News

  • Passport fees increase on 1 January 2018

    Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2018 in line with annual CPI indexation.  From 1 January 2018 the following fees apply:

      • 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $282
      • 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $142
      • emergency passport overseas - $178
      • priority processing fee - $186
      • adult overseas surcharge - $105
      • child overseas surcharge - $53

    12 December 2017
  • Priority processing during Christmas and New Year 2017-18

    Between 11 December 2017 and 6 January 2018, if you need to apply for a passport in a hurry, you may need to use our Passport RAPID service.

    Passport RAPID is a 48 hour priority service and you can use it as long as you:

    • are eligible for the 48 hour priority processing service and pay the additional Priority Processing Fee.
    • lodge your completed application at a participating Australia Post outlet in your state or territory.

    Other passport accredited Australia Post outlets can also accept priority passport applications.  However, delivery of these applications to the Australian Passport Office may be affected by public holidays over the Christmas/New Year period.

    Check out how Passport RAPID works.

    11 December 2017
  • Discontinuation of frequent traveller passport

    We’re discontinuing the 66-page frequent traveller passport.  Demand has fallen sharply, as more countries issue electronic visas and stop using border stamps. 

    Existing 66-page passports will remain valid until they expire.  But you won’t be able to apply for a new one after 30 November 2017. 

    You’ll have to get a standard 34-page passport instead.  You can pay the full fee and get 10 years’ validity.  Or if your passport has filled up but won’t expire for more than two years, you can pay less for a 34-page ‘replacement passport’ that covers the remaining validity of your old passport.

    Until 31 December 2017, the fee for a 34-page passport with 10 years’ validity is $277.  The fee for a 34-page replacement passport (with the same expiry date as your old passport) is $175.

    If you are overseas, you can apply for a replacement passport at your nearest Australian diplomatic mission from 1 December 2017.  If you are in Australia and require a replacement passport, you will be able to use our online application.

    17 November 2017