International Arrivals

Welcome to Newcastle Airport – gateway to the greater Hunter Region

On the plane

In preparation for your arrival into Australia please ensure you have your passport, completed incoming passenger card and airline ticket available for inspection. If you are unsure what to declare, tick ‘yes’ to the question or ask a Border Agency officer who can assist you in determining what goods should be declared.

Find out exactly what you can and can't bring into Australia.

On the Ground

Our International Arrivals are processed in three steps

  1. Customs and Immigration – please have your passport, incoming passenger card and airline ticket ready for inspection. For security reasons you must keep your phone switched off until you have cleared Customs.
  2. Baggage Collection – all luggage can be collected from baggage carousel B.
  3. Border Security - once you have your luggage you will pass through the Border Protection screening point.

Greeting Family and Friends

All International flights arriving at Newcastle Airport are processed through Gate 7. 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. The best parking options for greeting family and friends is in short stay car park 1, which costs $5 for up to 1-hour, or in long stay saver which costs $2.50 for up to 1-hour.

Picking up a Rental Car

Our car rental desks are located just outside the domestic arrivals lounge to the left and 100 metres along a covered walkway. To oraganise your hire car before you arrive please visit our car rentals webpage and use the rental car calculator to search, compare prices and book a vehicle.


There are numerous ways to travel from Newcastle Airport, visit our convenient transport guide to view your options. The transport menu can direct you to detailed information on rental cars, public buses and taxi and Uber options.

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