Victoria is the smallest of the mainland states, located beneath New South Wales. This region is home to one of Australia's popular cities, Melbourne, the second most populated city in the country.
As the state is not as vastly spread out as the other regions in the country, many will choose to explore the state by car. Most tourists heading to Victoria will fly to Melbourne. It is easy to catch a domestic flight to Melbourne from elsewhere in Australia, or by flying to the international airport from abroad. From Melbourne, a popular excursion is to head southwest of Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, home of stunning coastal scenery and water sport activity, as well as the famous ‘Twelve Apostles’.
There are only a limited number of regional flights within the region, owing to its much smaller size. There are numerous domestic flights to Melbourne from elsewhere in Australia. Take a look at the section below to find out more.
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REX Regional Airlines operates flights between Melbourne and Mildura Airport. Mildura Airport is the busiest regional airport in Victoria, and serves the city of Mildura north-west Victoria.
REX Regional Airlines also operates flights between Melbourne and Mildura Airport.
Sharp Airlines connects Melbourne (Essendon Airport) with Portland Airport. Portland Airport serves the city of Portland, a small city located on Portland Bay in Victoria.
Discover what airlines fly to the state of Victoria from other destinations in Australia.
There are two major airports in Victoria, to/from which travellers can easily fly to from elsewhere within Australia. These are Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and Avalon Airport (AVV), near Geelong. There is about 41 miles between the two airports, and they both serve the greater Melbourne area. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair are the largest domestic carriers which operate scheduled services to Melbourne International Airport from Australia's other major cities. Jetstar also flies to/from Avalon Airport. Qantas Link and REX also fly to Melbourne as well as larger regional airports, including Mildura, Portland, Traralgon and Mount Hotham.
Although smaller than the international airport and Avalon Airport, Essendon Airport is also a public airport serving Melbourne. Link Airways flies to the airport from the overhead state of New South Wales, and Sharp Airlines fly to the airport from New South Wales and some of the smaller islands of the state of Tasmania.
The following table lists the airports within Victoria that have scheduled passenger flights, as well as the airlines that fly there:
|Geelong, Melbourne||Avalon Airport||AVV||Jetstar Airways|
|Essendon, Melbourne||Essendon Airport||MEB||Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Airlines, QantasLink, Qantas, Jetstar|
|Melbourne||Melbourne Airport||MEL||Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Airlines, QantasLink, Qantas, Jetstar|
|Mildura||Mildura Airport||MQL||QantasLink, Regional Express|
|Portland||Portland Airport||PTJ||Sharp Airlines|
Qantas (some flights operated by its subsidiary, QantasLink) flies to Melbourne from destinations across Australia, including Adelaide, Alice Springs, Auckland, Brisbane, and Darwin. Within the state of Victoria, the airline also flies direct to Mangalore Airport from Melbourne and Sydney, and to Bendigo Airport from Sydney.
Jetstar flies to Melbourne International and Avalon Airport from other popular destinations in Australia, including Adelaide, Auckland, and Brisbane, as well as Ayers Rock, Gold Coast, and Hobart.
Within the state of Victoria, Virgin Australia (some flights operated by its subsidiary, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) only flies to Melbourne International Airport. The airline flies to Melbourne from destinations across Australia, including: Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Christchurch, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Queenstown, Sunshine Coast, and Sydney.
Rex flies to Melbourne from airports across Australia, including: Albury, Burnie–Wynyard, King Island, Merimbula, Mildura, Mount Gambier, Sydney, Wagga Wagga. Rex Regional Airlines also flies to the regional airport of Mildura Airport from Adelaide and Broken Hill.
Sharp Airlines flies to Essendon Airport from Flinders Island, Griffith, King Island, and between Essendon and Portland Airport.
Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also known locally as Tullamarine Airport, is the international airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. Melbourne Airport is the main international airport of the area, the other international airport being Avalon Airport. International airlines fly to MEL from all over the world, including: Air India, Air New Zealand, Air China, Japan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Vietnam Airlines, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Etihad Airways.
Avalon Airport (IATA: AVV) is an international airport located in Avalon, in the City of Greater Geelong, which is falls within the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne. Avalon is a much smaller international airport compared to nearby Melbourne International. AirAsia X currently flies to Avalon from Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia, and Citilink flies to the airport from Denpasar, in Bali.