Proof of Identity

Accepted proof of identity documents

Category A documents need to show your family name, first name and your date of birth. The documents need to be current or expired by no more than two years.

Acceptable Category A documents

  • Australian photo driver licence or learner permit photo card.
  • Victorian marine licence photo card.
  • Victorian firearm licence photo card.
  • Victorian Security Guard/Crowd Controller photo card.
  • Australian passport.
  • An overseas passport (If expired by more than two years it is acceptable if accompanied by a current Australian visa.
  • Document of identity issued by the Passport Office (usually issued to travellers to Norfolk Island).
  • Australian police force officer photo identity card.
  • Consular photo identity card issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Full Australian birth certificate issued by a Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Note: Birth extracts and Commemorative birth certificates are not accepted).
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate, or a Document for Travel to Australia or an ImmiCard, issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or the Passport Office.
  • NSW Photo Card (issued by NSW RMS after 14 December 2008).
  • Birth card (issued by NSW RMS prior to August 2008).

Category B documents

One of the following documents that is current.

  • State or federal government employee photo ID card.
  • Medicare card.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs card.
  • Pensioner Concession card.
  • Current entitlement card issued by the Commonwealth.
  • Student identity card.
  • Any Australian or overseas credit card or account card from a bank, building society or credit union.
  • Working with Children Check card.
  • Australian Proof of Age card.
  • Australian Keypass card.
  • Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilian staff).


One of these documents that is current or no more than one year old (electronic statements on a device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) and Internet printed statements are acceptable):

  • passbook or bank account statement showing the institutions letterhead or stamp
  • telephone, gas or electricity bill showing the institutions letterhead or with a stamp
  • letters from ATO, Centrelink, Bank and Medicare showing institutions letterhead or stamp.


One of these documents that is current or no more than two years old:

  • water rates, council rates or land evaluation notice
  • electoral enrolment card or other evidence of enrolment
  • Armed services discharge papers
  • current Victorian Driving Authority photo identity card.

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