Liquids, aerosols and gels

There are government limits to the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels that you can have in your carry-on baggage when you’re departing from an international terminal. These limits also apply to domestic flights departing from an international terminal.

  • Products must be in containers of 100ml or less (broadly equivalent to 100 grams or less) and carried together in a transparent, resealable plastic bag
  • The bag's sealed area must add up to no more than 80cm (eg, 20 x 20cm or 15 x 25cm)
  • Only one bag is allowed for each passenger, with exceptions for carers who may carry the bags of the people in their care, including children

Medication, baby milk or food and food for special dietary requirements are exempt.

For up to date information visit the Australian Government's Travel Secure list, Singapore Airport Guidelines or government regulations of the country you’re travelling from.

Powders

For International flights departing Australia, in addition to taking out your liquids, aerosols and gels, you will need to remove powders from your carry-on baggage and place them separately in a tray for X-ray examination.

Medication and organic powders such as baby milk or food and food for special dietary requirements are exempt.

Limits now apply to the amount of inorganic powder that you can take on board the aircraft with you. These include things such as sand, salt, talcum powder and some types of make-up.

  • You are now only allowed to carry 350ml or 350gm of inorganic powder per person through a screening point.
  • You cannot tip powders out to fall under the 350ml/gm threshold as the restriction is calculated on total container volume.

What is an inorganic powder?

A powder not consisting of, or derived from, living matter. The most common example is salt.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the full limitations, check the Australian Government's Travel Secure list.

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