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Dropping Off and Picking Up


Parking restrictions

Many of the roads at Sydney Airport are designated ‘No Stopping’ areas 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 points on the departures roadways. Again drivers must remain with the vehicle at all times. If assistance is required, we recommend an additional person attend to assist while the driver remains with the car. A five-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)

The domestic 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 signs to Arrivals and then look for the yellow ’Express 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. Qantas and Qantaslink domestic and regional passengers can also use the Public Pick-up facility which is across Shiers 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 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. If you are picking up arriving passengers at T1, proceed to the International Car Park and follow the yellow ‘Express 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 up area, there are designated two-minute pick-up and drop-off bays. Drivers parking in these bays must remain with their vehicle. Drivers cannot park in these bays for more than two minutes.

Important note: It is not permitted to collect passengers from the Departures or Arrivals roadways at any time. Attempting to pick up passengers outside of the designated area may result in a Parking Infringement Notice being issued.

Parking regulations

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 frequently asked questions regarding parking at Sydney Airport, go to our Parking FAQ page