Qantas passengers will benefit from a major upgrade of security screening technology at Melbourne Airport, with works underway to deliver a smoother, enhanced experience for travellers. 

Construction of a new temporary screening point at the eastern end of the Qantas domestic terminal began in April 2024. 

When the temporary screening point opens in August 2024, Qantas domestic passengers will no longer need to remove laptops, tablets or aerosols from their carry-on luggage. 

The temporary screening point will facilitate the refurbishment of the existing screening point, with each of the six lanes to be rebuilt with new baggage screening and body scanning technology. 

The upgrade will bring the Qantas domestic terminal into line with Melbourne Airport’s other domestic terminals and helps deliver on a federal government requirement to strengthen aviation security. 

Please visit our Security Screening page, to learn more about the body scanners that will be introduced as part of this project.

Subject to Airport Building Controller approvals, work on the project is expected to be completed by December 2025. 

Impact on travellers in 2024

The airport may look at little bit different as we upgrade security screening. Please look for directions on the temporary walls around the Qantas (T1) security area.