Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods

Before flying, it’s important to check your baggage is packed correctly and adheres to the dangerous goods regulations set out to ensure safety onboard the aircraft.

Forbidden and hidden dangerous goods

Forbidden dangerous goods

Dangerous goods/hazardous materials are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or guests on board. The following dangerous goods classes have restrictions for air travel: corrosives, gases, flammable liquids, oxidising materials, organic peroxides, toxic substances, radioactive materials, infectious substances, explosives, miscellaneous including dry ice and petrol engines, flammable solids and magnetised materials. 

The information below shows examples of common items that are classified as dangerous goods. These are forbidden to be carried by passengers on an aircraft:

Hidden dangerous goods

Some commonly used items may contain dangerous goods. An indication can be a coloured ‘diamond’ displayed on the item.  For a list of some common items refer to our hidden dangerous goods (PDF)

What you can carry and where?

If you’re travelling with power banks and spare or loose batteries, they must be  packed into your carry-on baggage only. For further information view the CASA Safety Video - Travelling Safely with lithium batteries Damaged (e.g. swollen) or defective lithium batteries and power banks pose significant safety risks such as overheating, fires and are forbidden to be carried.

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 Freight office or email Dangerous goods


Things to know

Finnair operated Qantas flight (QF291, QF292, QF295 and QF296)

If you have a Qantas Dangerous Goods annual approval it will not be valid. If you don’t have one or require approval, we’ll review your item once you arrive at the airport. Allow time and ensure it is compliant with Finnair’s policy on travelling with restricted items

Important information regarding electronic devices

Qantas Group customers are advised to refer to the Product Safety 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.

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