2018-19 Passport Facts

  • We issued 2,117,518 passports – that’s 8,470 each business day.
  • 68% of applicants used our online services.
  • 178,287 people paid to have their passport issued in 2 days plus delivery.
  • 14,597,927 Australians had a passport = 57.4% of the population.
  • End to end, the number of passports we printed would stretch from Parkes to Mt Kosciuszko.
  • 39, 956 passports were reported lost or stolen.
  • 8,603 emergency travel documents were issued.
  • 121 applications not processed on suspicion of dishonesty or fraud.
  • 255 passports cancelled or refused on national security or law enforcement grounds.

Top 5 countries for lost and stolen passports

  Lost passports Stolen passports
1 Australia Australia
2 United States Italy
3 United Kingdom United States
4 China Spain
5 Italy Greece