Even if you carefully look through all the requirements available on the official government page, you won’t find any mentions of clothes. Since the AU authorities don’t provide a strict dress code for Australian passport photos, the safest principle to follow is to wear formal clothes on the upper part of your body for official documents. No headgear or uniforms are allowed. Feel free to wear the clothes necessary for religious or medical reasons.
Dress casually. Simple plain clothes with sharp contrast are the best choice here. Put on some of these: shirt, tank top, blouse (better with round neck), polo, jacket, vest, suit, blazer, long sleeve, religious attire. Make sure not to wear glasses. Focus on your face and neck look since Australian passport photos show only the upper body. As for the face-related details, it’s required by the rules to keep a neutral facial expression (no smiling, forehead and eyebrows relaxed) and set your shoulders straight.
Remember to keep the camera at your eye level and look straight at it—your photos must not have any angle whatsoever.
Your hair must not cover your face. You can’t wear a hat, a head covering, sunglasses, jewellery, or huge hair accessories. But there are exceptions. Hats and headcovers can be worn to reflect religious beliefs if you have clear facial features.
Australian Passport Office doesn’t endorse any particular professional photographer studio. Thus, you can take a digital Australian passport picture at home. Here’s all equipment that you need: a smartphone camera (Android phone or iPhone) or a simple digital camera.
Later on, when you upload your photos, the PhotoBooth Online cropper tool will resize and crop-frame them to the correct format file you can download for free.
That’s it. Enjoy your best passport picture ever!
In accordance with the requirements made available on the official government website, your shot must be of exact dimensions. In measured in the metric system, the Australian passport photo size is 35mm wide and 45mm high. As for your own proportions in the frame, remember that your head should take up 65-80% of your headshot (in millimetres it’s between 32mm and 36mm high from the crown of your head to your chin).
The parameters are just as specific when it comes to the size in digital terms. For a digital colourful Australian passport photo, the dimensions should be between 600 and 1200 pixels. The officially recommended overall resolution is 600 DPI (which equals 827 by 1063 pixels) so that every detail of your appearance is fully visible.
Since you can’t submit your passport photo and the application form online, the authorities do not give us any specifications on what the digital size of your shot should be. Anyway, before you print, it’s better to make sure you’re not trying to reproduce a 50MB image.
There are a few locations in your neighbourhood where you can take a good photograph. Here are the places for taking passport-size photographs:
1. Online at Home
Upload your picture to PhotoBooth Online, and our site will make this image into an Australia passport photo fast. Save time! Enjoy professional photo service at home at any moment.
Visit one of 150 shops in the Officeworks network in Australia. The popular network offers Australian passport photo printing services. Don’t forget to call and book an appointment, if necessary.
3. Australia Post
You can find Australia Post office everywhere in Australia. Get a printed Australian passport application in one of 4,300 outlets and submit your documents offline in an Australia Post office.
Apply with a new Australian passport picture or one taken during the last six months. Get your Australian passport photo here online or offline in a shop. Print coloured photos on a plain background (any light grey background will do) with no border on professional paper on your home colour printer or in Officeworks or Kmart Australia shop.
For better or worse, online submission is unavailable for Australian citizens, so you won’t be able to save money on printing your passport photo.
Australia Passport Photo Online Photo Maker allows you to print the correct size photos. Using this online photo editor is as easy as riding a bike. Save the printable image file, turn on your HP, Canon, or Epson digital photo printer, insert 10 x 15 photo paper in it, and print your Australian passport photos. Below you can find two photos printing tutorials for PC & mobile.
If you use a computer with Windows 10-11 or Mac, you can print your Australian passport pictures via Windows/OSX system menu. Remember, you must use a photo printer instead of an office document printer! Here are some steps to help you to do it:
Or you may open new photos in MS Paint or Mac Preview. Open your Australian passport photo, click File>Print, and follow the software wizard. When you finish printing, cut out the two pictures to apply for a new Australian document.
Link your Android phone or iOS mobile to a wireless colour printer. In your phone’s gallery or digital camera roll, tap on your picture and scroll to the Share icon. In the menu with sharing icons, select the one saying Print. Then choose your wireless printer, 10×15 cm (equals 4×6 inches) paper format, and print your photos in original proportions.