Australians are likely to have new places for passport application from 2017


Australia Post’s tender for passport services will be expired next year. A few organisations are willing to participate in the tender bid and if any of them wins, the Australians will need to change the passport application process.

The tourism industry in Australia will bid for the Federal Government’s tender. If they win, travel agents are likely to organise many more things than just planning our holiday itineraries. It will also direct travellers back to bricks-and-mortar travel agencies.

With the tourism industry, the pharmacists are also buckling up to enter the bid and if any of these organisations wins, the Aussies will have to visit new places to apply for their passport.


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Australia Post has processed the passports of Australian people for more than 30 years. According to a report on The Australian, the tender, which values nearly $120-million per year, will expire in June next year. However, the worth of the tender could be even more as the government is expecting a significant increase in the number of passport applicants by 2019.

Travel agencies are hoping that if the tourism industry can bag the tender, they will have an edge over the online booking agencies, which people prefer more for processing their passport application. Travelstartup’s Luke Crawford thinks it to be a certain way of driving people back to travel agents.


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The Federal Government announced on its Budget in May to increase the cost of per passport by $20, hoping to earn $173 million over four years.

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