All carry-on baggage must go through a security screening at the airport. For full details on which items are prohibited on Jetstar flights, including weapons and sharp objects, go to TravelSECURE. For Jetstar Japan (GK) flights, please see Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for more information. For Jetstar Asia (3K) flights, see Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

It’s your responsibility to understand these restrictions and plan accordingly. If restricted items are found, they will be removed and can’t be returned.

Items prohibited in flight

Any in-flight travel accessories or devices that fit into the following categories are prohibited for use onboard any Jetstar aircraft:

  • devices that attach to aircraft seats, or
  • are inserted between seats, or
  • may otherwise block access to seat rows or aisles.

Examples of these prohibited items include:

  • ‘Knee defenders’ or any devices that restrict the recline of another customer’s seat
  • 'Leg hammocks' or any seat attachments that obstruct customer movement to aisles
  • ride-on suitcases for children with an inflight bed or leg rest
  • inflatable cubes or cushions placed between a seat and the seat in-front
  • booster seats – approved car seats are permitted, for details see: What do I need to know about bringing a car seat on board
  • Similar travel accessories that attach to aircraft seats, are inserted between seats or otherwise block access to seat rows or aisles

Such devices can impede access to seats and aisles, damage aircraft seats and fixtures, block access to emergency equipment and impact safety.

Other prohibited items:

  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards) - also banned as checked baggage.
  • Certain electronic skateboards and scooters, view details.

Items prohibited on Jetstar Japan (GK) flights

If you are travelling on a Jetstar Japan (GK) flight, the below items are also prohibited:

  • all e-skateboards, e-unicycles, e-scooters
  • trikes
  • Segways
  • self-balancing devices (including hoverboards)

Visit the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for more information.

The above lists are not exhaustive, and the decision to permit the use of a particular travel device rests with the cabin crew.

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.