Additional Baggage

Additional Baggage

If you think your bags will exceed the Qantas checked baggage allowance, you can pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance online at qantas.com for lower rates than at the airport. Qantas Frequent Flyers can pay using points.

Note the following information about additional baggage on Qantas flights:

  • Available on Qantas operated flights+ only
  • Excess baggage charges will apply at the airport for any baggage in excess of your allowance
  • Heavy charge will apply at the airport if your allowance is 23kg per piece and any piece exceeds that weight.
  • No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.
  • You can pre-purchase additional baggage multiple times up to 100kgs or 5 pieces and must be purchased prior to beginning your journey.

For Jetstar baggage information please refer to Jetstar.com.

Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage Allowance

To pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance, follow three simple steps:

1. Login to Manage Your Booking from directly after booking up to 3 hours before the scheduled departure of the next Qantas operated flight on your itinerary and before check-in.

2. Select the Additional Baggage icon

3. Pay for Additional Baggage Allowance using credit or debit card or redeeming Qantas Points. You will need to be logged in to your Frequent Flyer account to purchase with your points.

4. Take a copy of your e-mail receipt to present at the airport as proof of purchase. A print out of your Manage Your Booking page will not be accepted.

+ Qantas flights with a "QF" flight number. Additional Baggage Allowance is not available for flights operated by another carrier (such as codeshare or interline flights) or if you are connecting to/from a flight operated by another airline within 24 hours of your Qantas operated flight. The additional baggage rates of the operating airline applies in these instances.

Domestic within Australia

Additional Baggage Allowance may be purchased on a piece basis.

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your membership status as follows:

  • Non-Frequent Flyers and Bronze travelling in Economy - 23kg per piece.
    If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a Heavy Charge will apply at the airport.
  • Platinum, Gold, Silver Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members travelling in Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business - 32kg per piece.
  • Additional baggage carried over the pre-purchased allowance will be subject to Airport Excess Baggage Charges at the airport, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Airport Excess Baggage Charges and/or Heavy Charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

International - other than The Americas

Additional Baggage Allowance can be purchased for additional allowances of 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 25kg or 35kg per flight.

Airport Excess Baggage Charges will apply at the airport if the total checked bag weight exceeds your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Exception: For some Travel Agent Bookings where we cannot identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, Additional Baggage will be available by weight.

International - The Americas^

A maximum of five additional pieces may be purchased in advance per flight. A maximum weight also applies for each additional piece, which is determined by your class of travel and Frequent Flyer status as follows:

  • Non-Frequent Flyers, Bronze, Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 23kg per piece. If your bag is over this weight (up to 32kg) a Heavy Charge will apply at the airport.
  • Platinum Frequent Flyers travelling in Economy and Premium Economy - 32kg per piece.
  • All customers travelling in Business and First class - 32kg per piece.

Airport Excess Baggage Charges and/or Heavy Charges will apply at the airport for any pieces in excess of your checked baggage allowance and pre-purchased additional allowance, regardless of Frequent Flyer status.

Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage Allowance Charges

Domestic within Australia

  AUD Qantas Points*
Australian Domestic $30 per piece 4,000 per piece

International - other than The Americas

  AUD Qantas Points*
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia & Papua New Guinea $70 for each 5kg 9,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and Asia $122 for each 5kg 16,000 for each 5kg
International - between Dubai and London $140 for each 5kg 18,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and Dubai $192 for each 5kg 25,000 for each 5kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe $280 for each 5kg 36,000 for each 5kg

Exception: For some Travel Agent Bookings where we cannot identify if your ticket has been issued in weight or piece, Additional Baggage will be available by weight.

International - The Americas^

  AUD Qantas Points*
International - between Australia and The Americas $123 per piece 16,000 per piece

Note: No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg (70lb).

Log in as a Qantas Frequent Flyer, then go to 'Your Bookings' and select your booking for a points quote.

At the Airport

Once you have purchased your Additional Baggage Allowance you must print out your e-mail receipt and bring it with you when you check in at the airport as proof of purchase. A print out of the 'Manage Your Booking' page is not acceptable.

Visit Manage Your Booking to purchase an Additional Baggage Allowance.

Important Information on Additional Baggage Allowance

  • Read the Additional Baggage Allowance terms and conditions.
  • Refer to the schedule of fees for refund processing fees.
  • Refer to our Conditions of Carriage and Checked Baggage page for more information.
  • The carriage of baggage is subject to space being available. While we will use reasonable endeavours to carry baggage on the same flight as the passenger, there may be times when baggage will need to be transported on a later flight.
^ The Americas means North and South America.
* You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. Join online now. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. Members must be logged into qantas.com using their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and have sufficient points for redemption at the time of booking their Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage. The Points Plus Pay option is not available for Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage. The points required for Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage vary and are only valid when quoted. There is no fixed relationship between the cash price charged for Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage and the points required to redeem Pre-Purchased Additional Baggage through the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.
Airport Excess Baggage and Heavy Charges

Excess Baggage Charges will apply at the airport for any baggage exceeding your Checked Baggage Allowance.

The Excess Baggage Charges listed below are for Qantas operated flights with a "QF" flight number and vary depending on the destination. The carriage of baggage in excess of the Checked Baggage Allowance is subject to space being available.

Where Excess Baggage Charges are charged per piece rather than by weight, a Heavy Charge will also apply at the airport for any single piece of baggage exceeding the weight specified in your Checked Baggage Allowance. No single item of checked baggage may exceed 32kg.

For travel within Australia

Destination Charge in AUD
Australia Domestic (including QantasLink)+ $40 for the first extra piece
$60 for the second and subsequent extra pieces
$30 Heavy Charge for each piece weighing over 23kg

For International Travel - other than The Americas

Destination Cost for each excess kg (AUD)
International - between Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia & Papua New Guinea $20 per kg

International - between Australia and Asia $35 per kg
International - between Dubai and London $40 per kg
International - between Australia and Dubai $55 per kg
International - between Australia and South Africa, and Europe $80 per kg

International Travel - The Americas^

Destination Charge in AUD
International - between Australia and The Americas^ $175 per extra piece
$75 Heavy Charge
^ The Americas means North and South America.
+ Charges are inclusive of GST for Australian Domestic and Regional QantasLink flights.