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Prohibited items & dangerous goods

Prohibited items

To ensure air travel remains safe, there are a number of items that are prohibited from being carried in your hand luggage because they present an aviation security risk. Examples of prohibited items that cannot be taken on board an aircraft as carry-on baggage include sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools, sharp items, blunt objects, flammable and household goods.

A list of prohibited items can be found on the Australian Government's TravelSECURE website.

Each airline operates under its own Conditions of Carriage, which may indicate what you cannot take on board or pack in your checked baggage. You should check with your airline if you are unsure whether you can take a particular item on board.

You will be asked to surrender any prohibited items found in your hand luggage when passing through security screening. Failure to surrender an item when requested will result in you being unable to pass through to the terminal’s secure area and to travel.

All items surrendered at the security screening points at Perth Airport managed terminals (T1, T2 and T3) are auctioned throughout the year, with proceeds raised going to children's charities, including for the purchase of essential medical equipment for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Dangerous goods

There are some items that aren’t meant to fly at all as they pose a health or safety risk when transported by air. They range from the obvious - such as explosives and dangerous or volatile chemicals such as petrol and strong acids - to seemingly innocuous everyday items that can cause problems if not handled correctly, such as aerosols and batteries.

For more information on what not to pack, please visit the Australian Government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) website and check with your airline prior to travel.