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Whether you’re planning a quick drop-off right out the front of the terminal, or want to spend more time with your friends or family before their flight, we have convenient parking options and a range of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or meal.

Pick-up & drop-off zone

At Newcastle Airport passengers can only be dropped off at the Departures end of the terminal and be picked up outside the Arrivals end of the terminal. Please note there is a maximum two-minute standing limit for both dropping off or picking up passengers in either of these bays.

Federal Government security requirements mean your car must not be left unattended at any time at the airport, including in the drop off or pick-up bays. Any unattended vehicles may incur an infringement notice and be towed away. If you are asked to move your vehicle by a uniformed airport staff member, you have either parked illegally, or have exceeded the set-down time limit. Failure to comply with security requirements may result in a fine of up to $5,500.

To spend more time saying goodbye, or greeting a passenger, short term parking is available with prices starting at $2.50 per hour. Learn more about Newcastle Airport car parking, or view our maps to help you navigate to and from our airport.

Pick-up and Drop-off areas are available in the Short Stay 1 car park (opposite the front of the terminal).

Persons with a valid Disabled Parking Permit can park in Short Stay 1 for 30 minutes free of charge to drop off or pick up a passenger with a disability. The driver must take a ticket upon entry and be able to show a valid disability parking permit. If you are using this service, please let one of our uniformed airport staff members know and they will adjust your ticket and provide any assistance needed.

Federal Government security requirements mean your car must not be left unattended at any time at the airport, including in the Short Stay 1 car park. If you are picking up a passenger with a disability, we recommend parking in the Short Stay 1 car park, locating your passenger and directing them to the pick-up zone.

To spend more time saying goodbye, or greeting a passenger, short term parking is available with prices starting at $2.50 per hour. Learn more about Newcastle Airport car parking, or view our maps to help you navigate to and from our airport.

Download the pick-up & drop-off map

Say goodbye in the Departure Lounge

Did you know you can say goodbye at the gate? Simply accompany your family members or friends through domestic security screening and relax with them in the Departures Lounge until it’s time to board the plane. Learn more about security at Newcastle Airport.


Greet family and friends in Arrivals

Greeting family and friends in Arrivals is easy. There’s plenty of seating and large windows overlooking the airport runway where you can watch the aircraft arrive. Cibo Café is located near the Arrivals entrance, the perfect place to have a coffee or snack while you wait.

FAQs for pick-ups & drop-offs

Passengers can only be dropped off at the Departures end of the terminal and be picked up outside the Arrivals end of the terminal.

Please note there is a maximum two-minute standing limit for both dropping off or picking up passengers in either of these bays.

Federal Government security requirements state your car must not be left unattended at any time at the airport, including in the pick-up and drop-off bays. Any unattended vehicles may incur an infringement notice and be towed away.

If you are asked to move your vehicle by a uniformed airport staff member, you have either parked illegally, or have exceeded the set-down time limit. Failure to comply with security requirements may result in a fine of up to $5,500.

Additionally, we need to keep the zones congestion free to ensure all passengers make their flights and can be picked up with ease.

Our Short Stay 1 and Short Stay 2 car parks start from $5 per hour. Learn more about our car parks, including how to pay for parking.

Our airport has a great selection of food, bar and retail outlets. Learn more about where to eat, drink, shop.

Our airport offers a range of services and supports passengers with a disability. Learn more about travelling with a disability at Newcastle Airport.

Please ask one of our friendly Ambassadors (wearing teal coloured suits), or a uniformed airport staff member.  Alternatively, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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