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Take or upload a photo

Take or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Take or upload a photo - we will take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or printed photos

Digital or printed photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 3-5 days. Delivery is free!


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How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow simple instruction to take a perfect ID photo.


Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

Australian Post Office Passport Photo - size and requirements

Post Office Passport Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 37 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
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Post Office Passport Photo - All You Need to Know

Passport Photos at the Post Office

Are you looking for the perfect place to make and print the photo for your new Australian passport? Don’t worry, we got you covered: Australian Post Office is one of the places to take passport photos! However, we will also show you how to take a passport photo at home using only your phone in case you cannot visit a post office.

Australian passport photo requirements

To be accepted by Australian authorities, passport photos must follow certain requirements. If you don’t pay attention to guidelines posted on the Australian government website your passport photo will be rejected and you will be forced to take more photos, wasting money and, more importantly, your time. To avoid this situation read the following official requirements carefully: 

  • The two photos must be identical, recent (they can be a maximum of six months old) and must be printed on good quality colour paper
  • The image has to be clear, no retouching or editing allowed
  • Your face should stand out against the background, which should be white or light gray
  • Your face must be centred and you should look straight into the camera (be careful not to have ‘red eyes’) and not tilted in any direction. Keep the air off your face, so that the edges of your face can be fully visible
  • The lighting should be even (so shadows or reflections are not accepted), with appropriate brightness and be careful to show your natural skin tone
  • It is best to show a neutral expression (not smiling, laughing or frowning), your eyes should be open and mouth closed
  • Head coverings are permitted only for religious reasons, but they must be plain-coloured, not patterned and they have to be worn in a way that shows your face from forehead to chin. Any other type of head covering, such as hats, caps or headbands, is not allowed in the photo.
  • You can wear jewelry only if it does not cover or obscure your face: the area around your eyes, mouth and nose must be perfectly visible. There can’t also be any reflection in the passport photo from rings or earrings. 
  • Glasses are allowed for medical reasons, upon presentation of a medical certificate signed by a doctor (complete with details of the said doctor and the medical practice), saying why they cannot be removed. In this case, glasses can’t obscure your eyes and there can’t be any reflection from the lenses. Sunglasses cannot be worn under any circumstances..
  • You can wear makeup as long as it is not too heavy. It is important that makeup doesn’t cover up your facial features in the photo, so be sure to choose a light and natural makeup

Before applying, remember to check carefully if your photos meet all the official requirements: it is in fact very easy to make some mistakes or forget small details and the number of passport photos that are rejected by Australian authorities is really high. 

How to get a passport photo at the Post office?

Australia Post Office is one of the places in Australia that allows you to take and print photos for official documents. Not all Australian Post offices offer this service on site though, so before you visit one of the offices you should check if it offers this service or if you need to find an alternative store to obtain a perfect passport photo. On their website you can actually find a list of stores that take ID and passport photos in the office.

Getting your passport photo at one of the Australia Post Offices is pretty simple: you can go to the store anytime you want without any reservations and you will have your photo taken and ready for you in minutes. 

Post office passport photo size 

The Australian Post Office offers to take and print photos that perfectly meet official requirements. The photos you receive will have the dimensions required by Australian authorities, which are as follows: 

  • Width: 35mm - 40mm 
  • Height: 45mm - 50mm
  • Size of the face from chin to crown: 32mm - 36mm

Once you have your printed passport photos in your hands, you no longer have to worry about making sure that the photos perfectly meet the requirements we have detailed in the previous paragraph.

However, if for any reason the Australian authorities don’t accept your passport photographs because apparently there are some mistakes or wrong proportions, Australian Post Office will make another set of photographs for you, without any additional charges. Please note that Australian authorities will not accept passport photos that are more than six months old, even if they perfectly match the size and colour requirements.

Australian Post Office passport photo cost

For only A$ 19.95 you will receive a set of biometric passport photos, printed out in colour on high quality paper, with the guarantee that the photos follow the official requirements from the Australian Government and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). You can choose to pay either with cash or by card, via Mastercard, Visa or EFTPOS. 

For free you will also receive a digital copy of your passport photos, which you can print whenever you need them. You have two ways to get the digital passport photo: you can choose to receive it on your email address or you can save it in Digital ID, an app for digital identification. 

How to take an Australia passport photo at home

Are you looking for a way to save money and avoid lines and waits? Do you prefer to take your passport photo at home without visiting any professional photographer studio or any store? Then we have the perfect solution for you: try taking your passport photos with our online photo booth Passport Photo Online.

With our application for computers and mobile phones you don’t even have to be a good photographer or have a professional camera, all you need is your smartphone’s camera! With our digital photobooth you will have two options:

  • for A$ 9,95 you can download the digital version of your Australian passport photo, ready to be printed in any printing store near you
  • in addition to the digital version, for A$ 14,95 you will receive at your home address in 72 hours also the paper version of your passport photo, printed out in quality paper.

Our photo tool will help you obtain the best passport photos for your new Australian passport in just a matter of minutes without moving, no matter where you are. The different photo tools that you’ll find on the application will make your life easier, just give it a try and you will see we're right.

Below we have listed only the most significant features that you can use when taking your Australian passport photo. 

Photo cropper

When you upload your photo, Passport Photo Online will check if it conforms to the required size and dimensions. You won’t have to worry about width, height and distance from chin to crown anymore, the app will do it for you and it will convert the photo to passport size.

Background remover

Do you want to take your passport photos at home, but you have recently redecorated and repainted the walls of your home with bright colours and very eccentric pictures? No problem!

