To protect you from the threat of liquid explosives, there are rules for taking liquids, aerosols and gels on flights in and out of Australia. These rules also apply to passengers arriving on international flights who are transiting in Australia, and passengers travelling on the domestic leg of an international flight within Australia.
Passengers travelling on international flights from Australia need to be aware of the quantity limits for liquids, aerosols and gels that can be taken through a security screening point at the airport.
Containers larger than 100 millilitres, even if only partially-filled, will not be allowed through the security screening point.
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 will be required to surrender any prohibited items you are carrying before you board the flight. Airports and airlines are under no obligation to store or return surrendered items.
Given the considerable enhancement of aviation security in recent years, the Australian Government will remove the following items from the PI list, with effect from 25 December 2009:
Sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools and other things with sharp edges or points capable of injuring a person: