Dangerous goods ... what NOT to pack!

 

For more information, visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.

 

Can I take it?

Surprisingly, many seemingly harmless goods can be dangerous on board an aircraft.

You can help keep air travel one of the safest means of transportation by observing some basic rules.

An aircraft experiences dramatic variations in temperature and air pressure which can cause some items to leak or ignite,
so please...

 

Think before you pack

Any substance which, as presented for transport, is liable to explode, dangerously react, produce a flame, or dangerous emission of toxic, corrosive or flammable gases or vapours under conditions normally encountered in transport must not be carried on an aircraft under any circumstance.

The following is a list of goods which cannot be accepted for shipment by sea or air: aerosols, hair tonic/hair sprays, batteries, explosives, corrosives, perfume, massage oils, pressurised or unpressurised cylinders and/or similar type containers, firearms and ammunition, radioactive material, paint, fuel and/or fuel tanks, etc.

In addition a twenty four hour security holding period is mandatory.

Matches, Lighters...

Are forbidden in baggage because they may ignite by friction.

Flammable Liquids...

Fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.

Fireworks...

Signal flares and other explosives might detonate because of their sensitive nature.

Household Items and Industrial Products

Bleaches, drain cleaners, many aerosols, mercury and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.

Remember that this is not a complete list of hazardous materials. For more information, visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.

 

 

Carrying dangerous goods aboard an aircraft is an offence and may be subject to penalty. Consult your airline for further details.

 

For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.casa.gov.au/dg/luggage/index.htm" target="_blank">Civil Aviation Safety Authority</a> website.

For more information, visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.