What to do if your passport’s been lost or stolen

22 February 2023

Can’t find your passport?  

Let us know by phoning 131 232 or contacting your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission.

It’s important to do this as soon as possible. You can face penalties if you don’t report the loss or theft of your passport as soon as you’re aware it’s missing.

As soon as you let us know, we’ll cancel your passport. You won’t be able to use it again, even if you find or recover it.

To replace your passport, just apply for a new one. If you're overseas and need a new passport urgently, contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission to discuss options.

For more information, please go to our lost and stolen passports page.

An Australian passport left on a beach