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We want all our passengers to travel safely through Newcastle Airport every day of the year.

To help keep our passengers stay safe, it is important you don’t come to our airport if you are feeling unwell with cold/flu like symptoms or are from a declared ‘COVID-19 hotspot’ within Australia.

Face masks are now mandatory at all NSW airports and on flights to and from NSW, effective from 12.00am Tuesday, 12 January 2021. All passengers are encouraged to bring their own face masks when visiting Newcastle Airport. Please go directly to the NSW Government website for further information.

Additionally, our passengers can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by applying healthy hygiene practices and keeping the recommended distance from others.

Please read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below to learn more about what's happening at Newcastle Airport. If there are other questions you have, we’re here to help, so please contact us.

Q. Are flights operating out of Newcastle Airport?

A. Yes. Please contact your airline directly to check for any disruptions to your flight(s). View our current arrivals and departures at Newcastle Airport, or learn more about our nine flight destinations.

Q. Is the Newcastle region a declared ‘COVID-19 hotspot’ (the red zone)?

A. No. The hotspot does not extend past the Central Coast. Passengers can travel to Newcastle Airport without restrictions. Passengers travelling from Newcastle Airport to any one of our nine destinations will need to check with the relevant state and/or territory health department websites for information regarding travel restrictions. Passengers travelling from New South Wales, Greater Sydney or declared hot spot areas will have greater restrictions placed upon them. Links to the relevant government websites can be found in our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update.

Q. Do I have to go into quarantine if I am flying from Newcastle to Brisbane?

A. The Queensland government, like all states and territories has put in place its own travel restrictions. Passengers travelling from Greater Sydney or declared hot spot areas will have greater restrictions placed upon them. Please go directly to the Queensland government website, or find links to all relevant government websites in our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update.

Q. Do I have to go into quarantine if I am flying from Newcastle to Melbourne?

A. The Victorian government, like all states and territories has put in place its own travel restrictions. Passengers travelling from Greater Sydney, or a declared hot spot area will have greater restrictions placed upon them. Following the border closure with New South Wales on 1 January, Victoria reopened the border with New South Wales from 6.01pm Monday, 11 January 2021. Please go directly to the Victorian government website, or find links to all relevant government websites in our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update.​

Q. Do I need to present a negative COVID-19 test if I am flying?

A. Do not travel if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19. Do not travel with someone who is sick.

Each state and territory health department has put in place its own travel restrictions. Please go directly to the relevant government website, based on where you are travelling to. Alternatively, find links to the relevant government websites in our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update.

Q. What is Newcastle Airport doing to keep us safe when travelling through the airport?

A. The health and safety of passengers visiting our airport is paramount. Newcastle Airport has implemented a number of additional health and safety practices to help you feel more at ease on your journey. Details of these measures can be found in our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update.

Q. What are airlines doing to keep us safe when flying?

A. Our airline partners are committed to the health and safety of passengers. In addition to mandatory mask wearing, please contact your airline directly to find out what measures they have in place to help make your journey as comfortable and as safe as possible.

It is important that you do not travel if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19. Please do not travel with someone who is sick.

Q. Are Newcastle Airport car parks operating?

A. Yes. All our car parks are open. Learn more about our car parking options, including our online calculator, various maps and information.

Q. Can I rent a car at Newcastle Airport?

A. Yes. Our car rental partners are operating. Learn more about our car rental options.

Q. Are Newcastle Airport cafés, bars and restaurants open?

A. Yes. All our food and beverage outlets at the airport are open. Learn more about our eat, drink, shop options at the airport.

To learn more about Newcastle Airport’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact us or view our Coronavirus (Covid-19) travel update. Our travel update also includes links to the relevant government websites.

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Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is the gateway to Australia’s largest regional economy, with more than $43 billion annual output and 48,500 businesses. Jointly owned by City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council, we are governed by an independent, skills-based Board of Directors.

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