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This determination amends the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015 to increase the fees for travel documents.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Registered 19 Dec 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2019
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2019
Date of repeal 02 Aug 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment Determination 2018

I, Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, make the following determination.

Dated   14 December 2018

Marise Payne

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015                                                     2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment Determination 2018.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 January 2019.

1 January 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

1  Sections 5 and 6

Repeal the sections, substitute:

5  Application fees

Application fee—items other than item 11

             (1)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item (other than item 11) in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2019—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Application fee—item 11

             (2)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 11 in the table in subsection (3) is the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item.

Note 1:       Fees are payable at the time the application is made: see section 7 of the Australian Passports Act 2005.

Note 2:       Fees may be waived in certain circumstances: see section 27 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (3)  The following table sets out fees in respect of applications.

 

Application fees

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Kind of application

Fee

1

Application for an Australian passport that is valid for up to 10 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$293

2

Application for an Australian passport for a child that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$148

3

Application for an Australian passport:

(a) for a child who is 16 or 17; and

(b) that is valid for up to 10 years;

other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table

$293

4

Application by a person who is 75 or over for an Australian passport that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$148

5

Application for an emergency passport

$184

6

Application for a replacement passport (including a replacement passport to which item 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17 of the table in subsection 17(2) of the Australian Passports Determination 2015 applies)

$184

7

Application for the making of an observation on a passport after the issue of the passport

$15

8

Application for a certificate of identity

$184

9

Application for a document of identity

$77

10

Application for a convention travel document

$184

11

Application for a provisional travel document

Nil

Note:          The maximum period of validity for an Australian passport is determined under section 17 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (4)  Amounts worked out under this section must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding 50 cents upwards).

6  Additional fees in relation to applications

             (1)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2019—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

             (3)  The following table sets out fees in respect of applications.

 

Additional fees

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Kind of application

Fee

2

Application for a priority processed travel document to be issued within 2 business days after the applicant gives all the information requested by the Minister for the purpose of being satisfied of the identity, entitlement or eligibility of the applicant

$215

3

Application for an Australian passport (other than an emergency passport, a replacement passport or a passport for which the period of validity is less than the maximum period for a passport of that kind) that is made overseas

(a) for an adult—$132; and

(b) for a child—$64

Note:          In relation to column 2 of item 3 of the table:

(a)    paragraph (a) includes persons who are 75 or over (regardless of the period of validity of the passport); and

(b)    paragraph (b) includes a child who is 16 or 17 (regardless of the period of validity of the passport).

             (4)  The fee is in addition to the fee (if any) specified under section 5 in respect of the application.

             (5)  Amounts worked out under this section must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding 50 cents upwards).