Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Additional security measures in place at airports.
From 4 August adjusted security measures are being applied at the following airports: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, the Gold Coast, and Hobart.
These measures maintain an increased level of security, but will cause less delay for travellers.
Passengers are advised to follow the advice of their airline for how early they should arrive at the airport.
Allow plenty of time to clear security and check-in procedures.
Please cooperate with the guidance and directions from airport security guards and screening officers.
Events around the world continue to remind us about the importance of aviation security. Security measures are in place to ensure the safety and security of all travellers.
If you are planning to travel on an aircraft, it is important to be aware of the security measures in place. TravelSECURE provides a range of advice and tips to help you prepare for your journey and clear security checks quickly and easily. All travellers are required to undergo security screening at Australian airports.
Prior to your departure you can also confirm what security checks that apply to you by checking with your airline or airport of the country that you are travelling from.
Plan ahead prepare for your next journey and ease your travel experience.
Plan ahead. What items are allowed and how much can I take on board.
Be prepared. Find out more about airport screening processes.
Information to assist you.
Other advice for travellers
- If you have feedback on your screening experience, contact the relevant airport or airline directly
- Unsure if you can pack an item? Check the Can I pack that? dangerous goods app
- Smartraveller travel advice
- Bringing items into Australia
- Duty free concessions
- Travelling with reduced mobility or medical devices and aids
Information in other languages
Last Updated: 4 August, 2017
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