The Ultimate Guide to Duty Free Shopping at Melbourne Airport

Overview

Want to shop tax-free? I mean, who doesn’t, right? Well, if you’re on an international flight heading to or out of Melbourne Airport, it’s now easier to treat yourself to a duty free shopping spree!

In this guide, we’ll show you the ropes of duty free shopping at Melbourne Airport, from must-buy items to pre-ordering your favourites online. So, get ready to enjoy a tax-free shopping experience, whether you’re flying in or out of Australia!

The Basics of Duty Free Shopping

Duty free shopping offers a way to purchase items without paying local taxes at international airports like Tullamarine. This means you can stock up on items like perfumes, electronics, and alcohol at reduced prices because they're tax-free.

However, while duty free goods don’t include local taxes, they might still be subject to taxes in the country you're travelling to; so, it’s always a good idea to check the limits on what you can bring into your destination country to avoid extra charges.

Most duty free stores also have limitations on how much you can buy. Certain items may also be excluded from the tax-free benefit.

At Melbourne Airport, duty free shopping is made even easier with Laneway, our online duty free shop. Just a few clicks and your goods will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive! No more rushing through stores or missing out on your duty free shopping plan because of last-minute flight changes. It’s a shopping experience that’s both tax-free and hassle-free!

How to Shop Duty Free Online at Melbourne Airport

Duty free shops at Tullamarine are located at Terminal 2, the international terminal. You can explore these shops once you’ve passed security checks. 

With Laneway, you can pre-order duty free goods before even taking off or landing at Melbourne Airport! It’s perfect if you’re rushing to go home after a long flight, on a short layover, or just prefer online over in-store shopping. Plus, it’s available 24/7!

Here’s how to shop at Laneway:

  1. Go to the Melbourne Airport website and browse Laneway or go to laneway.melbourneairport.com.au 
  2. Input your travel date and start adding items to your cart.
  3. Once you’re done, proceed to checkout, confirm your details, and finalise your payment. We accept a variety of payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Union Pay, Alipay, and WeChat.
  4. After placing your order, a confirmation page will appear in your browser, displaying your order number. Shortly after, an order confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided at checkout. If you have a Laneway account, you can view your order confirmation and track the status of your order in the 'order history' section of your account.
  5. Upon arriving at the airport, you can collect your items from the designated collection points at Terminal 2. Be sure to have your order confirmation and passport handy to pick up your goods.

Only passengers travelling internationally from / to Melbourne Airport can purchase goods via the Laneway. Please note that some goods may have minimum age requirements (for example alcohol / tobacco) and ID will need to be provided at the time you collect the goods from the relevant collection point. Purchases of alcohol and tobacco via the Laneway must not be made by any person who is under 18 years of age.

What Can You Buy Duty Free Online at Laneway?

Whether you’re after some last-minute gifts or just want to treat yourself, there are heaps of duty free options at Laneway. Here's a rundown of what you can add to your cart:

  • Spirits and Liquor: Choose from an array of premium spirits from brands like Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Absolut, Suntory, Dom Benedictine, and more.
  • Beauty Products: Treat yourself with luxury skincare, makeup, gels, and fragrances from renowned brands like Lancome and Elizabeth Arden.
  • Australian Specialties: Pick up unique local products that make perfect souvenirs, like Twenty Third Street’s Signature Australian gin.
  • Gifts and Souvenirs: Browse a selection of thoughtful items such as pens, notebooks, tumblers, scented candles, and more, ideal for sharing a piece of your journey.
  • Watches: Check out our collection of stylish watches from brands like Casio and Swatch.

Duty Free Shops at Melbourne Airport

If you’ve already arrived and forgot to pre-order something at Laneway, no worries. At Melbourne Airport, we’ve got an array of duty free shops where you’ll find everything from high-end skincare to luxurious single-malt whiskies. This includes:

  • Lotte Duty Free: This is your go-to for a wide range of products. From skincare and cosmetics by brands like Lancome and Elizabeth Arden to a selection of fine spirits like Macallan and Hennessy, Lotte has it all. Located conveniently just after the passport control points at Terminal 2, it’s perfect for picking up everything you need in one place.
  • Max Mara: Looking for something special in fashion? Max Mara offers luxurious clothing and accessories. It's ideal for finding that chic outfit or a stylish new accessory.
  • Watches of Switzerland: Specialising in Rolex watches, this is a must-visit if you’re looking for a high-end timepiece for yourself or a gift. 
  • Emporio Armani: Showcasing high-end fashion and accessories, it’s the perfect stop to indulge in some luxury shopping after a long international flight.
  • Aesop: If you’re looking for natural beauty solutions for skin, hair, and body care, AESOP is the ultimate shopping stop. It’s a homegrown Australian brand known for its botanical ingredients and sustainable packaging.
  • BOSS: This store offers a selection of sleek, modern apparel and accessories designed for business travellers and fashion-savvy individuals. It's an ideal spot to pick up sophisticated outfits if you’re looking to make a stylish impression when in Melbourne.
  • Burberry: Renowned for its classic trench coats and signature plaid, Burberry is the perfect spot to explore iconic fashion pieces.
  • Furla: Infuse Italian elegance into your travel outfit with Furla’s beautifully crafted leather handbags and accessories in vibrant colours and timeless designs.
  • Oroton: With its collection of fine Australian leather goods, Oroton is the perfect airport shopping destination if you’re looking to own a piece of iconic Australian luxury.

Top Tips for Duty Free Shopping at Laneway Online or at Melbourne Airport

Before kickstarting your retail therapy journey at Tullamarine, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Pre-order Items: If you’re pressed for time, make sure to checkout your orders at least 24 hours prior so they’ll be ready for pick-up when you arrive.
  • Know Your Allowances: Different countries have different customs allowances. If you’re flying out, make sure you know the limits for bringing duty free items to your destination to avoid any surprises.
  • Check for Promotions: Our duty free shops run promotions and special offers from time to time. So make sure to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to catch the best offers and save even more on your purchases.
  • Use Your Time Wisely: If you’ve got a long layover, just order what you like to buy at Laneway and use your time exploring the city instead.
  • Be Aware of Pick-up Points: Check where the collection points are located at the Terminal 2 Departure or Arrival hall. For more details, refer to the Terminal 2 airport map.

Flying can be tiring, but duty free shopping at Melbourne Airport shouldn't be. Laneway makes it easy to find everything you need online, from travel essentials to designer fragrances. With a great range of products and duty free savings, it's the perfect place to pick up something special for yourself or your loved ones after a long flight. So, browse Laneway's fantastic selection - your wallet and loved ones will be happy you did!