Evidence of identity

When applying for a licence, you will be required to supply evidence of identity documents. The below items are acceptable forms of identification.

You will need at least:

  • 1 document from Category A plus 2 documents from Category B; or
  • 2 documents from Category A plus 1 document from Category B

All documents must be original and current.

Category A forms of identification

  • Birth Certificate (not an extract)
  • Citizenship papers
  • Passport
  • Overseas passport/visa
  • Driver’s licence
  • Firearm licence
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued travel documents, including a visa
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs issued Certificate of Evidence of Residential Status

Category B forms of identification

  • Medicare Card
  • Plastic bank or credit card, with signature
  • Tertiary student card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs/Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Births Deaths and Marriages Change of Name/Marriage Certificate (to prove name change)
  • Security Guard/Crowd Controller Licence
  • Government issued Personal Photo ID Card
Updated: 4th May 2020