Services for Australians Overseas
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Batman or contact the AEC via email (email@example.com) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.
Fee increases for Passports
Passport fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of 1 January 2018. The new fee schedule is available on the Australian Passport Office’s website. Please note fees must be paid in US Dollars in cash.
Fee increases for Notarial Services
There will be an increase in notarial fees from 1 January 2018. The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available here.
What we can and cannot do
Assisting Australians overseas within limits
Travel information for Australians
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Complete a passport form online
On-line registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
Living in Country
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Centrelink International Services
Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Taking cats and dogs to Australia