With the G20 meeting coming up the Queensland Government has banned all manner of things in certain areas in Brisbane and Cairns: canoes, animals, insects, eggs...

Here's the list contained in schedule 6 of the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (Qld)

Canoes and eggs... really?

1 any of the following under the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997

(a)  a category A, B, C, D, E, H, M or R weapon

(b)  a restricted item

2  any of the following within the meaning of the Weapons Act


(a)  an antique firearm

(b)  a knife (see that Act, section 51(7))

(c)  a major component part of a firearm

(d)  a shanghai

(e)  a slingshot

(f)  a sword

3  any of the following—

(a)  a captive bolt humane killer

(b)  an explosive tool

(c)  a bow, whether a longbow, a compound bow or another type of bow

(d)  a spear gun

(e)  a replica of a firearm, crossbow, longbow or spear gun

(f)  an arrow

(g)  a blowpipe

(h)  handcuffs

(i)  a whip

(j)  a device capable of being used to interfere with broadcast or communication devices, including, for example, a communications jamming device

(k)  a cattle prod or other electrical device used for the management of livestock or other animals

(l)  an explosive, including, for example, fireworks or flares

(m)  glass bottles or jars

(n)  metal cans or tins

(o)  projectiles, including, for example, stones, ball bearings or eggs

(p)  hand tools

(q)  metal spikes, nails or tacks

a placard or banner to which a timber, metal or plastic pole is attached or a banner more than 100cm high by 200cm wide

a noxious or offensive substance, including, for example, urine or animal manure

an offensive weapon, including anything used as a weapon or capable of being used as a weapon, including, for example, a baseball bat or fence paling being carried by a person participating in an assembly

a graffiti instrument within the meaning of the Summary Offences Act 2005

a reptile, insect or other animal capable of causing physical harm if released in close proximity to a person

an item (including, for example, a lock-on device or sleeping dragon) capable of either of the following—

(a)  attaching a person to an object or another person

(b)  impeding removal of any locking or connecting device

a chain, cable or anything else capable of securing objects together for the purpose of causing an obstruction

a communication device, other than a mobile phone or other telephone, capable of being used to organise activity designed to disrupt any part of the G20 meeting, including, for example, a two-way radio or a loud hailer, whether powered or not

12  part or all of a traffic barrier

any of the following things capable, directly or indirectly, of disrupting any part of the G20 meeting—

(a)  a thing capable of emitting a sound loud enough to disrupt the part of the G20 meeting, including, for example, a horn or a hand-held marine warning device

(b)  a thing capable of emitting a sound that can distress or upset a dog or horse

(c)  a smoke bomb or other smoke device

(d)  an object commonly known as paint bomb, flour bomb or similar item capable of being thrown or propelled, including, for example, a paper bag containing flour that is intended to be thrown or a plastic container containing paint that is intended to be thrown

(e)  a thing that is not a weapon but is capable of being used to cause harm to a person

(f)  flammable substances

(g)  a laser pointer

(h)  a laser device capable of being shone onto an aircraft or of projecting an image

(i)  a thing capable of being used to climb a barrier

(j)  a thing capable of being used to construct a stage, platform, tripod or tower or a structure similar to a stage, platform, tripod or tower, other than a camera tripod 

14  a thing capable of disguising or concealing the identity of a person including camouflage paint or cream, a mask or a balaclava, but not including headwear, worn by a member of a religious group, of a type customarily worn by members of the group

15  a manually operated surf ski or surfboard, kayak, boat or canoe

16  a floatation device

17  a kite or other device suspended by airflow and controlled by a string or cord attached to it

18  a remotely controlled device, including a vehicle or a model of a vehicle, including, for example, any of the following operated by remote control—

(a)  a toy car

(b)  a model plane

(c)  a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle

19  a thing purporting to be a Commonwealth accreditation or access approval, that is not genuine

20  a thing purporting to be an identity card for an appointed person or a police officer, that is not genuine

21  any other thing prescribed under a regulation