Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Martial arts weapons

Can I take this item on a plane?

  • All martial arts weapons with blades are restricted from carry-on bags. This includes kamas, sai, ronin and shurken.
  • All martial arts bludgeoning weapons are restricted from carry-on bags. This includes nunchucks, dab bong, bo stick and rattan.
  • If the items are not an offensive weapon, items can be carried in checked-in luggage.

What are the restrictions?

  • Martial arts weapons cannot be taken in carry-on bags.
  • Allowed in checked luggage if they are not an offensive weapon.
  • Check if your item is an offensive weapon before traveling.

Why is this item restricted?

These items are weapons and cause harm to passengers and crew.

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.