Passport fees to apply from 1 January 2015

Key points

The following fees apply from 1 January 2015

The fees are payable on lodgement of an application

Fees are subject to annual indexation.

Application fees for an Australian passport


  • Adult $250.00 (an adult passport valid for 10 years is available to Australian citizens aged 18 years or older)
  • Senior $125.00 (a senior's passport valid for five years is available to Australian citizens aged 75 years or older)
  • Child $125.00 (a child's passport valid for five years is available to Australian citizens under 18 years of age who have never married)

Frequent traveller (a frequent traveller passport has more visa pages than an ordinary passport)

  • Adult $376.00
  • Senior $188.00
  • Child $188.00

Priority Processing

  • Two-day turnaround $111.00.

The guaranteed service of two working days (48 hours) is dependent on passport staff receiving all information and documentation required for the issue of the document. You should allow extra time for your application to reach us by mail and for your passport to be returned to you by registered mail (unless you arrange to lodge and collect it personally).

The service applies to the issue of certain travel documents only and is available in Australia, London and Washington DC. If you are in another overseas location, please see Emergency passports overseas below.

The priority processing fee is payable in addition to the normal application fee.

Lost or stolen passports or travel-related documents

  • One lost or stolen in the previous 5 years $111.00
  • Two lost or stolen in the previous 5 years $250.00
  • Three or more lost or stolen in the previous 5 years $500.00.

The relevant lost or stolen fee is payable in addition to the normal application fee.

Emergency passports overseas

In special circumstances, overseas applicants may be issued with an emergency passport. No emergency passport fee is payable, but applicants are required to pay the priority processing fee and the relevant lost or stolen fee.

Application fees for travel-related documents

  • Document of Identity $50.00 (a Document of Identity may be issued free of charge to Australian citizens travelling between Norfolk Island and the rest of Australia only)
  • Certificate of Identity $151.00
  • UN Convention Travel Document (titre de voyage) $151.00

Observation made after the issue of a passport

  • Fee per observation $15.00

Preferred methods of payment

In Australia – We accept cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards.

Overseas – Please contact the Australian diplomatic mission or consulate where you will be lodging your application for advice on payment methods. You will usually be required to pay the equivalent amount in local currency at the prevailing exchange rate. If paying by credit card overseas, you may incur banking and foreign currency conversion fees and be subject to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.

The above fees are imposed by the Australian Passports Act 2005 and specified in the Australian Passports Determination 2005. No GST is payable on these fees.

Please safeguard your passport

Remember to safeguard your passport at all times. Please store it in the wallet provided to prevent damage. Additional fees apply to replace lost or stolen passports.

We value your comments

We work hard to improve our service to you and we welcome your input about how our staff can make it even better. Please submit any compliments, complaints or comments to us in any of the following ways:

Further information

For the latest information about passports and copies of our other publications, visit the Passports website or call the Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) 131 232 in Australia. If you are overseas, contact an Australian diplomatic mission or consulate.

For travel advice and practical information to help you prepare for safe overseas travel, go to the Smartraveller website.


If you are not fluent in English, you can use the Australian Government's Translating and Interpreting Service at your passport interview at no cost. If you need an interpreter or are visually impaired and need general passport information, please call APIS on 131 232.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service: TTY users telephone 133 677 and Speak and Listen users telephone 1300 555 727. Ask for APIS on 131 232.