Renewing your passport

Are you eligible?

You can renew your passport if you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older, and you have and can present your most recent Australian passport that:

  • was issued when you were 16 years of age or older, and
  • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
  • was issued in your current name, date of birth, place of birth and sex, and
  • is current or expired less than three years ago.

What you need to know before you renew

You must present your most recent passport when you lodge your renewal form. This passport will be physically cancelled.

Cancelled passports cannot be used to support renewal applications. For this reason, if you have reported your last passport lost or stolen, you will need to use a full passport application form instead.

We require the written consent of every person who has parental responsibility before a passport can be issued to a child. For this reason, children i.e. persons under 18 years of age who have never married will need to use a full passport application form instead.

Lodging a renewal application

Sign the renewal form and bring two suitable colour photos and your most recent passport. Please do not attach the photos to your application form as this can damage them if not attached correctly.

The photos must meet some requirements to be acceptable.

You must lodge the renewal application in person.

In Australia - at an Australia Post outlet. Find an outlet near you which provides passport services.

You may need to book an appointment.

Overseas - contact the nearest Australian diplomatic mission or consulate for further details.

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