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Melbourne International Airport
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 Address Melbourne Airport, Locked Bag 16, Gladstone Park, Victoria 3043, Australia
 Location The airport is located 25 kilometres (15 miles) north west of Melbourne
 Country code 61
Time Zone
Greenwich + 10 (GMT + 11 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March)
 Telephone (0)3 9297 1600
 Fax (0)3 9297 1886
 Email reception@melair.com.au
 Website www.melair.com.au
Number of terminals


Driving directions

Travelling from Melbourne city centre, take the CityLink toll road, this becomes the Tullamarine Freeway, which leads to the airport.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are all situated within the same complex and are linked by walkways.

Car parking

The airport has both short and long term car parks, as well as 2 Business Park facilities, which all operate daily 24 hours. Short term parking is located in the multi storey car park immediately in front of the passenger terminals, which is connected by covered walkways. A free shuttle bus runs from the long term parking lot to terminals, 24 hours each day.

The multi storey car park Business Park South offers undercover parking with direct access to the terminal via sheltered walkways. For parking information, please contact Secure Parking Melbourne Airport (telephone: (0)3 9297 1383). Brilliant information regarding parking at Melbourne Airport can be found on the airport's website, including maps and tariff information.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Budget, Avis, Delta Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, these all have information desks in the South Terminal and offices on the ground floor of the short term car park.

Public Transport


Taxis are available from the ground floor level of the terminal building, in front of the South Terminal and the Qantas Terminal (the journey time into the centre of Melbourne is 30 minutes).

SkyBus (telepjhone: (0)3 9335 2811) operates buses daily 24 hours between the airport and the city centre. Information on destinations served and schedules are available from the information desks in the terminal building or from the contact details listed on the airport's website.

Information and help desks

The airport operates a Travellers Information Desk (telephone: (0)3 9297 1805), situated in the International Terminal Arrivals area, which is open at all times during flight operation hours. There is also an information desk in the Departures area.

Airport facilities

Money and communications

Bureaux de change and A.T.M's are situated in the International Terminal. Internet is available in the International Terminal Departures area, before security.

Eating and drinking

An assortment of cafés and restaurants are available throughout the airport.


Airport shopping includes duty free in the International Terminal, including nine speciality GST free stores and the Downtown Duty Free outlets, which are open daily.


Lockers are no longer available, however left luggage facilities are now available in the International Terminal Arrivals hall.

Other facilities

Showers are available for use in the International Terminal Departures area, towels and shower kits are available for hire from the nearby Collins Booksellers. Baby change facilities are available throughout the airport, there is also a medical practice and a prayer room in the International Terminal.

Conference and business facilities

Conference facilities, meeting and boardrooms, and a fully serviced business centre are provided by the Hilton Melbourne Airport (telephone: (0)3 8336 2000), there is also a number of airline lounges for departing passengers.

Disabled facilities

There are wheelchair accessible toilets, travelators and lifts are provided throughout the airport. Wheelchairs are available via the airlines on request, passengers should inform their airline in advance or contact the Travellers Information Desk (telephone: (0)3 9297 1805).

There is a text telephone available on the ground floor of the International Terminal, in the Arrivals area and disabled parking is also available.

Airport hotels

Nearby hotels include:

The Hilton Melbourne Airport
Telephone: (0)3 8336 2000

This includes direct pedestrian access to the South Terminal and International Terminal.

Motel Formule 1 Melbourne Airport
Telephone: (0)3 8336 1811
Website address: www.formule1.com.au

This is a short walk from the terminals, on Caldwell Drive, and rooms are charged at a standard rate and can accommodate up to 3 people.

The Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport
Telephone: (0)3 9933 5111

This hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment.

Other accommodation in and around Melbourne can be booked through the information desk (telephone: (0)3 9297 1805).
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