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Where to Get a Baby Passport Photo Australia

 

In this review of the Australia Post Child Passport Photo Service, I’ll talk you through the baby passport process we took.

One thing that has been top of my list to do since returning to Australia from living in the UK is getting my baby an Australian passport.

My little family is lucky that we all share both Australian and UK citizenship which means we can travel freely between both countries and live in either.

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Australia Post Child Passport Photo Service

I completed the Australian passport application for his child passport online, but now I had to deal with the part I was dreading – how was I going to get passport photos taken for a 10 month old that met all of the Australian Government passport photo requirements? When I was searching for where to get baby passport photos, I discovered that Australia Post offers this service!

I knew they did this service for adult passports and identification documents, so I was thrilled to find out that participating Australia Post offices also offer services for children’s passports and ID photos.

I went online to the Australia Post ID and Australia Post Passport Photos page to find my nearest participating Post Office for passport photos near me, and after typing in my postcode I found that my local office not only offers the service, it’s open on Saturdays – which was perfect for my weekend plans!

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The Australia Post Passport Photos Process

The lovely Australia Post staff member grabbed her camera and gave me instructions on how she was going to take my son’s baby passport photo.

A white background is essential for a successful Australia passport photo, and as Mini is too little to stand against a wall the staff member laid out a white blanket on the floor for him.

Luckily Mini was in a great mood and happily lay, looking directly at the camera. If you’re taking your own baby or toddler in, I would definitely recommend taking them when they are not tired. Also after they’ve been fed so they’re as happy as possible!

To make sure we got Mini looking at the camera – as per Australian Government requirements –  Mini’s dad stood behind the staff member as she took the shots.

After just a few snaps, our photographer was happy that she had the one she needed. The photo shoot was complete! All in all, it was an incredibly quick and easy session.

When we next need to have the kids’ Aus Post passport photos taken, I wouldn’t hesitate in going back. Or recommending them to others. The photos were taken so quickly and ready in minutes with no waiting around at all.

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The Child Passport Photo Australia Post Service

We could have finished the passport application during the same visit as the Aus Post passport photo service. Instead we decided to complete it at home as I already had the form there.

Our Thoughts on Getting Baby Passport Photos from Australia Post

What is a great weight off our shoulders. We can be confident that the passport pictures taken will meet the regulations and be the right Australian passport size photo. If they don’t accept them, Australia Post will let us have them retaken for free.

I am so happy with the Auspost passport photos. I definitely recommend this service to other families if you’re looking for where to get passport photos.

Find out more about how to get an Australian Passport here.

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4 Comments

  1. Margo
    / 11:34 pm

    I have been through this!!! It became very difficult for me to take passport photos of my 1 year old son.

    • / 11:36 pm

      It can be hard! The staff at Aus Post made it so easy for us.

  2. Plutonium Sox
    / 10:10 am

    What a great service. When my little one was 9 months old, I had to take her into the post office here and take her photo in a regular photo booth. It was incredibly difficult, I had to literally hold her up because the chair was too low. In the event, we got hers done perfectly – it was mine that was wrong. Sigh.
    Nat.x

    • / 10:48 am

      Oh that must have been so hard to do! How typical that yours were wrong :) x

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