Melbourne Airport Informational Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - Non Official

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4

Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 hosts local and domestic budget flights, featuring Jetstar and Tigerair domestic carriers.

It was designed along with Singapore Changi and Kuala Lumpur airports Budget Terminals, becoming the first of its kind in Australia. 

Terminal 4 is located at the south of Terminal 3 and next to the terminal budget.


Melbourne Airport Terminal 4 is split into a couple of levels:

Ground level

Self-service check-in kiosks, automated baggage drops, baggage reclaims.

Outside the building: Transport hub (carpark, taxi rank, bus interchange, drop-off and pick-up zones). 

First level

It is the Departures and Arrivals lounge, including the check-in and security control facilities.

Access to boarding gates 14-20, 30 and 41-52.

Transfer between terminals

There is a pedestrian walkway from T4 to get to T1, T2 and T3. It takes no more than 15 minutes to transfer between terminals.


Since it is a budget terminal it has fewer services and amenities compared to a normal terminal: Shops, pharmacy, Free Wi-Fi, toilets, baggage reclaim, restaurants, etc. 

Complete self-service operations terminal – First of the world of its kind: Self-service check-in kiosks, automated baggage drops, etc.

Since its opening passengers have been complaining about the lack of seats along the terminal and also the big distance, about 2 km, between furthest boarding gates to public drop-off, which is not covered by a traveller nor any mean of transport.

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The Rex Lounge: Second level, close to Gate 30. Open from 06:30 to 18:30. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, TV, Newspapers, Magazines, Telephones. Please note it is a non-smoking lounge.

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