Our background remover tool will solve the problem for you. This editing tool will change your passport photo background according to the official requirements, so in this case it will replace the original background of your photo with a plain white or light grey background in just a second.

Passport photo checker

After you upload your photo, Passport Photo Online will check whether it has been correctly taken and whether it meets all the official requirements, listed in the Australian government website. When taking any official document photo, you clearly need to stick to basic guidelines, such as looking straight into the camera, not tilting your head in any direction and tucking your hair behind the ears to clearly and fully show your facial features.

Any other aspect - for example background color and photo size - will be automatically checked and fixed by Artificial Intelligence. Once the photo is deemed compliant with the official requirements, the application will create a passport photo template, ready to be downloaded or printed. 

So what are you waiting for? Try out Passport Photo Online today and get as many goes at taking an Australian passport photo as you need, with a guaranteed acceptance! Download the passport photo app for iOS from the AppStore or Android passport photo app from the Google Play Store or and you are ready to go!

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Last update: 24/9/23

About the document

Are you planning to visit your friends on the other side of the world, but first you need to get an Australian passport? There are a few requirements and guidelines you should definitely follow, not to mention the documents you'll need to submit to apply for an Australian passport. 

Read the following paragraphs carefully to make sure you have everything you need to start the application process in time for your planned trip!

How to get or renew an Australian passport

The quickest and easiest way to apply for an Australian passport is to create an AusPassport account on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, by filling out and then printing the application form. Once you have all the required documents listed below, you must file them with the application and pay the passport fee at any Australian Post Office or Australian diplomatic or consular mission. 

Documents you need to apply for an Australian passport

To apply for an Australian passport you must prepare and submit the following documents:

  • your full birth certificate
  • proof that you are an Australian citizen
  • IDs with your photo, signature and current address
  • documents that prove any recent change of name or change of gender
  • Two colour passport size photos 

You also need to nominate a referee (for online applications) or a guarantor (in other situations), who must be willing to confirm your identity. He or she must be an adult Australian citizen, cannot be part of your family or romantic partner and must be someone who has known you for more than one year.

Documents you need to renew an Australian passport

If your Australian passport has already expired or it is about to expire and you need to renew it, there are two paths to take depending on whether you qualify for a streamlined renewal. To qualify for a simplified process your Australian passport:

  • must have been issued when you were 16 or older
  • was valid (when you received it) for more than two years
  • was issued with your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender
  • is still current or has been expired for less than three years 
  • hasn't been reported stolen, lost or cancelled for any possible reason

In this case to renew your passport you only need your application, two passport-size photos and your most recent passport. 

If you, for any reasons, do not qualify for streamlined renewal, you will need to appoint a referee and show the Australian authorities the original documents proving your citizenship and identity, as if you were applying for an Australian passport for the first time.

Cost and delivery of an Australian passport

The price for a passport valid for 10 years (for Australian citizens over 16) is $ 301 and for a passport valid for 5 years (for Australian citizens under 16 or optional for persons over 75 years old) is $152. If you choose priority processing there is an additional fee of $ 220, that you need to pay.

You have two ways to get your new Australian passport. It can be sent to your address by registered mail about three weeks after submitting your passport application or you can simply ask to pick up your passport yourself at the passport office of your choice. Either way, you’ll receive an email notifying you that your passport has been sent or that it is ready to be collected. 

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Does Australian Post Office do passport photos?

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Yes! In almost every Australian Post Office is possible to take and print photos for your Australian passport.

Can I only print my passport photo at Australian Post Office?

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No, Australian Post Office doesn't allow you to only print your passport photo. The service they offer is a "take and print your passport photos", so once you pay the price, you pay for the full service. If you already have taken a good passport photo and you only need to print it then we recommend using one of the many print stores you can find in Australia.

How much are passport photos at Australian Post Office?

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The price to get a set of printed passport photos at Australian Post Office is A$ 19.95. If you prefer a cheaper alternative we suggest you use Passport Photo Online, you won't be disappointed!

The Australian passport photo size is 35x45 mm. You can easily create an Australian passport photos of the right size using our passport photo app or our website.

To apply for an Australian passport you need to submit the application form, two colour photos, full birth certificate, IDs, proof of Australian citizenship and documents prooving recent change of name or gender. In addition to this you also need a referee/guarantor, who must be willing to confirm your identity.

You will need to nominate a referee to renew your Australian passport only if you don't qualify for the streamlined renewal. In this case you have to follow the same process as if you are apply for the Australian passport for the first time ever.

You will be notified via email when your new Australian passport is ready to be sent or to be collected. It usually takes three full weeks to receive a passport.

When you apply for the Australian passport you can ask to collect the passport yourself at the passport office when it will be ready. The other alternative, which is the option they usually prefer in Australia, is to receive it at your home address by registered mail.

There are different prices according to the years of validity: a 10 – year validity passport (for Australian citizens over 16) costs A$ 301 and the 5 – year validity passport (for Australian citizens under 16 or optional for persons over 75 years old) is A$152.

Head coverings are admitted in the Australian passport photo only if it's for religious reasons. In this case they must be plain-coloured and not patterned and you have to wear them in a way that shows your face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead.

No, smiling is not allowed in the passport photo. It is best to maintain a neutral expression.

Yes, with Passport Photo Online you can your Australian passport photo at home or wherever you are. All you have to do is take a selfie with your smartphone and then our Artificial Intelligence will make sure your photo meets the official requirement, fixing the photo for you in just a few seconds! The last step is to choose if you want to download the photo template or if you prefered to have the printed photos sent to your home. You can do all of this from the comfort of your couch :)