We're experiencing a big surge in people applying for passports. This is causing longer than usual wait times to our call centre. Our call centre operates from 0800 to 2100 Monday to Friday and 0830 to 1700 Saturday and Sunday. Calling outside of peak times (0900 to 1500) will reduce your wait time.
- Article date:12 February 2019
From 1 January 2019, increased passport fees will apply:
Article date:17 December 2018
10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $293
5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $148
emergency passport overseas - $184
replacement passport - $184
priority processing fee - $215
adult overseas surcharge - $132
child overseas surcharge - $64
Glasses will not be allowed in new passport photos taken from 1 July 2018.
This will further strengthen the integrity of the Australian passport.
Research has shown that glasses adversely affect passport facial matching. Matching is more accurate without glasses.
A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by a medical certificate.Article date:22 May 2018
We no longer make the 66-page "frequent traveller passport".
Instead we offer a cheaper replacement passport option...Article date:15 January 2018
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...Article date:5 June 2017