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What you cannot take onboard

Some items were never intended to be taken onboard an aircraft and others represent a security risk. That is why there are limits to what you can take onboard in your carry-on baggage. These restrictions are in place to help you and others have a safe journey when travelling throughout Australia.

This site provides information on prohibited items and dangerous goods. We recommend you familiarise yourself with these restrictions before you travel, to help you get through the security checks at the airport as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Please note the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels do not apply to passengers travelling on Australian domestic flights departing from domestic terminals and airports. Passengers on a domestic flight departing from an international terminal or connecting to international flights should check the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels before travelling.

Some items are prohibited from being taken onboard because they present a security risk and have the potential to harm other passengers and crew. Dangerous goods are not allowed anywhere on the aircraft, because they are explosive, flammable, magnetic, caustic or generally too dangerous to be taken onboard the aircraft.

Each airline also operates under its own Conditions of Carriage which may indicate what you cannot take onboard or pack in your checked baggage. You should contact your airline if you are unsure whether you can take a particular item onboard or pack in it your baggage.


Last Updated: 16 March, 2016