In cases of demonstrated need you can apply for a concurrent passport – a second passport of the same kind as your first – to facilitate international travel. Approval is generally limited to cases where significant travel delays could be caused by waiting for visa(s) to be issued or when a destination country will not accept a passport showing evidence of travel to another country.
Concurrent passports are issued for a maximum of three years. The normal application fee applies.
Further information is available from the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 or from an Australian diplomatic mission or consulate.