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Frequently Asked Questions—Travelling with Medicines

Can I take medicine or medical products on a domestic flight?

Yes. You can take prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine and prescribed medical devices on board domestic flights. However, if you are connecting to an international flight, or your domestic flight is departing from an international terminal, you will need to be aware of the restrictions for liquids, aerosols and gels that apply to international flights.

What happens if I need to travel with a hypodermic needle?

If you, or your carer, need to travel with hypodermic needles, you should present the needles and any supporting documentation to the security screening officer at the airport and to the cabin crew onboard.

A medical practitioner or paramedic caring for someone, or an ambulance officer responding to an emergency may carry hypodermic needles, a defibrillator or aerosol for medical purposes.

Can I take my inhaler on board a domestic flight?

Yes, inhalers are allowed through the security screening point and onboard an aircraft.

What happens if I am travelling with a wheelchair or other mobility device?

Your wheelchair or mobility device will need to be screened before you can board your aircraft. The security screening officer may ask for your permission to screen your wheelchair or mobility device using an explosive trace detection wand and they may ask your permission to conduct a brief frisk (pat-down) search. You can ask for this to take place in a private or screened off area.


Last Updated: 23 July, 2014