Services for Australians Overseas
What we can and cannot do
Assisting Australians overseas within limits.
Travel information for Australians
Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Please call in advance for an appointment if you are planning to attend in person for consular or passports services.
All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person. Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment. For further advice or to make an appointment to lodge your application, please contact us on 06852721 between 0900 and 1200, Monday to Friday.
All passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional fee. The overseas surcharge will be A$102 for all adult applications and A$51 for all child applications. The fee does not apply to emergency passport applications.
Additional information may be found at www.passports.gov.au or by selecting one of the links below:
On-line registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
Living in Country
- Taxation issues
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Marriage overseas
- Authentications and apostilles
- See also information about Australian living overseas
- Centrelink Overseas
- Working Holiday Agreement
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.