Advance Passenger Processing

All international flights to and from Australia are subject to mandatory Advance Passenger Processing (APP) reporting provided by airlines through the APP system.

This facilitates a more streamlined border clearance process for travellers and enhances the Australian Government’s ability to target security concerns.

Completing APP checks enables airlines to meet the Australian Government's APP reporting requirements and those of other governments, and to confirm whether a passenger or crew has authority to travel to Australia. Check-in manuals are available to assist airlines with processing travellers.

Airlines that do not report a passenger or crew member may be subject to an infringement of AUD1800 per person in lieu of prosecution.