All Australian passport applications lodged overseas must be lodged in person at an Australian diplomatic mission and additional overseas fees apply. Please ensure you check with the individual Australian Diplomatic mission for up to date fees in local currency and requirements and whether you need to make an appointment.
At the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea, applications are accepted on appointment only. The Passport section of the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (except public holidays), for information.
For further information please consult the passport website.
Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment. Child applicants aged 16 or 17 must also attend the lodgement interview. Children under the age of 16 or 17 do not have to attend the lodgement interview.
As of 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 are issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport currently issued to children under 18. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent. The application fee is the adult fee but the overseas surcharge is the child rate.
The Australian Honorary Consulate in Papeete (French Polynesia) does not provide passport services. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea regularly visits French Polynesia, at which times, passport services may be provided. Passport services during official visits are advertised on our website and on our Facebook page. New passports and the current passport (if not already expired), will be returned by courier mail with mailing fees to be paid on arrival in French Polynesia by applicants.
Please contact us on +687 27 01 20 or by email at [email protected] to make an appointment.
To apply for a passport
1. Complete your form online at www.passports.gov.au
2. Print the completed application form, sign within the signature box and date
3. Obtain two passport photos (see photo requirements),
4. Contact us to lodge your application by appointment. Bring your signed form, photos, fee payment, most recently issued passport and any other necessary original documentation (as listed on the application form) to your appointment.
The expected delivery timeframe of new passports is of up to three weeks upon receipt of a fully completed application.
From 3 April 2017, passport fees are payable only by credit or debit card (American Express is not accepted), in Pacific Francs (XPF).
During official visits in French Polynesia, fees need to be paid in cash (XPF) to the exact amount.
All passport applications lodged overseas incur an additional overseas surcharge fee for adults (including seniors) and children.
As of 1 January 2016, application fees applicable to child applicants aged 16 or 17 are the adult fee and the additional overseas surcharge fee is the child rate.
The additional overseas fee does not apply to emergency passports.
These overseas fees are indexed annually. Please contact us for current fees converted to Pacific francs (XPF).
Important links and further information
List of approved Guarantors (if non-Australians and for use with Form PC8 only)
Documents written in languages other than English - Please note documents written in languages other than English must be translated into English by recognised translators. Please also note French Town halls, including in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, issue multilingual documents and that some may require an Apostille from French authorities (the French Courts of Appeal in the area in which the French town hall is located can issue Apostilles). Please check with our office if your documents require an Apostille.
For further information and appointments
Consular Office (ph. +687 27 01 20 – email: [email protected])