Melbourne Airport

Preparing to fly

International Departures At Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport recommends passengers arrive at least three hours before their scheduled departure time.

Check in

The check in counters for international passengers are located on the first floor of Terminal 2 (T2).
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Passengers are advised to arrive for their international flight three hours prior to scheduled departure time

When checking in, you must have the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Travel documents, including ticket and/or booking reference
  • Departing passenger card

Customs and Border Protection

Once checked-in, passengers can then proceed to the Customs and Border Protection screening point.
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Passengers are advised to proceed to Customs and Border Protection at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time.

A guide for travellers

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has a guide for international travellers to familiarise themselves with Australia’s prohibited and restricted goods laws, the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) and personal duty-free concessions. For a free copy, download Know before you Go (PDF - 968.7KB)

Customs and Border Protection and Immigration - Departures information

  • CurrencyThere is no limit on the amount of Australian or foreign cash that may be taken out of Australia. However, amounts of A$10,000 or more must be reported to Customs and Border Protection before departure.
  • National Heritage ItemsItems important to Australia's natural heritage cannot be taken out of Australia without a permit. Be sure to contact Customs and Border Protection or the Department of Environment and Heritage if you are in doubt about any item.
  • Flora and FaunaThe export of live birds, reptiles and other species is generally prohibited. In all cases an export permit must be issued by the Wildlife Protection Authority before export occurs. An Australian Export permit for manufactured crocodile products is required and should be provided at the time of purchase. If you are in doubt about any item, contact the Department of Environment and Heritage.