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Architectural design, lush landscaping and plenty of natural light, Canberra Airport isn’t your regular airport terminal.

Once little more than a sheep paddock, Canberra Airport has been transformed into a world-class terminal right here in our nation’s capital.

Over the period of 2009-2014, Capital Airport Group invested more than $500 million on a complete redevelopment of its terminal precinct. This redevelopment, termed ‘AirVolution’, was the largest private sector investment in Canberra’s history.

Today, the airport terminal is more than just a building. Spend time exploring our many sculptures, works of art and unique water features, or take a look at some of our exhibition pieces from Canberra’s cultural institutions such as the Australian War Memorial and National Museum or Australia. Canberra Airport also hosts a number of events and temporary displays throughout the year including Airwaves, a live music series featuring local artists.


Departures are located on level 2. Entry is via the glass doors at the centre of our elevated roadway (look for the Vortex water fountains).

Check-in counters for Qantas, and Jetstar are located to the right as you enter the building. Check-in counters for Virgin Australia, Link Airways, FlyPelican and Rex Airlines are located to the left.

Once you’ve check-in, continue through security screening located in the centre of the building.

The departures concourse is where all domestic flights depart. Gates are located on either side of the central atrium. Here you’ll also find retail outlets including dining options, a bar and newsagency and book shop.

Visit the Terminal Maps page to see where Departures are located.


Arrivals are located on the ground floor of the airport terminal. After disembarking your aircraft, continue towards arrivals gate A or B and make your way downstairs towards baggage claim.

All ground transport options depart from the ground floor, including taxis, rideshare and the public bus. In addition, the Express Pick-Up and 10 Minute Free Pick up locations are located at ground level.

There is a cafe located on the ground floor near arrivals gate B.

Visit the Terminal Maps page to see where Arrivals are located.

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