Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Terminal 1 Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport Terminal 1 is currently a domestic and regional flights terminal. Qantas Group Airways (Qantas and QantasLink) is the main flight partner which operates in this terminal. 

It was opened in 1970 by Trans Australia Airlines, which later was acquired by Qantas Group Airlines on 1992, as well as the terminal. From 1997 to 1999 improving works were done, including 9 stands for additional aircraft and an extended access roadway.

Terminal 1 is located at the northern end of the terminal building. 

Transport between terminals

You can easily go from T1 to T2 & T3 by a walkaway since they are under the same building. The trip won’t take you more than 5 minutes. 

To reach T4, you can take the pedestrian walkaway from T1, it will take you 15 minutes to get to your destination. 


Terminal 1 facilities are divided into 3 levels and two concourses:

- Arrivals level: It is located on the ground floor. This level has the following amenities and services: Baggage claim carrousels (4). Outside the building you can find the T1 Taxi Rank zone, the disabled pick-up zone (15 minutes’ maximum) and also the bus stop for the Skybus. 

- Departures level: You can find it on the first floor. In this level there is Qantas check-in areas (3): 2 for regular service and one just for QantasPremium Service, and also check-in for JetStar airline. Available amenities & services: shopping areas (once you get through Security Screening). Outside the building there are the Bus Zone, 5-minute parking and 1-minute drop-off. If you wish to get to T2 you can take the walk away nearby the First Aid counter. 

- Concourses and gates: At mezzanine level. You can find the concourses for Qantas Airlines (gates 1-12) including service desk and shopping areas and Qantas Club between the two concourses, and JetStar (gates 21-30), also with an ATM and a shopping area.


The following local and domestic airlines operates in Melbourne Airport Terminal 1:

- Qantas Airways
- JetStar Airlines


The services offered in T1 are:

- Qantas Club
- Information desk
- Business Class
- Chairman’s lounge
- Shops & food outlets
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Internet kiosk
- Luggage claim
- Wheel-chair accessible toilets, travellators and lifts
- Wheel-chair renting service
- Baby care room
- Pharmacy
- Telephones
- Melbourne Airport Health and Medical Centre 
- ATMs
- Toilets