Sydney Airport is a designated ‘No Stopping’ area unless otherwise signed. Parking is not permitted anywhere unless it is signed as a parking area. Public parking is available at both the International (T1) and Domestic Terminals (T2 and T3).
Dropping off passengers
Domestic (T2 and T3) and International (T1) Terminals
You are permitted to drop off passengers on the departures level at both the international and domestic terminals. Picking up passengers on the departures roadway is not permitted.
Restrictions: You may only stop in these areas to drop off passengers. You must stop for no more than two minutes. Due to security restrictions you are not permitted to leave your vehicle under any circumstances.
We also provide clearly signed disabled passenger drop off point on the departures roadway. Again drivers must remain with the vehicle at all times. If assistance is required we recommend an additional person attend to assist whilst the driver remains with the car. A 5 minute restriction applies in these areas.
Designated disabled parking spots are also available throughout the domestic car park in positions closest to the terminal or lift areas.
Picking up passengers
Domestic Terminals (T2 and T3)
Sydney Airport’s T2 passenger pick-up area is located on the right-hand side of Keith Smith Avenue as you approach the T2 terminal building. After entering the Domestic Terminal precinct, follow the road signage to Arrivals and then look for the yellow ’Public Pick-up’ signs.
The Public Pick-up area is ideal for passengers using T2 - the Domestic Terminal used by Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tiger Airways, Regional Express (Rex) and other regional carriers. T3 Qantas and Qantaslink Domestic passengers may also elect to use the Public Pick-up facility which is across Sheirs Avenue if accessing the area from T3.
The area consists of 52 parking spaces offering 10 minutes free pick-up time. Vehicles that stay beyond the free 10 minutes, or park in a car park area outside the designated Public Pick-up area, pay normal parking rates.
A map of the car park indicating the pick-up area is available here. T2 Domestic Terminal Pick-Up Zone Map
International Terminal (T1)
Sydney Airport provides 15 minutes free parking for arriving and departing passengers at the International T1 terminal. The designated pick-up area is within the International Car Park. Anyone wanting to pick-up arriving passengers at T1 must proceed to the International Car Park and follow the yellow ‘Public Pick-up’ signs to the 15 minute free area. Drivers that stay beyond the free 15 minutes pay normal parking rates.
A map of the car park indicating the pick-up area is available here T1 International Terminal Pick-Up Zone Map
Within the 15 minute pick area there are designated 2 minute pick-up and drop-off bays. Drivers parking in these bays must remain with their vehicle. Drives cannot park in these bays for more than 2 minutes.
Important note: It is not permitted to pick-up passengers from the Departures or Arrivals roadway at any time. Attempting to pick-up passengers may result in a Parking Infringement Notice being served.
All parking infringements issued at Sydney Airport are issued under the authority of the Australian Government’s Airports Control of On-Airport Activities Regulations 1997.
For more information and for commonly asked questions regarding parking restrictions at Sydney Airport go to our Parking FAQ page