Australian passports the most expensive in the world

Australian passports went up to $282 at the start of the year, up from $277 They were ranked as the second-most expensive in 2015, behind Turkey The Swiss fork out $180 for a new passport, while the Germans pay $120 Turnbull's government being urged to stop using Aussie travelers for profit

By Mikaela Barwick For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:23 GMT, 13 January 2018 | Updated: 04:24 GMT, 13 January 2018

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The Australian passport has been labelled the most expensive in the world after it hiked to $282 at the start of the year- up from $277.

Analysis by The New Daily suggests it's the highest price for a travel document globally, bar the cost of a Syrian passport for citizens living outside the war-torn country.  

Malcolm Turnbull's government is being urged to stop using travellers for profit.

The Australian passport has been called the most expensive in the world (pictured)

The Australian passport has been called the most expensive in the world (pictured)

In 2015 Australian passports were ranked the second-most expensive, behind Turkey.

The Turkish government lists the maximum cost of one of their passports at 764

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