ICYMI: Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal underwent a 40-million-dollar facelift in 2020.
No stone was left unturned, with the extensive renovations including upgrades to lighting, air-conditioning, signage, Wi-Fi, restrooms as well as the retail offering.
To help you plan your next airport visit, here’s everything you need to know about the Domestic Terminal upgrade and what's changed while you've been gone.
1. The ‘Fashion Run’ is open
Calling all fashion lovers, there’s four brand new stores and six revamped favourites you need to know about.
Even if you’re not flying Qantas, high tail it with your wallet to this end of the terminal to explore the new shopping precinct (aka the Fashion Run) at the Domestic Terminal.
From cosmetics, to accessories and clothing (for men, women and kids), the side-by-side shopping precinct provides travellers with one location to pick up any last-minute fashion essentials or gifts before departing.
New and refurbished stores include:
- Seed Heritage
- M.A.C Cosmetics
- Jo Malone
- Country Road
- Sunglass Hut
- Blue Illusion
2. The Food Collective is dishing out international flavours
Just because you’re only travelling domestically, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the flavours of Mexico, Japan and South-East Asia before your flight.
In an Australian first, the Qantas food court has transformed into a hawker-like dining hall, bringing with it a dining experience you’d normally have to visit Singapore, Thailand or Malaysia to try.
Not in the mood for international flavours? Grab a burger, fries or shake at local favourite Ze Pickle – Queensland born and bred burger joint sourcing local produce to fill their buns.
For the time poor traveller – jump the queue using the self-order kiosks to get your meal served pronto.
New eateries include:
- Ze Pickle
- Nippon Ramen
- Mi Casa Burritos
- Yo! Sushi
- Upper Westside Deli
- Coffee Royal
- Seeds by Bruno Loubet
It wasn't just the Qantas end of the terminal that's seen upgrades. In the Virgin Food Court, at the other end of the terminal, Sushi Sushi has joined the line up with its signature Japanese fast food cuisine.
3. Graze Grill and Bar has a new look
Qantas frequent flyers might be familiar with Graze Grill and Bar already, located between Gates 16 and 21, but its overhaul may have regulars doing a double take next time they visit the terminal.
In late December 2019, Graze welcomed the addition of a Tap House, with a focus on wine, cocktails and beer, to join their regular line-up of breakfast, lunch and snacks in between.
With an updated menu to complement its fresh new look, stop by Graze Grill and Bar for your next pre-departure tipple.
4. Brisbane Airport’s first dedicated chocolate and candy shop
Lock up the sweet tooth in the family.
Brisbane local and favourite supplier of mouth-watering chocolate and sweets – New Farm Confectionery – has secured a foothold in the Domestic Terminal.
Located near Gate 25, in the Central Terminal, the standalone store stocks all their favourites, including honeycomb, nougat and chocolate bark.
No need to turn up empty handed (if you don’t demolish the treats mid-flight) when visiting friends and rellies interstate.
5. [email protected] opened its final store
Need to buy a book, mints or a gift before your next flight?
Regardless of which airline you’re travelling with, they’ve got you covered with any last-minute travel essentials and page turners for your flight.
6. The Qantas service desk has moved
Have you booked a flight with prefix QF and need to speak to a member of the team at the terminal?
Previously located at the top of the escalators, the Qantas Service Desk has moved to make way for the new shopping precinct.
You’ll find the staff ready to help you near Gate 23.
7. Newstead's famous brews are pouring from Airport taps
Brisbane favourite Newstead Brewing Co have set permanent shop near gate 38 (after security).
Pouring their 100% family-owned beers to BNE passengers, Newstead Brewing Co has fast become a pre-flight ritual for travellers.
You'll find all their usual ales and lagers on tap, alongside an airport exclusive, Tailwind Ale. For more places to find a frothy beverage in terminal, hop(ps) over to this guide.
8. The airport's gifting game has been taken up a notch
Forget the stress of arriving empty handed, new arrivals as part of the Domestic Terminal upgrade have your gifting sorted.
Enter Mott and Mulberry, the independent boutique gift and fashion store with roots in the River City. Find it opposite gate 24, after security.
Looking for something for the young (or young at heart)? LEGO launched its first Brisbane Airport store, featuring a range of products exclusive to the airport.
For fragrance, pack a purchase from Health & Beauty into your carry on luggage - and while you're at it, maybe spoil yourself too.
While you're in the spirit of self-gifting, why not pick up new shades at Optique, the designer sunglass retailer now at the Virgin end of the terminal, near gate 39.
9. New flavours have arrived
Mezze Za Za brings Mediterranean flavours and fare to the Cafe Court in the Qantas terminal area. While, The Aviary delivers with food and a fit-out that looks like it's walked out of Instagram and into the terminal. Find it near gate 23.
With reduced passengers in our terminals and the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on trading, airport retailers are continuously adjusting their opening hours and staff levels. Please check individual listings here for the most up to date information on what's open at each terminal and their trading hours.