Dangerous Goods

What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous Goods Regulations define items that may endanger the safety of passengers or an aircraft as 'dangerous goods'. These include obvious things such as petrol, butane gas, mace etc.

There are however a number of common items that are considered dangerous goods e.g. aerosols, cigarette lighters, portable battery powered devices, portable medical oxygen etc. These can be carried provided certain requirements have been complied with.

Any items carried are for personal use only. Commercial quantities are not permitted as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.

Forbidden Dangerous Goods

The information shown below summarises items that are forbidden.

Note: this list is not exhaustive and other items not shown may be forbidden.

Forbidden as passenger baggage:

  • Bleaching agents e.g. laundry bleach
  • Car batteries
  • Cook top lighters
  • Disabling devices (e.g. mace, pepper spray, etc) containing an irritant or incapacitating substance
  • Electro shock weapons (e.g. Tasers)
  • Fertilisers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable aerosol cans e.g. spray paint
  • Flammable gas cylinders/cartridges e.g. butane canisters, BBQ gas bottles
  • Flammable liquids e.g. methylated spirits, isopropanol
  • Flares
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Industrial cleaning products
  • Insecticides and weed killers
  • Lithium ion batteries exceeding 160Wh (not including mobility aid batteries)
  • Non-flammable gas cartridges over 28g e.g. soda stream canisters
  • Oil based paint
  • Party poppers (unassembled "make your own" party poppers/christmas cracker kits)
  • Petrol
  • Pool cleaning products e.g. chlorine
  • Security-type attache cases (e.g. cash boxes, cash bags, etc) incorporating dangerous goods, such as lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material
  • Self-balancing boards e.g. hoverboard
  • Self-inflating life rafts
  • Sparklers

What you can carry and where

Important: The carriage of lithium battery powered portable electronic devices is limited to 15 devices per passenger, including medical devices, portable tools etc.

Aerosols – non-flammable gas

Airline Approval Required - No Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • for sporting or home use
Alcoholic beverages

Airline Approval Required - No Checked Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Alcohol over 70%: not permitted
  • Alcohol between 24%-70%: maximum 5L per passenger*
  • Alcohol under 24%: no quantity limit applies to checked baggage*
  • Alcohol must be securely sealed in retail packaging
* Security requirements limit all liquids in carry-on baggage on international flights to 100ml per item
Ammunition (cartridges for weapons)

Ammunition must be carried in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the country you are travelling to, from or through. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure all relevant import/export permits, licence and documentation (including Australian requirements) are obtained prior to travel.

Further restrictions also apply to the following:

  • Singapore
  • South Africa

If you are carrying firearms, please refer to the Firearms section for further information.

Important

Ammunition must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Holder of a valid firearms licence, permit or enforcement agency identification. You will be asked to present it at check-in.
  • Allowed up to 5kg gross per person. Allowances cannot be combined in the one suitcase.
  • Securely packaged, individually separated within the container.
  • If ammunition is packed within a locked firearms case, the ammunition must be in a separate locked container.

Singapore - Carriage of Firearms and/or Ammunition

Singapore authorities require passengers carrying firearms and/or ammunition travelling to, from or through Singapore to obtain an approval.

For more information and the application form, refer to Singapore - Carrying Ammunition and/or Firearms.

Important

Requests must be received no later than 7 working days prior to the date of travel.

South Africa - Carriage of Ammunition

In accordance with the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000), when travelling to, from or through South Africa, a 200 round restriction is applicable.

For more information refer to 'Carrying Ammunition and/or Firearms on the Qantas Group Network'.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Avalanche rescue backpacks

Important

Avalanche rescue backpacks must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Only one per passenger is permitted;
  • only fitted with one cylinder of division 2.2, non-flammable, non-toxic gas; and
  • fitted with pressure relief valves on the airbags.

If a pyrotechnic trigger is fitted:

  • no more than 200mg of division 1.4S explosive is permitted; and
  • the backpack must be packed so that it cannot be accidentally activated.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Baggage tracking devices

Baggage tracking devices are battery operated devices which notify and alert the location of baggage.

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The mobile app must be turned off.
  • Refer to section Batteries - spare/loose, powerbanks.
Batteries – spare/loose, powerbanks

Important

No more than 20 spare batteries in total, for personal use, are permitted per passenger. All other battery restrictions still apply e.g. no more than two spare lithium batteries exceeding 100Wh and up to 160Wh, are permitted and forms part of the total carried.

A combination of batteries may be carried e.g. 10 x 98Wh lithium ion + 2 x 138Wh lithium ion + 2 x 12V & 98Wh non-spillable + 6 x alkaline.

