1. From 1 January 2019, increased passport fees will apply:

    • 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

    Article date: 
    17 December 2018
  2. 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.

    For more information

    Article date: 
    22 May 2018
  3. Australians should be aware of passport scams that request people to scan and email their passport details, or to apply for a new passport at no cost because of a security breach. These scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information and in some cases money.

    Article date: 
    13 December 2016