News / Featured / 7th November 2022
New passports feature our Warrumbungles
Images of the Warrumbungles are set to journey around the world with Aussie travellers, in a newly-designed passport with heightened security features.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has recently rolled out a new ‘R Series’ passport with even more built-in security features than its predecessor, the ‘P Series’, introduced in 2014.
Pages eight and nine of this new passport feature our very own Warrumbungle Mountains in stunning true colour and the image even transforms to a spectacular nightscape image when held under UV light.
This is one of 17 iconic landscapes across Australia to feature in the new passport.
The ‘R Series’ also features artworks by Indigenous artists including images of native plants and animals.
This new passport is the first to be made of layered plastic, which provides extra protection from damage and forgery.
These new passports are now rolling out in stages, however, customers who order before 2023 may continue to receive the ‘P Series’ passport.
Passport fees will remain the same.
If you’re planning on travelling in the upcoming summer holiday period, it is recommended that you apply or renew your passport now.
Customers should continue to allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport or renew one.
IMAGE: Cover and back cover of R Series Passport