Australian Passport Applications

Passport Application Forms

New Australian passport application forms are available from the Board's Administration Office or they can be completed online at the Australian Passport Office website.

Passport renewal forms must be completed online at the Australian Passport Office website or obtained directly from the Australian Passport Office, phone 131 232.

Passport application and renewal forms cannot be lodged online. They must be printed and lodged in person.

Filling in your Form

Complete your form using the instructions provided on the form itself. Ensure your form is as complete as possible before arranging your interview.

Photograph Requirements

You must provide two identical colour photographs of yourself which comply with the specifications outlined on your application form.

Lodging your Application

Applications can be lodged on Lord Howe Island at the Board's Administration Office, phone 02 65632066 to make an appointment.

All the supporting documentation listed on the application form is required to be presented at the interview. You must provide original documents which confirm your Australian citizenship and your identity. Birth extracts, commemorative certificates, photocopies (including those that have been certified as a true copy) and fax copies are NOT acceptable.

Application fees are payable at the time of lodgment. Payment must be made by credit card on the Australian Passport Office credit card payment form which is available from the Board’s Administration Office.

Tracking your Application

On lodgment of your application you will be provided with a receipt.  Your application will be forwarded to the Australian Passport Office by Express Post and your passport will be sent to you by Registered Post.

  • Processing time: Up to 3 weeks
  • Priority Processing Service: 2 working days (additional fee applies)

You can track the progress of your passport application online at the Australian Passport Office website using the form number printed on your receipt or by calling the Passport Office on 131 232.

Further information with regard to Australian Passports can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Passports Office.