August 13, 2022

With Australia’s state borders fully open from subsequent month and worldwide journey open from as we speak (21 February 2022) for vaccinated travellers, the difficulty of airport parking for bikes is again on the agenda.

Bike parking at airports across the nation varies considerably.

Melbourne airport parking is among the many most costly on the earth and has no low cost for bikes whereas on the different finish of the sale, Sydney has free parking for bikes on the home and worldwide airports.

Not too long ago the Bike Riders Affiliation of Australia (MRAA) requested riders throughout the nation about services for motorbike and scooter parking at airports. 

There was sturdy response and, whereas the outcomes will not be a whole image by any means, they’re an indicator that riders need higher and cheaper services.

MRAA says that the parking space with the least to supply riders is at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. 

A small space is put aside for motorbikes on the identical value as automobile parking. Privately owned automobile parks close by supplied higher offers with bikes parked underneath cowl at an affordable value, with shuttle companies to terminals. 

Brisbane Airport parks bikes for $10 a day in contrast with automobiles at $40/day. For long-term parking, the bike value drops to simply $5/day. 

Perth Airport costs simply $6.10 a day for bikes in a safe, purpose-built motorbike parking facility with increase gates too barrow for automobiles.

Perth airport parking

Not one of the airports had lockers for riders’ security gear reminiscent of helmets and boots.

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The MRAA just lately approached Hobart Airport to ask about securing free parking and lockers for bikes.

Hobart Airport Govt Basic Supervisor Industrial, Grahaem Duff, advised them he was contemplating an analogous facility to the one on the Perth Airport and sought the MRAA’s recommendation on location.

Riders will even have entry to a brand new baggage locker system.

Grahaem Duff (left) with MRAA’s Gary McLean.