Child Alert

A Child Alert Request is a warning to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that there may be circumstances that need to be considered before issuing an Australian passport or other travel document to a child.

You can make a Child Alert Request if you are the parent of, or person with a parental responsibility for, the child named on this form.

This Alert Request will remain valid for a maximum period of 12 months. Where a court order is provided, the Alert Request will remain in force until the child is 18 years of age, legally marries, or as directed by the court.

Things you will need to provide with the request form

  • A certified copy of any court order reflecting parental responsibility for the child named on this form.
  • Accompanying statement (if necessary).