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Online Booking FAQs

Would you like to check on progress of the flight that your friends or family are on as they fly into the Sunshine Coast?  Flight Radar allows you to follow live where the flight is and when it is due to land.  The radar is easy to use – simply zoom in and click on an aircraft to find the flight details.  If you like the live flight radar you might like to download the app to your smartphone.

You can also check on flights via our Arrivals and Departures page.

We wish you, your friends and family happy flying at Sunshine Coast Airport.

WHICH CAR PARKS CAN I BOOK ONLINE?

All airport car parks can be booked online i.e. Long Stay Plus, Long Stay and Short Stay.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A BOOKING FEE?

No booking fee applies to online booking.

IS THERE A MINIMUM DURATION OF STAY FOR ONLINE BOOKING?

Yes, 24 hours is the minimum period for any car park at the airport when using online booking. Bookings are in 24 hour increments. Therefore when booking online, your exit time will default 24 hours from entry time on your nominated exit day.

HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY ONLINE BOOKING?

Sunshine Coast Airport accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards only for payment of online bookings.

MY EXIT DATE AND TIME IS NOT WHAT I POPULATED AT TIME OF BOOKING?

Our system books and charges in a minimum of 24-hour periods so your exit time will always default to 24 hours from your entry time. This is called our ‘time extends feature’ which means you have up until the exit date and time displayed on your booking confirmation email, to exit your nominated car park without further charge allowing for any minor delays upon your return.

DO I NEED TO CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT?

If you would like access to your booking history and receive exclusive offers for account holders you should create an online account. However, you do not need to create an account to complete an online booking.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT?

Go directly to your booked car park. Use the credit card you nominated at time of booking, in the credit card slot or at the tap and go device located at the entry gate. Your credit card number will be linked to your reservation and you will be granted access. Please keep in mind the same credit card must be used to exit the car park.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK ONCE I HAVE ENTERED THE CAR PARK?

You may park in any space in the car park that is unoccupied unless parking signage indicates otherwise.

DOES MY ONLINE BOOKING ALLOCATE A SPECIFIC PARKING SPACE TO ME?

No, however when you make your booking we ensure a space is available in our car park for you when you arrive.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I EXIT THE CAR PARK?

Simply use the credit card you nominated at time of booking (same card used to gain entry) in the credit card slot or at the tap and go device located at the exit gate where indicated.

CAN I MAKE AN ONLINE BOOKING ON THE SAME DAY THAT I WISH TO PARK MY CAR?

Bookings can be made up to 2 hours ahead of arrival time to ensure that we can manage demand and provide space in the car park that you have requested.

HOW FAR AHEAD CAN I BOOK?

Bookings can be made up to 6 months in advance.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY BOOKING HAS BEEN PLACED?

Shortly after completing your booking, a booking confirmation webpage will appear if your payment has been successful. You will also receive a booking confirmation email confirming all your details. We recommend you print this booking confirmation page and bring it with you to the airport if you don’t have access to this email on your mobile device.

You can also view your booking by clicking on ‘Manage My Booking’ link at the top of the booking homepage or the link on your booking confirmation email. You will need your email address and booking reference number on hand in order to access your booking online.

CAN I BOOK DISABLED ACCESS PARKING?

You are unable to specifically book disabled access parking bays. However, Sunshine Coast Airport has disabled access parking bays in all car parks.

If you have any concerns regarding availability on your day of arrival, please contact our on-duty Airport Services Assistant on 0419 658 829.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?

You may cancel your booking up to 12 hours prior to your nominated entry time by clicking on the ‘Manage my Booking’ link on your confirmation email or at the top of the online booking home page. You will need your email address and booking reference number on hand in order to access your online booking record.

If you wish to cancel your booking less than 12 hours prior to your nominated entry time, you will forfeit 100% of your booking charge. For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

WHAT IF I NEED TO AMEND MY BOOKING?

You may amend your booking up to 6 hours prior to your nominated entry time by clicking on the ‘Manage my Booking’ link on your confirmation email or at the top of the online booking home page. You will need your email address and booking reference number on hand in order to access your online booking record.

There is no charge for booking amendments and no limit to the amount of amendments you can make. For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I ENTER THE CAR PARK PRIOR TO MY BOOKING TIME?

If you enter the car park more than 1 hour before your confirmed booking time, your booking may not be recognised. When you exit the car park (using the same credit card that you entered with) your credit card may be charged for your stay as per the standard fees and charges displayed at the car park entry. If this happens, please contact our office.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I EXIT THE CAR PARK LATER THAN MY BOOKING TIME?

If you exit the car park later than your confirmed exit time as per your booking confirmation email, you will be asked to make a payment for your additional stay. The additional payment is calculated as per the standard fees and charges displayed at the car park entry starting from day 1 again. Please click here to view the standard fees and charges.

Please remember at time of booking, your exit time will default 24 hours from entry time on your nominated exit day. This time is displayed on your booking confirmation.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGET OR LOSE MY CREDIT CARD BEFORE I ENTER THE CAR PARK?

You are unable to alter the credit card you have nominated as your entry card without cancelling and rebooking your stay.

Please press and hold for 3 seconds, one of the ‘Help’ buttons at the car park entry gate prior to entering. This will call an airport team member. Please wait by the device in order to speak to the team member via the intercom. The airport team member will assist with a manual entry and this will produce a ticket for you to utilise as an exit method in absence of your credit card. Please contact our office prior to arrival to discuss this matter further.

WHAT IS ‘MANAGE MY BOOKING’?

This service enables you to amend and cancel your booking, and update certain details.

The ‘Manage My Booking’ link can be found on your booking confirmation email or at the top of the online booking home page. You will need your email address and booking reference number on hand in order to access your online booking record.

WHAT IF I MISPLACE MY CREDIT CARD DURING MY BOOKING PERIOD?

Upon return to the airport, please proceed to the service phone located to the right of Check-In counters beside the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Office entry door. This phone will enable you to speak to an airport team member who will produce a Lost Ticket for you and arrange for your booking to be manually closed. You will need to provide a copy of your online booking confirmation.

CAN I CHANGE MY NOMINATED CREDIT CARD AFTER I HAVE BOOKED PARKING ONLINE?

You are unable to change your nominated credit card after you have made a booking. You have 2 options:

Option 1: Upon arrival, please press and hold for 3 seconds the ‘Help’ button at the car park entry gate prior to entering. This will call an airport team member.

Please wait by the device in order to speak to the team member via the intercom. The airport team member will assist with a manual entry and this will produce a ticket for you to utilise as an exit method in absence of your credit card. Please contact our office prior tot arrival to discuss this matter further.

Option 2: Cancel and rebook your parking using the alternative credit card details.