2019 Passport Facts

  • We issued 2,208,767 passports – that’s 8,906 each business day.
  • 69% of applicants used our online services.
  • 184,163 people paid to have their passport issued in 2 days plus delivery.
  • 14,807,622 Australians had a passport = 57.9% of the population.
  • End to end, the number of passports we printed would stretch from Parkes to Mt Kosciuszko.
  • 38,790 passports were reported lost or stolen.
  • 8,141 emergency travel documents were issued.
  • 113 applications not processed on suspicion of dishonesty or fraud.
  • 247 passports cancelled or refused on national security or law enforcement grounds.

Top 5 countries for lost and stolen Australian passports

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