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Heard Island - Apply for a passport

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Please explain in step by step format the procedure, Just to make things easier for others to understand.
1. Obtain the proof of birth from the Hospital.
2. Name your child. 


Required Documents[edit]

List down the documents required for successfully completing the procedure.

1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Territories, Environment and Treaties Section

Australian Antarctic Division

Channel Highway

Kingston Tasmania 7050


Phone: +61 3 6232 3209

Fax: +61 3 6232 3500


The islands are currently uninhabited.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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  • Its mountains are covered in glaciers (the island is 80% covered with ice).
  • Heard Island has no ports or harbors; ships must anchor offshore.
  • The islands have an Antarctic climate
  • You can visit Heard Island if you apply to the Australian Antarctic
  • Division for a permit to enter and undertake activities in the Territory of Heard Island
  • Heard Island is a long way from anywhere (approximately 2 weeks sail from Australia) and you have to pass through some of the roughest seas on the planet to get there, and back home again. Such voyages are very costly require considerable planning and logistical support.
  • There are currently no commercial tour operations that visit Heard Island
  • Heard Island and McDonald Island have Australia's only active volcanoes, and the only active volcanoes found on a subantarctic island.
  • The Australian external territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) are managed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
  • The AAD is responsible for delivering the Australian Government's Antarctic goals (including subantarctic goals relevant to HIMI) and administers Australia's Antarctic science program.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

The Heard Island is an Australian external territory and volcanic group of barren Antarctic islands, Discovered in the mid-19th century, they have been territories of Australia since 1947. The islands are among the most remote places on Earth:

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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