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Renew or replace a child passport

Renewing a child's passport costs $120. Child passports are valid for 5 years. Once a child turns 16 their passport is valid until it expires or is cancelled. After that, they must renew their passport as an adult.

Passport timeframes:

For current passport processing timeframes, visit the passports website.

Passport timeframes

Renew a child passport

If your child is aged 16 or over:

They must renew their passport as an adult.

Renew your adult passport

To renew a child passport online, you must have a:

  • child’s passport already, even if it’s expired, lost, stolen or damaged
  • RealMe login — if you do not have one you can create one during the online application
  • identity referee — a non-family member who has known your child for more than 1 year or since birth
  • passport photo
  • credit, debit or Prezzy® card.

Renew a child’s passport

If you need to travel urgently

If you need to travel in a hurry you can apply for an urgent passport. It costs $326 and is processed within 3 working days.

Urgent travel

Other ways to apply

The fastest way to apply for a passport is online – no paper, postage or visits to the office needed. Paper applications can take longer as they need extra processing.

If you do need to apply by post or in person, start here to answer the questions, then look for the PDF form under 'Other ways to apply'.

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