How to stop losing your passport and protect it from theft
Here’s how to avoid forgetting where you’ve placed your passport, plus how to keep it safe while travelling and what to do if it is stolen.
You’ve saved, planned and booked a much-needed overseas holiday. Now all that’s left is to pack your bags and hop on the plane – but where is your passport?
A valid passport is an essential document for international travel, yet it’s also something which many of us are guilty of putting away somewhere “safe”, only to forget where it is when we really need it.
During the 2019-2020 financial year, 31,073 Australian passports were reported either lost or stolen according to the Australian Passport Office. During the same period, Australia was the most reported location for local passports to go missing, highlighting just how many of us lose our passports at home.