Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Passport Application Fees (effective for May 2015) *

                                                                                                                                                                                  Type

Ordinary   

Frequent
Traveller

Adult, 10 year validity

USD194

USD292

Minor, 5 year validity

USD97

USD146

Senior (75 years of age or older),
5 year validity

USD97

USD146

* Priority Processing Fee (only for clients eligible for an Emergency Passport - see below for instructions)

USD86

USD86

Lost or Stolen fee : One

USD86

USD86

Lost or Stolen fee : Two

USD194

USD194

Lost or Stolen fee : Three

USD389

USD389

FedEx Courier Fee - mainland USA (up to 0.5 pounds - approx 2 passports)

 FedEx - Hawaii Interisland only

USD15

USD10

 USD15

USD10

  

*  Note: From 1 July 2015, an overseas surcharge will be charged for applications lodged outside Australia. The additional fee will be AUD $100 for adults and AUD $50 for children. The surcharge must be paid in US dollars. The US dollar rates will be published on 1 July 2015.

 

Receiving your new passport

If you wish to have your new passport sent to you by Federal Express, you will need to pay an additional USD15 (for up to three passports to the one address).  Alternatively, you can collect your passport at no charge from the office where you lodged the application

If you prefer, you can provide a prepaid letter-sized envelope with the courier company of your choice (eg. UPS, FedEx, etc).  However, you must use a service that requires a signature on delivery.  We will not use your courier envelope if it allows a delivery driver to leave your package unattended.  We do not send passports via the US Postal Service. 

 

Acceptable Methods of Payment

The various passport offices and consulates in the United States accept different forms of payment.

 

Cash (exact change required)

Personal cheque             US Postal Service money order Visa or Mastercard      Cashiers cheque       
Chicago Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Honolulu Yes No Yes No No
Houston Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Los Angeles Yes No Yes Yes Yes
New York Yes No Yes Yes Yes
San Francisco                 Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Washington Yes No Yes Yes No

 

If you mail your application and supporting documents to the Embassy in Washington DC, US Postal Money Orders must be made payable to the Embassy of Australia. If you are sending a cashier's check or Postal Money Order to one of our Consulates-General, please make it payable to the Australian Consulate-General. Make sure your envelope is marked for the attention of the Passports Office, so it doesn't go astray. 

If you are paying by credit card, please complete and sign the credit card authorisation form and submit it with your application.You cannot pay by credit card in Honolulu.

Fees are reviewed each month and adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations. Your credit card will be charged the fees applicable when your application is received.

 

Urgent Travel:  Priority Processing Fee

If you need to travel urgently, please contact your lodging office by telephone to discuss your situation before you lodge your application. You may be eligible for an Emergency Passport that can be issued within two working days. An Emergency Passport contains only four visa pages and has a limited validity. It does not contain a chip.

Please note that not all applicants are eligible for an Emergency Passport. You should contact the actual office where you intend to submit the application to discuss your eligibility for the Emergency Passport before making any firm travel plans.