The Nine newspapers and 60 Minutes reported the allegations based on a classified intelligence operation. It said agencies believe organised crime groups had infiltrated Qantas to facilitate illegal activities.
In a statement Qantas said authorities had not raised any concerns. The BBC approached Australian authorities for comment on the report.
The Nine newspapers said the classified intelligence operation found up to 150 Qantas staff had been linked to criminality. It said agencies believe they included motorcycle gangs that were involved in drug importation and other activities.
The allegations include that one motorcycle gang affiliate is working at Qantas’ Sydney airport operations and may have recruited criminals to the airline to help import narcotics. Federal Labor opposition politicians Kristina Keneally and Catherine King called for an “urgent review” of security at Australia’s airports following the report.