The Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching!

The Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching!
IF YOU NEED YOUR NEW PASSPORT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU LODGE YOUR APPLICATION
BY 26 NOVEMBER 2014.
Australian Passport Offices, Australia Post, APIS and major passport issuing diplomatic missions overseas will close
for several days over the Christmas and New Year period. The holiday schedule is included below and can also be
viewed at www.passports.gov.au.
You should normally allow up to three weeks to receive a new passport. Passport office and agency closures over
the Christmas and New Year period mean that passport applications lodged after 26 November 2014 will take longer
than usual to be processed. If you cannot wait for three weeks to receive a new passport, you should consider using
the Priority Processing Service. This guarantees that an eligible applicant’s new passport will be ready for despatch
or collection within two working days of the Passport Office receiving all the information needed. The Priority
Processing Service entails an additional fee. See our website for details.
Additional important information for passport applicants
If you have previously held an Australian passport, you may be eligible to seek a new one using our streamlined
renewal application - check our website for details.
Be aware that children’s passport applications without full consent can take longer than three weeks to process, and
may not be eligible for the Priority Processing Service.
Some countries require your passport to be valid for a minimum period, for example six months, before they will
grant entry. You need to enquire if this is the case for any country you plan to visit or transit.
You should check the entry requirements of any foreign country you plan to visit or transit, and allow sufficient time
in case you need to obtain a visa before you travel. A contact list of foreign diplomatic missions in Australia is
available through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at
http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Mission/list.rails, and a list of foreign consulates in Australia is at
http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Consulate/list.rails.
Our website (www.passports.gov.au) contains comprehensive information about passport services. If you have a
query, please telephone the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232, or email us at
[email protected]
Yours sincerely
Australian Passport Office
Holiday Hours - Australian Passport Office and its agents
* Go to http://auspost.com.au/travel-id/passports.html and choose your type of service (new passport or renewal) to find year nearest interview location and open times.
Passport Service Providers
Opening Hours
Monday, 15 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Friday, 2 January 2015
Australian
Australia Post
Passport
- for
Information
Service (APIS) - Interviews *
Inquiries
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8.30am to 5pm
8.30am to 5pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
8am to 8pm
CLOSED
8am to 8pm
See above*
CLOSED
CLOSED
See above*
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
See above*
CLOSED
CLOSED
Passport Offices Australia
Adelaide
Brisbane
Canberra,
Darwin,
Hobart
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney &
Newcastle
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
CLOSED
CLOSED
8.30am to 4 pm in your State and or Territory
8.30 to 4pm
CLOSED
8.30am to 4 pm in your State and or Territory
8.30 to 4pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
8.30 to 4pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
8.30 to 4pm
CLOSED
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
8.30am to 4pm in your State and or Territory
Overseas Passport Offices
Opening Hours
Monday, 15 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Friday, 2 January 2015
Hong Kong
London
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
CLOSED
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
NZ
Singapore
Auckland &
Wellington
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
9am-4pm
8.30am-4pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
8.30am-4pm
Washington
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm
9am-4pm