Normally, you should allow a minimum of six weeks to get your passport.
And, if you’re planning travel in the next six months, it’s best to apply for a passport now.
However, if you need your passport sooner, priority processing might be the answer.
Our Priority Service is available for $237, with your passport ready to be mailed or collected in just two business days once we’ve received all your documents from Australia Post.
In exceptional cases, we can also issue passports in less than two business days, for example if there is a compassionate or compelling reason, such as the death or serious illness of an immediate family member or an unexpected need for urgent business travel.
If this applies to you please call us on 131 232 to arrange a lodgement appointment at a passport office. You’ll need supporting documentation, such as a letter from your doctor or your employer.
Priority processing is only available in Australia.
If you’re overseas and can’t wait up to six weeks for a passport, you can apply for an emergency passport at an Australian diplomatic or consular mission.
For further information, please go to the urgent applications page.