I went into the consulate the other day to apply for the renewal of my Australian passport as I was born there and haven't renewed it in the past year. I had all the documents in order and the application was approved. The Australian Passports Office website says that it only takes ten days to get a passport but they said at the consulate that it would take six weeks. Also, the online tracker doesn't seem to be working for me, I just keep getting an error page
Are there any other Aussies who could share with me their experience regarding passport waiting time?
Note: I live in Canada, the regional passport processing centre for Australia is in Washington.