As the number of international passengers and airlines expands, Melbourne Airport is increasing the capacity and capability of its international baggage system.

As part of this project, the existing baggage handling system will be replaced with next-generation technology, high-speed checked bag screening machines and a tote-based Independent Carrier System. This will allow the system to process more bags, while improving baggage tracking and reducing the likelihood of damage to luggage.

The expansion will allow for the installation of more powerful screening equipment for baggage travelling on international flights, in line with European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3.

This project is designed to future proof Melbourne Airport’s international baggage system, with additional storage capability that will enable new opportunities for an enhanced customer experience.

Impact on travellers in 2024

We are aiming to have no disruption to international baggage services as we work through this project.