A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet has made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport after a reported engine fire.

Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett says Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury on Friday.

Gillett could not confirm media reports that the Airbus A380 returned to Melbourne because of an engine fire.

She says the pilot had called in an emergency landing and that emergency service personnel had attended.

Sky News reported that the plane had dumped fuel before landing.

The troubled state-owned airline lost two airliners in disasters last year.