Conditions of carriage

Airnorth requires that all customers have the ability to understand and follow company conditions of carriage to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew.

  1. Liability
  2. Passenger conduct
  3. Baggage allowances
  4. Baggage claims
  5. Dangerous goods
  6. Restricted items
  7. Fares and fare rules
  8. Fees and surcharges
  9. Special needs and assistance
  10. Medical needs
  11. Flight schedules
  12. Check in & Web Check in
  13. Security
  14. International travel
  15. Smoking

1. Liability

The liability of Airnorth under all travel contracts is, in all respects, subject to the provisions of the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959-70 or as amended from time to time. Liability of Airnorth is limited to the following amounts:

Limits of liability:

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2.Passenger conduct

Airnorth reserves the right to refuse carriage to any person who seeks to travel in violation of any applicable law or tariff or is otherwise in breach of these Terms and conditions of carriage, or who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if it is necessary for the safety or comfort of other passengers or for the protection of property. This extends also to passengers who may have been banned from travelling on any Airnorth flights due to previous incidents relating to the above breaches or violations.

The passenger shall comply with the instructions of the carrier's servants or agents concerning all matters connected with or consequential to the air service, and shall comply with the conditions of this ticket and the terms of any notice exhibited in the aircraft and shall be responsible for any loss or damage occasioned by non-observance of any instructions, conditions or notice.

The passenger shall not enter or remain on the aircraft while their status or mental or physical condition is in the opinion of any servant or agent of the carrier such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves or involving hazard to themselves, other persons or property and the carrier shall not be bound to provide substituted carriage for a person precluded by reason of this clause from completing their journey.

The passenger shall remain seated during taxiing and when required by the carrier during flight. The passenger shall not smoke in or in the vicinity of the aircraft, throw anything from the aircraft or walk in front of the aircraft or in the vicinity of the engines when entering or leaving the aircraft.  

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3. Baggage allowances

For full details see Airnorth's Baggage Allowances.

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4. Baggage claims

Claims for baggage damaged or lost due to negligence on the part of Airnorth must be reported within 24 hours of the flight arrival at the destination. Claims reported after 24 hours will not be accepted.

All claims must be submitted to Airnorth staff at the destination airport, using specific claim forms provided by Airnorth. The damaged baggage must be sighted by an Airnorth staff with the baggage tag still attached.

Airnorth is not liable for damage to baggage where damage is the result of normal wear and tear (this includes, and is not limited to, scrapes, scratches, damaged handles and wheels). The company is also not liable for damage to straps, handles and other items not part of the baggage structure, overweight items labelled with heavy tags, and baggage if baggage weight exceeds the maximum weight specifications of the manufacturer. Where the manufacturer’s specifications are unavailable the weight limit applied will be 25kgs.

The carrier accepts no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any baggage resulting from the inherent defect quality or vice of goods carried or for loss of or damage to registered baggage not collected by the passenger within a period of twelve hours after the arrival of the aircraft at destination.

Except as provided for under the Law, Airnorth is not liable for loss or damage to, or delay in the delivery of the following goods:

Passengers should ensure that accurate details are provided in the booking process so any changes can be notified. To the extent permitted by law, the airline excludes liability for any costs, expenses, losses or damages incurred by the passenger as a result of failure to meet a schedule.

The airline does not guarantee it will be able to carry you and your baggage in accordance with the date and time of the flights specified. Schedules may change and flights may be delayed or cancelled for a range of reasons including but not limited to bad weather, air traffic control delays, strikes, technical disruptions, network changes and late inbound aircraft.

If the airline cannot commence or complete its contract for carriage by air it will, if required by the passenger, forward them as soon as possible to their destination by other available means. Alternatively, the airline shall refund the fare paid by the passenger for themselves and their luggage less the value of any flown kilometres. Beyond providing such substituted carriage or refund, the carrier shall be under no further liability.

If your baggage has not been located within 14 days, a claim form will be sent to you. It is important that you complete the claim form with full details of your missing baggage and its contents, and return it to us as soon as you can. We will then initiate a second-level search and if your baggage has not been located within 21 days of your travel date, we will begin a claim process.

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5.Dangerous goods

For full details see Airnorth's Dangerous Goods Guidelines.

6. Restricted items - international flights

In response to various threats - including those posed by liquid explosives - security arrangements have been reinforced. Passengers on international flights to and from Australia are only allowed to carry a small amount of liquids (including aerosols and gels) in their carry-on baggage. The restriction covers items such as drinks, creams, perfumes, sprays, gels, toothpaste and other similar substances.

Liquids are only allowed in carry-on baggage if they are in containers up to 100ml in capacity and these containers are put in a one-litre, re-sealable transparent plastic bag.

Having carry-on liquids organised in the plastic bag before arriving at the security screening point will minimise delays and disruption. The bags can be purchased at most supermarkets.

  1. Containers must not exceed 100ml
  2. Containers must fit comfortably within a re-sealable one-litre transparent plastic bag
  3. Only one bag per passenger
  4. Plastic bag must measure approximately 20cm x 20cm or 15cm x 25cm

Medicines in limited quantities and alcoholic beverages may be carried in checked baggage or cabin baggage- maximum two litres or two kilos.


Passengers may carry on board prescription medicines where the name on the medicine matches the name on the boarding pass. Baby products and non-prescription medicines necessary for the flight are also allowed.

In addition, any person passing through an international screening point may be subject to a frisk search (this selection occurs randomly). All frisk searches are undertaken by a person of the same gender.

For more information on security measures, including the carriage of duty-free, please contact us or go to the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government website:  

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7. Fares and fare rules

All tickets are issued subject to general conditions of contract and to the terms and conditions of carriage. Specific fare rules vary dependent upon the type of ticket purchased. Please ensure you fully aware of the specific terms and conditions applying to your ticket before purchase.

