How to apply for a new Australian passport

  1. Complete the online form or
    Collect a paper copy from a participating Post Office 
  2. Get a passport photo taken
  3. Lodge your application at a participating Post Office 
  4. Pay the fee

Urgent applications

Need your passport quickly? Find out what to do for urgent applications.

Processing & delivery

It normally takes 3 weeks to receive a passport. The Australian Passport Office will email you when they despatch your passport. Allow 5-6 business days for delivery.

Renewing a passport

You can renew an adult passport if it is still current, or expired less than 3 years ago. Find out more about passport renewal eligibility.

Child passports

A parent, or somebody with parental responsibility, can lodge a child passport application. If aged 16 or 17, the child applicant(s) must come to the Post Office too. Find out more about child passports.

Adult passports

Standard adult passports are valid for 10 years. Applicants aged 75 years and over can apply for 5 year validity. Find out more about adult passports.