Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Outcome 2

The protection and welfare of Australians abroad and access to secure international travel documentation through timely and responsive travel advice and consular and passport services in Australia and overseas

Program 2.1: Consular services
 
Program 2.2: Passport services
 

Performance information for Outcome 2

Outcome 2 strategy

Outcome 2 reflects the department’s commitment to supporting Australians overseas through a highly effective consular service, accurate and timely travel advice, practical contingency planning and rapid crisis response.

With more Australians travelling overseas each year, the department will continue to give priority to managing the growing consular case load. Additional resourcing will provide for the continuation of the Smartraveller consular information campaign to ensure that Australians are provided with access to accurate, up-to-date, country-specific information on potential risks overseas and assist DFAT to manage expectations of the consular services that the department can provide.

Delivering a secure passport service remains a key focus for the department. Additional resources through the measure National Security – Improved Passport Integrity and Strengthened Issuance Systems for Australia’s passport information technology will provide a more secure, efficient and responsive passport service, positioning the department to manage projected increases in passport demand.

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