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1. Posted by jimbob9876 (Budding Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Im off to Australia for a year in April with a couple of friends on a working holiday visa. I'm just thinking of all the things I need to take...

If I'm going to be doing office work, do I need to take smart clothes, shoes and a tie along with my casual clothes and trainers. Whats the weight limit for luggage on flights?

Cheers, James ;)

2. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think the weight limit varies from airline to airline, but when I last flew with Qantas it was 20kg for an economy seat to fly from Australia internationally, so I guess it'd be the same to Australia as well? For domestic flights, Virgin and Jetstar both have a 20kg limit, don't know about the others.

You could always pick up office clothes in Australia if you can't pack them all - there are some relatively cheap options (in the major cities, anyway). If you're bringing over Euros or Pounds (or anything, really) then the exchange rate would be in your favour. :)

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi James,

It'd most likely be 20 kilos weight limit, UNLESS you are a. flying business or first class (I'm guessing not) or b. flying via the States or Mexico or Canada on either the way there or back...

There's some crazy notion that North Americans pack more luggage and because of that the luggage threshold on long haul flights via NA should be higher Best check the ticket conditions just to be sure as these things can change per airline; it will always say somewhere on there.

4. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Silly question I know...
Do Hostels have irons? or do you just pack non-iron clothes

Lynz x

5. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

nearly all hostels have irons.

another option if you have too much clothes to take on the plane with you is to ship stuff over before you go. companies like 'Excess Baggage' do this. and it's a lot cheaper than paying the airlines for excess kilos.

6. Posted by jimbob9876 (Budding Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Good question about the iron's!

I was worrying about that as well!


7. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Just wondering if a sleeping bag is an essential for use in any hostels? Do they provide bed linen etc?!


Cez x