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Renew your passport before June 30 – when prices increase, again


Passport prices are already amongst the highest in the world, and as of Monday July 1, 2024, they're increasing again.

This time 6 months ago, requesting a new 10-year booklet to access international travel set you back $325.

As of January 1, 2024, that price increased to $346 for an adult passport.

From July 1, 2024, it's going up to $373.75.

And that's without the priority processing fee.

Eligible Australian-based customers will be able to access a new expedited passport service called 'Fast Track (5-day processing)', also from 1 July 2024.

It means you'll have your passport in your hot little hands within 5 business days of a complete passport application being received by the Passport Office...

For the princely sum of an extra $100. That's not much change from $500 to get your passport in a hurry.

Just quietly, the federal government expects to make a little over $27 million over the next five years from these express fees.

Need your passport even sooner?

You're in luck – but you're also going to be broke.

If you're in super urgent need, you can have your passport process under their 'Priority (2-day processing)' service, which guarantees passport processing within 2 business days of your complete application being received.

The priority processing fee? A whopping $252.

That's on top of the $373.75 application fee, bringing your total investment to an eye-watering $626.

Moral of the story: don't leave it to the last minute. Get your application in at least 6 weeks prior to travelling and if you can, get it in before June 30 this year so you can beat the price increase.

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    MirandaJuly 5, 2024

    I have just completed the renewal document for my passport (I have a change of name also) and it says it cost $398.00 but the website says $346.00? Is the difference due to the name change also?

      SarahJuly 8, 2024Finder

      Hi Miranda,

      Replacement passports are free if you: have changed your family name due to a change in marital status (including marriage, a divorce that’s been finalised, entering or leaving a registered relationship, or the death of a spouse) have changed your family name because of entering or leaving a de facto relationship. There should be no additional cost over and above the advertised price of $346. If you have any further questions, you can contact the APO on 131 232.

      Hope this helps!

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