Most airlines require you to arrive to airport for check-in at least 2-3 hours before your flight. It won’t take much time if you arrived earlier, so what to do with another waiting time you left? For most people it means shopping or internet browsing. Unfortunately not all airports have free wifi. Here is list of major airports in Australia with internet details.
Adelaide Airport – free internet access it provided by Internode throughout T1. Excellent coverage at all gates and cafe’s. Good coverage within airline lounges.
Avalon Airport – has free wifi across airport.
Brisbane International Airport – there is 60 minutes free access to wi-fi at Level 3 and Level 4 retail areas in International Terminal and at Level 2 retail areas in Common User Domestic Terminal.
In case you need more time Internet Kiosks are available on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the International Terminal. 20 minutes will cost $AU2.00
Cairns International Airport – no information available about wifi.
Darwin International Airport – wireless internet is available on the first floor of the Terminal building. There is no information it is free or not.
Hobart International Airport – free internet access for Qantas Lounge customers only, but usually you could connect if you are sitting close to the lounge.
Melbourne International Airport – there is no free internet access at Melbourne airport. Though wireless access is available in most public areas and gate lounges inside Terminals 2, 3 and 4 but you need to buy timed blocks which are quite expensive. 15 minutes for AU$4.00, 30 minutes – AU$6.00, 60 minutes – AU$11.00, 120 minutes – AU$20.00
Perth International Airport – there is no free internet at Perth airport either. Wireless internet access is available at International Terminal 1 and domestic Terminal 3 but there is no pricing provided.
Sydney International Airport – free wifi is available at International Terminal T1 and Domestic Terminal T2. Internet browsing is limited for up to 2 hours and 500MB of data.
Alternatively it is possible to use internet kiosks. Internet Kiosks are located at International Terminal T1 departure level before customs in the food court near Sumo Salad and after customs near 21,31 and 53 gates.
At Domestic Terminal T2 Internet kiosks are located after Security on the way to gates 31 – 41 and at arrivals level in the baggage claim area near baggage Carousel 1.