Discount airfares on Airnorth services are non-refundable once the ticket has been issued.

Further information can be found on the Fare Rules page

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8. Fees and surcharges

The total price paid for the ticket may include taxes and other surcharges which are levied by third parties such as airport operators or government bodies and collected by Airnorth on their behalf.

In addition the fees and surcharges may be applied on certain Airnorth fares. More information.

9. Special needs and assistance

Airnorth acknowledges that some customers will need special assistance to meet our conditions of carriage and is committed to accommodate those passengers within the limits of our capability and practicality. Examples of special needs passengers include unaccompanied children, flying when pregnant, travelling with pets or with a medical condition. In order to provide the best possible service Airnorth requires advance notice in certain circumstances for further guidance please check our special needs and assistance section.

Further information can be found on the Special Needs page.

Compassionate Fares

Subject to terms and conditions, Airnorth may be able to provide assistance to passengers requiring last minute airfares due to family bereavement or unexpected serious illness.

Contact Airnorth Reservations for further assistance or information.

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10. Medical Needs

Airnorth provides special assistance to passengers who:

For your special assistance requirements, please contact Airnorth prior to making a booking.

A passenger with special medical and/or mobility needs is required to travel with Airnorth with an Accompanying Passenger*. If the passenger can travel independently, meaning that they can travel safely without assistance or supervision Airnorth will allow boarding. Please contact Airnorth on 1800 627 474 for further information.

*Accompanying Passenger means a paying passenger who, in our reasonable opinion, can travel independently and is able to and will provide the appropriate assistance, supervision, or both, as is required for the particular customer they are accompanying. As a guide, Airnorth generally will not consider a passenger to be an appropriate Accompanying Passenger for a child unless the passenger is at least 15 years old.

Greater Freedom Fare

A passenger who has special needs must book through Airnorth Reservations on 1800 627 474. If Airnorth requires the passenger to be accompanied in-flight by a safety assistant, a special fare called the "Greater Freedom Fare" may be available for that safety assistant. The Greater Freedom Fare is 10% of the full economy fare and is fully flexible up to the date of travel without additional fees.

If the passenger is remaining longer than three days at the first destination, the safety assistant may return to the uplift point and return to the first destination to accompany the passenger on the return journey. All sectors will be at 10% per person plus taxes and charges when applicable.

Disability Access Facilitation Information Form

Individual customers have different needs and require different types and levels of assistance. To ensure that assistance can be adequately provided, passengers are advised to provide Airnorth with information regarding their requirements prior to travel. This is done through the use of a Disability Access Facilitation Information Form (DAFI) available upon request.

Airnorth respects the privacy of its customers and endeavours to obtain this information once per customer, and to retain it in a special needs profile.

Further information can be found on the Special Needs page.

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11. Flight schedules

The carrier reserves the right to substitute without notice any other aircraft for that originally scheduled, or to transfer the passenger without notice to the other aircraft at any intermediate stopping place and all the conditions of this ticket shall remain applicable to such substituted carriage.

Connecting flights

Airnorth does not guarantee flight connections with other airlines/multiple flights or cover expenses resulting from missed connections. It is the passenger's responsibility when making bookings to allow time for baggage collection and re-check. Travel insurance is recommended.

Minimum connecting time between Airnorth flights:

Airnorth Domestic to Airnorth domestic - 30 minutes (when holding boarding passes for both flights) otherwise 45 minutes

Airnorth Domestic to Airnorth International - 90 minutes

Airnorth International to Airnorth Domestic - 90 minutes

Passengers connecting from another airline's flight onto an Airnorth service, including codeshare bookings, are required to allow a minimum of 2 hours connecting time.

Passengers connecting from an Airnorth flight onto another airline's service, are required to refer to the individual carrier's check in requirements/minimum connecting times.

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12. Check-in

In order to ensure on-time departures every passenger should complete check-in formalities at least 60 minutes and no later than 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights and at least 90 minutes and no later than 45 minutes before departure for international flights.

Passengers departing from Melbourne Airport (Terminal 4) should complete check-in formalities at least 90 minutes and no later than 45 minutes before departure.

If passengers have not completed check-in formalities by the minimum times stated travel will not be permitted and depending on your fare conditions, a failure to check-in on time may also result in:

Web Check-in Conditions

             Qantas Code Share Passengers

Special Need Requirement Passengers/Unaccompanied Minors

             Airnorth Routes Excluded

Go to Web Check In

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13. Security

Domestic flights

If you have an e-ticket or paper ticket and are travelling within Australia, please bring photographic identification such as a driver's licence or passport or social security card.

Electronic tickets

An electronic ticket (e-ticket) is a ticket that is stored electronically rather than being printed on paper. You should carry your e-ticket receipt at all times for both international and domestic flights.

Photographic identification

The following are the only acceptable forms of photographic identification all of which must be valid at the time of travel:

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14. International travel



The Government have issued new conditions of entry for travel into Timor-Leste either through airports, ports or land borders.

A part of the new conditions of entry, Airnorth must provide Border Force authorities a passenger manifest of all booked passengers at least 24 hours prior to the flights departure.

By purchasing a ticket from Airnorth, you accept and consent to Airnorth including your name on such lists.

For more information on travel advice into Timor-Leste, please click here.



Passenger travelling to Australia on flights departing on or after 22 January (local time) will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result at check-in to airline staff.

The polymeras chain reaction (PCR test) must be conducted no more than 96 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the passengers first flight.

For more information click here.

It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all travel documentation including passports and visas fully comply with the requirements of the country to be visited.

Further information on International Travel requirements can be found here.

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15. Smoking

In accordance with Civil Aviation regulations, smoking is not permitted on all Airnorth flights and in all Australian domestic terminals.

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