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What do I need to do with liquids, aerosols and gels?

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  • At the security screening point, liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers of 100 millilitres or less.
  • These items must be in one clear, resealable plastic bag where the sum of the four sides of the sealed area does not exceed 80 cm (e.g. 20x20 cm or 15x25 cm).
  • The bag must be removed from your carry-on baggage and put into a tray for X-ray screening.
  • Products exempt from the quantity restrictions do not need to be in a clear resealable bag.
  • Present any prescription or non-prescription medicines, special dietary products, or baby products separately to security screening officers.
  • If you are transiting or transferring through the transit screening point of an Australian international gateway airport (Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Airports), present your duty free liquid, aerosol and gel items for screening in the sealed bag provided at the time of purchase and with the accompanying proof of purchase. This screening measure only occurs at international gateway airport transit screening points and not at international departure screening points used by passengers intending to board an international flight originating in Australia. For more information about transit requirements for liquids, aerosols and gels visit the inbound transit requirement page.

If you are travelling on an international flight or a domestic flight departing from an international terminal, you should pack your liquids, aerosols and gels into your clear plastic bag before arriving at the airport.

Did you know?

If you are transiting through an overseas airport after departing Australia, and you are carrying duty free products greater than 100 millilitres, these may be taken during screening at transit airports. Check with your airline whether you are transiting and which items will be accepted at the transit airport security screening point.

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Last Updated: 25 February, 2013