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Determinations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment Determination 2018
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Registered 09 Jan 2019
Start Date 01 Jan 2019
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Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

made under the

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005

Compilation No. 3

Compilation date:                              1 January 2019

Includes amendments up to:           F2018L01803

Registered:                                         9 January 2019

 

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 January 2019 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

 

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

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

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

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Fees                                                                                                                                                         2

5............ Application fees............................................................................................................. 2

6............ Additional fees in relation to applications...................................................................... 3

7............ Indexation factor............................................................................................................ 4

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                                                           6

8............ Application of determination......................................................................................... 6

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                                 7

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                        7

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                            8

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                         9

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     10

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015.

3  Authority

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

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act by reference to the Australian Passports Act 2005, including the following:

(a)    Australian passport;

(b)    child.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.

indexation factor has the meaning given by section 7.

Part 2Fees

  

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).

7  Indexation factor

             (1)  The indexation factor for a calendar year is the number worked out using the following formula:

where:

index number, in relation to a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number, being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities, published by the Australian Statistician in respect of that quarter.

index number for most recent September year means the sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending 30 September in the previous calendar year.

index number for past September year means the sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending 30 September in the year before the previous calendar year.

             (2)  The indexation factor for a calendar year is to be worked out to 3 decimal places (rounding up if the fourth decimal place is 5 or more).

             (3)  In working out the indexation factor:

                     (a)  use only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period for the All Groups Consumer Price Index; and

                     (b)  disregard index numbers published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period).

Part 3Application and transitional provisions

  

8  Application of determination

                   Subject to this determination and to the Australian Passports Determination 2015, this determination applies in relation to applications lodged on or after the commencement of this determination.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

A = Act

orig = original

ad = added or inserted

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

am = amended

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

amdt = amendment

pres = present

c = clause(s)

prev = previous

C[x] = Compilation No. x

(prev…) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

rep = repealed

    effect

rs = repealed and substituted

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

gaz = gazette

Sch = Schedule(s)

LI = Legislative Instrument

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

mod = modified/modification

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

No. = Number(s)

SubPt = Subpart(s)

o = order(s)

underlining = whole or part not

Ord = Ordinance

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

FRLI registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

5 August 2015 (F2015L01222)

 

1 Oct 2015

s. 8

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1)

1 October 2015 (F2015L01629)

2 Oct 2015

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Determination 2016

7 October 2016 (F2016L01597)

1 January 2017
(s 2(1) item 1)

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment Determination 2018

19 Dec 2018  (F2018L01803)

Sch 1: 1 Jan 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 4.............................................

am F2016L01597

s 5.............................................

rs F2018L01803

s 6.............................................

rs F2018L01803

Part 2

 

s 5.............................................

am F2015L01629; F2016L01597

s 6.............................................

am F2016L01597