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What you cannot take on board Domestic flights

To comply with safety standards and protect against threats, there are several items that are prohibited from being carried in your hand luggage. These include prohibited items, weapons and dangerous goods.

Prohibited items

To ensure a safe journey, there are some items that are prohibited from being carried on-board. These are called prohibited items and include sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools, and other items with sharp edges or points capable of injuring someone. If you are not sure whether an item is prohibited, check with your airline, pack it in your checked baggage or leave it at home.


Weapons of any kind are not permitted to be carried on you or in your carry-on bag and onto an aircraft. Weapons include but are not limited to firearms, parts of firearms including ammunition, replica firearms and martial arts equipment. If you are not sure whether an item is a weapon or not, check with your airline or leave it at home. For further information about what you cannot take on board, including the current list of weapons, please visit the TravelSECURE website.

Dangerous goods

There are a range of items which are not permitted onboard an aircraft because they are considered a dangerous good. These goods may be explosive, flammable, magnetic, caustic or generally too dangerous to be taken on the aircraft. To find out more about dangerous goods, visit the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.