Qantas Baggage Allowance

Check in Baggage Allowance

Qantas allows carriage  of check in baggage according to whether the flight is domestic one or is bound for Americas or for non-American destinations. Type of aircraft being used in the flight is also an important determinant of the baggage allowance.

Domestic flights of Qantas permit you to carry 1 piece of 23 kg and 2 pieces of 32 kg respectively for Economy and Business classes. Total dimension limit is of 140 cms and weight limit is 32 kgs per bag. Frequent flyers with Qantas are eligible for higher allowances.

While adults are allowed 1 pc of 23 kg in economy class, Qantas Club and Silver Qantas members are allowed to carry 1 bag of 32 kg and Gold, Platinum or Platinum One members of Qantas are allowed 2 pcs of 32 kg. Business class Qantas Club, Silver and Gold member travellers are allowed 2 pcs of 32 kg whereas Platinum and Platinum One members are allowed 3 pcs of 32 kg.

International allowance is accepted on domestic flights provided the flight is undertaken in the same calendar day (upto 12:00 Night) if ticketed separately or it is a connecting flight provided by the carrier. Please note that this is not a usual 24 hour time period which most of the airline stipulate. A Calendar day could be less than 24 hours. Both domestic and international flights shall be undertaken on Qantas. Both tickets have to shown during check in.

International flights (except Americas)- Allowance is based on cabin service class and frequent flyer level. Adult passengers are allowed to carry 30, 40, 40, 50 kgs respectively for economy, premium economy, business and first class. Qantas Club and Silver members are allowed 42, 52, 52, 62 kgs respectively for these classes of travel. Gold Qantas members are allowed 46, 56, 56 and 66 kgs. Platinum and Platinum One Qantas members are allowed 50, 60, 60, 70 kgs.

Max dimension of one piece shall not be more than 158 cms and weight 32 kg.

Flights to/from North and South America- Here piece based allowances are applicable. For Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First classes of travel, allowance is 2×23kg, 2×23kg, 3×32kg and 3×32kg respectively. Qantas Club, Silver and Gold members are allowed 1 additional piece across these categories. Platinum and Platinum One members are allowed 3×32kg, 3×32kg, 4×32kg, 4×32kg respectively.

Dimension limits: 1 pcs- 158 cms, 2 pcs- 270cms, 3 pcs-405 cms

If there are connecting flights on different airlines to/from airline, allowance will depend on carrier operating the first flight.

Carry On Baggage Allowance

For domestic routes, except the Dash 8 services, allowance is 7 kg per piece. You can carry 4 different combinations of baggage in the cabin. This could be:

  • 2 bags of 105 cms dimension each, or

  • 1 bag of 105 cm and 1 non-rigid garment bag of 185 cm, or

  • 1 bag of 115 cm.

Dash 8 aircraft allowance for cabin is 1 bag of 7 kg of 105 cm dimension

Olympic Dam allowance is of 1 bag of 4 kg only and of 105 cms dimension.

For international routes, the allowance is dependent on cabin class of travel. First class, Business and Premium Economy class travellers are allowed either 2 bags of 115 cms or 1 bag of 115 cm and 1 non-rigid bag of 185 cms. Economy travellers are allowed 1 bag of 115 cms or 1 non-rigid bag of 185 cm. In all cases, the weight of 1 pcs of bag shall not exceed 7 kg.

Besides these carry on baggage allowances, you are also allowed to take a small personal item which includes a laptop, a camera, an overcoat, reading material, food and nappies of infants, or duty free goods. Laptops shall be carried in a slim bag and not large ones.

Children are allowed same hand baggage allowance as that of adults but the infants are not allowed any such allowance.

Musical instruments are allowed in cabin provided these do not weigh more than 7 kg and meet dimensions restrictions as well. These have to be placed in the overhead lockers. LArge musical instruments such as guitars have to be checked in. Else, you will have to buy a seat to carry these as bulk items. However, there are size stipulations for these bulky items as well for which you have bought the seat. These are 158 cms, 169 cm and 178 cms for Economy, Business and First class.

Additional or Excess Baggage

Qantas allows you to purchase excess baggage well in advance of travel. You can pre-buy the slab online at discounted rates or choose to pay at the airport at standard rates.

Excess baggage can be bought online at least 3 hours prior to your scheduled Qantas flight.

For domestic flights operating within Australia, passenger can pre-purchase additional baggage on the basis of pieces. However, there is a max weight limit attached to it. Another noteworthy point is that the a max of 5 pieces can be pre-purchased in one flight.

Normal flyers and Bronze members flying economy class are allowed 1 pcs of 23 kg. If weight more than 23 kg and up to 32 kg, heavy charges would have to be paid at the airport. If the number of pcs carried is more than the allowed ones, then Airport Excess Baggage Charges will apply. These are given below.

For all other members in economy class, 1 pc of 32 kg can be pre-purchased.

All passengers of Business class are allowed 1 pcs of 32 kg.

Charges are AUD 30 per piece or you can use 4000 Qantas points to this end.

For international flights (except north and south america), the allowance which can be pre-purchased is based on slabs. you can pre-buy slabs of 5, 10, 15, 25 and 35 kg per flight.

Rates are provided for a 5 kg slab which is dependent on route of travel. These are-




Qantas Points

Between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia & Papua New Guinea



Between Australia and Asia



Between Dubai and London



Between Australia and Dubai



Between Australia and South Africa, and Europe




For international flights to/from Australia which has origin or final destination in north or south Americas, the allowance is 1 pcs of 23 kg for all members except platinum and platinum plus members travelling in economy and premium economy classes who are allowed 1 pcs of 32 kg.

All business and first class passengers are allowed 1 pcs of 32 kgs. Charges are AUD 123 per pc or redemption of 16000 Qantas points per piece.

Airport Excess Baggage Charges and Heavy Charges

Within Australia- AUD 40 for 1st pc, 60 for 2nd and subsequent. AUD 30 is Heavy Charge (from 23 to 32kg)

International flights (not Americas)- Charges are based on per kg excess and are in AUD. Australia-NZ, NC,PNG charge is AUD 20 per kg.

Australia-Asia: AUD 35 per kg

Dubai-London: AUD 40 per kg

Australia-Dubai: AUD 55 per kg

Australia- S. Africa, Europe: AUD 80 per kg.

International flights between Americas and Australia, AUD 175 per pc and AUD 75 is heavy Charge.

Ask Your Questions Temporarily Disabled

kishore desai

Posted on 27-Jul-2017
my flight from Mumbai to Melbourne. With my wife. How much baggage n weight Iwe can carry. Please informed me

Admin Reply :

30 kg check in baggage per person and 7kg cabin allowance.

kishore desai

Posted on 27-Jul-2017
We r having two bags with 18 kg weight and one bag is 32 kg so total is 68 kg but no hand bag Gage can we have to pay any extra charges

Admin Reply :

You have not mentioned which route are you flying on

Madeleen Armour

Posted on 22-Feb-2017
My flight is from Johannesburg to Christthurch economy class I have two pieces of luggage to be booked in total weight 32kg, thus 2kg over weight stipulated. Would that be acceptable or incur extra charges?

Admin Reply :

30 kg check in and 7 kg cabin allowance. You will have to pay for excess weight to 2kg. Minimum slab that can be bought is of 5 kg.

robert rex chilcott

Posted on 02-Feb-2017
quantas flight 15th febuary 8lq5sc bangkok to auckland, BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE for economy class?

Admin Reply :

30 kg checkin and 7 kg cabin allowance per person. 

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