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About Cairns


Check-in Counter:

International Terminal, counters 1-24 

Opening hours
3 hours prior to scheduled departure time 

(Check-in counters are closed punctually 40 minutes before scheduled departure time)


Reef Lounge

Location: Airside
Opening Hours: 3 hours before flight departure

Airport Facilities

  • All parking areas, kerbs, toilets and aerobridges are designed for wheelchair access. Lowered telephones are also available.
  • Free trolleys are available for arriving international passengers. Elsewhere you need to pay A$2 for each trolley.
  • Shower facilities are available in the Central Concourse.
  • Customer Service Officers are available to assist you, eg first aid assistance. You can reach them at4052-9703 or 400 on the intercom system.
  • For further information, click on the website of Cairns Airport.


All passengers must disembark with your hand luggage.

Airport Transfer

To city centre:
Bus: AUD6.5-7.5
Taxi - AUD15 from airport/city

Airport Taxes

Included in the price of airline ticket.

Customs Allowance

Passengers aged 18 or above are entitled to the following duty-free quota:

Tobacco Products: 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars/tobacco products (for passengers at the age of 18 and over) 

Alcoholic Beverages: 2.25 litres of wine or spirits

Others: Duty-free goods up to a total value of AUD900 per adult; AUD450 for persons under 18 years old.

Importation of any food item is prohibited. All items of food must be disposed of in the bins provided at the Arrival Hall, or declared to Customs for inspection.