Video recording equipment and cameras may be carried in Brisbane Airport. However, photographs or footage of security screening equipment, security staff, Australian Customs and Border Protection staff or processes without explicit permission may be seen as suspicious behaviour and reported to the Australian Federal Police.
Recording is expressly prohibited in the Customs and Passport Control areas.
Find more information about filming and photography guidelines and how to apply to film at Brisbane Airport here.
All threats and comments made about carrying weapons or explosives – whether intended as a joke or not – will be taken seriously. Suspicious behaviour in this manner may result in travel being refused, and prosecution by the Australian Federal Police.
If you see or hear anything at Brisbane Airport that is of concern, please contact the Australian Federal Police on +61 7 131 237 (131 AFP). People are encouraged to report information, big or small.
Baggage must never be left unattended at Brisbane Airport. All unattended items will be treated as suspicious by airport staff who will alert the Australian Federal Police.
Please clearly label your belongings with your contact details and destination so it can be identified quickly. Airlines supply luggage tags that are available at check-in counters for this purpose.
To ensure your security, we ask that you pack your own bags and never take items on board an aircraft for other people.
Please report unattended baggage to the Australian Federal Police on 131 237 (131 AFP).
Before travelling overseas, passengers are encouraged to consult the latest travel advisories from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These can be found on the Smart Traveller website.
Closed Circuit Television monitoring is in place across Brisbane Airport, and is compliant with National Security Standards. Brisbane Airport Corporation records information for safety, operations, emergency and security purposes.
Wanting to meet to say goodbye to family and friends at the gate?
At the Domestic Terminal you are able to pass through security to say goodbye or greet your passengers at the gate. For late night flights, you might find some of the security screening points closed, so to access Level 2, head to the central screening point (in the central area of the terminal, upstairs from Jetstar check in)
At the International Terminal you can greet passengers in the Arrivals Hall on Level 2 and for goodbyes, on Level 4. It isn't possible to go to the gate to meet or farewell international flights - you aren't able to pass through security at the International Terminal without a boarding pass.
It is important to be aware that there are restrictions against parking or stopping outside of designated parking or stopping areas across the Brisbane Airport Precinct as you may receive an infringement for doing the wrong thing. Obey all signage and instructions by airport staff and read more information here.