Your Best Parking Options at Melbourne Airport

Choosing a parking space within Melbourne Airport itself can sometimes feel like a puzzle, especially when you’re trying to find the perfect spot that balances convenience with cost.

Don’t worry. We’re here to break down your parking options at Tullamarine and make it easy for you to pick the best one. Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly parking rates or easy access to the terminals, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, we’ll also share tips on how to get the best rates, make sense of the booking process, and ensure your parking choice fits your travel needs. So, grab a snack, relax, and let's break down everything you need to know about Melbourne Airport parking.

Melbourne Airport Parking Options

More than convenience, the best thing about parking within Melbourne Airport itself is there are plenty of options to suit every need. From domestic to international terminals, whether it’s short-term or long-term parking, you’ll never run out of choices.

Here’s a quick comparison of your parking options at Melbourne Airport


Value Car ParkTerminal Car ParksValet ParkingPremium ParkingBusiness ParkingQantas Valet Parking
LocationOn-site with shuttle bus service 24/7Directly opposite Terminals 1-4Level 2, Terminals 1, 2 & 3 Car ParkLevel 2, T1,2,3 & Level 1, T4 Car ParkDirectly opposite Terminal 1Ground Floor, Qantas Domestic Terminal
Cost per dayStarts at $12Starts at $49Starts at $79Starts at $79Starts at $79Starts at $88
Access to TerminalsFree shuttle every 15 minutes operates 24/7Minutes' walkWe park for you, minutes' walkMinutes' walk50 m walkDirect access to Terminal 1
Parking TypeOpen-airMany under cover spots availableUnder coverUnder coverShade coveredUnder cover
BookingOnline, QR code entryOnline, QR code entryOnline, QR code entryOnline, QR code entryOnline, QR code entryNo booking required
Car Clearance3.3m2.25m2.20m2.25m2.30m2.30m
Additional ServicesFree shuttle serviceDirect access via link bridge24/7 customer serviceSelf-park, prime locationSelf-parking, rapid departureCar cleaning, frequent flyer points


LocationOn-site with shuttle bus service 24/7
Cost per dayStarts at $12
Access to TerminalsFree shuttle every 15 minutes operates 24/7
Parking TypeOpen-air
BookingOnline, QR code entry
Car Clearance3.3m
Additional ServicesFree shuttle service

Terminal Parking

For those who prioritise convenience, Terminal Parking hits the mark. Positioned right outside Terminals 1, 2, 3, and just 100m from Terminal 4, it's one of the quickest ways to move from your car to check-in.

With the first 15 minutes free, it's perfect for quick drop-offs or pick-ups. And if you're flying out, booking online ensures you get the best rates. The car parks offer direct access to the terminals via link bridges, and there's accessible parking close to the lifts.

Whether flying out with Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar, Rex, or any other airline, this parking option means you're only minutes away from your check-in.

Value Parking

Heading into Melbourne Airport and hunting for a parking deal that won't break the bank? Value Parking is the best option for you. It's the go-to for savvy travellers who want to keep their parking affordable without skimping on convenience. With rates starting at just $12 a day, it's a practical option for both long and short-term parking.

This open-air parking facility offers easy access to all terminals, thanks to a free shuttle bus that runs every 15 minutes, 24/7. It's simple, it's cost-effective, and it just makes sense. Why pay more when you can enjoy the value?

Valet Parking

Valet Parking offers the ultimate in convenience and luxury. Located on Level 2 in the Terminal 1, 2, & 3 Car Park, it's the go-to for those who prefer to leave the parking to someone else.

Just drive up, hand over your keys, and the valet team takes care of the rest. Your car will be waiting for you upon your return, making your journey smoother. With a 24/7 customer service team, it’s the ultimate airport parking experience.

No need to remember where you parked or circle the car park looking for a spot – it's all taken care of. Ideal for travellers flying with Virgin, Qantas or heading out of Australia, Valet Parking is the way to go if you’re looking for a smooth start and end to your trip.

Business Parking

Just a stone’s throw away (50m) from Terminal 1, Business Parking is a game-changer for business travellers. It’s basically at the doorstep of the check-in counters if you’re flying Qantas.

With shade-covered spots, self-parking, and accessible options, you can rest assured that your car is conveniently placed and well-protected. And, with a generous car clearance of 2.30m, it accommodates a wide range of vehicles.

Starting at $79 a day, Business Parking combines efficiency with the prime location, making it a smart choice for those on the go.

Premium Parking

Located on Level 2 in the Terminal 1, 2, & 3 Car Park and Level 1 of the Terminal 4 Car Park, our Premium Car Parks are simply the best spots in the house.

This option is perfect for those who love the convenience of being just a few minutes walk to the counters. With undercover parking, your car stays protected, and the self-park feature means you can keep your keys. Plus, accessible parking spots are readily available.

Qantas Valet Parking

For those flying Qantas, this is your go-to if you’re looking to start your journey in style. Located right at the Qantas domestic terminal, it's convenience with a capital C.

Drive up, hand over your keys, and let the valet team do the rest. Car cleaning options are also available. Plus, you can earn Qantas frequent flyer points just for parking!

No need to book ahead. Just show up, and the friendly team will take care of everything. With services running from 5 am to 1 am, it's ready whenever you are.

What’s the Best Parking Option at Melbourne Airport?

Still not sure about the best parking option for you? Here's a simple guide to help you match your parking to your travel plans:

  • Think about your trip length. Short trip? Terminal Parking might be your best bet. Planning to be away longer? The Value Car Park could save you some money.
  • Consider convenience. In a rush or loaded with luggage? Premium or Valet Parking offers the quickest access to check-in.
  • Flying Qantas? Business Parking or Qantas Valet Parking are tailor-made for you, offering speedy access to Terminal 1.

Accessibility needs? All parking options have accessible parking spaces, so choose based on other preferences like cost or distance to terminals.

Booking a Parking Space at Melbourne Airport

Booking your parking spot at Tullamarine takes no more than a few clicks:

  • head over to the Melbourne Airport parking booking page  
  • choose the parking option that fits your needs
  • select your entry and exit dates and time
  • choose your nearest terminal
  • pay for your booking

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your QR code. When you arrive at the airport, just scan that QR code, and you’re good to go.

With parking options right at the airport, you're just minutes away from your terminal. No lengthy transfers or waiting around. So, before zipping up your suitcase and heading out the door, make sure your car's parking spot is sorted. 

Book now and travel with less stress!