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Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

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

virgin australia Carry-on Allowance

The amount of luggage you are permitted to carry on board Virgin Australia flights depends on the type of flight you are travelling on.

On domestic and international short haul flights you may carry on board


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


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

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

On international long haul flights Economy and Premium Economy customers may bring one piece of hand luggage, plus a personal item. The maximum permitted weight per piece is 7kg and total dimensions should not exceed 115cm.

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 7kg or exceeds the permitted dimensions, it will be checked into the hold. These items must be claimed from Baggage Services after the flight, where charges may be payable in accordance with checked bag rates (see below).

virgin australia Checked baggage allowance

There is a checked baggage allowance included in most fares. The amount of luggage permitted depends on fare type and Velocity membership level as follows:

Fare type

None/ red





1 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

2 x 23kg

3 x 23kg


As above


2 x 32kg

2 x 32kg

2 x 32kg

3 x 32kg


Two extra pieces of luggage can be pre-purchased, at a cost of $35 AUD per additional piece.

Any further items of luggage must be paid for at the airport, up to 9 bags in total per passenger.

The first additional piece that you pay for at the airport will cost $70, the second will cost $90 and the third will cost $150.

virgin australia Excess baggage

Overweight bags (over 23kg, unless travelling Business class) are charged at $70 on top of any initial fee. No bag over 32kg will be accepted, nor must any one bag exceed 140cm in total dimensions.

Exceptional items

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

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