Departure guide

Here are a few tips for when you’re departing Newcastle Airport.


You can find the check-in counters kiosks adjacent to the departures two-minute drop-off zone.

Or save time and check-in online up to 48 hours before you depart. Find out if your airline offers online check-in on our airlines page.

Make sure you’re checked in at least one hour prior to your scheduled departure for domestic flights, and at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure for international flights.
Tips to make your departure hassle-free:
  • Ensure all travel documents and tickets are ready before you reach the check-in counter
  • Be aware of weight and size restrictions for checked baggage. For specific weight allowances, please refer to your ticket or contact your airline directly. Remove or tighten all straps on duffle bags or backpacks
  • Ensure that all checked and carry-on luggage has your name and address on it prior to arriving at the airport
  • Pack your own baggage and remove all old bag tags
  • Confirm that your baggage does not contain any restricted items. For a complete up-to-date list of restricted items please visit

ID requirements

All passengers, including children and infants travelling with an adult, will need to provide valid identification. The following forms of current (not expired) photo identification can be used:

  • Driver’s license
  • Company issued identification
  • Student identification cards, and
  • Passport (mandatory for international travel)

Security requirements

Newcastle Airport has an extensive network of closed circuit television cameras which operate 24-hours a day.

Full security terms and requirements at Newcastle Airport, are available on our security page.

Security is a top priority at Newcastle Airport. The Airport works closely with all government regulators relating to aviation security.

All passengers departing from Newcastle Airport must proceed through pre-board security screening, performed to government and regulation standards using x-ray machines, walk-through metal detectors, and hand-held detectors. Security staff also use explosive trace detection (ETD) systems at the passenger screening point to randomly screen passengers and carry-on goods.

These tips will keep the security screening process running smoothly:

  • Remove footwear if asked
  • Avoid carrying or wearing metal items that may trigger metal detector alarms (eg belts, large buttons, body piercings, and steel toe/capped shoes)
  • All carry-on items must be placed in a tray for screening. Please place jackets, purses, and carry-on bags in trays provided before arriving at the front of the screening line
  • Ensure all cameras, laptops, and other devices are out of your luggage and ready for to be screened

Disability Access

Newcastle Airport's Disability Access Facilitation Plan outlines the services and facilities available for our customers (and their aides) who have special needs.

The Access Facilitation Plan enables these passengers to travel as comfortably and hassle-free as possible.

Download Newcastle Airport's Disability Access Facilitation Plan Download Newcastle Airport's Disability Access Facilitation Plan (1155 KB)

For information on reserving tickets, baggage handling or special needs traveller assistance while in transit, please contact your airline or your travel agent.

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