Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Terminal 3 Melbourne Airport

Hosts exclusively domestic flights of Virgin Australia carrier. 

T3 was originally opened along with the airport in the 70s as Ansett Australia Terminal, nowadays property of Melbourne Airport and home of Virgin Australia.

From 1989 to 1991 there was an expansion made to enforce Ansett and also another domestic airline, Kendell, until 2001 when the company collapsed. 

After the resell of the terminal back to Melbourne Airport, major works were done to facelift the terminal, which nowadays exclusively hosts Virgin Australia flights, forming the Domestic Express Terminal, now Terminal 4. 

Transport between terminals

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


It has 3 levels: 

- Baggage reclaim: It is located in the ground level. Has the Arrivals Halls also the information desk, baggage carousels and customs. Outside the building there is the disabled pick-up zone (maximum 15 minutes), bus stops for V-Line, Metlink, and other buses. 

- Departures: Located in the first level of the terminal. Hosts the check-in desks for Virgin Australia.

- Concourse: At the mezzanine level, hosts gates 1-10 (east) and 11-19 (west). Several services and amenities available such as outside a disabled parking (5 minutes’ maximum) and a 1-minute drop-off zone. 


Virgin Australia is the airline exclusively operating in Terminal 3. 


Services and amenities that can be found in Terminal 3 are:
- Internet kiosk
- Free Wi-Fi area
- Food & Drinks
- Shops
- Duty free shopping
- Baby care room
- ATMs
- Information desk
- Toilets