Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa, Outback, QLD

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Isa (ISA)

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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 Mt Isa

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Melbourne to Mount Isa travel information

Mount Isa is located in Queensland’s vast North West and is known as the ‘oasis of the outback’. Home to mining and the southern hemisphere’s largest rodeo, this is a place of dramatic arid landscapes, spectacular outback sunsets and good old-fashioned country hospitality. 

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When to visit

Best time to visit Mount Isa

With long, humid summers and short, dry winters, the best time to visit Mount Isa is in early spring between September and November.

Flight information

Melbourne to Mount Isa flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa is 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Mount Isa. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Melbourne to Mount Isa, there are a few things you should know to prepare for your upcoming trip. 

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 Mount Isa 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 Mount Isa can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Mount Isa Airport. Mount Isa Airport (ISA)Opens external site in a new window is located on the Barkly Highway, approximately eight kilometres from the city centre. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Arriving in Mount Isa

After the friendly staff at Mount Isa Airport greet you on arrival, there are a few easy options to get into the city. 

Getting into Mount Isa from Mount Isa Airport

Getting into Mount Isa from the airport takes just 10 minutes. You can catch the airport shuttle service with Mount Isa Coaches, hop in a taxi or hire a car at the terminal when you arrive.

Getting around Mount Isa

To explore the best of this stunning outback region, a taxi or rental car is the best way to get around Mount Isa. 

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

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

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Mount Isa off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Mount Isa 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

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights, so you have the freedom to pack what you need. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your Melbourne to Mount Isa fare.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Mount Isa 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.