2023 Virgin Australia Baggage Allowance for Carry On and Checked Baggage
Helpful information on Virgin Australia's baggage size restrictions and baggage fees
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Virgin Australia Carry-On Baggage Allowance:
Economy/Economy X: EITHER one bag with dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm and a maximum weight of 7 kg, OR two smaller bags with individual dimensions of 48 x 34 x 23 cm and a combined weight of 7 kg, OR one standard bag with dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm, plus a garment bag measuring 114 x 60 x 11 cm, with a combined maximum weight of 7 kg. All passengers may also bring on board a small personal item.
Business Class customers and gold/ platinum Velocity members may bring EITHER one bag with dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm and a maximum weight of 7 kg, OR two smaller bags with individual dimensions of 48 x 34 x 23 cm, each weighing 7 kg, OR one standard bag with dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm, plus a garment bag measuring 114 x 60 x 11 cm, each weighing no more than 7 kg. All passengers may also bring on board a small personal item. Note than on some smaller aircraft, business class passengers must observe the smaller economy class carry-on baggage allowance.
What if my Virgin Australia Carry On 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 Carry-On Allowance for Infants
Guests travelling with infants sitting on their lap may bring an extra 7 kg bag including items for use in the cabin, such as nappies and baby food.
Virgin Australia Carry On and Prohibited Items
Certain items are considered too dangerous to be carried on board a plane. These include:
Virgin Australia Checked Baggage Allowance:
The amount of luggage permitted depends on fare type, route travelled and Velocity membership level.
Domestic Economy passengers are permitted one 23 kg checked bag and Business passengers may check two 32 kg bags. Bags must not exceed 140 cm in total dimensions.
On short-haul international routes, Economy passengers may check one 23 kg bag and Business passengers may check two 32 kg bags.
Virgin Australia Checked Baggage and Excess Baggage Fees
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 flight origin but an additional piece of baggage on a flight departing Australia would cost AUD 160.
Overweight bags (over 23 kg, unless travelling Business class) on such routes are charged at AUD 100 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.
Virgin Australia Checked Baggage and 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.
Information correct as of 13/03/2023.
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