Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Swords and sword sticks

Can I take this item on a plane?

Swords are not permitted in carry-on bag, but some swords may be carried in your checked-in luggage.

What are the restrictions?

  • Some swords may be carried in checked in luggage.
  • If you intend to travel with a sword contact your airline for advice.
  • Sword sticks are strictly prohibited.

Why is this item restricted?

These items are weapons and can 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.