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Carry On Luggage

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

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.

  • The restrictions on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels apply to international flightsto and from Australia, and to passengers on the domestic leg of an international flight within Australia.
  • The restrictions limit the quantityof liquids, aerosols and gels passengers may take onboard the aircraft with them, including duty free liquids, aerosols and gels.
  • The restrictions apply to products carried in the cabin of the aircraftby passengers. They do not apply to checked baggage carried in the hold of the aircraft. However, restrictions on dangerous goods still apply.
  • Certain exemptionsapply for medicines, medical products, medical devices, and baby products that you may need during the flight. Details of these exemptions are covered in the exemptions part of this site.

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.

  • Liquid, aerosol or gel products must be in containers of 100 millilitres/grams or less.
  • The containers must be carried in one transparent, resealable plastic bag, like the one in the image below.
  • The four sides of the bag's sealed area must add up to no more than 80 centimetres (e.g. 20x20 cm or 15x25 cm).
  • The plastic bag must be the type that can be sealed and resealed with a sealing mechanism, like a sandwich bag or freezer bag.
  • Only one bag is allowed for each passenger, with exceptions for carers who may carry the bag/s of the people in their care, including children.
  • All containers must fit comfortably into the plastic bag and the bag must be sealed.


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:

  • Umbrellas with metal points;
  • Knitting and crochet needles;
  • Pointed metal nail files (including nail clippers);
  • Corkscrews; and
  • Racquets used in squash, tennis, badminton or any other sport

Prohibited Items

Sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools and other things with sharp edges or points capable of injuring a person:

  • Crampons
  • Knives (including leatherworkers' knives)
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Rockclimbing equipment such as pitons, hooks, hammers and bolts
  • Ice skates
  • Meatcleavers
  • Axes, hatchets and similar things
  • Metal cutlery
  • Open razors (also called straight razors)
  • Scalpels
  • Ski poles
  • Darts
  • Drills
  • Boxcutters
  • Utility knives
  • Saws
  • Screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers and wrenches

Sharp things that are not weapons, but are capable (with or without modification) of causing harm by penetration, such as:

  • Letter openers
  • Bodkins
  • Pointed metal scissors
  • Razor blades
  • Hypodermic needles (whether or not attached to syringes)

Blunt objects that can be used to bludgeon or threaten someone, such as:

  • Baseball, softball, and cricket bats, and similar items
  • Hockey and lacrosse sticks and similar items
  • Billiard, pool or snooker cues
  • Golf clubs
  • Any other piece of wood, metal or any other substance big enough to threaten someone

Flammable household goods like:

  • Aerosol containers, including cans of spray paint
  • Petrol and any other flammable liquid
  • Fireworks
  • Toy caps

Items that can be used to restrain someone, such as:

  • Cable ties
  • Handcuffs