I'm an American citizen without much experience traveling internationally. I have a long international flight originating in Boston, USA, going through Doha, Qatar to Melbourne, Australia then to Adelaide Australia. It's all on one ticket through Qatar Airways and Qantas for the domestic flight. Per Qatar's generous baggage allowance, I'm taking two checked bags. Assuming I have all boarding passes, my main question is, will I need to pick up my bags in DOH and recheck them before boarding to MEL, or will I simply transfer to my next flight and my bags will be loaded on the plane to Melbourne?
I do know I have to collect my luggage in MEL to cross the Australian border and go through customs there. I've never done an international to international connection before, only LAX>SYD>ADL where I rechecked and went through customs in Sydney in order to fly domestic to Adelaide. I have 2 hr 10 min between landing in DOH and my flight to MEL.
Any and all help is appreciated, as a young female solo traveler I'm a bit nervous and confused and really don't want to lose my bags. Thank you!!