Note: Watt hours (Wh) are determined by multiplying the voltage (V) by the amp hours (Ah). ie. 12V x 5Ah = 60Wh

Alkaline and all others

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Other batteries can include Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride etc

Requirements

The battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

Lithium Ion batteries (rechargeable) - not more than 100Wh

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

The battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

Lithium Ion batteries (rechargeable) - exceeding 100Wh and up to 160Wh

Important

Lithium Ion batteries must be declared during check-In

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • No more than two spare batteries.
  • The battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

Lithium ion batteries over 160Wh are forbidden as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.

Email dg@qantas.com.au to request an airline approval.

Lithium Metal batteries (non-rechargeable) - containing up to 2g of lithium metal

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

The battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

Non-spillable batteries up to 12V and 100Wh

Important

Non-spillable batteries must be declared during check-In

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • Up to two per passenger.
  • The battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.
Camping stoves and liquid fuel containers

Important

Camping stoves and liquid fuel containers must be declared during check-in

If the item has not been flushed or any fuel smell is detected during the check-in process (including an inspection), the item will be denied carriage.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

To request an airline approval, complete and return the declaration form to dg@qantas.com.au.

Chemical agent monitoring equipment

Important

Chemical agent monitoring equipment must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

Carried by staff members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on official travel.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Cigarette/Zippo lighters and safety matches

Important

Smoking in the aircraft at any time is strictly prohibited. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and personal vaping devices.

Strike anywhere matches, book matches, lighter fuel, lighter refills, blue flame lighters, laser plasma lighters and cigar lighters are forbidden.

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • One per passenger and must be kept on one's person (in a pocket).
  • Lighter cannot contain unabsorbed liquid fuel, other than liquefied gas.
CO2 non-flammable gas cartridges

Important

CO2 non-flammable gas cartridges must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Up to four cartridges are permitted per passenger.
  • Up to 28g or 50ml per cartridge.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Dry ice (cabon dioxide, solid)

Important

Dry ice must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Up to 2.5kg is permitted per passenger.
  • Carried in a bag/package that permits the release of the CO2 gas.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Dry shipper - insulated packagings containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Dry shippers containing dangerous goods are not permitted.

e-Cigarettes, personal vaping devices

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

The use and charging of all e-cigarettes and other personal vaporisers are forbidden on board an aircraft.

Electronic devices (portable) powered by batteries

Important

The US and UK have implemented new travel requirements that restrict the carriage of electronic devices larger than a smartphone in the cabin of inbound flights from some Middle Eastern airports. There are no impacts to Qantas customers travelling on Qantas operated services.

however we encourage customers travelling with codeshare and interline partners to the US or UK to check the requirements of that airline.

Note: Watt hours (Wh) are determined by multiplying the voltage (V) by the amp hours (Ah). ie. 12V x 5Ah = 60Wh

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - not more than 100Wh in a device

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These batteries are usually used in small electronic devices e.g. mobile phones, laptops, tablets, game consoles, model aircraft, CPAPs, oxygen concentrators etc.

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - exceeding 100Wh and up to 160Wh in a device

Important

Lithium-ion batteries in devices must be declared during check-in.

Devices containing lithium-ion batteries over 160Wh are not permitted as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These batteries are usually for commercial cameras, commercial remote control aircraft etc.

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Lithium-metal batteries in devices (non-rechargeable) - not more than 2g of lithium metal per device

Important

Devices containing lithium-metal batteries with a total lithium metal content over 2g are not permitted as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These batteries are usually for hearing aids etc.

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

Non-spillable batteries in devices - maximum 12V and 100Wh

Important

Non-spillable batteries in devices must be declared during check-in

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These batteries are commonly called sealed lead acid, gel cell, dry cell etc.

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

Engines - Internal combustion

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

Email the completed declaration form to dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons

EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons containing lithium-metal batteries - under 2g lithium metal content

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

Devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons containing lithium-metal batteries - more than 2g and up to 8g of lithium metal content

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • Only permitted for carriage within Australia;
  • one device permitted per passenger; and
  • devices containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Firearms

All firearms, including airsoft and paintball guns, and ammunition must be carried in accordance with the regulatory requirements of the country you are travelling to, from or through. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure all relevant import/export permits, licence and documentation (including Australian requirements) are obtained prior to travel.

Further restrictions also apply to the following:

  • Dubai (QF8000 series flight numbers)
  • Singapore

If you are carrying ammunition, please refer to the Ammunition section for further information.

Important

Firearms must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Holder of a valid firearms licence, permit or enforcement agency identification (you will be asked to present it at check-in).
  • The firearm must be unloaded; and
  • packed in a hard or soft locked case.

Dubai - Carriage of firearms and/or ammunition

Dubai authorities require passengers carrying firearms and/or ammunition to, from or through Dubai to obtain approval. See below links for the applicable approval process:

Important

Firearms and ammunition presented at check-in without the necessary Dubai approval, will result in delays and/or denied carriage.

