WST 500 each
 Vanuatu  VUV 21,000 each
 Indonesia  IDR 2,700,000 each

International Long Haul

Additional Baggage Fees per piece (maximum 23kg)

For tickets issued on or after 7th May 2019

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

 

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

If you’re travelling Economy or Premium Economy with a little extra weight,
fees will apply at the airport to any piece 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.

Domestic

An Overweight Baggage fee of $45 will apply to each piece of baggage weighing over 23kg.

International Short Haul

Overweight Baggage Fees per piece

Departing From At the Airport
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
Indonesia IDR 1,250,000

International Long Haul

Overweight Baggage Fees per piece

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 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

Eligibility

  • Only Guests travelling on a Virgin Australia ticketed and operated flight are permitted to pre-purchase baggage.
  • Guests on partner tickets and/or connecting to a flight operated by another airline are not permitted to pre-purchase baggage. Additional baggage must be purchased at the airport on the day of departure.
  • 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

  • The carriage of additional baggage is at the sole discretion of Virgin Australia and is subject to aircraft loads.
  • We will endeavour to carry your Checked Baggage on the same flight as you, however, Additional and Overweight Baggage will be accepted on a space-available basis. If your baggage cannot be carried on the same flight with you due to operational limitations, it will be transported on the next available flight with sufficient load capacity.

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.