Melbourne Airport Elevates Your Shopping Experience with the Opening of Terminal 4
Useful Shopping Melbourne Guide for Travellers
Deemed as the second busiest passenger airport in Australia with more than 32 million passengers each year and rising, Victoria's Melbourne Airport has opened a new domestic terminal in August 2015.
The new terminal (T4) is the first in the Asia Pacific region to open as a state-of-the-art, self-service check-in operation, with 10 kiosks and automated bag drops.
Created with the ability to manage 10 million passengers each year, T4 is intended to be the base for three airlines. Tigerair Australia has already begun services from the new terminal, and Jetstar and Rex Express Airlines will begin very soon.
Presently, a good number of retailers have begun operating in the level 1 departure lounge, including many of the city's celebrated names such as Ali Baba, Boost Juice, Brassiere Bread, Chop Salads, Eye Love Melbourne, and Icons. There's also McDonalds, Muffin Break, Oporto, Quikshots, Salsa's, Sixpence Pies, Sushi Sushi, tech2go, Think Asia, Velocity and WH Smith.
There's more to come, with over 30 retailers catering to all tastes and budgets, bringing a variety of fashionable shopping options and delightful dining experiences over the next few months. Look out for AMUSE Beauty Studio, Country Road, Mimco, Rip Curl, Trenery, Victoria's Secret and Witchery.
“Celebrating Melbourne was a key focus for us at the new terminal, as well as expanding the shopping experience,” said Melbourne Airport Customer Executive Andrew Gardiner, “We are very pleased to welcome some of the city's best-known and most-loved brands to T4, along with some new international stores.”
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Melbourne Airport Shopping Tips– The Dos and Don'ts
Great news for serious shoppers! Whatever you need for your travels, you can now get it in Melbourne Airport. With over 60 retail outlets to select from at the airport, from women's & men's fashion, jewelleries, food & beverages, chocolate & gourmet food, health and beauty products, books & stationery, to a variety of souvenirs & gifts – you can now make the best use of your time whilst travelling within Australia and shop at the airport before your next flight.
- Shoppers can pursue to buy all items at the different stores found before security. However, don't forget that the limitations on the carriage liquids, aerosols and gels apply to international flights to and from Australia, and to passengers on the domestic leg of an international flight within Australia.
- Passengers need to be aware of the quantity limits for liquids, aerosols and gels that can be carried at the security screening point. If they are greater than 100 milliliters, it will not be allowed through the security screening point.
The Australian Government has presented new restrictions on LAG items that work to passengers carrying duty free items departing or arriving on international flights, flying in Australia, and passengers transmitting on a domestic leg of an international flight within Australia. Additional information can be found here.
Exemptions: Items purchased after security
- If you are travelling direct to your destination, normally you can buy any product after security, including liquids, aerosols and gels.
- If you are travelling on flights with several stops. For example, Melbourne – Bangkok – London, you can continue to buy a range of duty-free and tax-free items, including LAG. However, if you wish to carry these items beyond your first stop, it's best you talk about your options with a sales assistant before buying, as restrictions on LAG items for outbound flights differ from country to country.