Redevelopment Plans for Melbourne Airport Domestic Terminal

We are pleased to announce that by mid-2019, Melbourne Airport's domestic terminal T3 will receive an extensive refurbishment to allow for a streamlined experience for business and leisure travellers. This is an exciting development for Australia's fastest growing capital city. As part of the exciting upgrade, the look and feel of the terminal will be refreshed with:

  • Automated bag drop facilities;

  • Enhanced self-service kiosks, which will enable guests to check-in, print boarding passes, add bags and print baggage tags;

  • Service pods where Virgin Australia ground crew can assist guests with check-in; and

  • A service desk to assist with traditional check-in and general enquires.

Once the project is completed T3 will also feature:

  • A kerbside Premium Entry for Virgin Australia’s Business Class guests and Platinum and Gold Velocity frequent flyers, including dedicated check-in, bag drop and security screening features and direct access to the Virgin Australia Lounge;

  • Construction of a new internal ramp between Terminals 3 and 4 that will enable the repositioning of the general T3 security screening facilities. This will reduce passenger congestion in T3, create a more spacious area for T3 security screening and offer better access to the new retail offering in Terminal 4;

  • Virgin Australia Lounge guests will enjoy a seamless transition to their gates, with all of T3’s repositioned security screening facilities to be located before the Lounge entry; and

  • The addition of two baggage carousels in the T3 arrivals hall.


The refurbished T3 Terminal will also be instrumental in supporting the city on the whole, with current projections

predicting that Melbourne will overtake Sydney as Australia’s largest city as early as 2029.

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