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Arrivals Information


While waiting for your luggage, grab yourself a coffee and pick up a newspaper from Volare Cafe and Bar. There are also plenty of bathrooms located throughout the Terminal.

Luggage – Arrivals

If you’re traveling with checked luggage, it will be available to collect from the Baggage Carousels located in the Arrivals area. Trolleys are available too in this area for a minimal charge. Gold coins are accepted and are refunded when trolleys are returned.

Getting a lift?

The Public Pick Up zone is located outside the Terminal if you are being collected by friends or family. Remember some restrictions apply in this zone – the immediate area outside the airport is for drop offs and pickups and is monitored closely. The driver must stay with the car at all times.

Taxis meet every flight so there is no shortage of transport to get to your key destination whether you need just a lift for yourself or extended family.

Parking – So close by…

Our parking is right out the front. All of it. Short term and long term. No need to wait for a bus or hike for ages.
Get out of your car – and the terminal is right there.
We have plenty of space so we don’t take bookings.
Simply park, and pay at one of the pay stations in the terminal or car park before you leave. Easy.

Car Park Fees and Payment

Standard charges apply. If you took a ticket to enter the car park, payment can be made at either one of the automatic pay stations located in the terminal building, or in the car park near the exit. All pay stations accept cash and credit cards.

Picking up a Hire Car? Explore our region at your leisure

If you’re picking up a Hire Car, you’ll find all of the hire car operators located in the main foyer of the airport.
Driving along around the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier reef is a pleasure!
Pre-book your hire car below, or when you arrive chat to our in-house assistants who are all based in the main terminal. We’re currently serviced by Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty, and there are great deals to be had when you fly with participating airlines.

Departures Information

Checking In

The check-in area is located in the Departures right side of the terminal. Make sure you have your ticket or booking reference number handy and proceed to your chosen airline’s counter or self-service kiosk. Before you arrive, it’s always a good idea to check luggage requirements with your chosen airline.

Getting to the Airport

There are numerous easy ways to get to the Airport, here are all the options. Don’t forget if you’re checking in luggage it’s recommended to arrive at the airport at least one hour before your flight and with carry-on luggage it’s 30 minutes. Also, luggage trolleys are available for a small fee at the entrance to the Check-in area.

Luggage – Departures

In line with Commonwealth aviation security legislation, there are no luggage storage facilities provided at Gladstone airport.
It is an offence to leave any baggage unattended in public areas at the airport. All baggage should be clearly tagged with your contact details.
For information relating to luggage check-in times and restrictions, please contact your airline directly.

Liquids, Aerosols & Gels

Don’t forget… for domestic flights you don’t have to separate or pack liquids, aerosols and gels in your checked luggage, so if you’ve got perfume, a jar of Vegemite or a bottle of water, don’t worry you can bring them on the plane in your carry-on luggage. You do need to separate any aerosols for the screening process, and they must have a lid.

Security Screening

Once you’ve checked-in you’ll proceed to the Security Screening point. Here you’ll pass through the metal detector and all your carry-on luggage will be x-ray screened. There’s also a random explosive trace detection process at this screening point.

For information about clearing airport security screening quickly and smoothly and other aviation security information, please visit the Australian Government’s travel security website.

​What you cannot take onboard – Prohibited Items in hand luggage.
For information about prohibited Items click here.


Volare Cafe and Bar
Whether it’s breakfast before a business trip, a snack before departure, or a coffee while you exchange goodbyes, the Volare Cafe and Bar has something for everyone.

Qantas Club Lounge

The QANTAS Club Lounge is located at the rear of the terminal Departures Lounge. After passing through the Security check point walk straight ahead towards the Gates and follow the signage.

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