Apply for a new Australian passport

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Overview

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You can apply for an Australian passport at more than 1,700 Post Offices around Australia. We'll help ensure your passport application and photos meet Australian Government requirements.

Australian passports are only issued to Australian citizens. They're valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children.

Please note: Some Post Offices require appointments for passport interviews and some accept walk-ins. Use our search tool below to find a location convenient to you and then fill in your contact details if an appointment is necessary.

Find a participating Post Office

Select your nearest Post Office and book a passport interview using our booking system if required.

  

Step 1: Complete your application Click to expand Click to collapse

You can complete your passport application in 2 ways:

Option 1

  • Pick up a new passport application form for an adult or child passport from a participating Post Office that performs passport interviews.

Option 2

The Australian Passport Office website and the passport application form provide information on how to complete the form and which documentation is required in order to process your application.

Step 2: Take your photo Click to expand Click to collapse

You need to provide 2 identical photographs with your application.

One photo must be endorsed and signed by a guarantor (someone who can verify who you are). Please check the Australian Passport Office for guarantor guidelines.

Post Offices that offer Instant ID Photos can take quality passport compliant photographs for you. Use our locations and hours tool to find one near you.

Note: Please organise this before your interview.

Step 3: Find a participating Post Office Click to expand Click to collapse

Some locations require you to make an interview appointment and some accept walk-ins. Select your nearest Post Office using our locations and hours tool and make an appointment if required.

    Step 4: Attend your interview and pay the application fee Click to expand Click to collapse

    At your interview, we'll check your documentation is correct and confirm your identity before sending your application to the Australian Passport Office. 

    Once your application has been accepted, you'll need to pay your passport application fee . We accept payments by cash, MasterCard or Visa, or EFTPOS.

    Passport fees are set by the Australian Passport Office and are subject to change.

    Important!

    Many customers don't get their passport application right the first time. We're here to help.

      Read our application tips

     

    What to bring to your interview

    • Application fee
    • Two identical colour ID photos less than six months old, with one signed by the guarantor
    • Your completed application form
    • Document that proves citizenship
    • Original ID documents
    • Original proof of name change if required

      Passport application fees

      Pricing

      When you attend your passport interview and once your application has been collected, you'll need to pay your passport application fee. We accept payments by cash, MasterCard or Visa, or EFTPOS.

      This fee is a non-refundable administration fee.

      Tips for submitting a successful passport application

      Application tips

      Many customers don't get their passport application right the first time. We're here to help you make sure you're not one of them.

      When filling out the form... 

      • Use black pen
      • Use CAPITAL letters
      • Write inside the boxes
      • Ensure your writing is clear and legible so we can read it 

       Your ID must...

      • Be original (no copies)
      • Display your date of birth and address
      • Match the name shown on your application form 

       Your guarantor must...

      • Complete and sign page 7
      • Tell us how long they've known you
      • Sign one of your photos
      • Complete and sign page 9 if it's for a child 

      For your passport photo... 

      • Look directly at the camera
      • Don't smile
      • Take it against a light background (preferably grey)
      • Get your guarantor to sign the back of one of your photos 

       

      Support & FAQs

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Important!

      Only 2 out of 10 customers get their applications right the first time. We're here to help.

      View tips