Domestic Departures

When to Arrive

  • For domestic flights we recommend arriving at the airport one hour before your flight’s departure to allow time to park, check-in luggage and pass through domestic security screening. 
  • If you only have carry on luggage then you can check-in 30-minutes before your flight departs. 
  • Before you leave home make sure you have all relevant travel documents including e-tickets and current photo Identification.
  • There are numerous ways to get to Newcastle Airport, visit our convenient transport guide to view your options. 
Tips to make your departure hassle-free:
 
 
  • Ensure all travel documents and tickets are ready before you reach the check-in counter or kiosk
  • 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 www.casa.gov.au
 

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

Check-in

  • The check-in area is located on the Departures (left) side of the terminal. Make sure you have your ticket or booking reference number handy and proceed to your chosen airline’s counter. 
  • 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  airline's page. 
  • Luggage requirements vary with each airline. We recommend you check your luggage requirements with your chosen airline before you leave home. 
  • Luggage trolleys are available at the entrance to the check in area and can be hired for a small fee.

Powders, Liquids, Aerosols & Gels

  • For domestic flights you do not need to separate or pack liquids, aerosols and gels in your checked luggage. You are permitted to bring these items on the plane in your carry on bag.
  • All aerosols must have a lockable lid.

Security Screening

  • Once you've checked-in you'll proceed to the domestic security screening point. Your carry on luggage will be x-ray screened and you’ll pass through a body scanner.
  • Empty your pockets and place any loose items such as coins, mobile phones and keys in your carry on bag before arriving at the front of the screening line.
  • Then remove any bulky clothing such as jackets or jumpers, and when directed place your jacket or jumper and carry on bag in the tray provided.
  • Newcastle Airport uses next generation security screening equipment that does NOT require you to remove laptops, mobile devices, belts, metal accessories and aerosols from your bag.
  • Do ensure your aerosol has a lockable lid.
  • You can leave your powders, liquids and gels in your carry on bag at this time.
  • You may be asked to remove your shoes.
 

Click here to find out more about Security.

Domestic Departures Lounge

Hungry? Our Domestic Departures lounge is serviced by five dining outlets and a retail newsagency, book and gift store. Visit our eat, drink and shop page to learn more.

WiFi

  • The Domestic Departures lounge has ample smart seating with charging points for portable devices such as mobile phones and laptops. 
  • While you're relaxing make the most of our complimentary WiFi. Simply select 'FREE Newcastle Airport WiFi' in your WiFi settings, and follow the prompts to get online.

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.

Newcastle Airport Disability Access Facilitation Plan Newcastle Airport Disability Access Facilitation Plan (467 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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