Aussies have just two weeks to renew passport before cost rises to nearly $400

Three Australian passports with boarding passes inserted inside.

Aussie travellers have less than two weeks to go before the cost of getting an Australian passport increases to $373.75 – making it one of the most expensive passports in the world.

The increase is the second time the fee has gone up in the last 6 months. In January passport fees increased to $346 for an adult passport, up from $325 previously.

For contrast, a UK passport will cost you $159.04 and a US passport will set you back $252.72. Meanwhile a passport in the UAE will cost $27.13 and an Indian passport will cost $27.70.

Travellers who need a fast passport turnaround have also been given a new option. From 1 July the government will offer a ‘fast track’ route to allow passports to be processed in five business days. However, it will cost an extra $100 on top of the standard application price.

As well as upping the fees, the Australian government has also added an option for travellers who need a fast turnaround.

From 1 July Aussies will be able to apply for a ‘fast track’ passport which they will receive within five business days. This will cost them an additional $100.

Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the increase was a security measure.

“This one-off increase is all about making sure that we can resource our passport systems and make them modern and fit for purpose… especially at a time where there are ongoing threats to people’s security and their identity,” Chalmers told reporters in December last year.

A spokesperson told the Sydney Morning Herald that the price hike will ensure that Australia is better able to address threats to identity security.

“The increase to passport fees will support priority initiatives within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including the government’s efforts to modernise Australia’s passport systems and services,” the spokesperson said.

 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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