Proof of identity

See photograph standards for Special ​Employee and Technician's Licence applications.

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

Proof of identity documents

​Proof of identity documentation is required to establish an individual's identity. ​​The combination of identity documents provided must include:

  • a photo identity document;
  • full name
  • date of birth; and
  • current residential address.

The individual must also ensure:

  • ​each document is only used once;
  • all documents must be current (unless otherwise stated below); and
  • if documents have expiry dates they must be visible (eg provide back and front of Health Care and Pensioner Concession Cards).​​​​
Individuals must provide one of the following combinations of identity documents:
Primary documents​​​​
​​Secondary documents
​EITHER: 1 of these documents                >   >   >                    and 2 of these documents
​OR: 2 of these documents​                       >   >   >                    and 1 of these documents
​Full Australian birth certificate (issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages)​ (extracts are not accepted)
​​Australian Veteran Card (Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued)
​Australian passport (expired up to 2 years)
​Australian Health Care Card (Centrelink issued)
​Australian citizenship certificate
​Australian Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink issued)
​Australian photo driver licence or learner licence
​Australian change of name certificate (issued by Birth, Deaths and Marriages)
​Australian visa accompanied by a current passport issued by a country other than Australia
​Australian marriage certificate (issued by Birth, Deaths and Marriages) (church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted)
​Australian firearms licence (not minor or junior permit or licence)
​Australian relationship certificate (issued by Birth, Deaths and Marriages) (church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted)
ImmiCard
Medicare card
​Australian proof of age card or photo identity card (only when no primary document alternative​​)​
Private health insurance card


​Bank or credit card (plastic)​

Council rate assessment notice (issued within the last 12 months)

Utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, phone or gas) (​​issued within the last 12 months)

​Australian Taxation Assessment Notice (issued within the last 12 months)

​Security guard or crowd control licence (with photo)

​Australian working with children or vulnerable people card (with photo)

​Secondary or tertiary student photo identity card or document (issued by educational institution)

​Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission

​Lease or rent agreement

​Name or address details​ not current

​If identity documents are not in your primary name, you must also provide at least one of the linkage documents from the below options.

If your identity documents do not show your current residential address, you must also provide at least one of the following documents (less than six months old).​

​Evidence of change of name​ documents
​Evidence of current residential address documents
​Australian marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted)
Utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, phone or gas) with evidence of payment
​Australian relationship certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted)
​Council rate assessment notice
​Australian change of name certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or Deed Poll (church or celebrant issued certificates are not accepted)
​Lease or rent agreement
​Divorce papers indicating the name being reverted to (issued by a court)
​Land tax valuation notice
​Guardianship Order issued by the relevant authority
​Australian Taxation Assessment Notice
​Adoption papers issued by a court
​Certificate of Title

​Document Language

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

Online documents (statements or accounts)

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

Unable to prove your identity

No identity document with photograph​

If you do not have an identity document containing a photograph from the list of accepted documents, you can submit a certified passport style pho​t​ograph of the applicant.

Justice of th​e Peace can certify a person's identity by considering the passport style photograph and original identity documents.

​​Meaning of genuine inability

​A genuine inability to obtain the necessary information or proof of identity documents does not include the inconvenience to a person, delay, difficulty or expense in obtaining the required docu​ments.​

If you are genuinely unable to meet the proof of identity requirements please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch​ to discuss the options available.​
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