Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
E-cigarettes, Vaporisers and Vapes

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, you can take an e-cigarette, vaporiser or vape on the plane, but it must be in your carry-on luggage. Do not pack these items in your check-in luggage.

What are the restrictions?

  • An e-cigarette, vaporiser or vape must be in your carry-on bag.
  • You must not store an e-cigarette, vaporiser or vape in your checked-in luggage.
  • You cannot use it while on the plane.

Why is this item restricted?

E-cigarettes, vaporisers and vapes contain a battery. Some types of batteries are at risk of exploding, catching fire, leaking acid or caustic chemicals, harming people and property.

E-cigarettes, vaporisers and vapes are the cause of an increasing number of fires and injuries to people. Due to the risk posed by these items the heating element or battery should be removed to prevent the Vape or e-cigarette from accidentally turning on.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.

What if my items are removed?

If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see:

Retrieving your removed items