Passport renewal

Adults (18 years and over)

Adults (18 years and over)

For a renewal, you will need a passport that meets all the following:

  • was issued when you were aged 16 or older
  • was issued on or after 1 January 2006
  • had, when it was issued, at least two years' validity (for example, issued on 1 January 2010 and expired on or after 1 January 2012)
  • has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender
  • has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.

If you can answer yes to all the above, you can renew your passport using our online portal.

If going online is not an option, you can call us on 131 232 to get a pre-filled form sent to you. Renewal forms are not available at Australia Post. If you are outside Australia, contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission.

If you answer no to any of the above, you will need to use our full application process.

Children (under 18 years)

To get a new passport for a child, follow the full child application process using our online portal, or pick up the ‘Application for an Australian Passport - Child’ from a participating Australia Post outlet.  If you are outside Australia, contact your nearest  Australian diplomatic or consular mission.

What you'll need

When completing your application, you will need:

  • two passport photos
  • all supporting documents requested on the application form.

See our 5-step guides for adult applications and child applications for more information.

If you're in Australia and have a current passport, it will be cancelled when your passport application is assessed. This means you will be unable to use it for travel. If you need to travel before your new passport is received, you should call us on 131 232 to check if the old passport is still valid. For more information, see our passport validity page.

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