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Cabin Baggage Restrictions

Dangerous items and Restricted Items – Cabin Baggage

Hand luggage items not allowed DO NOT pack the following items in your cabin luggage:

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 (but not limited to):

  • 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,
  • bolt and nail guns
  • bows, cross bows and arrows,
  • harpoon guns and spear guns, slingshots, catapults;

Stunning devices

Devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including (but not limited to):

  • 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;

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge

Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including (but not limited to):

  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,
  • ice axes and ice picks, crampons
  • 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,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • corkscrews and waiters mates
  • sharp-ended hiking/walking poles
  • arrows, darts
  • swords and sabres;

Workmen's tools

Tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including (but not limited to):

  • crowbars, large wrenches, chisels, spanners and other tools (with a shaft greater than 6cm)
  • 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,
  • hammer
  • Stanley knife type items
  • blowtorches,
  • bolt guns and nail guns;
  • magnetrons

Blunt instruments

Objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including (but not limited to):

  • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
  • martial arts equipment; (knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails and nunchuks)
  • bowling balls, curling stones
  • ice skates
  • fishing rods
  • all bats, racquets or sports sticks
  • snooker/pool/billiard cue
  • croquet and polo mallets
  • golf clubs
  • crowbar

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices

Explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including (but not limited to):

  • ammunition,
  • blasting caps,
  • detonators and fuses,
  • replica or imitation explosive devices,
  • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics, including party poppers, caps
  • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
  • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.
  • non safety matches
  • flammable liquid fuels
  • turpentine, paint thinner
  • alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume
  • oxidizers and organic Peroxides
  • poisonous / toxic solids, liquids and gases
  • biological samples for testing
  • corrosive materials
  • flammable and spontaneously combustible solids including items that react dangerously with water
  • radioactive materials

Further prohibited items can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries carried as spares or items powered by lithium batteries are subject to specific CAA regulations. Please refer to information provided on the Civil Aviation Authority website or contact your airline for further advice before travelling.

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