Skip to content Skip to menu
Australian Government Coat of Arms

Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Part 1: Revenue Measures (continued)

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passport Fees and Charges — reforms

Revenue ($m)
2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1.7 5.0 5.0 5.4
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade .. ..

The Government will raise $17.1 million over four years from 2015‑16 through reforms to passport fees and charges. The reforms will:

  • enable persons aged 16 and 17 to be issued a 10 year validity passport instead of the current five year validity passport;
  • create a separate fee category for emergency passports;
  • increase the priority processing fee and provide an option for eligible individuals to replace lost, stolen or damaged passports instead of purchasing a new full validity passport; and
  • remove the additional fee to replace a lost or stolen passport.

In line with existing passport fees and charges, all fees and charges will be indexed annually by the Consumer Price Index.