Commitment to Security
Security remains a top priority at Perth Airport with security measures constantly monitored to ensure they continue to meet the strict regulations implemented by the Australian Federal Government.
Australian Federal Police and uniformed Western Australian Police Officers are also located on site.
Please follow directions from all security staff as this will ensure an efficient and safe travel experience.
Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off
Australian Government security requirements dictate that vehicles collecting or dropping off passengers at the front of the terminals must be attended at all times. The driver of the vehicle must remain with their vehicle and may only remain in the pick-up/drop-off area for a maximum of two minutes.
Any vehicle left unattended will be subject to an immediate fine and may be towed away.
Patrons and visitors to Perth Airport are encouraged to use the car parking options available to them at the airport if they wish to enter the terminals to greet or farewell passengers.
Filming & Photography
Video recorders and cameras may be carried within the terminal, however photos or footage of security screening equipment, security staff, Australian Customs processing staff or processes must not be taken at any time.
Baggage must never be left unattended in public areas. All such baggage will be treated as suspicious.
All belongings should be clearly tagged with your contact details and your destination displayed on the outside. Airlines supply luggage tags for this purpose and are available at the check-in counters.
Ensure that you pack your own bags and never take items on board an aircraft for other people.
Security Related Threats
Passengers and airport visitors are warned that all threats and comments made about the carrying of weapons or explosives - whether intended as a joke or not – will be taken seriously and may result in refusal of carriage onto the flight and prosecution by the Australian Federal Police.
Closed Circuit Television Monitoring (CCTV)
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) operates at Perth Airport as part of an ongoing Aviation Security initiative, targeting crime and aviation security related issues.
CCTV significantly increases the ability to monitor areas of the airport and act on any unlawful activity immediately, increasing the safety of passengers, visitors to the airport and employees.
Please ensure you do not carry any flammable liquids, gases or other dangerous goods with you or in your luggage.
These items are not allowed on aircraft as they are capable of posing a significant risk to health and safety when transported by air. Such items will be removed by security staff when detected.
Further information on dangerous goods can be found at www.casa.gov.au.
Prohibited Items in hand luggage
Bladed implements such as knives, letter openers, sharp scissors and tools are prohibited in hand luggage.
These items should instead be packed in your checked luggage for air travel.
If these items are not surrendered at the screening points the passenger is in breach of Australian Government regulations and the airline will not allow the passenger to travel. Please ensure no items are in your hand luggage before reaching the screening point otherwise detection of these items at screening points will require you to surrender these.
Items that are most frequently surrendered at Security Screening points include:
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- Swiss Army Knives/Leatherman
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- Box cutters/Stanley Knives
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- Kitchen/cooking Equipment
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What happens to surrendered items?
Items prohibited for air travel and surrendered at the security screening points within Terminal 1 (International) and Domestic Terminals 2 and 3 (Domestic Terminal) are auctioned bi-annually with all proceeds raised going towards the purchase of essential medical equipment for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.
Some Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders now have the option to self-process through passport control using SmartGate.
SmartGate is a simple, two-step process which performs the customs and immigration checks usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection Officer. It offers travellers arriving in Perth another safe, efficient way to clear through passport control.
To use SmartGate, travellers must also be aged 18 years or over and have completed their Incoming Passenger Card. For more information visit SmartGate
For further information click here.
National Security Hotline
Every piece of information that is received from members of the public today could be invaluable in keeping Australia safe from terrorism tomorrow.
It is often the smallest details that make the biggest difference.
If you see or hear something that just doesn't feel right, please call the National Security Hotline on:
1800 1234 00