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Acceptable identification documents and references

Release date: Tue 3 January 2012

Last updated: Thu 20 October 2016

Acceptable identification documents

The first time you apply for a firearm licence you must provide 100 points of identification. You must provide at least one primary identification document and one or more secondary identification documents from the list below. All identification documents must be certified.

Primary Identification Documents Points

Points

Full birth certificate (or change of name certificate)

70

Current passport

70

Passport which was not cancelled and was current within the preceding two years

70

Citizenship certificates

70

Diplomatic documents and official documents issued to refugees

70

 

Secondary Identification Documents

Points

Identification card issued by a tertiary education or authorised deposit taking institution (e.g. bank, credit union) where you have been a customer for at least 12 months

40

Letter from an acceptable referee who has known you for at least 12 months

40

Public service identification which includes your photograph and signature

40

Licence issued under Australia law which includes your photograph and signature (e.g. driver licence)

40

Social security card which includes your photograph and signature

40

Mortgage documents

35

Land Titles Office document

35

Letter from someone who employed you within the last two years that confirms your name and address

35

Municipal Council Rates Notice

35

Credit card statement

25

Medicare card

25

Telephone account

25

Electoral roll compiled by the Australian Electoral Office

25

Records of public utility (e.g. gas, electricity etc)

25

Statement from a primary, secondary or tertiary education institution that you attended in the last 10 years that confirms your name and address

25

Records from a professional or trade association (i.e. club, school, union etc) that confirms your name and address

25

Acceptable referees

You will need a referee to certify that all of the identification documents you will submit with you application are true copies of the originals and to complete the declaration section of your firearm licence application form. Your referee must:

  • Have known you for at least 12 months;
  • Fall within one of the following categories.

Click here for a full list of acceptable referees

Certified documents

Click here for an example of a certified document 

 
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