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Top Tips

This page provides information to assist you with getting through the airport as quickly and smoothly as possible.

  • Booking your trip—Security measures are in place to protect you and to make sure you have a secure travel experience when travelling throughout Australian airports. Australia has strict rules covering prohibited items and dangerous goods. It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of these laws before you fly.
  • Packing your carry-on bags—If your domestic flight is going to be connecting with an international flight, you will need to think ahead when packing your bags. You need to be aware of the rules for the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels you can take on board an international flight and the treatment of duty free liquids, aerosols and gels.
  • Before you go—Check that you haven’t inadvertently packed prohibited items in your carry-on bags. This sometimes happens where travellers use a bag that they'd previously used for a hunting or fishing trip, where spent cartridges or fish hooks have been left in the bag. These are prohibited items and you will need to make other arrangements or surrender them at the screening point.
  • Arriving at the airport—Arrive in plenty of time to clear the security checks at the airport and follow the directions of the security screening staff.
  • Going through security at the airport—The Australian Government and the aviation industry take aviation security seriously. We ask that you do too. Jokes about bomb threats, attacking passengers and crew, and taking replica weapons onboard are a criminal offence, punishable by law. Such jokes cause disruption and distress to your fellow passengers and involve costs for airports and police, which you may be responsible for.


Last Updated: 16 March, 2016