Singapore - Carriage of Firearms and/or Ammunition

Singapore authorities require passengers carrying firearms and/or ammunition travelling to, from or through Singapore to obtain an approval.

For more information and the application form, refer to Singapore - Carrying Ammunition and/or Firearms.

Important

Requests must be received no later than 7 working days prior to the date of travel.

Fridge (camping fridge)

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • contain less than 12kg of non-flammable gas eg R134a

Note: The type and quantity of non-flammable gas may be printed on the equipment specification plate on the fridge

Fuel cell systems, and spare fuel cartridges in portable electronic devices

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • up to 200ml of fuel or 200g for solid fuel or 120ml liquefied gas

Important

Only two spares are permitted per passenger in carry-on baggage.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au for information.

Gas camping stoves

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

If any gas smell is detected during the check-in process (including an inspection) the item will be denied carriage.

Flammable gas canisters are forbidden.

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • One permitted per passenger.
  • The safety must be securely fitted over the heating element.
  • No spare gas canisters are permitted.

Important

These hair curlers must not be used on board the aircraft at any time.

Heat producing items

Important

Heat producing articles e.g. diving lamps, soldering irons etc., must be declared during check-in.

Devices containing flammable gas canisters are forbidden.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The battery or heat producing component must be isolated from each other e.g. remove battery;
  • the removed battery must be in carry-on baggage only; and
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Light bulbs – energy efficient lamps

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

Must be in retail packaging for personal or home use.

Magnetic material

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Any item that can cause more than a 2 degree swing on a compass is not permitted as passenger baggage.

Requirements

  • place the package on the ground (by itself) and orientate it East/West
  • hold a compass at least 2m from the surface of the package
  • ensure magnet does not make the needle on the compass move more than 2 degrees
Medical equipment (portable) powered by batteries

Note: Watt hours (Wh) are determined by multiplying the voltage (V) by the amp hours (Ah). ie. 12V x 5Ah = 60Wh

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - not more than 100Wh in medical equipment

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These batteries are commonly used in medical equipment e.g. CPAPs, Oxygen Concentrators, Ventilators etc.

Information on frequently used equipment is available in the CPAPs and Oxygen Concentrators Medical Equipment List.

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - exceeding 100Wh and up to 160Wh in medical equipment

Important

Lithium-ion batteries in medical equipment must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Lithium-metal batteries in medical equipment (non-rechargeable) - exceeding 2g and up to 8g of lithium metal per device

Important

Lithium-metal batteries in medical equipment must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

When packed in checked baggage, equipment containing batteries must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Mobility aids/wheelchairs

Lithium-ion battery for a collapsible mobility aid

Important

Battery powered mobility aids must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

A mobility aid that is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user.

Requirements

  • The battery must be removed from the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals; and
  • the battery must be protected from damage e.g. individually carried in a protective pouch.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Lithium-ion battery enclosed in a mobility aid

Important

Battery powered mobility aids must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The battery must remain securely attached to the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. in a container etc; and
  • the ON/OFF switch must be in the OFF position.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Lithium-ion batteries enclosed in the wheels

Important

Battery powered mobility aids must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

Requirements

  • must not be collapsed;
  • the wheels containing the batteries must remain attached to the mobility aid;
  • must be turned OFF; and
  • the ON/OFF button on the wheels must be protected e.g. taping a piece of sturdy cardboard/plastic over the button

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Nickel metal hydride/nickel cadmium batteries collapsible mobility aid

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

A mobility aid that is specifically designed to allow its battery(ies) to be removed by the user.

Requirements

  • The battery must be removed from the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals; and
  • the battery must be protected from damage e.g. individually carried in a protective pouch.

Nickel metal hydride/nickel cadmium batteries enclosed in a mobility aid

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The battery must remain securely attached to the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. in a container; and
  • the ON/OFF switch must be in the OFF position.

Non-spillable battery for a collapsible mobility aid

Important

Non-spillable batteries can also be known as sealed lead acid, dry cell, gel cell etc.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements - battery removed from the aid

  • Travel within and outside of Australia.

    The battery must be removed from the aid and packed in a strong rigid container; and
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. taping over the exposed terminals.

Requirements - battery remains securely attached to the aid

  • Travel within Australia only.
  • The battery must remain securely attached to the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected e.g. in a container; and
  • the ON/OFF switch must be in the OFF position.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Non-spillable battery enclosed in a mobility aid

Non-spillable batteries can also be known as dry cell, gel cell and sealed lead acid.

Important

Battery operated mobility aids must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The battery must remain attached to the aid;
  • the battery terminals must be protected from short circuit eg. in a container; and
  • the ON/OFF switch must be in the OFF position.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Oxygen or air gaseous cylinders for medical use

Important

Carriage of portable oxygen or air cylinders is only permitted for medical use.

