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Specific needs and assistance

Specific Service Request Form

Specific Service Request Form is providing online forms for special service requests (SSRs) related to disabilities. An SSR is a request for special consideration or assistance when flying with Virgin Australia.

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Any guest 23 months or younger is classed as an infant, and must be accompanied by a guest 15 years of age and over, or the parent/legal guardian – who is 13 years of age and over. Infants travel at discounted rates, or free-of-charge, depending on the Virgin Australia service they are flying.

Infants - find out more


Any guest over 2 years of age who is not yet 12 years of age is classed as a child and must occupy a seat with their own ticket. A child’s seat is discounted on our international long haul service. Virgin Australia accepts the carriage of selected child restrain systems (CRS).

Children - find out more

Children Travelling Alone (Unaccompanied Minors)

Unaccompanied Minors can only be booked on flights operated by Virgin Australia if certain conditions are met. We cannot book Unaccompanied Minors on flights operated by our partners, and do not accept Unaccompanied Minors on our international long haul service.

Unaccompanied minors - find out more

Travelling with an Assistance Dog

Virgin Australia accepts Assistance Dogs (including Guide Dogs) that have been appropriately trained, sufficient to pass a public access test by one of the several accredited organisations. The owner of an Assistance Dog must carry a proof of identity card, showing the level of appropriate training attained.

Travelling with an assistance dog - find out more

Vision and Hearing Impairments

If you require special, ‘individual’ assistance, at the airport or during your flight, we ask that you tell us about it in advance. That way, we can plan for your arrival and ensure that your travel is hassle free.

Vision and hearing impairments - find out more

Special Meals

To satisfy the dietary and medical needs of all our guests we offer a selection of special meals on our international long haul service.

Special meals - find out more


We only accept domestic dogs and cats for pet travel; and only on domestic flights. All other types of animals, or pets travelling overseas, must be sent by freight.

Pets - find out more

Flying While Pregnant

Many women fly while pregnant and have no difficulties. If you are pregnant and intend to fly we recommend that you discuss your travel plans with your doctor before you fly.

Flying while pregnant - find out more

Baggage Meet and Assist

Meet and Assist is a service we offer for guests who require Special Assistance with carrying cabin baggage while boarding and disembarking the aircraft; through Customs for international flights; or to/from the check-in gate, to/from the boarding gate and to the aircraft.

Baggage meet and assist - find out more

Medical Conditions

Some medical conditions may restrict your ability travel, or require clearance from a medical practitioner before you can fly. If our medical clearance form has not been completed in advance, travel may be refused for guests with a relevant medical condition.

Medical conditions - find out more

Mobility Assistance

To make your flight as enjoyable as can be, we need to know about your special needs in advance. To ensure we know what your requirements are, you must make your booking via our Guest Contact Centre. Should you fail to advise us in advance, your travel may be refused.

Mobility assistance - find out more 

Independent Travel Criteria

Our cabin crew can only assist guests with certain activities. Guests who need help beyond the assistance that our crew can provide will need to assess their travel arrangements.

Independent Travel Criteria find out more

Accessibility Action Plan 2014-2015
(Disability Access Facilitation Plan)

Virgin Australia's Accessibility Action Plan 2014-2015 contains information about the services Virgin Australia can provide guests who require Special Assistance. Find out more link opens PDF.

Disability Access Facilitation Plan find out more (PDF)