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Consumer Data Policy

Prohibited and Restricted Items, Consumer Data Policy

 Please read carefully and DO NOT pack any of these items into parcels being sent via BAGGAGE FREIGHT instant online booking system. If prohibited or restricted items are found in any of the parcels, penalties may be imposed and possibly imprisonment.

PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST - Applicable to all International shipments 

(May be applicable to domestic shipments in some instances) 

All of the items listed below are strictly prohibited from shipment and must never be shipped through our services. Failure to abide with this demand may result in your being prosecuted by the relevant authorities and imprisonment and/or severe fines may arise. In no case will the available insurances cover any of the prohibited items listed below.

  • All living animals and/or creatures of every description
  • Human or animal remains or ashes
  • Illegal goods (contraband)
  • Firearms, weapons or any item than could be used as a weapon, explosive devices, ammunition, or any parts hereof
  • Imitation (replica) or toy firearms
  • Aerosol cans/sprays
  • Dangerous Goods of every description
  • Dry ice
  • Engines, generators, and gear boxes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Food products of every description (whether perishable or not perishable)
  • Perishable goods such as, but without limitation, pharmaceutical products
  • Lithium batteries or products containing such batteries.
  • Alcoholic beverages of every description
  • Furs and/or ivory or items made here from
  • Tobacco and tobacco products of every description
  • Automotive panels
  • Antiques
  • Fine Art. “Fine Art” means paintings, etchings, pictures, tapestries and other bona fide works of art, valuable rugs, statuary, marbles, bronzes, rare books, antique silver, manuscripts, porcelains, rare glass and bric-a-brac, collections of books, mixed periodicals, photographs, slides, clippings and other articles of a similar nature including furnishings.
  • Deeds and/or securities and/or treasury notes and/or any other cash equivalents and/or tickets and/or vouchers and/or stamps and/or duty stamps and the like.
  • Designs and/or patterns and/or plans and/or manuscripts and all other documents.
  • Jewellery and/or watches of every description
  • Money and/or coins of every description.
  • Precious Metals. “Precious Metals” means silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium.
  • Precious Stones. “Precious Stones” means diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.
  • Semi-precious Stones. “Semi-precious Stones” means amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, carnelian, garnet, lapis lazuli, opal, pearls, rose quartz, topaz and tourmaline

* Some services may allow batteries however this must be checked with out team prior to booking as there are strict packaging guidelines and service limitations. 

* We will not accept any materials and products that may be dangerous or hazardous to handling staff

* We will not carry any substances classified as dangerous in the latest edition of the IATA publication

What are dangerous goods


Dangerous Goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or to property when transported by air.


A glance in the garden shed or under the kitchen sink will reveal a wide array of things which are potentially Dangerous Goods. A few examples of the more common types of items would include pesticides, petrol, acids, aerosols and bleaches etc. You may feel comfortable storing these items in your home or transporting them in your car on the way home from the shop because you know where they are and the risks associated with them in that situation. You take precautions such as putting them in a high cupboard or a locked shed, as you dread the thought of someone swallowing or mishandling them. However, move them into the unfamiliar environment of an aircraft flying high above the earth where they may be subject to severe atmospheric pressure and temperature variations as well as vibrations and many items behave in an unpredictable manner.

Everyday things which were never meant to fly

Lawn mower Cans Matches

Camping fuel containers (in almost all cases, these cannot be carried. You will have to settle for buying fuel at your destination)


Surfboard repair kits (the resin in these kits is highly flammable)


Corrosives such as acids, alkalis and mercury.

Security attache cases incorporating explosives and dye cartridges are forbidden

Machines with petrol powered engines (lawn mowers, whipper snippers, chain saws). These are not permitted as passenger's checked or carry-on baggage.

Fireworks, signal flares, sparklers or explosives (these are generally forbidden and in fact most Australian states require permits for the possession of fireworks)

Fuel, paints, lighter refills, matches


Drain cleaners and solvents

Spray cans, butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, CO2 cartridges

Self inflating life vests

Ammunition, gunpowder, mace, tear gas or pepper sprays are generally forbidden

Dry ice, gasoline powered tools, wet cell batteries and camping gear with fuel.

Radioactive materials


Infectious substances.


Non-radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (including aerosols) such as hairsprays, perfumes, colognes and medicines containing alcohol.


Consumer Electronic Devices containing Lithium metal or Lithium ion cells or batteries such as watches, calculating machines, cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, camcorders etc.


Lithium or lithium ion batteries - We do not send Any items containing batteries, these will be removed & penalties may apply


Christmas Crackers, bon bons - unassembled - construct your own


 This information has been provided by the Australian Government,  Department of Infrastructure and Transport