Qantas Musicians Baggage Allowance

Musicians who are registered members of an eligible musical association can request additional baggage allowance and are permitted to travel with a total of three (3) pieces per musician (instead of the standard allowance) with a weight allowance applicable to their class of travel and Frequent Flyer status.

Refer to Baggage Information for the dimensions and weight of musical instruments permitted to be taken as carry-on baggage.


To be eligible for the musicians’ additional baggage allowance, your customer must:

  • Be travelling with a musical instrument or touring equipment; and
  • Be travelling on Qantas domestic flights operated by Qantas and QantasLink (within Australia); and
  • Make the request three (3) or more business days prior to departure; and
  • Must be a current member of one of the following eligible musical associations and able to provide membership details at check-in.
  • Eligible Musical Associations

    • Association of Artist Managers (AAM)
    • Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)
    • Band Association Of NSW
    • The Australasian Performing Right Association and The Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS)
    • Live Performance Australia (LPA)
    • Musicians Union of Australia (MUA)
    • Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA)
    • Folk Alliance Australia (FAA)
    • Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO)
    • Opera Australia (OA)
    • MEAA Musicians Australia
    • South Australian Band Association
    • The Australian Music Association
    • Queensland Band Association
    • Australian Music Industry Network (AMINs) member organisations:

    ◦ Queensland Music Network
    ◦ Contemporary Music Services Tasmania
    ◦ Music NSW
    ◦ Music NT
    ◦ Music Victoria
    ◦ Music SA
    ◦ Music ACT
    ◦ The Western Australian Music Industry Association

    Baggage Allowance


    This is applicable to Domestic travel within Australia for Qantas flights with ‘QF’ flight number operated by Qantas and QantasLink flights.

    Class Standard Baggage Allowance Musicians Total Baggage Allowance
    Economy 1 piece (maximum 23kgs) 3 pieces (maximum 23kgs per piece)
    Business 2 pieces (maximum 32kgs) 3 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece)
    Qantas Club Members and Silver Frequent Flyers 1 piece (maximum 32kgs) Economy
    2 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece) Business
    3 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece)
    Gold Frequent Flyer 2 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece)
    Economy and Business
    3 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece)
    Platinum Frequent Flyers 2 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece) Economy
    3 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece) Business
    3 pieces (maximum 32kgs per piece)
    • The additional baggage allowance is subject to aircraft loads and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Heavy charges apply to customers with a maximum weight limit of 23kgs per piece who exceed that limit and are payable at the airport.
    • Maximum weight of each piece cannot exceed 32kgs.
    • Up to two (2) additional pieces of baggage can be pre-purchased on top of the musicians baggage allowance to meet the maximum of five  (5) pieces per customer.
    • Additional baggage allowance must be pre-purchased for all international flights booked in conjunction with domestic flights.
    • Baggage on flights to Lord Howe Island is subject to specific restrictions.
    • Your customer’s Frequent Flyer number is to be entered into the booking prior to making a request for musicians additional baggage allowance.

    How to Book


    Please include in your email the:

    • Booking reference
    • Musical association
    • Association membership number
    • Type of musical instrument or equipment


    Contact the AMA if you do not know your membership number. Numbers are in the format: XX-XXXX, the first character being your membership category (W – Wholesaler, R – Retailer, A – Associate). 

    Groups of 10 or more customers

    Contact Qantas Group Sales on 13 26 24

    Please provide:

    • Type of Group
    • Booking reference
    • Musical association
    • Association membership number
    • Type of musical instrument or equipment