Identification Requirements


NATIONAL POLICE HISTORY CHECK

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has adopted the standards of the National Identity Security Strategy, particularly concerning the acceptability of proof of identity documents. 

Each document type can only be used once. 

Minimum Identity Requirements

You must provide four (4) documents with your completed form to confirm your identity:

  • One (1) Commencement of ID Document
  • One (1) Primary Use in Community Document, and
  • Two (2) Secondary Use in Community Documents.

The documentation you provide must include evidence of:

  • your full name
  • date of birth,and
  • photographof you.

All identification and your selfie must be in colour and in a photo format,  Jpeg or PNG. We do not accept Black and white / photocopied images of ID

At least one of the commencement or primary documents provided must include a photo of you.

One 1 'Commencement of Identity' document

  • Full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)
  • Australian passport ( Current and Valid – Not expired )
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian visa current at the time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist ( accompanied by a current and valid international passport )
  • ImmiCard issued by Immigration and Border Protection ( Current and Valid – Not expired )

At least 1 'Primary Use in the Community' document

  • Current Australian drivers licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued by a state or territory, showing a signature and photo
  • Current passport issued by a country other than Australia (not expired)
  • Current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency, with a signature and photo
  • Current shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or licence)

At least 2 'Secondary Use in the Community' documents

  • Certificate of identity issued by DFAT to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  • Foreign government issued documents (for example, driver’s licence)
  • Medicare card
  • Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
  • Security guard or crowd control photo licence
  • Evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)
  • Consular photo identity card issued by DFAT
  • Photo identity card issued to an officer by an Australian police force
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
  • Working with Children/Vulnerable people card
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)
  • Credit reference check
  • Australian tertiary student photo identity document (current, not expired)
  • Certified academic transcript from an Australian university or a registered higher education provider
  • Bank card, credit card or bank statement
  • State/territory government rates assessment notice OR Australian Taxation Office assessment
  • Australian utility bill showing name and address
  • Australian private health insurance card
  • Australian trade association card

Change of Name:

If any of the documents provided are in a previous or maiden name you are required to submit sufficient change of name documentation in addition to your four types of ID.

Change of name documentation can be either:

  • Change of name certificate issued by Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages,
  • An Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted), or
  • Deed Poll

 

 

FEDERAL POLICE CHECK

When applying for a Federal Police Check you must provide proof of your identity.

You are required to provide 100 points of identification, one of which must include your photo.

Each type of document can only be used once.

 

CATEGORY A

Each document is worth 70 points

  • Australian Passport (current, or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled)
  • International Passport (current)
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Full Australian birth certificate (not birth extract)

CATEGORY B

The first document is worth 40 points, and each additional document is worth 25 points:

  • Australian Driver's License (current, not expired)
  • Photo identification card issued for Australian regulatory purposes (e.g. Aviation/Maritime Security identification, security industry etc.)
  • Government employee ID (Australian Federal/State/Territory)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Card
  • Defence Force Identity Card (with photo or signature)
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card
  • Current Tertiary Education Institution Photo ID 

CATEGORY C

Each document is worth 25 points

  • Medicare Card
  • Council Rates Notice
  • Property Lease/Rental Agreement
  • Australian Tax Office Assessment
  • Utility Bill (e.g. Telephone, Gas, Electricity, Water)
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Bank Statement (showing transactions)
  • Australian mortgage documents (current address)

Each document is worth 20 points

  • Documents issued outside Australia (equivalent to Australian documents). Must have official translation attached.

Change of Name:

If the 100 Points of ID provided are under two or more different names you are required to submit sufficient change of name documentation.

Change of name documentation can be either:

  • Change of name certificate issued by Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or
  • An Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
  • Deed Poll

These documents DO NOT count towards the 100 Points of ID.