Dangerous goods/hazardous materials are items or substances that may endanger the safety of the aircraft or guests on board. The following dangerous goods have restrictions for air travel:
Dangerous goods that are not permitted
The following items must not be taken on board a Virgin Australia aircraft under any circumstance:
- Battery operated small recreational vehicles such as self-balancing boards, hover board, aero wheels.
- Batteries that are damaged, distorted, leaking, showing signs of corrosion or identified as defective and recalled by a manufacturer are not permitted for carriage.
- Bleaching or peroxide powders and liquids
- Cigarette lighters with blue flame and cigar lighters
- Coconut meat (Copra). Note retail packaged coconut products are permitted.
- Disabling devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance (e.g. mace, pepper spray)
- Engines – Petrol or gas powered equipment either new or used such as chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, generators
- Electro shock weapons (Tasers)
- Explosives such as fireworks, flares, sparklers, party poppers
- Fibre glass repair kits and resins
- Fire extinguishers
- Flammable aerosol cans (excluding toiletries)
- Flammable gas cylinders or cartridges
- Flammable liquids such as petrol, paint, lighter fluid, thinners, lacquer, glues
- Flammable solids such as fire starters, moth balls
- Industrial cleaning products
- Meals ready to eat (MRE)
- Poisons such as weed killers and insecticides
- Pool cleaning products
- Security type attaché cases containing dangerous goods such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices
- Strike anywhere matches
- Spillable batteries
Note: If you take dangerous goods on board, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.
Dangerous goods that are permitted
Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers if specific requirements and conditions are adhered to. This may include declaring the dangerous goods at check-in.
The information below outlines the conditions of carriage and if an item requires the operator’s approval.
Note: If you do not declare the carriage of dangerous goods that require the operator’s approval at the time of check in, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.
If your flight is to or from the United States, the penalties under US Federal law include five years' imprisonment and penalties of USD250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124).
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