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How to Travel With Powders Under New Australian Restrictions

 How to travel with powders under new Australian Government restrictions

What are the changes to travelling on flights with powders?

In a nutshell, the Australian Government are placing restrictions on inorganic powders taken onto planes as of June 30.

Just like liquids, gels and aerosols, any powders you’re carrying will need to be presented separately at security screening.

This applies to flights out of Australia and Australian domestic passengers departing from international terminals.

Plane flying over water and land

What powders are restricted on Australian planes?

Basically, restrictions apply to inorganic powders, see the table below for clarification on what is and isn’t ‘organic’.

Examples of organic and inorganic substances.

What is and isn’t restricted on flights. Source: Home Affairs

Inorganic powders include salt, talcum powders and cleaning products for example.

Lucky for us, protein powder is considered an organic powder and is therefore not restricted on flights, yay!

Our tips on flying with powdered supplements

To avoid confusion and stresses at security we’d recommend our various Sample Packs and capsulated product range when flying.

From your staple proteins such as WPI, Earth Protein, and Protein Matrix+ to Quick Protein Oats; there’s a Sample Packs to suit your needs. Capsules are also a great option as they take up very little space and involve no mess.

Another tip we have is to clearly label any powders you do take on board. Whether that be cutting out and sticking on product labels to ziplock bags or simply writing details on. However, the easiest solution is to take travel-sized packs that clearly state the contents of the powder.

If you need to take larger bags of proteins or aminos on your trip, just include them in your checked-in luggage instead. It’s a safer option than losing a big bag of quality Aussie made supps, right?

For further information on the impending changes, take a closer look at the Home Affairs website.

Travelling domestically is a great way to support our local communities have a look at our Seven Active Holidays to plan.

Row of empty seats on a plane

Can you take protein powder on a plane?

Breaking it down as simply as possible... yes you can take protein powder on a plane in Australia. This also extends to most other sports supplements.

We suggest leaving powders or capsules you take on a plane in their original packaging, and as always, be kind and courteous to any security officials who quiz you on it 👍

Ryan Bevan Head of Operations TGA

Ryan Bevan

Ryan Bevan works hard to ensure strict TGA compliance, coordinating with external consultants, and managing intricate documentation - all while drawing strength from Bulk Nutrients' exceptional Quality Assurance team.

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