17 December 2021
With the reopening of Australia’s international border, we know Australians are excited to travel overseas again, and we’re making it easier for more people to renew their passport.
We’ve leveraged advances in facial recognition technology to open up our streamlined renewal process to more adult Australians who would have otherwise lodged a full passport application and been asked to provide their identity and citizenship documents again.
Until now, our streamlined renewal process has been open to customers up to three years after their passport’s expiry date. But, due to increased confidence in the security of our identity checking, eligible adult passport holders can now qualify for streamlined renewal if their passport was issued on or after 1 January 2006.