Mobility Aids

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

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Lithium ion battery operated mobility aids

What batteries (easily removed) you can carry and requirements of how to pack:

Lithium-ion battery easily removed from a mobility aid

Important

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

Airline approval required Yes
Carry-on baggage Yes
Checked baggage No
Mobility wheelchair battery requirements

Requirements

  • the battery(s) must be removed from the mobility aid
  • the removed battery(s) must not exceed 300Wh
  • all the terminals must be individually protected to prevent short circuiting, e.g. taped
  • battery(s) must be protected from damage e.g. protective bag/pouch

Lithium-ion battery not easily removed from a mobility aid

Important

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

Airline approval required Yes
Carry-on baggage No
Checked baggage Yes
Mobility wheelchair battery requirements

Requirements

  • the battery(s) must be removed from the mobility aid with the terminals protected
  • if available, the aid's free-wheel mode must be actibated prior to loading
  • the aid must be switched off

Spare Battery(s) for a lithium ion battery mobility aid

  • maximum of one spare battery not exceeding 300Wh or two spare batteries each not exceeding 160Wh
  • battery terminals must be individually protected to prevent short circuiting, e.g. taped
  • battery(s) must be protected from damage e.g. protective bag/pouch
  • must be in carry-on baggage only

Non-spillable/Dry Cell battery easily removed from a mobility aid

e.g. AGM, Deep Cycle, SLA, NiMH, NiCad

Important

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

Airline approval required Yes
Carry-on baggage No
Checked baggage Yes
Wheelchair battery requirements

Requirements

  • the battery(s) must be removed from the mobility aid
  • the removed battery(s) must be packed in a strong rigid container with terminals protected

Non-spillable/Nickel metal hydride/dry battery operated mobility aids

Non-spillable/Dry cell battery not easily removed from a mobility aid

e.g. AGM, Deep Cycle, SLA, NiMH, NiCad

Important

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

Airline approval required Yes
Carry-on baggage No
Checked baggage Yes
Wheelchair battery requirements

Requirements

  • the battery must remain securely attached to the mobility aid with the terminals protected
  • if available, the aid's free-wheel mode must be activated prior to loading
  • the aid must be switched OFF

Spare battery(s) for a non spillable/Nickel metal hydride/Dry Battery mobility aid

  • maximum one spare Non-Spillable battery
  • maximum two spare Nickel-metal hydride / Dry batteries
  • must be packed in a strong rigid container with terminals protected
  • must be checked baggage only

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) - passengers are forbidden to carry them on an aircraft.

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.