Australian Passport Renewal Application

You have chosen an Australian Passport Renewal Application Form

To assist you in this process, please read the Notes using Adobe Acrobat reader before commencing your application.  Once you have printed your form ensure you SIGN the declaration in black pen WITHIN THE SIGNATURE BOX.
Please note: Electronic or Digital signatures will not be accepted.

This form has compulsory sections
(steps 2, 3, 4 and 5) which must be completed before you can view, print or save your form.  You can move to the next non-compulsory step by clicking on the 'Next' button at the bottom of each page. 

Use this form if you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or over and:

EITHER: OR:
  • Have an adult Australian passport that:
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued on or after 1 July 2000, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex
  • Have a child Australian passport that:
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued on or after 1 July 2005, and
    • you were 16 years or over at the time of issue, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex
Note: If you cannot present your passport at the time of renewal you cannot use the renewal process.

Official and Diplomatic

Official and diplomatic passport applications must be accompanied by a letter from the sponsoring department or agency. The sponsorship letter can be downloaded here.

Do NOT use this form if:

  • you are under 18 years of age
  • your Australian passport was lost or stolen or cannot be presented for renewal
  • your previous Australian passport was issued with less than two years’ validity or an Emergency Passport, a Document of Identity, Certificate of Identity, or a Convention Travel Document
  • you have changed your name, date of birth or sex since your passport was issued
  • your adult Australian passport was issued before 1/7/2000
  • your child Australian passport was issued before 1/7/2005 or issued before you were 16 years of age
  • you are renewing a passport which has been seriously damaged (please call APIS on 131 232 for more information about damaged passports).

You will need to complete a full passport application form (Select "No" at "Do you wish to renew your Australian passport" question).

Fees apply

Lodging your application

In Australia
Applications should be personally lodged at an Australia Post outlet.  To find the nearest Australia Post outlet that will accept your passport application, visit their website. An appointment may be necessary.

Overseas
For advice on how to lodge, contact the nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission. Child passport applications should be lodged at the nearest Australian mission by a parent/person with parental responsibility for the child.

Requirements for printing Application Forms

Applications should normally be printed on international standard (A4) paper.

Some countries use paper other than A4, typically USA, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines.

If using US Standard Letter or US Legal paper

When printing this PDF document, you should choose page scaling/sizing as follows:

US Standard Letter size (8 1/2" x 11"); in the box allowing "Page Scaling/Sizing" - choose the words closest in meaning to "Fit to page/printable area". 

US Legal paper size (8 1/2" x 14"); in the box allowing "Page Scaling/Sizing" - choose the words closest in meaning to "none/not required". 

NOTE: Forms can be printed in colour or black and white using a good quality laser or inkjet printer. Dot matrix printed forms, or forms which are blurred or illegible in any way, will not be accepted.

Be aware that photo boxes may not be printed to scale. Click here for photo guidelines.

For A4 paper (international standard):


ACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE
Paper Type


Print Settings/Page Scaling 
A4 plain white.
210mm x 297mm

Choose Page Scaling
Fit to Printable Area
Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper and other shiny papers.

No page scaling
Paper Weight Between 80-120gsm.  
Print Orientation Portrait, single-sided only. Double sided printing.
Print Quality Normal to high resolution.
Colour or black and white.
Quality of print should not be blurred or excessively light or dark.
Printer Good quality laser or inkjet. Dot matrix printed forms and blurred or illegible forms.

Be aware that photo boxes may not be printed to scale.  The photos you present with your application should be between 35mm (1 3/8") - 40mm (1 9/16" ) wide  x  45mm (1 3/4") - 50mm (1 15/16") high, regardless of the size of the photo box on the form.  Click here for photo guidelines.

To download passport application forms in Portable Document Format (PDF) you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which may be downloaded free using the following link: Adobe Acrobat Reader