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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Dubbo (DBO)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Visiting Dubbo

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Melbourne to Dubbo travel information

A regional city like no other, Dubbo has so much to offer. It’s best known for it’s world class Taronga Western Plains Zoo, where you can explore the open-range zoo by car and experience the fascinating wildlife, ranging from lions, to Sumatran Tigers through to Koalas. The Old Dubbo Gaol is also a must-see, where you can learn about the fascinating chilling prisoner tales. When you’re ready to have a break in between the stellar attractions, why not kick back and enjoy a local café or country pub.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Dubbo

Dubbo has pleasant whether for most of the year. With Dubbo being located in the heart of the Western Plains, it’s consistently dry with very little rainfall. It can get very warm in the summer months with temperatures reaching an average of 33°C throughout January and February. The most pleasant time to visit is between late August to late November, whereby it’s mostly dry with mild heat.

Flight information

Melbourne to Dubbo flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Dubbo is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Dubbo

Here is what you should know once you’ve purchased your ticket from Melbourne to Dubbo.

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne to Dubbo are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Melbourne to Dubbo can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the airport.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Dubbo Airport. Dubbo Airport (DBO)Opens external site in a new window. Dubbo City Regional Airport is one of the leading regional airports in Australia and is located 5km northwest of Dubbo on the Mitchell Highway. 

Arriving in Dubbo

When your flight to Dubbo touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Dubbo Airport. From there, it’s easy to make your way to different parts of the city.

Getting into Dubbo from Dubbo Airport

Dubbo Airport is only 5km outside of the Dubbo central business district so getting into the city is easy. There’s plenty of transport options available. The taxi rank is located directly outside the terminal, otherwise car hire is available from the hire services area within the airport.

Getting around Dubbo

If you’re looking to get out of the Dubbo CBD and experience the immersive Great Western Plains, hiring a car is your best option. This will let you be in full control of your trip and let you cruise from attraction to attraction in comfort at your own pace. The roads are easy to navigate with an abundance of parking available. Dubbo also offers an extensive bus service running 6 days a week that can get you all around the city.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly from Melbourne to Dubbo, we aim to make sure you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the regional NSW town.

Seamless check-in

With a range of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Dubbo on the right path. Visit a kiosk or desk at Dubbo Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Melbourne to Dubbo, so feel free to pack what you need. Use the baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Dubbo due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.