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Virgin Australia baggage policy and allowance

Virgin Australia

56 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4006

+61 7 3295 3000


Founded - 2000

Key people - Paul Scurrah


Virgin Australia

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Virgin Australia? Find solution's you need to know about Virgin Australia baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Virgin Australia passengers are permitted to bring on-board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Virgin Australia overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Virgin Australia overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry on size limits of Virgin Australia.

Due to limited overhead space, Virgin Australia passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on-board the Virgin Australia aircraft.

Limits apply on certain routes. Visit the Virgin Australia website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Virgin Australia website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Virgin Australia, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Virgin Australia may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Virgin Australia official site

This may wary between routes. Visit the Virgin Australia website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Virgin Australia, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Virgin Australia website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Virgin Australia permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Virgin Australia flights. Due to the size of baggage, some of the items may be counted as a standard checked bags. However, Virgin Australia will be considered as overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Virgin Australia. Please visit the Virgin Australia website directly.

Virgin Australia on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Australia flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Australia.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Virgin Australia carry-on luggage.

Virgin Australia carry on and Virgin Australia prohibited items.

Items that are not permitted in your Virgin Australia flights cabin baggage include:

  • Hoverboards,
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7,
  • Fireworks,
  • Bleach,
  • Firearms.

Virgin Australia baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Virgin Australia' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Virgin Australia' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Virgin Australia Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Virgin Australia flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Virgin Australia are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Virgin Australia.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Virgin Australia oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Virgin Australia?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Australia military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Virgin Australia' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Virgin Australia sponsored credit/charge card.

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