Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is cancelling Australian passports virtually every day on security advice.

Up to three Australian passports a day are being cancelled on security advice, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

On September 29, Ms Bishop said she had cancelled about 50 passports on national security grounds, including three that week.

Ms Bishop said on Wednesday in Perth that since then she cancelled a number of passports based on security advice but didn’t have the total figure, although it was less than 100.

“I’ve been cancelling them on a virtual daily basis,” Ms Bishop said.

“Sometimes three, sometimes none.”

Last month Ms Bishop said the number of foreign fighters and the number of passports she had cancelled were focused on NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Some states were not facing the same immediate risk as others, she said.