How to renew an Australian passport

  1. Complete the online form
    Passport renewal forms are not available at Australia Post 
  2. Get a passport photo taken
  3. Lodge your passport renewal application at a participating Post Office – you don’t need a booking
  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.

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.