An application for an Emergency passport will attract the priority processing fee (PPF) only. No application or document fee applies.

However, when there is a failure by the Australian Passport Office to meet the 10 working day turnaround time for the issue of a full validity passport, overseas posts and it becomes necessary to issue an Emergency passport to allow an applicant to meet their immediate travel commitments, under the Australian Passports Determination, Section 8.3 (6), Extenuating or unusual circumstances, the applicant may request a refund of the PPF for the issue of the Emergency passport, see ‘ Priority processing fee refund ’. There is no provision under the Determination to waive the fee.

In all other cases a PPF is to be charged for issue of an emergency passport.