To increase traveller security it is important that all passengers leaving Australia are screened at the screening point prior to boarding.
Five simple steps to get through passenger screening:
- 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.
- You will be asked to walk through a metal detector. You may be asked to remove your shoes, your belt or other metal objects such as piercings that may cause an alarm to sound.
- If the metal detector alarm sounds, you will be asked by the screening officer to remove any metal objects and place them on the trays provided. You will then be asked to walk through the metal detector a second time.
- If the metal detector sounds again, you might also 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.
- 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.
If you refuse to be screened, you will not be allowed to pass through the security screening point or to board your flight.