Persons in possession of weapons and travelling between Queensland and other States/Territories will be required to comply with Commonwealth legislation for the carriage of weapons and ammunition on aircraft.
You will be required to obtain the permission of the owner or operator of the aircraft as provided for in section 23 of the Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991. Further, section 22D of the Air Navigation Act 1920 provides that competitors must ensure the weapon is not carried on board the aircraft. Generally, this means the weapon will be required to be stored in the hold of the aircraft, unloaded and in an appropriate storage container.
Persons intending to carry ammunition on an aircraft can do so as long as they:
- only carry up to 5kg of ammunition
- obtain the permission of the airline company; and
- the ammunition is boxed in the manufacturer’s packaging.
If you intend to carry more than 5kg of ammunition per person, section 23 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 provides that the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority is also required
For further information go to www.casa.gov.au.