Virgin Australia Domestic & International Baggage Allowances

Virgin Australia Baggage

Virgin Australia classes and baggage allowance

Understanding the different baggage rules for different airlines can be a minefield so we’ve pulled out the most important things to know for Virgin Australia’s different baggage allowances. 

The first thing to know is that different fare classes and Velocity Reward Tiers have different baggage allowances when flying on a Virgin Australia operated aircraft.

The second is that baggage allowances may differ when travelling on a ‘code-share’  flight operated by one of Virgin Australia's partner airlines. 

Carry-on Baggage Limits - Domestic & International

The same carry-on baggage limits apply to both domestic and international fares. Also note, no additional carry-on baggage allowance is granted to Red or Silver Velocity Members.

Economy, Economy X and Premium Economy Class Fare

One standard piece

7kgs total with maximum dimensions: 56cm long, 36cm wide, 23cm deep


Two small pieces

7kgs total with maximum dimensions: 48cm long, 34cm wide, 23cm deep


One standard piece and one suit pack

7kgs total with maximum dimensions (standard piece): 56cm long, 36cm wide, 23cm deep and (suit pack): 114cm tall, 60cm wide, 11cm deep


One personal item like a laptop computer, handbag, pocketbook or purse

Business Class Fare, Velocity Gold and Platinum Members

Similar to the above economy rules except these customers are allowed 14kgs total, distributed between two pieces of carry-on. 


Checked-In Baggage Limits - Domestic & International

Getaway, Elevate, Freedom and Economy Reward Class Fare

For Red or non Velocity members - 1 x 23kg

For Silver Velocity members - 2 x 23kg

For Gold Velocity members - 2 x 23kg

For Platinum Velocity members - 3 x 23kg

Business, Business Saver and Business Reward Class Fare

For Red or non Velocity members - 2 x 32kg

For Silver Velocity members - 2 x 32kg

For Gold Velocity members - 2 x 32kg

For Platinum Velocity members - 3 x 32kg

Overweight & Excess Baggage Guidelines

Checked baggage that exceeds the weight limit will attract overweight baggage fees. Excess baggage is accepted on a space available basis by the airline depending on available cargo space.

Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 32kg or exceed the total linear dimensions of 140cm (length + width + height).

Sporting equipment and other bulky items represent one piece of checked baggage. Excess charges will apply for oversized or overweight items.

Virgin Australia bulky and sports equipment checked baggage

Pre-Purchased baggage

Excess baggage is charged per piece and can be pre-purchased as additional pieces to the included allowances or purchased by pieces at the airport at a higher rate.

Note: Excess baggage fees are subject to change at any time without notice.

Pre-purchased Additional Baggage Fees

Travelling with: If purchased online: If purchased via the Guest Contact Centre:
1 additional piece $39 $49
2 additional pieces $78 $98


Baggage Purchased at the Airport

Baggage charges will incur higher fees at the airport. The below table reflects the current applicable charges.

Virgin Australia checked baggage airport rates.

Rates for at the airport

Travelling with: Australia
1st additional piece $70
2nd additional piece $90
3rd additional piece and above (per piece) $150
Overweight fee (per piece exceeding 23kg) $45


This post was originally created by Flight Centre, the Travel Experts.

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