Renewing an Australian adult passport

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.

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If your passport has been lost or stolen, you are unable to renew it and must complete a full adult passport application form and attend an interview.

If you are unable to complete the form online and are overseas, you can telephone the nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission. If you qualify, the passports staff will mail you the pre-completed Australian Passport Renewal Application or it can be collected from the mission where the form is requested. If you do not qualify, you can complete the full overseas application form online, or obtain an application from the overseas mission.

If you are unable to complete the form online and are in Australia, you can telephone the Australian Passport Information Service. The operator will check your eligibility and, if you qualify, mail you an Australian passport renewal form pre-completed electronically using information held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. If you do not qualify, you can complete the full application form online, or obtain an application from an Australia Post outlet.



See also:

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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