What’s my carry-on baggage allowance?

Your carry-on allowance depends on the type of fare you have purchased. If you have a Starter fare, your carry-on allowance is 2 items with a combined weight of 7kg.

For information on our bundle carry-on inclusions, see Carry-on baggage – what can I bring on board?

Maximum 2 items

1 main item + 1 small item = combined weight 7kg

Main item

Must fit in the overhead locker and not exceed 56cm (H) x 36cm (W) x 23cm (D).

Small item

Includes items such as a handbag or thin laptop bag; must fit under seat.

Before you start packing, learn more about what you can bring on board.

Increasing your allowance

Sometimes 7kg isn't enough.

With 14kg you can bring 2 items:

  • one main item (max 10kg)
  • one small item
  • To get a carry-on allowance of 14kg, purchase one of the following*:

  • +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage when you book or in Manage booking.
  • A Business Class fare
  • *Selected routes only. Subject to availability. For Flex bundle bookings purchased directly with Jetstar before 4 June 2024, the included carry-on baggage allowance is 14kg.For bookings made through a Travel Agent or another airline, please check Manage booking for your baggage allowance or contact them for assistance as you may have different inclusions in your fare or bundle type.

    Not quite enough? Purchase checked baggage.

    Things to know

    Jetstar cabin crew member at boarding checking a child passenger’s carry-on baggage is within allowance limits.

    Avoid fees at the airport

    Our weight and item limits adhere to safety requirements and the limited capacity of our cabins. Carry-on allowances also help streamline the boarding process so you can get to your destination sooner.

    We monitor baggage at the airport and excess baggage fees apply if you exceed your allowance. Your baggage may also need to be transferred to the hold and checked in.

    Jetstar passenger stows carry-on luggage in overhead compartment. Want to take extra? Save on airport prices by booking it early.

    Purchase 7kg of extra carry-on baggage

    Pack a little more by increasing your carry-on allowance to 14kg. You can bring 2 items: a main item weighing a max of 10kg and a small item.

    Limited availability. See +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage.

    Man’s hand holding mobile phone and charger. Lithium batteries must be carried on board Jetstar flights.

    Restricted items

    Spare lithium batteries must be packed as carry-on baggage. Read all about baggage restrictions at Dangerous goods page, Prohibited items and, if flying from an international terminal, Liquids, aerosol and gel limits.