SmartGate gives eligible travellers the option to self-process through passport control. You can use SmartGate with your ePassport provided you are 16 years or over and an Australian or New Zealand citizen.
If you are a US Global Entry Program member you may be eligible to use SmartGate from 1 November 2012. Please refer to the US Global Entry Program Trial page for more details.
SmartGate uses the data in the ePassport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection officer.
For more information on the Australian ePassport please go to: http://www.passports.gov.au/