If you’re flying out to Australia after the 30th of March this year you’ll need to be aware of a number of new enhanced security procedures the Australian Government has introduced.

From 31 March 2007, the Australian Government will introduce enhanced security screening measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels that can be taken through the security screening point for passengers who are flying to and from Australia.

Liquids, aerosols and gels include, but are not limited to:

  • water and other drinks, soups, syrups, jams, stews, sauces and pastes; foods in sauces or containing a high liquid content;
  • creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils;
  • perfumes;
  • sprays;
  • gels including hair and shower gels;
  • contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foam and deodorants;
    pastes including toothpaste;
  • liquid-solid mixtures;
  • mascara;
  • lipsticks;
  • lip gloss or lip balm; and
  • Any item of similar consistency at room temperature.
  • Carry on Baggage Restrictions

  • All liquids, aerosols and gels must be carried in containers of no greater than 100mV3.30z capacity (approximately 100gm in weight).
  • Plastic bag dimensionsAll containers must fit comfortably in a transparent, resealable plastic bag.

  • The plastic bag must be no greater than 1 litre in capacity with a total outer edge measurement of no larger than 80cm.
  • There is a limit of one plastic bag per passenger.
  • The plastic bag must be removed from carry on baggage and presented to security personnel at the checkpoint for inspection and separate x-ray screening. Containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if only partially filled.
  • Medication and Baby Products

    Prescription medication and prescribed medical devices may still be carried on board. Reasonable amounts of non-prescription medication required for the length of the flight are permitted.

    Baby products to be consumed in-flight including baby milk, sterilised water, baby juice, baby food in liquid, gel or paste form and wet wipes may be carried on board. All medication and baby products may be subject to additional security checks.

    For further information on the Australian regulations you can visit dotars.gov.au.

    Information source: Qantas.com