There are strict guidelines around what can and can’t be carried in your luggage because they pose significant aviation safety risks.
Examples of what cannot be carried onto the plane include:
- Metal Cutlery
A full list of prohibited items can be found on the Department of Home Affairs TravelSECURE website.
If in doubt about whether an item is prohibited, check with your airline or risk losing it. All items that are confiscated are destroyed, and will not be returned or forwarded to the owner.
Passengers are restricted from carrying dangerous goods or substances on board an aircraft when they are deemed to pose a risk to the health, safety, property or environment.
- Radioactive materials
- Flammable liquids
- Dangerous or volatile chemicals
- Strong acids
- Compressed gases
- Lithium Batteries
For more information about what constitutes dangerous goods, visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) website.
For handy instructions to help determine what you can and can’t fly with, download the CASA Dangerous Goods App.
These rules don’t just apply for what you can take out of the country, but also what you can bring back in. For information on what you can bring back into Australia, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.