You can bring your surfboard, skis or snowboard as checked baggage, as long as your item is packed correctly and meets our safety requirements.

We recommend you bring your skateboard or scooter as checked baggage, as some airports will not allow them through security as carry-on baggage. E-scooters and electric skateboards must be in your checked baggage.

An oversized item handling fee applies to any item with a single side longer than one metre (1000mm, 39in), including wheels, handles and packaging.

Oversized items will count toward your total checked baggage weight, so make sure you have purchased enough checked baggage.

Save time at the airport by paying the oversized item fee when you book, or before you fly at Manage booking.

See Oversized baggage for more details.

Packing your items

You should pack your surfboard, skis, snowboard, skateboard or scooter in a bag designed for that equipment.

Where possible, remove surfboard fins and store them in an enclosed compartment in the bag or tape them to the board.

No single item can weigh more than 32kg. A maximum length applies but varies by the type of aircraft and service. See Size and weight restrictions for checked baggage or Carry-on baggage – What you can bring on board for details.

Electric skateboards and e-scooters

You can only bring your electric skateboard or e-scooter as checked baggage if its lithium battery meets safety requirements.

  • If the battery is below 100Wh, you can bring it as checked baggage.
  • If the battery is between 100Wh and 160Wh, you need to get airline approval – email dg@qantas.com.au to make a request.
  • If the battery is over 160Wh, it must be sent through a dangerous goods freight forwarder. See Qantas Freight for more infomation.

You cannot bring self-balancing boards such as hoverboards or electric unicycles on your flight, regardless of battery size.

See Dangerous goods for details, or see the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website for more information about carrying lithium batteries.

Not all fares include checked baggage

Checked baggage is not included with Economy Starter fares. For other fares, check how much baggage allowance is included.

Remember – the best time to add a baggage allowance is when you book.

Baggage charges at the airport

If you haven't added baggage and you arrive at the airport with checked baggage, charges will apply.

You'll be charged a fee for up to 15kg of baggage per passenger, and after that for every additional kilo at the per kilo rate. If you have added checked baggage to your booking but arrive with more than your allowance you’ll be charged for excess baggage. Excess baggage is charged per kilo. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to add excess baggage to your flight.

Make sure you check our policy for baggage transfers if you have flight connections on your itinerary.

See more information about checked baggage