The days of crowding around the baggage carousel will soon be over, with an $81 million investment to almost double the size of the Virgin Australia arrivals hall at Melbourne Airport.

The upgrade includes construction of a new baggage carousel and oversized baggage collection point as well as refurbishment and lengthening of the existing three carousels.

New central arrival escalators and anti-pass back gates will be installed. The expansion will create a ground floor connection for passengers moving between Terminals 3 and 4.

When completed in 2025, the upgrade will give Virgin Australia passengers 85% more baggage carousel space from which to collect their bags and enable faster baggage delivery so passengers can move through the terminal and onto their end destination more quickly.

Impact on travellers in 2024

The airport may look at little bit different as we build a bigger baggage hall. Please look for directions on the temporary walls around the Virgin (T3) baggage area.