That small blue book is your entry ticket to the world. So how do you get a passport and what do you have to do to make sure it's in your hand in time for your big trip?
Check your eligibility
Firstly, make sure you're eligible for an Australian passport. The main eligibility requirement is Australian citizenship. That means you're either born in Australia or you've got a certificate of Australian citizenship.
Fill out and print your form
Use black pen
Use CAPITAL letters
Write inside the boxes
Ensure both your, and your guarantor/referee’s handwriting is clear and legible
If you sign before attending your passport application lodgement, make sure you sign within the designated space
A handy tip for making sure that your application is printed successfully is to check that the signature box has markings around it (so it’s easily visible) and that the triangles on the page are all the same size and shape.