Sporting Equipment & Musical Instruments

Sporting Luggage

Sporting Equipment & Musical Instruments

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The acceptance of items of sporting equipment on a service depends on the train, the quantity of items and the size of the item.

An item of sporting equipment or a musical instrument is not counted towards a customer’s luggage allowance.

Group travel with sporting or musical equipment is subject to approval due to the larger number of luggage items. Contact our groups area for enquiries.


Bicycles - Including Electric Bicycles (e-bikes):

Bicycles are accepted on all services with a separate luggage car attached.

Spirit of Queensland

accept 

Spirit of the Outback

accept 

Tilt Train (Bundaberg)

accept 

Tilt Train (Rockhampton) QTT 501 and 602

unacceptable 

The Westlander

accept 

The Inlander

accept 


For customers connecting with a Queensland Rail RailBus Coach Connection, special arrangements may be required to ensure bicycles may be accepted on the coach, so please advise your consultant at the time of booking.

Bicycles are not allowed on the Rockhampton Tilt Trains due to storage space: QTT 501 and 602

A limit of one (1) bicycle per customer can be booked. Bicycles are not counted towards the customer’s luggage allowance.

Bicycles spaces must be pre-booked and are charged at $15.00 per item per train sector, payable at the time of ticketing. At attended stations where check in facilities are available, customers must arrive in time to allow for the presentation/ disassembly (if required) of the bicycle to Queensland Rail staff prior to the closing time of check in facilities 30 minutes before departure.

Electric Bicycles (E-Bikes)

E-bike batteries must only be Lithium or Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) type batteries in good condition. 

Bicycles can be presented by the Customer either:

Without a bicycle box or bag

The handle bars must be turned and tightened into place parallel to the bicycle frame to reduce the width of the bicycle. The pedals must be removed to further reduce the size and decrease the risk of a trip hazard. It is the responsibility of the Customer to supply their own tools to disassemble their bicycle prior to Queensland Rail staff accepting it. Any saddle bags or baskets are to be removed.

Contained in a bicycle box or bag designed to protect the bicycle

The bicycle (including protective containers) needs to be less than 20 kg in weight to be accepted by Queensland Rail staff. If it is over 20 kg, then the bicycle cannot be accepted.

Folding Bicycles

Must be in a protective carry bag and within the dimensions 79 cm x 59 cm x 36cm when folded. 20 kg maximum applies. No charge applies to these folded bicycles and they are stored in the checked luggage area.



Surfboards/Snowboards/Water skis:

Surfboards/snowboards/water skis in a protective cover up to a maximum length of 200 cm are accepted on all services with a separate luggage car attached.

Spirit of Queensland

accept 

Spirit of the Outback

accept 

Tilt Train (Bundaberg)

accept 

Tilt Train (Rockhampton) QTT 501 and 602

unacceptable 

The Westlander

accept 

The Inlander

accept 


For customers connecting with a Queensland Rail RailBus Coach Connection, special arrangements may be required to ensure surfboards/snowboards/water skis may be accepted on the coach, so please advise your consultant at the time of booking.

Surfboards/snowboards/water skis are not allowed on the Rockhampton Tilt Trains: QTT 501 and 602.

A limit of one (1) surfboard/snowboard/water skis set per Customer can be booked. Surfboards/snowboards/water skis are not counted towards the customer’s luggage allowance.

Surfboard/snowboard/water skis spaces must be pre-booked and are charged at $15.00 per item per train sector, payable at the time of ticketing. At attended stations where check in facilities are available, customers must arrive in time to allow for the presentation of the surfboard/snowboard/water skis to Queensland Rail staff prior to the closing time of check in facilities 30 minutes before departure.



Golf Clubs/Bags:

One (1) set of golf clubs per customer is accepted free of charge and is not counted towards the customer’s luggage allowance. The golf bag must have a secure hood/cover and will be stored in the checked luggage area.

When making a reservation, Customers must advise the consultant that they are taking golf clubs so a manifest comment is added to the reservation.

Electric/motorised or push golf buggies will not be accepted.


Other Sporting Equipment

Boogie/Body boards

Must be in a protective cover. No charge applies to these boards. Stored in the checked luggage area.

Skateboards

Accepted if packed securely in a travel bag/protective cover, and will be stored in the checked luggage area.

Small kick/push scooters (collapsible)

Accepted if collapsed and packed securely in a travel bag/protective cover, and will be stored in the checked luggage area.

Tennis/cricket/hockey, bowling equipment

Accepted if packed securely in a protective bag, and will be stored in the checked luggage area.

Scuba diving gear

Accepted in a separate bag and stored in the checked luggage area. Excludes compressed air/gas tanks and knives (which are considered dangerous goods).

Spear Guns

In a lockable, fit for purpose case/bag. Must be in an "unloaded" state i.e. the spear gun is not ready to fire and should be stored so it can't cause an injury. Stored in the checked luggage area.

Bows and Arrows

In a lockable, fit for purpose case/bag. Must be in an "unloaded" state i.e. the bow/arrows are not ready to fire and should be stored so they can't cause an injury. Stored in the checked luggage area.

Fishing rods and hooks

In a PVC cylinder with screw ends or in PVC plumbing/electrical tubing. Up to a maximum length of 200 cm and will be stored in the checked luggage area. Fishing hooks must not be exposed.

Other types of small sized sporting good items may be accepted. Please ask your consultant when booking.


Musical Instruments

Musical instruments – small, up to the size of a violin

In a protective case that fits into the overhead luggage racks, Carry-on luggage.

Musical instruments - larger instruments including guitars and cellos

In a protective case. Options for storage are either: Store in the checked luggage area, or purchase an additional seat to carry the instrument and store it next to the customer.



 

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