Qantas have released an update in relation to the temporary closure of Melbourne Facilities. The below is taken from their statement.
‘Following our advice this morning regarding the temporary pause of operations in Melbourne, we wanted to provide you with an update so you can plan accordingly.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) conducted a full assessment of the sites earlier today, and we will continue to work with authorities so we can resume operations as soon as possible given the importance of keeping your freight moving.
A few of our Melbourne-based team were able to process some urgent medical shipments which were already on route to Melbourne this morning. However, both the international and domestic terminals have now paused operations completely and will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours.
Update — Terminals will remain closed until at least midnight tonight, 6 Aug 2020 and freight cannot be lodged or collected at either terminal.
Until operations resume, freight cannot be lodged or collected from either terminal in Melbourne.
As a precaution, we’ve removed into and out of Melbourne from our online booking portal (until midnight) and we recommend you seek alternative arrangements for any urgent freight movements as both freighter and passenger services are effected.
We’ll resume operations as soon as we’re able to and we’re continuing to assess other options to minimise disruptions during this time.