We understand that not everyone’s things fit neatly into a suitcase, however, if you’re bringing large checked baggage items, an oversized item handling fee may apply.
Oversized items will count towards your total checked baggage weight, so make sure you purchase enough checked baggage.
If your oversized item is required for mobility or medical reasons, or you’re bringing a pram or other items for your infant or child, it won’t count as part of your checked baggage weight and you won’t be charged the oversize item fee. See below for details.
Any bag or item with a single side longer than one metre (1000mm, 39in), including wheels, handles and packaging is an oversized item.
You will need to pay the oversized item handling fee for sporting equipment, such as surfboards, skis, fishing rods and golf bags, bikes, large musical instruments and other large items like paintings, statues, televisions, and furniture if they have any side longer than one metre. Any oversized assistive devices, mobility aids, medical equipment and infant items can be checked in for free.
Oversized item fee
The oversized item fee is a separate handling fee that applies to any item with a single side longer than one metre (1000mm, 39 inches). The oversized item fee does not apply to oversized assistive devices, mobility aids, medical equipment and infant items.
If you choose to bring any oversized items, you pay the fee per item, per flight. Each passenger can bring up to two oversized items.
Remember, the oversized item fee is paid in addition to any checked baggage allowance, it does not increase your baggage allowance.
Paying the oversized item fee
The easiest way to pay the oversized item fee is to add it to your fare when you purchase checked baggage as part of your booking.
At the airport you’ll need to pay the fee before you take your items to the oversized baggage counter.
Please note: the oversized item fee is non-refundable.
|Oversized item handling fee – applies per oversized item per flight|
|Domestic and International flights with Jetstar Airways (JQ)||AUD / NZD $25|
|Domestic and International flights with Jetstar Japan (GK)||JPY ¥2,000* / HKD $140 / TWD $550 / PHP ₱900 / CNY ¥120|
|International flights with Jetstar Asia (3K)||SGD $25|
|Domestic flights in Vietnam with Jetstar Pacific (BL)||VND 200,000₫ / USD $9|
|International flights with Jetstar Pacific (BL)||VND 400,000₫ / USD $18|
*For Jetstar Japan (GK) passengers, the oversized item fee is more expensive when paid at the airport. Please see Excess baggage charges at the airport.
The oversized item handling fee is a separate handling fee, paid per item and does not add any extra weight to your checked baggage allowance. Make sure you have purchased enough checked baggage allowance to cover both your standard baggage and oversized items. The fee does not apply to mobility and assistive devices, medical equipment and infant items. When traveling on multiple Jetstar carriers, the highest fee will apply.
Oversized items and checked baggage weight
The weight of your oversized items counts towards your total checked baggage weight. Make sure you purchase enough checked baggage to cover your standard baggage and any oversized items.
Assistive devices, mobility aids, medical equipment and infant items do not count towards your baggage allowance.
No single bag or item can weigh more than 32kg, even if your checked baggage allowance is 35kg or 40kg.
If you have a bag or oversized item that’s heavier than 32kg you’ll have to send it as freight. Contact Qantas Freight for options.
The 32kg weight limit does not apply to mobility aids such as electric wheelchairs, see Mobility aids and assistive devices for details.
The maximum length of any oversized item depends on the type of aircraft. You can find the aircraft type you’re flying on when you book, on the Choose flights page – just open the details link in the flight listing.
The aircraft type is also listed on your itinerary.
Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K)
Jetstar Pacific (BL)
Jetstar Airways (JQ)
If you’re trip includes different aircraft or flights, the lowest maximum length applies.
Medical equipment, mobility aids and infant items
The weight of the following items does not count towards your total checked-baggage weight, and if they are oversized you won’t be charged the oversized item fee.
- Mobility aids –manual and electric wheelchairs
- Assistive devices – walkers, crutches and travel oxygen
- Items for infants and young children
If you require a mobility aid such as a wheelchair or electric scooter, you can bring one motorised mobility aid (including electric wheelchairs) and one other mobility aid for free as checked baggage.
If you need to use an assistive device such as a walking frame, crutches, CPAP machine, or travel oxygen, you can bring any number of these devices for free as checked baggage.
See Mobility aids and assistive devices for full details.
If you’re travelling with infants or children you can bring a portable cot, highchair, booster seat, infant car seat, pram and stroller for free as checked baggage.
See Family travel for full details.
Flights with Jetstar partner airlines
If your booking includes a transfer to or from a Jetstar flight to a flight with one of our partner airlines, the oversized item fee will not apply.
Check your itinerary for details.
Make sure when you transfer to another airline you follow their checked baggage policy.
The oversized item fee doesn’t provide any extra protection for your baggage.
We strongly recommend that you don’t bring any valuable or easily damaged items as part of your checked baggage, see What to leave out of your checked baggage for details.