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Passenger screening

To increase traveller security it is important that all passengers leaving Australia are screened at the screening point prior to boarding.

Simple steps to get through passenger screening:

  1. As you approach the screening point, there will be bins for you to surrender any weapons, prohibited items or liquids, aerosols and gels above the restricted amounts. If travelling with any liquids, aerosols, and gels you need to present them separately from your other carry-on possessions at the screening point.
  2. You will be asked to walk through a metal detector or a body scanner. You may be asked to remove your shoes, your coat/jacket, your belt or other objects that may cause an alarm.
  3. If the metal detector or body scanner alarms, you will be asked by the screening officer to remove any further objects and place them on the trays provided. You will then be asked to walk through the device a second time.
  4. If the metal detector or body scanner alarms again, you will be asked to take part in a frisk (pat down) search. You can ask for that screening to take place in a private room. Please talk to the screening officers to make these arrangements.
  5. Let screening staff know if you have any medical conditions that might cause the metal detector alarm to sound, for example, an implanted metallic joint.
  6. You may also be selected for explosive trace detection testing.

If you refuse to be screened, you will not be allowed to pass through the security screening point or to board your flight.


Last Updated: 23 July, 2014