Dangerous goods are items that could jeopardise the safety of our aircraft or passengers.

Our policy

The Jetstar dangerous goods policy is governed by the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and CASA Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

Certain dangerous goods are permitted on board as carry-on or checked baggage, but they must comply with specific requirements as outlined on this page.

Important: At check-in, you’ll need to declare that you’ve understood these requirements. Failure to check your baggage for dangerous goods or comply with civil aviation security regulations is a serious offence.

  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Gases
  • Infectious substances
  • Spare batteries
  • Magnetised materials
  • Miscellaneous including asbestos, dry ice
  • Oxidising materials
  • Oxygen
  • Organic peroxides
  • Radioactive materials
  • Toxic substances
  • Corrosives

Prohibited items

The following items are totally prohibited on Jetstar aircraft:

  • Security-type attaché cases incorporating dangerous goods (eg lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material)
  • Disabling devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance (eg mace or pepper spray)
  • Electroshock weapons (eg Tasers)
  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)
  • Laser plasma lighters
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices
  • Smart bags with non-removable batteries are not permitted to travel.

Internal combustion engines

Internal combustion engines are prohibited on flights operated by Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK) and Jetstar Pacific (BL). For flights operated by Jetstar Airways (JQ), refer to Qantas Dangerous Goods guide.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are used to power rechargeable electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and game consoles, mobility aids and assistive devices, and portable medical equipment including CPAP machines and oxygen concentrators.

If you’re travelling with a device containing lithium batteries, here are some things you need to know:

  • No more than 20 spare batteries in total, for personal use, are permitted per passenger. All other battery restrictions still apply.
  • All spare batteries must travel as carry-on baggage.
  • Batteries in checked baggage must have the ON/OFF switch protected to prevent accidental activation. 
  • Batteries between 101Wh and 160Wh (eg in medical equipment) require airline approval, which you can request by emailing dg@qantas.com.au.
  • Any batteries over 160Wh must be sent by Qantas Freight (except motorised mobility aids, see below).

Motorised mobility aids (including electric wheelchairs)

Motorised mobility aids (including electric wheelchairs) can be checked in, but they require airline approval in advance. To request approval, email dg@qantas.com.au and provide your full name, along with your mobility aid’s make and model, battery type, battery voltage (V) and battery amp hour (Ah) rating.

How do you calculate Watt hours?

Multiply the voltage (V) by the amp hours (Ah). For example: 12V x 5Ah = 60Wh.

Flight restrictions for Macbook Pros

Due to Vietnamese regulations, 15-inch Macbook Pros manufactured from September 2015 to February 2017 are banned on flights to and from Vietnam. This follows a recall notice issued by Apple. On all other flights they must be carried in your carry-on baggage and cannot be switched on or charged for the duration of the flight.

For more information, please visit the Product Safety website.

Firearms, ammunition and weapons

Different Jetstar flights have different requirements for carrying firearms, ammunition and weapons (see table below). 

Jetstar flight

Requirements for firearms, ammunition and weapons

Jetstar Airways (JQ) Jetstar Airways (JQ) may agree to carry firearms and/or ammunition as checked baggage. Any approved items need to be packed according to all applicable national and international laws and regulations. 

When travelling to, from or through Singapore; passengers must obtain approval to carry firearms and/or ammunition.

Firearms may not be checked through to your final destination.
Jetstar Asia (3K) Firearms are not permitted
Jetstar Japan (GK) Jetstar Japan (GK) does not carry firearms, or swords restricted by the Act Controlling Possession, etc of Firearms and Swords.
Jetstar Pacific (BL)  Firearms are not permitted

Check the Dangerous Goods Guide for further details.