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.