Apply or renew
Apply for a new passport or renew your passport
The rules and process for getting a passport
Are you in urgent need of an Australian passport?
Resume or track
Resume or track your passport application
Using your passport
How to use, protect and secure your passport
Report a lost, stolen or damaged passport
Check the validity on your passport. If you need a new passport before Christmas/New Year apply as soon as possible. Allow at least three weeks to receive your new passport, excluding Australian Passport Office holiday closures.
If you need a passport in a hurry ask about our priority service. Should you need to lodge an urgent passport application over the holiday period Australia Post will accept urgent applications from 12 December 2016 until 6 January 2017 at limited locations.
Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2017 in line with annual CPI indexation and fee increases announced in the Government's 2016-17 Budget. Passport fees from 1 January 2017.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade legalises signatures or seals that appear on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications) and issues Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (including witnessing the signature on the form). Services in Australia are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 1300 935 260. Legalisation requests can also be lodged by mail. For more information see smartraveller.gov.au. Please note that limited appointments for lodgement of legalisations will be available at the Sydney and Melbourne offices from Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January 2017. For all other offices, drop-box arrangements will be in place.
Check the expiry date on your passport – remember most countries require at least six months validity from the date you leave that country. If you need a new passport before Christmas/New Year apply as soon as possible. Allow at least three weeks to receive your new passport. If you need a passport in a hurry ask about the priority service.
Documents of Identity to facilitate travel between Norfolk Island and other Australian destinations are no longer required.