Australian High Commission

Passport-Emergency Passports

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Passports

Click here for information on how to report your lost or stolen passport.

If you wish to apply for a replacement passport immediately, please see information about making a full application using the Overseas Passport Application (PC8). If you cannot meet the requirements for a new full-validity passport, and you need to travel urgently, you may apply for an Emergency Passport.

The Australian High Commission can issue Emergency Passports to Australians needing to travel urgently and whose passports have been stolen, damaged or lost. The Emergency Passport may also be issued in some limited circumstances when clients are unable to wait for the delivery of a full validity passport due to the urgent need to travel. Emergency passports are issued with limited validity of 7 months, has 4 visa pages and no electronic chip. Some countries do not allow travellers to enter on emergency passports. You should check with the relevant embassy or consulate of the country you are visiting to confirm if they will accept emergency passports before booking your travel. Emergency passports are normally produced within two business days. Application Fees apply.

Please contact us or come to our office if you need to lodge an application for an emergency passport. The Passport Counter is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm except observed public holidays. An appointment is not required for Emergency Passport applications.