Australia’s Powder Restrictions
This is to inform that effective from 30 June 2018 , there are some changes to the screening process at Australian airports. Passengers will be required to present all powders in their carry-on baggage separately for screening.
There will be quantity restrictions on some types of powders but most common powders remain unrestricted.
All international departing flights from Australian Airport will have restrictions for limiting inorganic powders to volumes less than 350ml per passenger in the aircraft cabin.
There is no quantity restriction for organic powders such as food products, powdered baby formula, coffee and sugar.
Okay then, what type of powders are restricted?
Powder is classified into 02 types :
01) Organic Powder
02) Inorganic Powder
01) Organic Powder :- Which Includes Powdered baby Formula , Powdered Food , Coffee ,Protein Powder etc. which are fine.
Restriction apply on :
02 ) Inorganic Powder – Which includes such as Salt , Salt scrub , Sand , Some talcum powders , Some powders of deodorant etc .
That means traveling parents don’t have to worry about a limit on the amount of baby formula. They can bring it in plane, as baby formula is considered organic. The same goes for protein powder and flour, sugar, coffee and spices.
If the powder is inorganic, you won’t be able to fly with more than 350g in total (or 350mL).
There’s no limit to the number of containers you can pack, but the total amount can’t exceed 350g.
Importantly, the quantity will be calculated on the total container volume, so “passengers cannot tip powders out to fall under the 350mL threshold,” according to the regulations.
While powders will have to be presented separately at airport security. Unlike liquids, you won’t have to put them in a separate, resealable plastic bag.
What Are the Powders , Liquids , Gels or aerosol ?
Powders, liquids, aerosols and gels are:
- Liquid—a substance that is liquid at room temperature.
- Aerosol—a substance kept in a container under pressure.
- Gel—a jelly-like substance.
dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a
solid substance (for example, flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices,
powdered milk, baby formula or cosmetics). Powders may also be presented
in clumpy, grain, or compressed material forms.
Note: Inorganic powder is a powder not consisting of, or derived from, living matter.