Melbourne Airport Arrivals & Departures


Flying from Melbourne Airport or looking to pick up or drop off a loved one? Consult the flight tracker on Flyparks below and read on to find out more information about Melbourne Airport arrivals and departures.

MEL Departures


Which terminal are departures at Melbourne Airport? 


With four terminals at the airport, T1, T2, and T3 will be for domestic departures, while T4 will be for Melbourne Airport international departures. 


Which terminal is international arrivals at Melbourne Arrival? 


Terminal 2 is where all Melbourne Airport international arrivals & departures will take place. All other terminals - T1, T3, and T4 - serve Melbourne Airport domestic flights. 


Where to pick up arrivals at Melbourne Airport? 


If you are picking up travellers from T1, T2, or T3, head to the designated pick-up zone on the ground level of these terminals, at the forecourt where there is a 1-minute pick-up zone. Terminal 4 passengers can be collected on Level 1 of the T4 Car Park. Follow the signs off Airport Drive. 

If your passengers are not ready to be collected, you can park in the Wait Zone located on Mercer Drive.  For 30 minutes, you can park here for free. From 30 minutes - 1 hour, you will be charged $4.00, and at an hour and above, terminal rates will apply. 


Is Terminal 1 in Melbourne Airport Domestic or International? 


Terminal 1 at Melbourne Airport will service domestic flights and travellers, specifically those flying Qantas or QantasLink. 

Is Terminal 3 domestic or international at Melbourne Airport? 


Terminal 3 is for domestic travellers, specifically those flying Virgin Australia, REX, and Skywest. 


How long does it take to get through customs in Melbourne? 


You should be aware that, generally, it will take at least an hour to an hour and a half for passengers to clear immigration at Melbourne Airport.  

To make the process hassle-free, make sure passengers have their custom(s) card filled out and ready. Additionally, if passengers are Smart Gate travellers they can utilise the SmartGate arrivals entrance by placing their passport into the scanning device and looking into the camera to have a face-passport match. Upon digital approval, the gate will open. Should you require assistance, an attendant is nearby to help. 

Find Parking at Melbourne Airport 


The airport recommends that you be present at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight time. Should your flight be delayed, we recommend that you still abide by this timeframe in case your flight changes terminals, or has additional modifications. Allow yourself time to park at Melbourne Airport. We recommend arriving at the car park 30 - 45 minutes before you need to be at the airport terminals, especially for those parking at an off-site car park. If you want affordable Melbourne Airport parking, consider the car parks below, only a few minutes away from the Melbourne Airport Terminals: 


Jetaway Airport Parking ($93.75 for 1 Week)


Jetaway prides itself on offering quality car parking Tullamarine long term at budget prices. The car park is open 24/7/365, and offers complimentary shuttle transfers in both directions.

At present, Jetaway does not offer covered parking. You can book parking at Jetaway Airport Parking on the Flyparks website. 

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 10 min shuttle

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Melrose Airport Parking ($126.75 for 1 Week)


Melrose Parking is another excellent choice for long stay parking Melbourne Airport with quick transfer times to and from the airport. Melrose currently offers only covered parking bays in an undercover facility.

While it's more expensive than other car parks, its proximity to airport terminals and excellent customer service make it a highly popular choice amongst travellers. To book a space at Melrose Airport Parking, click the button below and insert your dates, and you'll be on your way!

  • Hours: 04:00 - 02:00
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 8 - 12 min shuttle

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Please note that the information above is provided for reference only, and does not constitute travel advice. For the most recent and relevant information about Melbourne Airport, you should check their official website.


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