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Travelling with sports equipment

Some sporting equipment is prohibited from your carry-on bags because there is a risk it could injure someone. These items may be packed in your checked baggage. Any sharp objects should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security screening officers.

You are not allowed to carry the following sporting items in your carry-on baggage:

  • baseball, softball, and cricket bats or similar objects;
  • hockey and lacrosse sticks or similar objects;
  • billiard, pool or snooker cues;
  • ski poles;
  • golf clubs;
  • ice skates; or
  • rock climbing equipment such as pitons, hooks, hammers and bolts.

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

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority also has a list of dangerous goods that are not permitted onboard an aircraft.


Last Updated: 16 March, 2016