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Terminal Information

Bright and modern, Hamilton Island Airport has a comfortable Departure Terminal with plenty of passenger seating. Order drinks from the Airport Bar or purchase snacks and magazines from the airport’s shop.

Airport facilities include a parents’ room for passengers travelling with children. Accessibility for disabled passengers is ensured, with separate bathroom facilities and ramp access.

Airline check-in desks for Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas are immediately inside the terminal. Note that queues can be long during peak travelling periods, so make sure to join the correct check-in queue.

Walking distances are minimal inside the terminal, and buses drop off and pick up passengers directly in front of the airport.

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Opens PDF in new window Terminal plan - layout 
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Security & Screening

Great Barrier Reef Airport, on behalf of its passengers takes security very seriously and safety of the Airport precinct is of the highest priority.  Great Barrier Reef Airport works closely with all government regulators relating to aviation safety and security.

Checked bag screening is in operation as per the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 & Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

  • Dangerous goods - Dangerous goods are items or substances that may endanger the safety of aircraft or persons on board an aircraft. Please contact the airline you are flying with for details of prohibited and allowable items. Alternatively please visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website for further details.
  • Inappropriate jokes or comments - Any comment made, even if in jest, regarding the possession or knowledge of possession of a weapon or explosive device will be taken seriously and may result in prosecution and/or refusal by the airline to carry you as a passenger.
  • Unattended items - Baggage and personal items should, under no circumstances, be left unattended. Leaving an item unattended may result in prosecution. Please ensure that all baggage has your name and home address details on the inside and your name and destination displayed on the outside. Airlines provide luggage tags at the check-in counters for this purpose.
  • Filming & photography - Passengers and visitors may take cameras into the departures lounge; however photos may not be taken of check-in counters, check-in staff, security procedures or security staff.

Baggage / Check-in information

Airline check-in desks are located at the western end, of Great Barrier Reef Airport terminal. Opening and closing times for check-in varies per airline. It is advised to confirm details with your carrier prior to arrival. Great Barrier Reef Airport recommends you allow plenty of time for check-in and security procedures.

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