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Update to Virgin Australia's Privacy Policy


Liquid, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) Restrictions

There are government restrictions in place that limit the quantity of liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGs) you can carry onboard international flights. This applies to carry on baggage only when travelling internationally, and may apply when transiting through International airports. 

Guests are permitted to carry liquids, aerosols, and/or gels (with caps) in containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each. All containers must fit comfortably inside a single one litre transparent resealable plastic bag, which must be completely sealed. Each guest is permitted up to one bag and this bag may need to be presented separately at the security screening point. 

These restrictions apply to (but are not limited to) the following items:

  • Beverages and food (in sauce/liquid form);
  • Shampoo and soap;
  • Perfume and deodorant;
  • Cream, lotion and oil;
  • Paste, including toothpaste;
  • Lip balm, lip gloss and lip stick;
  • Hair gel, hair spray or other items of a similar consistency. 

Virgin Australia recommends that only essential items are carried with you on board and all other liquids, aerosols and gels, be placed in checked baggage prior to check in. Guests will not be permitted past the security screening point with liquids, aerosols and gels in excess of the amounts stipulated above – nor will they be able to access their checked baggage after check-in.

For items purchased at airport retail outlets including Duty Free items, providing they are contained within a secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs) and accompanied by proof of purchase receipt, such items are permitted to be cleared through the security screening point within the airport Passengers should note that if you are transiting through an international airport to reach your final destination, despite being screened at Australian screening points, such LAGs may be confiscated at other overseas airports transit screening points.

Exceptions are available for guests with medical conditions (supporting documentation may be required) and quantities of baby food required for the flight.

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