Tips for going through security and travelling with children

  • Arrive one hour prior to your flight when flying with children, have special needs or you have an international connection.
  • Always pack your own baggage.
  • Place personal items including valuables, keys, coins, mobile phones and medication in your carry-on baggage rather than keeping them in your pockets.
  • Don’t over-pack carry-on baggage as you may have to take an item out for a physical inspection.
  • Laptop computers and aerosols must be removed and placed in a separate tray before x-ray screening. Divest these items into one the trays provided.
  • Sharp, cutting or stabbing implements such as credit card knives and leathermans should be packed in checked baggage.
  • Surrendered items will not be stored or arranged for return by the airline or airport.
  • Babies and infants must go through similar screening to adults.
  • Strollers and prams must be screened along with other carry-on baggage. Security personnel will guide passengers and visitors on this separate screening process.
  • Many airlines do not allow certain items in the cabin due to space and stowage constraints. If you are unsure, check with your airline before you travel.

For more information on what you can take through domestic security screening plus travelling with children please visit the TravelSECURE website.

Passenger security screening

  • Under Australian Federal law all passengers are subject to aviation security screening. All visitors who choose to go through security screening to farewell your family, friends and colleagues are also subject to screening.
  • Albury Airport uses walk-through metal detectors, x-ray machines and explosive trace detection (ETD) equipment to detect items specified in the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.
  • The screening point is equipped with seats and our screening staff will assist and make provision for people with mobility issues. Items such as prams, wheelchairs will need to be screened separately. Security personnel will guide passengers and visitors on this separate screening process.
  • Our screening officers' endeavour to treat all passengers with dignity and respect during these processes. For information on transporting specific devices and items on aircraft, contact your individual airline carrier. Further information can be found on the Australian Government National Security web page

Jokes and inappropriate comments

Jokes and inappropriate comments are taken seriously - any comment made, even if in jest, regarding the possession or knowledge of possession of a weapon or explosive devices will be taken seriously and may result in prosecution and/or refusal by the airline to carry you as a passenger.

Checked Bag Screening

This is an important aviation security measure that examines passengers' baggage to ensure that explosives are not taken on-board the aircraft.

Checked Bag Screening operates by using a number of methods including: X-ray examination, physical search and testing for chemical residues using explosive trace detection equipment.

If you're unsure about the types of goods you can take with you, please contact your airline.