Adult – quick guide to renewing your passport (Australia or overseas)

How long does it take?

You should allow approximately three weeks to receive a new passport. 

You can help minimise processing time by ensuring you provide everything we need when you lodge your application.

If you need your passport in a hurry, you can use our priority processing service for an extra fee.  With priority service, the turnaround time includes two working days processing by us and additional time for delivery and handling.

What does it cost?

An ordinary passport, valid for ten years, costs $254.  Persons aged 75 and over can choose to have a five-year passport for half the cost ($127).

The priority processing fee is $127.

Other fees may apply.  More information.

Am I eligible to renew?

If you are 18 or older; and your most recent Australian passport was issued when you were 16 or older and was valid for at least two years when issued; and that passport is still current or expired less than three years ago, you can renew your passport in a streamlined application process. 

Your personal details – name, sex, place and date of birth – must be the same as on your last passport.  If your personal details have changed, you will need to complete a new passport application form and provide a full set of citizenship and identity evidence.

The application process

  • Obtain a pre-completed renewal form
  • Find your previous passport to present with your application
  • Get new passport photos
  • Lodge your application in person at Australia Post
  • Allow approximately 3 weeks to receive your new passport

What do I need to do?

  1. Obtain a pre-completed renewal form

Complete the renewal application online and print and sign the form.  Alternatively, call the Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) to confirm your eligibility to renew and have the pre-completed form mailed to you for signature.

  1. Find your previous passport to present with your application

The personal details in your previous passport must match your current details.

  1. Get new passport photos

You need to provide two identical colour photos that are no more than six months old.  The photos must meet particular requirements. We recommend that you check the requirements before you get your photos taken by a professional passport photographer.  

  1. Lodge your passport application in person

You must lodge your application in person.  Remember to take along your most recent passport, your photos, and the means to pay the fee(s).  If we require additional information after lodgment, we will contact you.

You should lodge your application at an Australia Post passport agency. 

If you need priority processing, call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 to make an appointment to lodge your application.

How do I get help?

Browse this website for more detailed information.

Call the Australian Passport Information Service helpline on 131 232 to talk to an expert.

Check Australia Post's website for information about passport agencies where you can lodge applications and pay fees.

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