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Restrictions flying from Australia

  • Duty free items are subject to the same rules as other liquids, aerosols and gels.
  • International passengers may purchase duty free liquid, aerosol and gel products in quantities greater than 100 millilitres after they have passed through the screening point at Australian international airports.

The key to duty free liquids, aerosols and gels is where the products are purchased. Travellers departing from an Australian international airport may purchase duty free liquid, aerosol and gel items after they have passed through the security screening point. Travellers who have purchased liquid, aerosol or gel duty free items off-airport should pack them into their checked baggage, and have the docket ready for inspection once through the screening point.

Passengers will not be able to carry individual items in excess of 100 millilitres through the security point. This includes duty free liquid, aerosol and gel items such as alcohol, perfume or cosmetics regardless of where they were purchased. These items will have to be surrendered at the screening point.

While not a complete list, some examples of liquid, aerosol and gel items that are commonly purchased at duty free stores include:

  • alcohol, including spirits, wine and beer;
  • perfumes;
  • cosmetic and toiletry items including moisturisers, lipsticks, lip balms, and liquid-solid make-up.

For information on restrictions for flights inbound to Australia visit the inbound page.

For information on inbound transit requirements visit the inbound transit requirement page.

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Last Updated: 25 February, 2013