Renewing an Australian adult passport

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Renewing your passport is a quick and streamlined way to get a new passport.

You can renew your passport IF you are an Australian citizen, aged 18 years or over, and you

  • Have and can present* an adult Australian passport that:
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex
    • is current or expired less than three years ago.
OR
  • Have and can present* a child Australian passport that:
    • was issued when you were 16 years of age or over, and
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex, and
    • is current or expired less than three years ago
*If you cannot present your passport at the time of renewal, for example if your passport has been lost or stolen, you are not eligible to renew it. If you are not eligible to renew your passport, please click here.

If you DO meet the criteria to renew your passport, please select the link below to:

If you are eligible to renew your passport, but are unable to complete the renewal form online, you can telephone the Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) on 13 12 32 for assistance. The operator will confirm your eligibility and mail you a renewal form, pre completed with your details.

If you complete the renewal form online, you will need to print your completed form single-sided on international standard A4 paper. More information on printing requirements is available here.

You will need to sign your renewal form in black ink and lodge it in person. You will also need to present your previous passport and two identical colour photos of yourself. More information on photo requirements and how to lodge your renewal form is available here.

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Passports Tips and Hints
It would be advisable to hold a valid passport if:

- you have family living or travelling outside Australia
- you may be required to travel on business at short notice
- you travel overseas regularly

In case of an emergency...

You may nominate anyone you like, but clearly it should be someone who:

- is not travelling with you,

- would be able to contact your family and friends or provide help direct, and,
- is a resident of Australia.

- Most people nominate their next of kin.

You should be aware that different countries require different passport validity requirements for permitting entry. Immigration authorities may refuse entry if you present a passport with inadequate validity.

You should either renew your passport before travelling or check with the diplomatic or consular mission of the country you will be visiting, or your local travel agent, regarding required passport validity.

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