General Information on Qantas Airline when travelling with a baby or toddler.

General Policy

  • Healthy newborn babies may travel after 7 days of delivery without medical clearance.
  • Travelling with your family is a great experience and the airline strives to seat families together whenever possible. You can select your seats together soon after you book with Advance Seat Selection, free on domestic flights and for selected travellers on international flights.
  • On domestic services, infants under the age of two can travel on their parent’s tickets. For international services, infants must have their own ticket.

Inflight Services

  • As bassinets are limited, please ensure that you request this at the time of booking. Bassinets on Qantas flights are approximately 71cm long, 31cm wide, 26cm deep, and have a weight limitation of 11 kg. If your infant is too large for the bassinet and is travelling on the parents ticket then they must be nursed.
  • If you are making a booking and your infant has not been born yet, just make the booking for your own travel at this time and once your baby is born contact your local Qantas office to add Request a child, toddler or baby meal when you are booking your flight or when you are updating your booking online with Manage your booking.
  • If your infant is less than 2 years of age and has any special requirements, the airline asks that you provide their meal for the flight. Qantas provides a limited range of top brand baby food, milk, baby bottles, cereals and rusks but it is a good idea to bring the brand your baby knows and prefers.


To make your time on the ground easier, most mainline Australian ports have strollers available for you to use once you have checked-in your own personal stroller. Staff will be on hand at the boarding gate ready to collect the stroller and to further assist you with pre-boarding the aircraft.

Baggage Allowance

  • In general, the carry-on and checked baggage allowance for children is the same as adults. The amount of baggage you can check-in is printed on your ticket. You can also view it online at Manage Your Booking. Baggage allowances for infants vary according to your destination – but they include a collapsible stroller or push-chair, collapsible cot or bassinet; or car seat or baby capsule.
  • Passengers travelling with an infant or toddler are permitted to carry a reasonable quantity of liquid, aerosol or gel products for the infant or toddler onboard for the duration of the flight and any delays that might occur. A ‘reasonable quantity’ will be at the discretion of the security screening officer at customs. Baby products may include, but are not limited to; baby milk, including breast milk; sterilised water; juice; baby food in liquid, gel or paste form; and disposable wipes.
  • Products such as baby milk powder that are not liquids, aerosols or gels can be taken onboard.

Using Car Seats

If you do plan to use a car seat you will need to reserve and purchase a separate seat and receive pre-approval for your device at least 24 hours before departure.

For further information contact Qantas or see the airline’s website.