I'm an Australian citizen living in the US1 and I need to renew my Australian passport. As of July 1st 2015 I need to visit an Australian embassy2 in person in order to complete this task.
However my spouse is an American citizen and I want to know if she can accompany me into the Australian embassy and wait with me while my passport application is processed. Or will she have to have to wait outside?
In before all of the "Expats" comments :D, I already asked about this question's validity on Meta. See Is this a travel or expats question?
I will be visiting the embassy in DC for which there are no pre-booked appointments and applications are only accepted on a walk-in basis. The embassy site indicates that a typical wait time at this location is around 30 minutes (which is probably a question for another day)