Australian passport updating
It has been confirmed that South Africa, India and Colombia are imposing this requirement, among other countries.
You should check with the embassy of the country you are travelling to for their specific passport requirements. If you have an e-ticket or paper ticket, and are travelling on a domestic flight within Australia (flights QF400 and above), you'll need to carry the following items with you: If you are travelling on a domestic flight departing from an international terminal (flights QF1-QF399), and are 18 years of age or over, you will be asked to produce photographic identification that includes your full name.
All passengers need a valid passport for international travel, regardless of the destination, but as some countries require at least six months remaining on the passport, you should check with the consulates of all the countries you are planning to visit prior to your departure, as you may be refused entry if you do not comply.
We strongly recommend all pending international travel is completd before applying for a passport in your new name.Get all the name change paperwork and procedures for over 500 Australian companies. You are required to have a valid airline ticket to travel.All passengers travelling to South Africa, are required to have machine readable passports with two unused pages when applying for a visa, and one unused page when traveling for on arrival processing.Non-machine readable passports are no longer be accepted.
A list of embassies in Australia can be viewed on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.