There have been some recent news stories reporting Australians will soon be able to lodge their passport applications online with myGov.
The myGov user Audit report highlighted using myGov for a broader range of online services, including processing Australian passport applications.
However, the approach and timeframe for a future move to online passport renewals hasn’t been determined yet. There is currently no option to lodge passport applications via myGov.
So, if you need to renew your passport soon, the best way to do this is to start your application online via our AusPassport portal. Then print off your ‘Passport application checklist’ and lodge it at your nearest participating Australia Post outlet, together with two passport photos and any other supporting documents.