Did you know that an Australian passport costs $325? Needless to say, this is more expensive than the passports of other countries that offer similar perks to holders. So, let’s figure out the reasons behind such a high price for an Australian passport and see if it’s justified.
Australian citizens who require a new passport must pay a premium for it.
It is safe to say that the Australian passport is quite valuable in terms of granting access to visa-free travel. Australian passport holders can visit 185 countries without a visa. Moreover, the latest Henley Passport Index placed the Australian passport in the eighth position.
Perhaps, this is why the Australian passport happens to be the most expensive compared to the rest of the countries. What’s important to note here is that Greek, Maltese, and Canadian passports offer the same luxury of visa-free travel and do not cost as much as an Australian passport.
Canadian passports cost $172, Maltese passports cost between $107 and $122, and Greek passports cost $130. Similarly, in Australia’s neighbouring country, New Zealand, the passport costs $180.
On the other hand, a 10-year Australian passport comes at a price of $325 as of 1 January 2023. Compared to the previous years, the same passport had a cost of $301 on 1 January 2021 and $308 on 1 January 2022.
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For information regarding Australian passports, visit passports.gov.au.