We take security screening seriously for the safety of all our passengers, crew and staff.
Everyone, regardless of their accessibility needs, will need to be cleared by security, however we offer a few alternative screening processes for those who need it.
All departing passengers and assistance animals are subject to security screening.
Walk-through metal detectors operate as a primary screening procedure at Brisbane Airport with passengers selected to undergo a body scan on a random basis at the International Terminal.
While a “no opt out” policy applies, people with disabilities and older people may, in certain circumstances, be cleared by alternative screening methods.
If you think you or someone you are travelling with will require greater assistance at security screening points, please notify your airline prior to arrival at Brisbane Airport.
We advise the following list is not exhaustive, and simply a reflection of the frequently asked questions at security gates.
Passengers with medical implants, such as pacemakers, insulin pumps or cochlear implants, are advised to request separate screening and avoid the walk-through metal detector.
Those with artificial limbs/prosthesis are advised to notify security staff of their condition prior to passing through the walkthrough metal detector so alternate screening can take place.
Walking aids and visual aids, such as long canes, will be subject to security screening.
Passengers in wheelchairs are required to be physically screened. If the passenger can stand, but not walk, they will be cleared with a hand-held metal detector. If the person is unable to move, they will be screened by a pat-down search undertaken by an officer of the same sex. A private search room is available and all staff have been trained and are sensitive towards this process.
Assistance animals are also subject to screening. Screening may involve a pat-down search and/or search with a hand-held magnetic wand of the assistance animal’s harness.
Read more information about security requirements.