NEWS Mobile boarding pass trial begins in Brisbane

Mobile phone boarding passes as part of a two-month trial starting 31 August 2016.

Passengers travelling outside Australia from Brisbane International Airport on Air New Zealand or Emirates flights will be able to use mobile phone boarding passes as part of a two-month trial starting 31 August 2016.

The trial will look at how other airlines can use mobile boarding passes at more international airports across Australia.

Travellers using a mobile boarding pass will follow the normal border clearance path at departures and continue to be able to use SmartGate.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is working closely with airlines and airports to make better use of technology and improve the traveller experience.