Most Australian airports are currently experiencing heavily reduced capacity, in terms of servicing arriving and departing passenger flights, as well as freight traffic, due to efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. This has greatly impacted the number of vehicles parking in and around the airport zones, and has led to car park closures. In this blog post, we’d like to answer the questions most people are asking us about airport parking, and provide a series of links and resources to assist travellers whose plans have changed unexpectedly.
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All of the on-site car parks owned and operated by Adelaide Airport remain open at this time, however the bus services between the budget parking facilities and the terminals have ceased. If you require budget parking with an operational shuttle service, we recommend checking the availability of the off-site Adelaide Airport parking services.
The on-site car parks at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport are open, however it is not possible to book a space online. If you would prefer to reserve your parking spot in advance, we recommend considering independent Ballina Airport parking options for the best rates.
Due to diminished demand, Brisbane Airport has closed its budget park and ride facilities. Travellers who wish to book low cost parking are advised to seek alternative options in the meantime. To check the availability of car parks, please visit our Brisbane Airport parking page.
All three of Cairns Airport’s official car parks remain open, including the T1 Long Term Car Park, the T2 Long Term Car Park, and the Premium Covered Car Park. Online bookings can be made through the Flyparks website for both covered and uncovered Cairns Airport parking.
Facilities at Gold Coast Airport are open when passenger services are operating. The opening hours of many of the airport’s facilities have been reduced in response to the travel restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The car parks owned and operated by Hobart Airport are currently open. The airport has extended its free parking offer until the 30th of June 2020.
All the car parks at Launceston Airport remain open. Online bookings for Launceston Airport parking can be made via the Flyparks website.
Each of the three official Mackay Airport car parks are currently open, including the Uncovered Short Term Car Park, the Covered Short Term Car Park, and the Long Term Car Park. Online bookings can be made through the Flyparks website for both covered and uncovered Mackay Airport parking.
If you are required to make an essential trip prior to the 30th of June 2020, you can use the At Terminal T123 Car Park free of charge. Online bookings at any of the official Melbourne Airport car parks will not be available or required during this period.
At present, the Long Term Car Park at Newcastle Airport is primarily being used for rental car storage. Unconfirmed reports circulating online suggest that the car park is being used to store hundreds of unused hire cars, with the approval of the airport itself. Bookings can still be made on the official Newcastle Airport website, however it is unclear as to how many spaces are available.
At present, all of Perth Airport’s official car parks remain operational. Travellers who have been caught up in the compulsory 14 day quarantine arrangements will not be charged additional parking fees, if their vehicle is stuck within one of the official, on-site parking facilities.
Several of the official Sydney Airport car parks have been closed in response to the diminished demand. Travellers are advised to see alternative parking options in the meantime. To check the availability of off-site car parks, please visit our Sydney Airport parking page.
The goal of this article is to help you become more informed and to help you save time by providing you with an overview of the current status of airport parking facilities across Australia. The information was accurate at the time of publishing, however, the situation at any of the airports and car parks mentioned may change without warning. Flyparks does not accept responsibility or liability for the use of the information supplied or websites named in the blog post.
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