When you book a Queensland Rail Travel Train ticket it comes with a specified luggage allowance depending on the type of ticket you bought. See below for luggage allowances. This policy governs how we will carry your luggage.
We can only accept
certain types of luggage so; you should confirm that we can carry your luggage prior to booking your ticket. Sporting and musical equipment luggage requirements are explained in more detail on the
Sporting Equipment and Musical Instruments page.
You should tag all luggage items to clearly identify the owner, including their name and phone contact number.
Ensure that each piece of your luggage is no more than 20kgs.
If your boarding station is attended, ticket offices and luggage check in facilities open one (1) hour prior to the train's scheduled departure time and close thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. At unattended stations onboard staff will assist with checking luggage upon the train's arrival.
Luggage trolleys are only available at Brisbane (Roma St), Cairns, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Townsville. In Brisbane and Cairns, they are coin operated so, if you need to use them make sure you have a coin. Luggage lockers are not available at any of our stations.
We will only accept checked in luggage from customers who have a ticket for the relevant journey.
We recommend that you check in luggage up to your allowance limits rather than carry on all your luggage.
check in items that are no more than 20kgs in weight and less than 180 linear centimetres (sum of length, width and depth of item). Your check in allowance depends on the type of ticket you bought:
addition to your checked in luggage, you may carry on 1 bag that is no more than 20kgs in weight and 23cm x 34cm x 48cm. ( to fit under the seat or in the overhead luggage racks)
If we have space on the train, we can accept luggage in excess of your luggage allowance if the bags meet the usual specifications and you pay us $15 per item.
To the extent allowed by law, we take no responsibility for damage to your carry-on luggage.
For checked in luggage where you can satisfy the information requirements set out in our
Claim form our liability is limited to $200 per piece of luggage damaged.