FAQs

Common questions about security, baggage and other travel related issues answered to help make your life easier.

At the Airport

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Only assistant dogs (with a proof of identity document) are allowed into the terminal. Passengers must notify the airline as soon as possible of their intentions to travel with an assistance dog, with each airline requiring different notice periods (please check with the airline for specific requirements).

There is no storage facilities at the Albury Airport. You can explore options by contacting the Albury Visitor Information Centre


Check-in

While we strongly recommend that you pre-purchase your ticket before arriving at the airport, some of the airlines may allow you to purchase a ticket at the airport using cash or credit card.

Please check directly with the airline to determine if you can purchase a ticket at the Airport.

Generally you need to be there 45 minutes prior to departure. One hour if you are:

  • flying with young children
  • have special needs, or
  • have an International connecting flight.

Read more about how to Check-in

Yes you can take a maximum of five litres of unopened alcohol.

Baggage allowances vary depending on the ticket that you purchased from your airline, and can also apply to baggage quantity, size, type and weight. Please check the terms and conditions of your booking. Carry-on bags should weigh less than 7kg and may be weighed at check-in desks and boarding gates. Please check with your airline for further information.

**The below is a guide only.

 RexVirginQantas
Hand luggage 7kg 7kg 7kg
Check in luggage 15 - 20kg 23kg 23kg

If you want to take your pet flying with you, please contact one of the pet transport service providers (please see the Yellow Pages). If you are checking-in your pet for a pre-booked flight, we recommend you do this 90 mins prior to flight departure time.

The pet transport providers are listed below

You may still carry prescription medicines, medical equipment, baby products and non-prescription medicines that you need for the flight through the screening point. Proof of need may be required.

For liquids, aerosols and gels amounts fewer than 100ml should be placed in a sealed, transparent, resealable bag.

If the container is larger than 100ml, it will need to be screened at the security checkpoint. Non-prescription medication may be taken on board. They should be properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication and the manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label.

Check with your airline as requirements do differ.

Check the full list of items currently prohibited under Australian law.

Yes you can, (except alcohol, as our liquor license stipulates alcohol is not to leave the building) but you'll need to be able to seal any opened items so they can pass through the x-ray machine. No glass is allowed on the flight.

No you don’t.  Your airline will have a list with your name on it, you’ll just need to show photo ID.

Medicare card is fine.


Flight Information

The most critical phases of a flight are the take-off and the landing. In the most unlikely event of a situation that requires an emergency evacuation, it is important that crew and passengers are able to have a clear view of the outside conditions in case of obstructions. For example, before exits are opened, staff must check for fire or other obstacles that may present potential hazards during the evacuation.

As the aircraft altitude increases, air pressure decreases. As the pressure of the air decreases, the body absorbs less oxygen than it would at sea level - therefore, it must work harder to supply oxygen to the body's cells. As the body is working harder, it becomes more tired.

The aircraft's speed is calculated by the weight and balance of the aircraft, and many factors need to be considered for a successful take-off. Factors include the weight of passengers and where they are seated, the weight of the cargo, freight and fuel, the distance available on the runway. For example, if there are 100 or more kilograms of freight in the cargo, the balance of the aircraft will be better maintained if passengers are seated in the forward rows.

All Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) must be placed in flight mode inside the departure terminal and must remain in flight mode until inside the arrival terminal. Small handheld PEDs weighing less than 1kg, such as mobile phones can be used in flight mode during all stages of flight. Generally PEDs over 1kg, such as laptop computers, must be stowed appropriately for taxi, take-off and landing, and are permitted to be used only during cruise when the 'Fasten Seatbelt' sign is switched off. PEDs cannot be used while crossing the tarmac.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on aircraft type, weather and any air traffic delays.

It takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on aircraft type, weather and any air traffic delays.

Unfortunately we can't predict future weather conditions and Albury is subject to fog during the Winter months.

We do recommend flying the day or night before if you have something urgent to attend to.

Unfortunately there is no way we can predict what time the fog will lift.

Unfortunately our airlines are not offering flights to Canberra from Albury Airport.

A chair lift and/or a ramp is available for Qantaslink, Regional Express and Virgin Australia passengers. If you are unable to walk up and down the stairs, you will not be able to fly.


Noise

Circuit training is the first, vital stage of practical pilot training focused on take-offs and landings. It involves the pilot making approaches to the runway, touching down and then applying power to take off again.

This is undertaken in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Regulations which are consistent with international practices. Like all airports, Albury Airport have in place rules regarding when circuit training can be undertaken, as well as the size and location of the circuits, in order to limit the noise impacts on local residents. For more information visit aircraftnoise.com.au

You can also make contact with the Albury Training Operators for information.

Helicopters enable services to be provided that are of benefit to communities, including fire fighting, crime prevention, search and rescue, construction and media coverage. Because of the nature of these flights, sometimes helicopters are required to fly over residential areas that are rarely flown over by other aircraft.

This means that noise can be particularly noticeable to people who are not accustomed to regular aircraft noise. That is why many airports have introduced agreements with operators to reduce the impact of helicopter operations – including flight paths that follow unpopulated routes, minimising hovering and if unavoidable, hovering above set heights were possible and avoiding sharp manoeuvres.

For more information visit aircraftnoise.com.au

Australia has one of the most modern, quietest fleet of aircraft in the world. The overwhelming majority of aircraft operating in Australia already meet or exceed the latest noise standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). A few older aircraft have been ‘hush kitted’ to ensure that they meet the minimum standard required to operate in Australia.

Like all airports, Albury Airport have in place rules in order to try limit the noise impacts on local residents. Whilst Albury City Council own and operate the Albury Airport infrastructure, Air Services Australia manage the airspace.

For more information visit aircraftnoise.com.au

Aircraft need more power to climb than to descend, in the same way that a car needs more power to go up a hill than down one. The aircraft has more than enough power to climb, so shortly after take-off you will notice a change in noises as the power is reduced. The pilots also control the pitch angle of the propellers for various stages of the flight and as they 'change gears', this can also be heard in the cabin.


Parking

General Car Park

The first 30 minutes is free.

Charges then apply, cost is up to $12 per day ($65 per week).

Undercover Secure Car Park

$18 per day flat rate ($105 per week).

Read more about airport parking

No, booking is not required for the general or covered security car park. There is ample onsite parking available.

Our car park can accommodate vehicles up to 2.75m in height. If your vehicle is more than 2.75m high such as a caravan or motor home, you can still park in the general car park, but you need to contact us prior to arriving at the airport.

There is a five minute drop off/pickup zone outside the terminal building. Otherwise you can park for free for the first 30 minutes in the general car park.

Yes, it is a private commercial car park. Disabled spaces are available at Albury Airport in both the General and Secure car park.


To and From the Airport

Albury's CBD is 5.1km from Albury Airport, or a 12 minute drive.

Wodonga's CBD is 10.8km from Albury Airport, or a 14 minute drive.

Yes there are.

If there are no taxis at the taxi rank, Airport staff can phone one for you.

Alternatively the local taxi numbers are:

Albury Taxi: 02 6025 2255

Wodonga Taxi: 02 6024 3444

Yes, there is a Shuttle Bus Service.

It is not a free service, for more information phone Border Shuttle Bus on 0402 013 380 or visit bordershuttlebus.com.au

Yes, there are four car hire companies available at Albury Airport:

Avis

Budget

Hertz

Thrifty

The Albury Railway Station is at the corner of Young and Smollett Streets in Albury’s CBD, which is 5.1km from Albury Airport.


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The Albury Airport acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, culture, tradition and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contribute to our community.