Restricted items


For everyone’s safety, there are restrictions on what can be packed in your checked or hand baggage. Restrictions may vary depending on the airport you’re flying from – please check the airport’s website for more information.

Liquids in hand baggage (at most airports)

You can bring a limited amount of liquid, cream and gel through security:
  • Max. 100 mls per container
  • You must pack all containers in one transparent, resealable bag (max. 1L)

The following items may be allowed over these limits:

  • Baby food and milk/formula needed on the flight
  • Medication needed for your trip – label it and bring a prescription or medical certificate in your hand baggage.
  • Tax free – pay careful attention to the restrictions on tax free liquids for your destination or transit stop.

Don't pack in your carry-on

Make sure you know what's in your hand baggage, and be sure to remove any of these items:

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles

Devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Bow, cross bows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Stunning devices

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilize, including:

  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • Animal stunners and animal killers
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper spray, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Razor blades
  • Box cutters
  • Knives with blades of more than 6cms
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6cms as measured from the fulcrum
  • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords and sabres

Workmen’s tools

Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

Blunt instruments

Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • Martial arts equipment

Explosive and incendiary substances and devices

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Self-balancing vehicles or Electric kick bikes

  • Hoverboards, balance gliders, self balancing scooters or self balancing boards of any type which use lithium or lithium ion batteries
  • Electric kick bike

Don't pack in your checked baggage

Be mindful when packing your checked bags, and make sure you don't include any of the following:

  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • Gases including propane and butane
  • Flammable liquids including gasoline and methanol.
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances including magnesium, firelighters, fireworks and flares.
  • Oxidizers and organic peroxides including bleach and car body repair kits.
  • Toxic or infectious substances including rat poison and infected blood.
  • Radioactive material including medical or commercial isotopes.
  • Corrosives including mercury and vehicle batteries.
  • Vehicle fuel system components that have contained fuel.
  • E-cigarettes
  • Valuable items (e.g. cash, jewellery, precious stones, electronic devices, cameras etc.)
  • Fragile items (e.g. breakable items, glasses etc.)
  • Perishable or food with an odour (i.e. meat or fish)
  • Keys, work documents, ID papers
  • Medicine and medical certificates
  • Hoverboards, balance gliders, self balancing scooters or self balancing boards of any type which use lithium or lithium ion batteries
  • Electric kick bike
  •  Power banks