For safety reasons, the following types of dangerous goods must not be carried in your baggage. These goods fall into the following categories.
- Corrosives: acids, alkalis, wet cell batteries, mercury and apparatus containing mercury
- Compressed gases: flammable, non-flammable or poisonous such as camping gas, butane, propane, oxygen and aqualung cylinders
- Poisonous and toxic substances: arsenic, cyanides, insecticides and weed killers
- Lithium batteries: with power greater than 160Wh
- Explosives: munitions, fireworks and flares
- Infectious substances: bacteria, virus cultures
- Flammable liquids: lighter and heating fuels, petrol and turpentine
- Organic peroxides: bleaches, powders and peroxides
- Radioactive materials
- Matches and articles easily ignited: disposable lighters, refills and matches
- Oxidising materials: pool chemicals, fibreglass and repair kits
- Miscellaneous: dry ice, heat producing articles, engines
- Other dangerous articles: magnetised material
Briefcases and attaché-cases incorporating dangerous goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices are totally forbidden.
Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc, containing an irritant or an incapacitating substance are prohibited on the person, in checked baggage and carry-on baggage.
Small arms, sporting munitions and dry ice may be carried in limited quantities under certain conditions. Firearms / guns are not permitted in the cabin.
For information on security screening at Australian airports, please go to the Australian Government travel security website.