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Planning your trip in advance will help make your journey as stress-free as possible, whether you're departing via Newcastle Airport, or an arriving visitor to our region.

Here are some tips on how to get to the airport, when to get here before your flight, what documents you need to bring with you, the check-in process and getting through security screening.

Domestic Departures

To help you navigate your way to Newcastle Airport, view our Maps or visit Parking & transport for more information.

  • For domestic flights we recommend arriving at the airport one hour before your flight’s departure to allow time for parking, checking in luggage and passing through domestic security screening. 
  • If you only have carry-on luggage you can check-in 30-minutes before your flight departs. 

Check you have all your relevant travel documents before you leave home, including e-tickets, visas and current photo identification.

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 licence
  • Company issued identification
  • Student identification cards; or
  • Passport
  • The check-in area is located in Departures (left side of the terminal). Make sure you have your ticket or booking reference number handy, then proceed to your airline counter. 
  • Or save time and check-in online up to 48 hours before you depart. Contact your airline directly to find out if they offer online check-in.
  • Luggage requirements vary with each airline. We recommend checking luggage requirements with your airline before you leave home. 
  • Luggage trolleys are available for hire at the entrance to Departures and in most airport car parks.
  • 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.

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.

Learn more about Security at Newcastle Airport.

Any person entering Queensland (including Queensland residents) is required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entering. This form can be found here or collect a paper form at the Airport from your Airline's check-in counter.

Domestic arrivals

All domestic flights arriving at Newcastle Airport are processed through Gate 6 or Gate 7. Family and friends waiting to greet arriving passengers can meet them in the domestic arrivals lounge, near the baggage carousels.  Family and friends waiting to greet arriving passengers can meet them in the domestic arrivals lounge, opposite Cibo Café.

There is a dedicated car pick-up zone directly opposite the arrivals exit doors. Vehicles picking-up passengers must be attended by the driver at all-times and can only be in this area for a maximum of two-minutes. It is a federal offence to leave vehicles unattended and you risk a fine.

Learn more about passenger pick-ups at Newcastle Airport.

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