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Most people have done this at least once in their life, but it is in fact punishable by a fine. You are not permitted to have your suit case on a spare seat on a train in NSW. You are expected to put the luggage in the allocated space for bags. Yes, we agree with you, what space? Either way you may receive a fine if the carriage is inspected.

Also if you ever wanted to carry a plant pot on a TrainLink regional train, think again, here are the rules taken from

What you cannot take

For safety reasons, there are items that must not be included in checked or carry-on luggage.

Do not bring any of the following:

  • damaged or insufficiently secured and protected items
  • household items and appliances
  • plants and/or plant matter
  • perishable items including meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables
  • unaccompanied luggage items
  • motor vehicles or motorbikes.

Additionally, the following are classified as dangerous goods and are banned:

  • compressed gases – flammable, non-inflammable and poisonous
  • corrosives – acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries
  • explosives – munitions, fireworks and flares
  • flammable liquids and solids – lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners and fire-lighters
  • oxidising materials – bleaching powder and peroxides
  • poisons and infectious substances – insecticides, weed killers and live virus materials
  • firearms, spear guns, crossbows and knives
  • radioactive materials.

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