You need a photo when you renew or apply for a passport. The photo must meet our requirements to be accepted.
Get your passport photo taken
We recommend you get your photo taken at a pharmacist, PostShop or by a professional photographer. This way it’s more likely your photo will be accepted.
You can also get someone in your family or a friend to take your photo.
Your photo is checked twice. First by our computer system and also by our staff.
Watch our 'How to take a passport photo' video.
Online photo checker
We can only accept photos that meet our technical and image requirements as specified on the passports website.
Getting your photo taken in Australia
Your photo needs to be in .JPEG or .JPG format. Use our online photo checker to see instantly if your photo is good enough to submit with your passport application. If it’s not we'll tell you why.
What passport photos must look like
You need to make sure your photo meets our requirements.
In this section
Your photo must meet these requirements whether it is digital or paper. It needs to be taken within the last 6 months.