Passport application forms are available through the Passports Online Service, or from an Australia Post office. Through our online service you can complete and print a passport application form, or resume an unfinished passport application form.
Notes for completing the form
If you have changed your name since birth or obtaining Australian citizenship, or since your last passport was issued, you will need official proof of your new name before a passport may be issued in your new name. This proof can take several forms:
The declaration in the application form
The applicant for the passport must read and sign the declaration in the application form using black ink. If the applicant is unable to sign (eg. because they are too young or are physically or mentally handicapped) the person lodging the form must sign on behalf of the applicant at the interview.
If the application is for a child, the declaration must be signed by a parent or person with a caring responsibility for the child.
If the child is between 10 and 18 years of age, they should sign the application form. This signature will appear
Guarantor of applicant (in Australia)
To help us identify the person applying for an Australian passport, we need someone (a "guarantor") to complete Section 12 of the Application form.
must be an Australian citizen who is 18 years of age or over, must have known the applicant for at least twelve months (or for children under 1 year, since birth). If you have recently moved from interstate you should contact someone who qualifies in your previous State and arrange to have the guarantor section (and photograph endorsement) completed by mail, must not be related to the applicant by birth, marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, nor live at the applicant's address,
the guarantor must possess a current (unexpired) passport that was issued with at least two year's validity, or have been on the Australian electoral roll at their current address for the past 12 months, must endorse the back of one photograph by writing "This is a true photograph of ...(applicant's full name)"... and signing in black ink.
Preferred method of payment
In Australia - cash, EFTPOS, Bankcard, Visa or MasterCard.
Adults applying for an Australian passport must be interviewed. A person under 18 years of age and who has never married may be exempt from being interviewed. However the application should be lodged by a parent or person with a caring responsibility for the child.
Generally you will need to make an appointment when applying for a passport at a Post Office in Australia. The interview time will depend upon the type of application. A renewal interview (in Australia) should take less than 5 minutes.
The interviewer will check your application to ensure that it has been correctly completed and that the required supporting original documents have been submitted. Original supporting documents will be returned to you after sighting by the interviewer.
You will only be asked questions that relate to the application. You may be requested to submit further documents. All information provided is held in confidence.
Documents to bring to the interview
You must bring to the interview:
Children's Passport in Australia
Lost or Stolen Passport in Australia
Replacement of Australian passport