Proof of identity

The following information details the current standards for documentation required as part of various liquor and gaming applications. These standards supersede all previous requirements documented in various forms.

Proof of identity requirements

​To establish the identity of an applicant, evidence of identity documentation is required.

Proof of identity documents

​Applications must have accompanying proof of identity documents that comply with the requirements outlined.​​

​Online documents (statements or accounts)
Online statements or accounts must contain the official company letterhead and been issued within the last 12 months.

​​​Document Language

​All documents must be in English or be accompanied by a​n English translation from a nationally accredited translator.

Certify identity documents

​All documents must be certified copied. A certified copy has been verified as a true copy of an original document.

How to get a certified copy of your identity documents
  1. Make a photocopy of each identity document.
  2. Take the original documents and photocopies to a Commissioner for Declarations or a Justice of the Peace (JP)​.
  3. They will check the copy is the same as the original document.
  4. On a single-page document, the certifier must write or stamp, 'This is a certified true copy of the original as sighted by me'.
  5. On documents with more than 1 page, the certifier must write or stamp 'I certify this and the following [number of pages] to be a true copy of the original as sighted by me' on the first page and initials all other pages.
  6. The certifier must also write or stamp on the copy:
    • ​their signature
    • their full name
    • their occupation
    • their phone number
    • the date.​

​​Photograph requirements

​If a licence application requires a digital colour passport size photograph of the applicant, the photograph must:

  • ​not be more than 3 months old;
  • be a clear, focused image on a plain white or light background;
  • have the face centered and looking at the camera straight-on;
  • display a full view of head and shoulders;
  • be approximately 35mm wide x 45mm high (passport size).​
  • ​If you normally wear glasses, these should be worn in the photograph. Tinted glasses are not accepted.
  • Facial features must be clearly shown if you wear a head-covering for religious reasons.
See colour passport size photo​ for examples. The photograph may be taken with a smartphone or scanned to your device.
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