Prohibited items

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles

Devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • Compressed air and CO 2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Bows, cross bows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Not allowed in hand baggage

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Objects with a sharp point or a sharp edge

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Razor blades
  • Box cutters
  • Knives with blades of more than 6 cm
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum
  • Prohibited Articles on board Aircraft
  • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords and sables

Not allowed in hand baggage

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Stunning devices

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  • Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  • Animal stunners and animal killers
  • Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays

Not allowed in hand baggage

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Tools capable of causing injury / threatening aircraft

Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:  

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns

Not allowed in hand baggage

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Blunt instruments capable of causing injury when used to hit

Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  • Martial arts equipment

Not allowed in hand baggage

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Explosives and incendiary substances and devices

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition,
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Not allowed in handbaggage

Not allowed in checked baggage

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