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To & From Brisbane Airport

Domestic Terminal Drop Off/Pick Up


Drivers are allowed to pick up arriving passengers on the departures/pick up road at the front of the terminal.


To avoid congestion on the departures/pick up road there is a pick up waiting area located beside the P2 long-term car park that is a dedicated ‘waiting area’ for drivers whose passengers are not yet ready to be collected. The first 30 minutes are free in the pick up waiting area, which can be accessed from Dryandra Road. Once your passenger is ready for collection you are then able to proceed to the pick up location.




How to use the pick up road




Passengers are reminded that there are coloured flags along the road for you to pick a colour and stand near to assist your pick up driver finding you along the stretch.



Further information on the drive through pick up road


  • Security requirements, means that passengers must be ready for an immediate pick up or drop off on the departures/ pick up road, if they are not quite ready just drive to the 30min pick up waiting area until they are.
  • The only exception to this rule is for people who are collecting passengers with mobility issues. In this situation there are accessible parking spaces designated for those vehicles and 30 minutes is provided to allow for parking and assisting the passenger to the car.
  • If you prefer the convenience of parking and going to meet your passenger inside the terminal, parking is available in the multi-level car parks.


Using the accessible spaces on the departures/ pick up road


The departures/ pick up road includes six accessible spaces located under the Skywalk that have been clearly sign posted and marked with the international symbol for access. These spaces allow drivers and passengers with disabilities to park for up to 30 minutes, i.e the bays may be used for both pick up and set down. Valid Australian Disability Parking Permits and valid Queensland Disability Parking Permits must be displayed on the vehicle at all times. If you do not have the required permit you must speak with a kerbside officer before leaving your vehicle.


In all cases drivers of vehicles that do not display a valid Australian Disability Parking Permit or a valid Queensland Disability Parking Permit must identify themselves to the parking control officer who has the discretionary capability to allow people with disabilities but who are not passengers in a vehicle displaying a valid permit to utilise these spaces. If the correct permit is not displayed then fines may apply.


Two special use accessible parking spaces are also available on the taxi drop off road. These spaces are closer to the terminal but are only available with prior approval. If you require the use of one of these special use bays then please call (07) 3406 3261 between 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday and at least 24 business hours in advance to discuss arrangements. If prior arrangements are not made then fines may apply. Seating areas for waiting and resting are provided next to set down areas offering some protection from sun, rain and prevailing winds.


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