This is welcome news: Brisbane Airport has free Wi-Fi, which offers fresh options for passing the time while waiting for flights.
Picture by Rae Allen
Reader Dominic emailed to tell us that Brisbane Airport is now filled with posters proclaiming a new free Wi-Fi service, and a quick browse around the Brisbane Airport site confirms it. This may well have been in place for a while, but I've never noticed it before. It doesn't sound a particularly generous offer -- just 60 minutes in total in an eight-hour period and a maximum download limit of 28MB -- but anything is better than nothing.
Prior to this, the nearest Brisbane Airport came to free Wi-Fi was on the platform for the Airtrain. Sydney and Adelaide both have reasonable free Wi-Fi options, but there are still airports like Townsville which charge for access. Travellers need to plan carefully.
If you've given Brisbane's offering a try, tell us about the speed and general performance in the comments. We'll test it ourselves when we hit Brisbane in a couple of weeks for the first 2012 Lifehacker Meetup. Thanks Dominic!