Medical oxygen cylinders must be declared during check-in and must travel in carry-on baggage only.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • only BOC, Air Liquide and SupaGas cylinders are accepted;
  • each cylinder must not exceed 5kg (typically size 'C' cylinders); and
  • the valve/regulator must be fully protected.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Pacemaker (radioisotopic cardiac)

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - No

 

Permitted on one's person

Power tools (battery operated)

Note: Watt hours (Wh) are determined by multiplying the voltage (V) by the amp hours (Ah). ie. 12V x 5Ah = 60Wh

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - not more than 100Wh contained in/attached to the tool

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The ON/OFF switch must be protected from turning on e.g. taped;
  • the tool must be securely contained in either a hard/moulded case or a sturdy box; and
  • only one tool per box ,or two are permitted if the hard case is specifically moulded to securely fit two tools.

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - not more than 100Wh removed/detached from the tool

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

All terminals must be protected e.g. in retail packaging, taped, in a plastic bag etc.

Note: All tools (minus the battery) must be carried in checked baggage only.

Spare and removed batteries - not more than 100Wh

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

All terminals must be protected e.g. taped, in a plastic bag etc.

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - more than 100Wh and up to 160Wh contained in/attached to the tool

Important

Lithium-ion batteries must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • The ON/OFF switch must be protected from turning on e.g. taped;
  • the tool must be securely contained in either a hard/moulded case or a sturdy box; and
  • only one tool per box, or two are permitted if the hard case is specifically moulded to securely fit two tools.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable) - more than 100Wh and up to 160Wh removed/detached from the tool

Important

Lithium-ion batteries must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

All terminals must be protected e.g. taped, in a plastic bag etc.

Note: All tools (minus the battery) must be carried in checked baggage only.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Spare and removed batteries - more than 100Wh and up to 160Wh

Important

Lithium-ion batteries must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - No

 

Requirements

  • Up to two per passenger; and
  • all terminals must be protected e.g. taped, in retail packaging, in a plastic bag etc.

Note: All tools (minus the battery) must be carried in checked baggage only.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Samples/specimens (non-infectious) packed with small quantities of flammable liquid

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • No more than 30ml of liquid per inner container; and
  • no more than 1L per package.
Self-inflating safety devices (life jackets, airbag vests/jackets)

Important

Self-inflating safety devices, such as life jackets, airbag vests for motorcycles, horse-riding etc, must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • No more than one self-inflating safety device per person.
  • No more than two CO2 (carbon dioxide) non-flammable gas cartridges (2.2) fitted in the self-inflating safety device.
  • Up to two spare cartridges are permitted.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Smartbags

Important

Baggage fitted with non-removable lithium batteries or powerbanks are forbidden.

Requirements

Batteries or powerbanks fitted in a bag that are used to recharge portable electronic devices e.g. via USB style port::

  • batteries or powerbanks must be removed from the bag.
  • Refer to section 'Batteries- spare/loose, powerbanks' for additional carriage requirements.

Batteries or powerbanks fitted in a bag that are used to power inbuilt electronic bag functions e.g. bag tags, ride on bag etc.:

  • lithium batteries or powerbanks must be removed from the bag.
  • Refer to section 'Batteries- spare/loose, powerbanks' for additional carriage requirements.
  • Non-lithium batteries/powerbanks can remain fitted in the bag and carried as carry-on or checked baggage.
Thermometers and barometers

Medical or clinical thermometer

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Only one mercury style thermometer per passenger;
  • contained in a protective case;
  • for personal use.

Mercury barometer or thermometer

Airline Approval Required - Yes  Carry-on Baggage - No Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These items can only be carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency.

Requirements

  • Must be packed in a leak proof puncture resistant bag; and
  • then packed in a strong container.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

Toiletries and medicinal articles

Airline Approval Required - No  Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

These include medicinal items and toilet articles. Toiletries are classed as items which can be applied to the body eg. aerosol deodorants, hair sprays, perfumes, colognes, shaving gels, etc.

Requirements

  • No more than 500g/500ml per item^.
  • All items together must not total more than 2kg/2L.
  • Aerosols nozzles must be protected eg. cap.
^ Security requirements further limit liquids, aerosols and gels on all international flights to 100g/100ml.

Dangerous Goods that are not permitted in passenger baggage may be accepted as dangerous goods freight. For information, contact your local Qantas Freight Office or dg@qantas.com.au.

Further information about Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations describe in detail what Dangerous Goods may be transported by air, in what quantities, and how they should be packed. For details on how to safely transport your Dangerous Goods, contact your local Qantas Freight Office.

Important information about electronic devices

Qantas Group customers are advised to refer to the Product Safety Australia website for a list of electronics and technology devices, including laptops, that have been recalled due to faults including battery issues.

Customers planning to travel with these devices should refer to the original manufacturer for further information and recall instructions.