Restricted Items

The Australian Government’s aviation security regulations restrict you from carrying certain items on you or in your carry-on bag through security screening and onto an aircraft. The following information details these items.


Prohibited items

The Australian Government determines which items are not permitted in carry-on baggage for security and safety reasons. These items are called prohibited items. Prohibited items include sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools, and other things with sharp edges or points capable of injuring someone. If you are not sure whether an item is prohibited or not, check with your airline, pack it in your checked baggage or leave it at home.

You are required to surrender any prohibited items you are carrying before boarding your flight. Airports and airlines are under no obligation to store or return any surrendered prohibited items. Surrendered prohibited items will be disposed.

For further information about what you cannot take on board, including the current list of prohibited items, please visit the Australian Government’s aviation security website, TravelSecure website.


Weapons

Weapons of any kind are not permitted to be carried on you or in your carry-on bag and onto an aircraft. Weapons include but are not limited to pocket knives, firearms, parts of firearms including ammunition, replica firearms, and martial arts equipment. If you are not sure whether an item is a weapon or not, check with your airline or leave it at home. For further information about what you cannot take on board, including the current list of weapons, please visit the TravelSecure website.


Dangerous goods

There are also a range of items which are generally not permitted on board an aircraft because they are considered a dangerous good. Dangerous goods are not allowed anywhere on the aircraft because they may be explosive, flammable, magnetic, caustic and generally too dangerous to be taken on the aircraft. To find out more about dangerous goods visit the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.