2023 Qantas Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

Review Qantas baggage allowances and fees before you travel

Qantas Baggage Allowance
Qantas Baggage Allowance

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Qantas Carry-On Allowance:

International flights, Economy: 1 x 7 kg (15 lbs); 115 cm (45 in) in total dimensions OR one non-rigid garment bag; 185 cm (73 in). Premium Economy, Business, and First Class customers may bring 1 x 115cm bag up to 10kgs OR 2 x 105cm bags with one weighing up to 10kgs (14kgs total) OR 1 x 105cm bag plus 1 x 185cm non-rigid garment bag.

Australian domestic: EITHER two bags with total dimensions no greater than 105 cm (41 in) OR one bag measuring 105 cm, plus one non-rigid garment bag measuring no more than 185 cm (73 in) OR one bag with total dimensions of 115 cm (45 in). Bags must weigh no more than 14 kg (30 lbs) combined with one bag permitted to weigh up to 10kg (22 lbs). 

On Dash 8 services, passengers may carry on board one item of hand luggage measuring no more than 105 cm (41 in) in total dimensions, and weighing no more than 7 kg (15 lbs).

Qantas Additional Carry-On Allowances

Passengers may also bring on board a small personal item, such as a handbag or laptop (in a thin bag). They may also carry on board an overcoat, small camera, a reasonable amount of reading material, and a small amount of duty free (where allowed).

Qantas Carry-On Baggage Allowance for Infants

Infants are not given a carry-on baggage allowance, but the accompanying adult may bring a nappy bag in addition to their own allowance.

Qantas Carry On and Musical Instruments

A musical instrument weighing no more than 7 kg may be placed in the overhead locker. The instrument must fit within the allowable dimensions above. A larger instrument can be brought on board as  a bulky item if an extra seat is purchased for it. In Economy, the total dimensions of a bulky item in its own seat must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

Qantas Checked Baggage Allowance:

International flights (not N/S America), Economy: Up to 30 kg (66 lbs) across a number of bags, free of charge. Total dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in). Premium Economy/ Business: 40 kg (88 lbs). First: 50 kg (110 lbs). 

Flights to/from N/S America, Economy: 1 x 32kg (70lb); total dimensions must not exceed 158 cm (62 in), Premium Economy2 x 32 kg (70 lbs); total dimensions of the two pieces must not exceed 270 cm (106 in), Business/ First: 3 x 32 kg (70 lbs); total dimensions of the three pieces must not exceed 405 cm (159 in).

Australian domestic flights, Economy: One piece of checked baggage, included with ticket. Maximum 32 kg (70 lbs) and total dimensions of 140 cm (55 in). Business: 2 x 32 kg (70 lbs) and the dimensions of each piece cannot exceed 140 cm (55 in).  (Exceptions apply on smaller aircraft and a small number of routes). 

Qantas Checked Baggage Allowance for Infants

Infants are not given a checked allowance on domestic flights, but are allowed one piece with total maximum dimensions of 115 cm (45 in) and up to 10 kg (22 lbs) on international flights to/from North/ South America. On most other international flights, they are permitted 10 kg across a number of bags (except on certain aircraft/ routes). Three additional items may also be carried for infants (including on domestic flights), such as a pushchair/ cot/ car seat.

Qantas Checked Baggage and Excess Baggage Fees

If a bag exceeds pre-purchased baggage allowances, the following fees are charged at the airport:

Australian domestic: : A$100 for each extra piece. $50 for each piece weighing over 23 kg.

Between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: A$20 per kg

Between Australia and Asia: A$35 per kg

Between Asia and London: A$60 per kg

Between Australia and South Africa, and Europe: A$80 per kg

To the Americas: A$300 per extra piece.

From  the Americas: US$200 per extra piece.

Qantas Checked Baggage and Sporting Equipment, etc.

Exceptional items, such as sporting equipment and musical instruments form part of your checked baggage allowance. Some equipment and large musical instruments may need to travel as freight, such as surfboards measuring over 277 cm (109 inches), or 240 cm (94 inches) on QantasLink Dash 8 flights. Freight charges apply.

Information correct as of 09/03/2023.

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Baggage at a glance
Qantas Carry-On Allowance

One or two cabin bags, plus personal item

Differs according to route and fare type

Qantas Checked Baggage

Baggage allowance included in fare

Significant fees for excess baggage