Are you flying Virgin Australia from Perth domestically Business Class? Here is what to expect from the Virgin Australia Perth Business Lounge at Perth Airport.

Location

Virgin’s Business Lounge is located in Terminal 1 Domestic. Turn left as soon as you have passed security. It’s in a great location as you don’t have to walk far at all.

Lounge Hours

The Lounge is open seven days a week from 60 minutes before their first flight departure until their last flight is called for boarding.

We dropped our checked-in luggage off using the self drop 3 hours prior to our flight’s departure then headed to the Virgin Australia Business Lounge. We were able to do this as there were other flights leaving before ours so the check-in desks were open. Normally they would open about 2 hours prior to departure for domestic routes.

Lounge Eligibility | Access

  • Business Class on flights operated by Virgin Australia
  • Velocity Platinum (3 adults and 2 children)
  • Velocity Gold (1 adult and 2 children)
  • Virgin Australia Lounge Member (1 adult and 2 children)
  • Virgin Australia Lifetime Lounge Member (1 adult and 2 children)

Lounge Features

  • Internet Access
  • Bar service available from 11 am
  • Showers & Toilets
  • Buffet with  hot food for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • A Business Zone
  • Barista Coffee

Our Review of Virgin Australia Perth Business Lounge

Upon entering the lounge reception, we were greeted warmly by the staff who checked our boarding passes.

It was quite empty so there wasn’t a problem getting seats (there were quite a few). There were bar stalls with tables, communal long tables with USB and power but most were about 4 chairs around a small table. The seats were more business-like rather than lounge types so it was hard to get really comfy but still much nicer than the airport seats.

The lounge has a contemporary feel to it with neat lines and a crisp white look with mood lighting.

virgin australia perth business lounge with purple mood lighting and white tables and chairs

There was a selection of cold foods including quiche, wraps, chicken, salads, salad leaves, falafel balls, shredded vegetables, pasta and a variety of condiments as well as nibbles like nuts, popcorn, and chips. Around dinner, they also serve a hot dish. It was laid out all along one wall, leaving plenty of room for guests to get to what they want.

There are two coffee machines; one at the end of the food and drinks bar and another one in the middle of the lounge. The baristas take pride in their coffee as you can see from the photo.

cappucino coffee with a leaf made up of milk foam in a white cup

There was quite a good choice of beer, a couple of reds, whites and a sparkling as well as soft drinks. A separate bar provided espresso coffees and teas. It’s not as well-stocked as some of the other lounges we have been to and do not offer spirits. The wines are also fairly cheap bottles.

virgin australia perth business lounge with beer in cabinets and juice on the counter

The floor to ceiling windows are a great feature to sit and view the planes get loaded and unloaded.

3 virgin australia planes on the tarmac being unloaded

The bathrooms are spotless and there are showers available if you want to freshen up. Towels are also provided.

bathroom with 3 white sinks and a large mirror with brown wall tiles

The Virgin Australia lounge is kept spotlessly clean and the staff are attentive, with plates and glasses cleared up straight away.

We all made use of the complimentary WiFi in the lounge while eating, drinking and relaxing in comfort. Newspapers and magazines are provided if you are not on your device (which can be charged here too).

We used our free flights from ANZ Travel Adventures Reward credit card and the complimentary business class lounge passes. Our daughters’ flights were booked using velocity points.

I’m not sure I would pay the $65 per person fee to enter the lounge but it did make a nice and relaxing start to our holiday.

Here we review Business Class flights with Virgin Australia on their 737 and A330.

Flights

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First I visit matrix.itasoftware.com to get an idea of the cheapest dates, but you can’t book through this site.

Next I compare the cost of flights with Trip.com and try different routes.

Accommodation

Virgin Australia Perth Business Lounge - An Interesting Review

I mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties.

Car Hire

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Travel Insurance

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Don’t travel anywhere without travel insurance, it’s not worth the risk.

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Travel Information & Guides

This Australia Travel Guide, which includes all essential information and tips, will help with the planning of your holiday to this beautiful country.

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7 Comments

  1. It looks so luxurious! I love the fact that they have hot buffet and showers. I would definitely do it if we have a long layover & long flight ahead. Its worth the money for me.

    1. It is definitely worth it for a long layover and if it was a couple. I’m not sure I would pay for our family of four though 🙂

  2. I like this lounge, top review!

  3. This looks awesome! I have never been to the business lounge but I would love to try someday.

    1. This one was good as it was so quite. The one in Sydney wasn’t as pleasant. We managed to get business flights using points from our credit cards 🙂

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