Melbourne domestic airport (T1)

Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. It's located 20 km (12.5 miles) from Melbourne city centre.

Sydney domestic terminal with Qantas logo

Flights and terminal information

Qantas flights

Qantas operates from 2 terminals in Melbourne: T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

T1 Qantas Domestic terminal

Qantas flights QF400 and above and QantasLink operate from this terminal.

T2 International terminal

Qantas International flights QF1 - QF399 and oneworld flights operate from this terminal.

Jetstar flights

Jetstar domestic flights into and out of Melbourne airport arrive and depart from Terminal 4.

Domestic flights with a flight number between JQ1 and JQ399 operate from Terminal 2.

Terminal map

View terminal maps on the Melbourne Airport website 

Check-in

Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure. 

There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents on Level 1 who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Seat selection

Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Checked baggage

Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks on Level 1 to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the self-serve bag drop. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer with a Q Bag Tag, you can head straight to bag drop and use this to tag any baggage you may want to check-in when flying within Australia.  

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices.  

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for departure information.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals area (ground floor). Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage Services has a counter located on the ground floor.

For Lost and Found enquiries if you left something on the aircraft, call +61 (3) 8336 4100.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for arrival information.

You can walk between terminals by following the directional signs. It takes approximately 5 minutes.

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Melbourne Qantas Club

Take the hassle out of travel with a private car, coach or other transfer.

Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 35 minutes drive from the city centre. Visit Melbourne Airport parking for current airport parking rates.
Taxis Approximately A$45 one way to the city.
Valet Parking Available at Melbourne Domestic Terminal (T1), visit Valet Parking for current rates.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Melbourne airport.

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.

Disclaimer: * Note that only the previous stop for each flight is shown. If you're unsure of the stops for a multi-stop flight, check the online timetableOpens in a new tab or window Gate numbers are subject to change. Times for codeshare flights are subject to confirmation from the operating carrier, therefore there may be a delay in this information being updated.