Going through security

Devonport Airport is the largest security-controlled airport on Tasmania’s north-west coast. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all visitors.

We want our passengers and visitors to have a stress-free and safe experience when travelling through our airport. We take security seriously and the safety of our passengers, visitors and airport of the highest priority.

Security screening – Body scanner

Australian Government regulations specify that everyone, including passengers, aircrew and airport workers, must go through a security screen point at Devonport Airport’s terminal before boarding a flight. You are responsible for keeping track of your own possessions when you pass through the screening point. We suggest that you put your valuables, such as wallet, passport, jewellery and camera in your bag before arriving at the screening point.

If walk-through detector alarms go off during screening, passengers will be subject to further screening before being cleared to travel. This may include the removal of various outer garments, including headwear or footwear, which can have a metal brace in the instep that activates alarms. If alarms continue to sound passengers may by asked to undergo a physical search. If, for religious or personal reasons, passengers do not wish to undergo these screening processes in public, they may request that screening occurs in a private room.

Passengers with additional needs

Passengers or visitors with additional needs may require a private security screening. This may take more time and should be factored into planning ahead of your flight. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with one of our friendly screening officers.

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