Ammunition (cartidges for weapons) and firearms

Before flying, it's important to know how to pack your ammunition and firearms correctly while adhering to the dangerous goods regulations. 

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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's your responsibility to ensure all relevant import and export permits, licence and documentation (including Australian requirements) are obtained prior to travel.

What ammunition you can carry and requirements of how to pack:

Airline approval required Yes 
Carry-on baggage No
Checked baggage Yes
Ammunition requirements


  • Only ammunition cartridges for weapons or small arms of Division 1.4s, UN0012 or UN0014 is permitted. This excludes ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles. Primers are forbidden.
  • You must hold a valid firearms licence, permit or enforcement agency identification, which you'll need to present at check-in.
  • You can carry up to 5kg gross of ammunition (including packaging), per passenger. Allowances for more than one person must not be combined into one bag or container.
  • Ammunition should be securely packaged and individually separated within the container. Refer to Firearms for requirements of carriage

For more information refer to Carrying ammunition and/or firearms on the Qantas Group Network (PDF)Opens in a new tab or window

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.

Find out more information, Singapore - Carrying Ammunition and/or Firearms application form (PDF)Opens in a new tab or window

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

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 Freight Office.

Forbidden dangerous goods

For a summary of common items that are classified as dangerous goods view our prohibited and check with airline dangerous goods (PDF)Opens in a new tab or window - passengers are forbidden to carry them on an aircraft.

Important information regarding electronic devices

Qantas Group customers are advised to refer to the Product SafetyOpens in a new tab or window website for a list of products that contain dangerous goods that have been recalled due to faults.

If you're planning to travel with these products, refer to the original manufacturer for further information and recall instructions.