How to book a private room at the Qantas first class lounge

Take advantage of these office suites to get some work done before your flight.

By David Flynn, April 26 2022
How to book a private room at the Qantas first class lounge

Visiting the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney or Melbourne isn’t all about the famous salt and pepper calamari – many travellers have to to plough through some work ahead of their overseas flight, especially as Qantas has yet to add WiFi to its international fleet.

And sometimes that work needs to be done in private: not just so you can focus without noise and distractions, but also for the sake of important business phone calls.

That’s when you’ll be glad that the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne each have two private rooms which guests can book for free.

And when we say ‘room’ – well, they’re more like well-appointed office suites, with the added benefit of five-star dining just around the corner (and, if the staff offer, a glass of wine or champagne delivered while you work).

There’s a spacious desk with a phone, an iMac and wireless printer, plus a seperate settee and coffee table.

You don’t have to use the iMac of course – it’s easily nudged out of the way to make room for your own laptop.

I find these suites very handy for knocking over a few hours of solid work between breakfast and lunch, if I need to shut myself off from the rest of the lounge and focus on the job.

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These spacious private suites are typically set aside for visiting VIPs including Government ministers and celebrities, as they offer a modicum of privacy behind the frosted glass doors.

But when those high flyers aren’t around, the rooms are freely and readily available for anybody who qualifies for entry into the first class lounge – including Platinum-grade Qantas Frequent Flyer members and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents.

If you’re travelling in Qantas first class, you can reserve a room when the First Lounge Concierge calls the day before your flight to offer a spa booking.

For anybody else, just ask at the reception desk on your arrival at the lounge.

Just note that these rooms – at least the ones in Sydney – can get exceptionally warm and stuffy, and even the Dyson fan in each suite isnt of much use, so you may need to leave the door propped open for circulation.

05 Mar 2015

Total posts 390

I'm surprised more people don't use these offices. I am a regular user of them and I have almost never been told "Sorry they are all booked" except for a few notable times when VIPs or celebs were in the lounge, including Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. I felt sorry that Arnie couldn't sit out in the main lounge with everyone and enjoy the view etc. Anyway, definitely grab one of these offices if the mood takes you!

07 May 2015

Total posts 38

Actually these are also very good to use as a "family room", if you are travelling with a young babe or wee kid and are thoughtful enough that you don't want to risk disturbing the other lounge guests. Plenty of space, order your meals to be delivered to the office suite, close the door to keep the noise out and everyone is happy.


16 May 2015

Total posts 18

I think it would be useful to have more desks for working in the lounge. Other first class lounges seem to.


SilkAir - KrisFlyer

28 Mar 2017

Total posts 18

On many occasions, young families have been ushered into these rooms, much to the relief of all involved.  I suggest that the 'offices' are better suited to containing families and additional work desks be provided in the body of the Lounge.


11 Feb 2013

Total posts 3

Bring back the Imacs! No computers anywhere now! Not to mention not a blanket in sight on the chilly winter mornings when even the staff are wearing extra layers to keep warm  and spa only open for QF1 passengers from  11am!!! 

Printers won't even scan as well! A poor show really for a first class lounge! 

At least the food is good despite no smoothies at breakfast!!! Not everyone is a drinker!

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