Child passport applications
Minors under the age of 16 can only be issued with a passport with five year’s validity. Child applicants aged 16 or 17 are issued with a 10-year passport.
For child applications, one parent must lodge the application in person. The lodging parent does not have to be Australian.
Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview accompanied by one parent. Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.