Some items are prohibited as carry-on baggage for safety and regulatory reasons.

Some examples of prohibited items are:

  • Knives
  • ‘Knee defenders’ or any device which restricts the recline of another customer’s seat
  • 'Leg hammocks' or any seat attachments which obstruct customer movement to aisles
  • Sharp objects or cutting implements of any kind and any length, whether of metal or other material
  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards) - also banned as checked baggage

For a full list of restricted items see:

Domestic restricted items

International restricted items

It’s your responsibility to understand these restrictions and put the items in your checked baggage. If restricted items are found they will be removed and not returned.

Declare your cash before you travel

If you’re planning to carry AUD $10,000 cash or more (or the equivalent in foreign currency) on a flight out of or into Australia, you must declare it.

You can fill out a declaration form and hand it to an Australian Customs or Border Force officer at the airport.

Find more information and download the form at Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).

See more information about carry-on baggage.


Please note:
We have extra requirements and restrictions for passengers carrying seafood, meat and frozen products.