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Virgin Australia 2017 Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Check Virgin Australia baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

virgin australia Carry-on Allowance

Virgin Australia’s carry-on baggage allowance differs depending on route and ticket class.

On domestic and international short haul flights passengers may carry on board:


Two small bags with total dimensions of 105 cm and individual dimensions of 48 x 34 x 23 cm


One small bag, as above, plus a garment bag with dimensions of 114 x 60 x 11 cm

The maximum permitted total weight of all carry-on baggage is 7 kg.

On international long haul flights Virgin Australia’s baggage allowance permits Economy and Premium Economy to bring one piece of hand luggage, plus a personal item. The maximum permitted weight per piece is 7 kg and total dimensions should not exceed 115 cm.

Business Class customers may bring two items of hand luggage, plus a personal item, with allowable weight and dimensions as above.

What if your bag is overweight/ oversized?

If your bag weighs more than 7 kg or exceeds the dimensions permitted by Virgin Australia’s carry-on baggage allowance, it will be checked into the hold and fees will be charged.

virgin australia Checked baggage allowance

There is a Virgin Australia checked baggage allowance included in most fares. The amount of luggage permitted depends on fare type, route travelled and Velocity membership level. For example, a passenger on an Economy passenger on a long-haul flight to and from the Americas and Hong Kong, with basic or no Velocity membership, is permitted two checked bags that weigh no more than 23 kg each.

virgin australia Excess baggage

If you arrive at the airport with more bags than the Virgin Australia baggage allowance permits, you will be charged to check these bags. The fee for this varies depending on the route, but an additional bag on a flight to the USA or UAE would cost 160 AUD.

Overweight bags (over 23 kg, unless travelling Business class) on such routes are charged at $100 AUD on top of any initial fee. No bag over 32 kg will be accepted.

Different extra bag/ overweight bag fees apply on other routes. Note that both an extra bag and an overweight bag charge can apply to the same item.

Exceptional items

Sporting equipment and musical instruments can either be carried on board the aircraft or checked into the hold, providing they adhere to the standard weight and dimension restrictions of the passenger’s fare type. Each item of this kind counts as one piece of carry-on or checked baggage.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 03/04/2017:


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