Australian High Commission

Passports: Emergency Passports

The Australian High Commission can issue Emergency Passports to Australians needing to travel urgently for compelling or compassionate reasons and whose passports have been stolen, damaged or lost.  This is assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Please note:  Forgetting to renew your passport before its expiry or forgetting to check if you have six months validity for travel to some countries are not typically considered grounds for emergency passports.

Please do not book travel before checking the validity of your passport.

Emergency Passports are available for collection 48 hours (two business days) after submitting an application.

Please contact us or come to our office if you need to lodge an application for an emergency passport.

Click here to report your passport lost or stolen.