Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Smart bags (with lithium battery)

Can I take this item on a plane?

Smart bags with lithium batteries that do not exceed 0.3g or 2.7Wh are allowed as carry-on or checked luggage.

What are the restrictions?

  • Batteries exceeding 0.3g or 2.7Wh must be removed and carried as "spares" in carry-on.
  • If batteries cannot be removed and they exceed 0.3g or 2.7Wh they cannot go onto a plane.

Why is this item restricted?

Some types of batteries can’t be taken onto planes because there are risks with them exploding, catching fire, leaking acid or caustic chemicals, harming people and property. It’s not safe to take them on the plane.

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.

What if my items are removed?

If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see:

Retrieving your removed items