Australian musicians can now start taking advantage of a more musician-friendly baggage allowance thanks to an industry deal developed between Virgin Australia and the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN).

The new initiative addresses the ongoing problems musicians have with baggage restrictions and high excess baggage charges. The new Virgin Australia baggage allowances will allow musicians to tour more often and more cost effectively.

Virgin Australia is now offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists. An additional 32kg can be purchased in advance for just $15.

This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, and Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid.