Sporting Equipment

Sporting equipment can be included as part of your checked baggage allowance, subject to the sporting equipment requirements and codeshare exceptions. Each item checked in is one piece. Charges will apply for any baggage carried in addition to the checked baggage allowance.

You may purchase an Additional Baggage Allowance in advance to save on airport excess baggage rates. The carriage of baggage over and above the free baggage allowance is subject to space being available.

Some sporting equipment such as surfboards, surf skis and windsurfers (sailboards) may not be able to be carried as checked baggage and will need to be sent as freight. Freight charges will apply.

Note: The maximum weight of any piece of checked baggage is 32kg (70lb). All items must be properly and securely packed.

For Jetstar baggage information please refer to Jetstar.com

Sporting Equipment Requirements

Bicycles

To be accepted for carriage on Qantas operated services, bicycles must be suitably packed in a bike box. Bike boxes can be purchased from most Australian Qantas Terminals. Customers can travel with their own bike box, however it must not exceed the dimensions and must be properly and securely packed.

Qantas bike pack dimensions are:

  • Length: 140cm (55in)
  • Width: 30cm (12in)
  • Height: 80cm (32in)

Before bicycles can be accepted they must be packed as follows:

  • Tyres must be deflated
  • Pedals must be removed
  • Handle bars must be fixed parallel to the frame
  • If the bicycles length exceeds 140cm (55in), the front wheel should be removed and fixed beside the rear wheel, inside the bike box

Snow Ski/Snowboard

Snow skis and snowboards must be protected in a ski bag. If the snow skiing equipment and your checked baggage exceed your checked baggage allowance, airport excess baggage rates apply.

No more than one pair of skis, one pair of stocks/poles and one pair of ski boots is permitted per passenger.

Fishing Equipment

To be accepted for carriage, they must be protected in a PVC cylinder with screw ends, which can be obtained from a local fishing store, or in PVC plumbing or electrical tubing. Fishing rods must not be strapped to suitcases and the length can not exceed 277cm (109in) on Qantas operated services.

If the fishing equipment and your checked baggage exceed your checked baggage allowance, airport excess baggage rates apply. For example, if your baggage allowance is one piece and you are travelling with a bag and a fishing rod, this will amount to two pieces and you will need to pay for the additional piece.

Golfing Equipment

Golf bags and collapsible buggies are carried as baggage and are exempt from normal linear dimension restrictions on Qantas operated services.

Scuba Equipment

You can check in the following items on Qantas operated services:

  • face mask
  • fins (pair)
  • harness
  • knife
  • pressure gauge
  • regulator
  • safety vest
  • snorkel
  • spear gun
  • tank
  • weight belt

Knives must be carried in checked baggage. Spear guns must be unloaded with spears packed separately. Flares, incendiary or explosive spearheads will not be accepted at all in checked or cabin baggage. Compressed air/gas tanks will only be accepted if empty and regulator tap is open.

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Surfboard/Surf Ski

To carry a surfboard or surf ski as baggage, fins must be removed where possible and placed in an enclosed compartment or taped to the board. Paddles must also be taped to the board. Qantas Check-in will attach a Fragile tag to the bag and you must complete and sign the limited release portion of the baggage tag.

Australian Domestic and International Routes

Only accepted if enclosed in a surfboard bag and does not exceed 32kg (70lb) in weight and 277cm (109in)^ in length. Any additional bags will each be assessed at the Airport Excess Baggage rates. You can pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance at lower rates than Airport Excess Baggage rates.

Boards/skis that exceed 277cm (109in)^ in length must be sent as freight and freight charges will apply.

Note: Due to size restrictions some equipment may not travel on the same aircraft as the customer.

^ Maximum Surfboard or Surf Ski bag dimensions must not exceed 240cm in length for customers travelling on QantasLink Dash 8 (Q200/300) aircraft.

Windsurfer (Sailboard)

One sailboard kit consists of not more than one board, mast, boom and sail, and the length does not exceed 277cm (109in).

Australian Domestic

Windsurfers cannot be carried as baggage domestically due to the length of the sail mast. They must be sent as freight and freight charges will apply.

Note: Due to size restrictions some equipment may not travel on the same aircraft as the customer.

International Routes USA/South America

Only accepted if enclosed in a bag and does not exceed 32kg (70lb) in weight nor its length exceed 277cm (109in).

Water Ski equipment

Water skis or slalom water ski must be suitably packed in a lightweight container.
The maximum weight of any piece of checked baggage including sporting equipment is 32kg (70lb).

You can add sporting equipment to your booking at Manage Your Booking.

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