Apple shop opens at Sydney Airport

Xavier Verhoeven
12 April, 2010
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A new Apple shop has opened for business at Sydney Airport. We were a bit excited to find out about this one – but it looks like it’s not a full-blown Apple Store. Rather, it’s one of the kiosk-style ‘shops’ that operate within Department stores such as Myer and David Jones.

Located in the Departures precinct (after Customs) at the Sydney International Terminal, the shop will at the very least offer a way for Mac fans to kill time before a flight. And if something does take your fancy, you can pick it up duty free to take on holiday. Items can even be purchased on departure, but picked up on arrival back into the country.

The store includes a Consultation Bar – not to be confused with a Genius Bar – with specialist Apple consultants to assist with product knowledge, demonstrations and advice. The shop stocks the expected range of MacBooks, iPods and iMacs. Though taking a 27in iMac on holiday wouldn’t be my idea of a good time. Right in the centre of the store, however, is the real goldmine for an airport technology store – headphones. I’m sure they’ll sell dozens to the jetsetter crowd – especially the noise-cancelling ones to drown out aeroplane engine noise.


29 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Apple ID johntillerstudent says:

    I just purchase a MacBook Air. I want to know if I would be able to download my Photoshop CS3 at the Sydney Airport Apple kiosk. I live in the country and this will be the only oppoitunity to download my CS3 disc. If not is there an Apple store close to Tokyo station.

  2. Marianne says:

    Hi I am currently overseas and missed the Apple Kiosk on departure in April as our flight left a 6.00am. Can I buy an iPhone online Duty Free & pick it up on my arrival back into Australia in June please

  3. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    The way duty free works now, you can buy it before you leave and claim the GST back at the airport as you depart. That will be cheaper than purchasing directly in the airport.

  4. Krystal-Jane says:

    Hi guys,

    I’m transiting in Sydney for 2 hours on Saturday morning.
    Was wondering if you guys have a jet black iphone7 and an iphone7 plus in stock?
    Is it cheaper for me to venture into the city to get them, I don’t have much though.


  5. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Sorry – we’re not resellers. Macworld Australia is a magazine and website devoted to Apple news and features. Good luck.

  6. karen says:

    Can you please advise if there will be someone on duty later this afternoon to assist with an issue with a MacBook Pro – unable to recognise my new iPhone 7plus, to restore it from a back up?????????????????????

    URGENT assistance will be required please.

    Do I have to make an appointment time with someone to help, upon arrival?

    Actually travelling from Queensland to Sydney for work, and through I could take the bus from the domestic terminal to the international terminal and ask for your help.

    Thanks so much

  7. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We’re not the Apple Store. But if you go to you’ll be able to find your closest Apple Store and make an appointment or access phone support (133 MAC)

  8. Ken says:

    I want to take a Christmas present to my granddaughter Can I buy a SPHERO SPRK duty free on my way to the UK,and what is the duty free price

  9. Seru says:


    Do you sell iMac keyboards? I’d like to pick one up on the way this afternoon

  10. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We are not resellers, this is Macworld Australia magazine’s website.

  11. Marie-Christine Chouquet says:

    Hi, do you know if I can buy a Mac charger from the store at Sydney’s international airport?

  12. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    It will depend on the charger and for what model.

  13. Amanda says:

    I am after an Apple IPad 64 GB Mini 4 with Wifi only.
    I’d like to collect on Friday morning at 08:00 9 June.
    Do you have one in stock?

  14. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We are not an Apple Store or reseller – you’ll need to contact Apple by phone on 133 MAC or

  15. Ankit Jain says:

    Hi I m travelling to sydney day after tomorrow I want to buy an apple watch do u guyz have the same and is it duty free ir not ??

  16. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We are not Apple resellers

  17. Janine says:

    If I buy an iPad tomorrow from a local retailer, can I claim the tax at the international airport on Saturday on our way out of the country?

  18. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    I believe the answer is yes. There is a GST claim counter once you get past passport control.

  19. Yudi says:

    I have a problem and I’m desperate, I bought ipad2 arround 2011 on the apple airport dutyfree in sydney. I bought for my son, but right now that ipad has a problem with activation lockMy son doesn’t remember the apple ID password. I tried to contact apple support and he asked if I still have the receipt. But I don’t have it anymore.. I still have a box complete with sydney dutyfree plastic bag, I have a picture of it, but I can’t send an attachment here. If you have email address I can send it. I bought that ipad with citibank credit card under my name Yudi Permana. Could you help me if there’s still have the copy of the receipt or anything that proof I bought this ipad on your database, can u send to my email? On the ipad box the serial number is DLXFXUUEDKNY, and IMEI 012802006023555. I wait for your answer and I hope u can help me. Thanks a lot. YP

  20. Phil says:

    Hi my wife and I are traveling and currently in Sydney. We fly to Auckland on Thursday. Our flight is at 1925 will your store be open?

  21. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Macworld is not a reseller.

  22. Jay says:

    Hey I will be landing in Sydney on Sunday and I will be buying a MacBook Air – can I get this from arrivals ? Or only when leaving Sydney?

    Also is the duty free applied going in to Sydney or just on exit ..?

  23. Pushpa Nand says:

    Do you have IPad Pro 10.5 with 256GB. What is the price in Duty Free?

  24. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We are not an Apple reseller.

  25. Apple Reseller says:

    Had nothing to add other then think that its hilarious people thinking you are MAC store. Obviously your Google Ad $’s are being put to good use!!!

  26. Praveen Akula says:

    Hello team, is iwatch available in your store?

    Please confirm.


  27. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    We are not a store

  28. Carole Sargood says:

    On return from Los Angeles to Sydney, can you help changing my LA sim card in iPhone back to my Australian one?I have it with me.

  29. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    No – we are not a reseller

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