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When travelling by plane, there are some rules you should remember. Some items are classified as prohibited items, weapons and dangerous goods that cannot be carried onboard an aircraft. If you have any of these items in your carry-on baggage, you will need to surrender these at the screening point.

Today, Knowinsider would like to introduce you some of the prohibited items when you are on the plane.

Items Which Cannot Be Carried In Hand Baggage

Personal Items

Lighters, Scissors-metal with pointed tips, Realistic replica of a toy weapon.

Sharp Objects

Box Cutters, Ice Axes/Ice Picks, Knives (any length and type except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery), Meat Cleavers, Razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors, Sabres, Sword

Sporting Goods

Baseball Bats, Bows and Arrows, Cricket Bats, Golf Clubs, Hockey Sticks, Lacrosse Sticks, Pool Cues, Ski Poles, Spear Guns.

Guns and Firearm

Ammunition, BB guns, Compressed Air Guns, Firearms, Parts of Guns and Firearms, Pellet Guns, Realistic Replicas of Firearms, Starter pistols.


Axes and hatchets, Cattle Prods, Crowbars, Hammers, Drills (including cordless portables power drills), Saws (including cordless portable power saws), Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits), Tools (including but not limited to wrenches and pliers), Wrenches and Pliers.

Martial Arts/Self Defense Items

Billy Clubs, Black Jacks, Brass Knuckles, Kubatons, Mace/Pepper Spray, Martial Arts Weapons, Night Sticks, Nunchakus, Martial Arts/Self Defense Items, Stun Guns/Shocking Devices, Throwing Stars

Prohibited items and weapons

Examples of items that cannot be carried onboard. It is indicated by the homeaffairs.gov.au, items that are a replica or imitations of these items are also prohibited.

Sporting goods, kitchen utensils, tools, and other items with sharp edges or points capable of injuring a person

axes, hatchets or similar

box cutters




ice axes and ice picks

ice skates

knives or knife-like (whether or not made of metal), including leatherworking knives

meat cleavers

metal cutlery

open/straight razors

rock climbing equipment such as pitons, hooks, hammers and bolts



screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers and wrenches

ski poles

utility knives

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Blunt items that are able to be used to bludgeon or threaten to bludgeon a person

baseball, softball and cricket bats

billiard, pool or snooker cues

hockey and lacrosse sticks

golf clubs

pieces of wood, metal or any other materials big enough to threaten a person

Household flammable goods

aerosol containers, including spray paint

petrol and any other flammable liquid


toy caps


firearms, flares, gun powders

daggers, flick-knives, star knives, shuriken throwing irons, stars, harpoons, sabres, swords and swordsticks and similar things and spears

disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases or sprays, such as mace, pepper or capsicum spray, tear gas, acid sprays and animal-repellent sprays

billy clubs, leather billies, blackjacks

martial arts equipment such as knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails and numchucks, kubatons, kubasaunts, night sticks and batons

ballistic knives and similar devices designed to discharge a projectile by means of an explosive or other propellant or mechanism, blow pipes, cross‑bows, spear guns, hunting slings, catapults, slingshots, bows and arrows

stun guns, cattle prods and tasers

dynamite, explosives (plastic or otherwise), blasting caps, blow‑torches, detonators, fuses and detonator cord, explosive flares in any form, grenades, mines and other explosive military stores, smoke cartridges

explosive flares in any form

smoke and infectious substances, eg. preparations of anthrax spores

chemicals toxins, eg. chemical warfare agents

As each of the airlines has its own regulations related to prohibited items, it seems that words in this article are not enough to list down all of them. Hopefully, this article is useful for you, especially when you plan to visit somewhere out of your country.
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