- Bleach/oven cleaner
- Butane cartridges, refills/gas bottles
- Flares/ gunpowder
- Car/motorbike batteries
Forbidden and hidden dangerous goods
Forbidden dangerous goods
The information shown below summarises some common items that are classified as dangerous goods - passengers are forbidden to carry them on an aircraft:
- Party poppers/fireworks
- Fuel and petrol/oil based paint
- Gas canister exceeding 28g/50ml
- Insect sprays
- Paint stripper/hydrogen peroxide
- Pepper spray/mace
- Self balancing devices
Hidden dangerous goods
Passengers are permitted to carry certain dangerous goods provided specific requirements are complied with:
- Allowances are for personal use only.
- Commercial quantities are not permitted as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.
Important: It is the responsibility of the passenger to check carriage requirements of dangerous goods, as they may differ from other airlines and countries.
Dangerous Goods that are not permitted in passenger baggage may be accepted as dangerous goods freight. For information, contact your local Qantas FreightOpens external site office or email 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.
If you’re travelling with powerbanks and spare or loose batteries, please ensure they are packed into your carry-on baggage.
For further information on batteries and battery powered equipment, please view the CASA Safety Video - Travelling Safely with lithium batteriesOpens external site in a new window.
Any items carried are for personal use only. Commercial quantities are not permitted as passenger baggage and must be sent as freight.
Further information on 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 FreightOpens external site Office.
Important information regarding electronic devices
Qantas Group customers are advised to refer to the Product SafetyOpens external site website for a list of products that contain dangerous goods that have been recalled due to faults.
Customers planning to travel with these products should refer to the original manufacturer for further information and recall instructions.