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Passports and Travel

Find government information for Australians travelling overseas, including Smartraveller, passports and foreign visa requirements. For overseas visitors travelling to Australia, see Immigration and Visas.

Smartraveller

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Travel advisory and consular assistance service. Provides travel advice for countries and events, guidance about travel insurance and staying safe and healthy, and getting help overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Visas for Australians travelling overseas

Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. Provides links to visa information for some countries Australians visit frequently and links to foreign embassies and consulates in Australia.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Apply for or renew an Australian passport

Start your application online. All applications must be lodged in person at your nearest Post Office. If you’re overseas, check with your local Australian diplomatic mission or consulate. It takes about three weeks to get a new passport.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Changed your name? Make sure your passport is in your current name.

You may wish to change the name that appears in your passport, due to marriage, divorce etc. In most instances, you will need to provide evidence of your name change from an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Child alert requests – passports

A Child Alert is a warning to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that there may be circumstances to be considered before an Australian passport is issued to a child.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Child passports

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For the issue of a child passport you must lodge an application with written consent from all those with parental responsibility, or with an Australian court order that permits the child to have a travel document or to travel internationally. 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Children – court orders

The role of police in family law matters is primarily to act on orders issued by a Court, and to prevent the unlawful removal of children from Australia.

Australian Federal Police

Dual nationals travel information

Provides travel information and tips to dual nationals. Includes information about what dual nationality is, how people become dual nationals and the implications of dual nationality when travelling overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Duty free concessions

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Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia. Information available in multiple languages

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Lost, stolen or damaged passports

Lost or stolen passports must be reported to the Australian Passport Office as soon as practicable after you become aware of the loss or theft. Damage to your passport could prevent you from travelling overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Movement records

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Arrival and departure records of travellers to and from Australia since 1981 are contained within the Movements Reconstruction database. You can request access to your own international movement records using the form on this page.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Register your travel plans

All Australians travelling overseas should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. Your registration information will help find you in an emergency.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

State and territory offices

Australian offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Travel documents for entry to Australia

Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection