We take security screening seriously for the safety of all our passengers, crew and staff.
Everyone, regardless of their accessibility needs, will need to be cleared by security, however we offer a few alternative screening processes for those who need it.
Whilst some travellers and visitors to the airport may have specific needs, it is a requirement that everyone undergo security screening prior to boarding an aircraft, or entering a secure area of the terminals. This process also applies to assistance animals.
Both walk-through metal detectors and body scanners are in operation at Brisbane Airport, and a progressive upgrade of screening equipment is underway in accordance with an Australian Government directive for all major Australian Airports. You can find out more about this upgrade here.
Whilst is not possible to "opt out" of screening, people with specific needs may, in certain circumstances, be cleared by alternative screening methods.
For more information about screening processes for travellers with specific needs visit the Department of Home Affairs TravelSECURE website.
If you think you or someone you are travelling with will require greater assistance through the terminal, including at security screening points, please notify your airline prior to arrival at Brisbane Airport.
We advise the following list is not exhaustive, and simply a reflection of the frequently asked questions at security gates.
Passengers with medical implants, such as pacemakers, insulin pumps or cochlear implants, are advised to request separate screening and avoid the walk-through metal detector.
Those with artificial limbs/prosthesis are advised to notify security staff of their condition prior to passing through the screening so alternate screening can take place.
Walking aids and visual aids, such as long canes, will be subject to security screening.
Passengers in wheelchairs are required to be physically screened. If the passenger can stand, but not walk, they will be cleared with a hand-held metal detector. If the person is unable to move, they will be screened by a pat-down search undertaken by a screening officer of the same gender. A private search room is available and all staff have been trained and are sensitive towards this process.
Assistance animals are also subject to screening. Screening may involve a pat-down search and/or search with a hand-held magnetic wand of the assistance animal, their lead, collar and harness.
Read more information about security requirements.