Security & Customs

Sunshine Coast Airport takes security very seriously and the safety of the airport precinct is of the highest priority. Sunshine Coast Airport works closely with all government regulators relating to aviation safety and security.

Checked bag screening is in operation as per the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 & Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of aircraft or persons on board an aircraft.  Please contact the airline you are flying with for details of prohibited and allowable items. Alternatively please visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website for further details.

Inappropriate Jokes and Comments

Any comment made, even if in jest, regarding the possession or knowledge of possession of a weapon or explosive device will be taken seriously and may result in prosecution and/or refusal by the airline to carry you as a passenger.

Unattended Items

Luggage and personal items should, under no circumstances, be left unattended.  Leaving an item unattended may result in prosecution. Please ensure that all baggage has your name and home address details on the inside and your name and destination displayed on the outside.  Airlines provide luggage tags at the check-in counters for this purpose.

Filming and Photography

Passengers and visitors may take cameras into the Departures lounge, however photos may not be taken of check-in counters, check-in staff, security procedures or security staff.

For any other filming or photography at Sunshine Coast Airport contact the Airport Management Office at

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