Following the news of departure cards being scrapped, some are questioning whether passports will be the next to go.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is testing contactless biometric authentication technology. If successful, the need for a passport would be obsolete.
Speaking to news.com.au, a spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection said: "Our goal is for 90 per cent of eligible travellers to self-process through the border by 2020."
Contactless biometric authentication technology includes facial recognition cameras along with iris and fingerprint scanners.
Canberra International Airport was the first to trial the technology