Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Mobility aids - walking sticks and crutches

Can I take this item on a plane?

Mobility aids, such as walking sticks and crutches, are allowed in carry-on if they are to assist you with your mobility; and they are constructed of lightweight material.

What are the restrictions?

You may be requested to relinquish any mobility aid that you have as a carry-on item that:

  • Is not used to assist with your mobility, or
  • Could be used as a bludgeoning weapon.

Why is this item restricted?

This item is restricted only if it could be used as a bludgeoning weapon to cause harm to passengers and crew.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.