New rules are coming into play that will restrict the amount of powder products you can include in your carry-on baggage when travelling internationally.
The Australian Government will be enforcing the new rules from June 30.
If you’re planning on travelling with inorganic powder products, which could include things like talcum powder, you’ll need to present them when you go through baggage screening. However unlike with liquids, you won’t need to put them in a bag.
You’ll only be able to carry a total of 350g of inorganic powders like salt, sand, some talcum powders and some powdered deodorant.
However organic powders like food and baby formula are fine and are not restricted.
Most cosmetics are not restricted, but no clear definitions on whether your bronzer or foundation will be ok have been provided. As we transition into these new rules you may want to play it safe and only carry small quantities, or put your makeup in your checked baggage.
These restrictions do not apply to domestic travel.
For more info please see the Australian Governmen's Travel Secure website.