Australian Border Strike Confirmed For Easter Weekend

22 March 2016
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Words by Ben Stower

Australian Immigration and Border Protection has confirmed rolling strikes at airports around the country starting Tuesday, 22 March.

These strikes will affect all international travellers flying into and out of Australian airports from 22-31 March, with most strikes lasting anywhere between one and 24 hours. Strikes will not take place Saturday, 26 March.

Delays are anticipated. Passengers departing Australia during this time should give themselves at least three hours to complete border protection.

Those arriving into Australia should also expect lengthy wait times that might affect connecting flights. Cruise departures and arrivals may also be impacted.

Read on for the full timetable of strike times by state.

Queensland

TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016

  • Cairns International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Townsville Airport – 9am to 11am

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 3.30pm to 12am
  • Cairns International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Townsville Airport – 9pm to 11pm

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24-hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am
  • Cairns International Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am
  • Coolangatta Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 5am to 1pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Cairns International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Coolangatta Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am
  • Townsville Airport – 4am to 12pm

MONDAY 28 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 12am to 1am

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 5am to 1pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Cairns International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Coolangatta Airport – 5am to 1pm and 2pm to 10pm
  • Townsville Airport – 4am to 12pm

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 12am to 1am
  • Cairns International Airport – 12am to 1am, 4am to 12pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Townsville Airport – 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016

  • Brisbane International Airport – 5am to 1pm and 5pm to 12am
  • Cairns International Airport – 12am to 1am
  • Townsville Airport – 4am to 12pm
  • Coolangatta Airport – 5am to 1pm and 2pm to 10pm

New South Wales

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24-hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal – 12am to 6pm

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

MONDAY 28 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 12am to 12.15am

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 12am to 12.15am, 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016

  • Sydney International Airport – 12am to 12.15am

South Australia

TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24-hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals.

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016

  • Adelaide Airport – 5am to 1pm and 4pm to 12am

Victoria

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016

  • Melbourne International Airport – 9pm to 12am

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24-hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Melbourne International Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Melbourne International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 4pm to 12am

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Melbourne International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016

  • Melbourne International Airport – 4am to 12pm and 4pm to 12am

Western Australia

TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 3am to 11am and 4pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 3am to 11am and 4pm to 12am

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24-hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 12am to 8 am and 4pm to 12am

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 3am to 11am and 4pm to 12am

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 3am to 11am and 4pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

  • Perth Airport (International terminal) – 3am to 11am and 4pm to 12am

Northern Territory

TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am, 1pm to 9pm and 10pm to 12am

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am, 1pm to 9pm and 10pm to 12am

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016

  • 24 hour stoppage across all departmental work sites in Australia

This stoppage might cause delays for travellers arriving and departing Australia at all international airports and cruise ship terminals

FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 12am to 8am and 4pm to 12am

SUNDAY 27 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am and 1pm to 9pm

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am and 1pm to 9pm

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am and 1pm to 9pm

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016

  • Darwin Airport – 2am to 10am and 1pm to 9pm
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