If you want to apply for an Australian passport for a child, you can download the application form online. All children, even babies, must travel on their own passport, and consent must be given by everyone with parental responsibility for the child.

A child is defined as a person under 18 years of age who has never married.

To get started, visit the Australian Passport Office for information on:

  • the documentation required
  • the application and lodgement process
  • the fees charged
  • how to begin your application.

For children aged 15 and under, passports are valid for 5 years. Children aged 16 and 17 will be issued with 10-year passports.


Each time a child needs a new passport a full application must be completed, and it must be supported by original documents to prove the child’s identity and Australian citizenship. 

Last updated: 10 October 2022