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SmartGates

SmartGates automatically process you through passport control. They use facial recognition technology and your ePassport to check your identity. It is quick and secure, meaning you may leave the airport faster.

SmartGates automatically process you through passport control. They use facial recognition technology and your ePassport to check your identity.

Find SmartGates

Departures SmartGates are at Australia's major international airports:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Gold Coast
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Eligible passengers

People of any nationality can use SmartGates. You must also:

  • have an ePassport or other machine-readable passport
  • be able to follow the instructions without help.

If your children need help to follow the instructions, please do not use the SmartGates. Families with babies or small children will be checked by an Australian Border Force officer.

Ineligible passengers

If you or your children need help to follow the instructions, please do not use the SmartGates.

Australian Border Force officers will check through families with babies or small children, or people who need assistance.

How to use SmartGates

  • Place your passport into the passport reader
  • Collect your passport when the passport reader returns it
  • Select your flight if asked by SmartGate
  • Step into the departures SmartGate
  • Look at the camera while it takes your photograph
  • The gates will open. Exit with your bags

If using departures SmartGates does not work for you, you will be checked by an Australian Border Force officer.