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Acceptable identification documents and references

Release date: Tue 3 January 2012

Last updated: Wed 20 September 2017

Acceptable identification documents

The first time you apply for a firearm licence, private security licence/ registration or CCP Approval, 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 correctly certified by an acceptable referee. More information about certifcation and acceptable referees can be found below.

Primary Identification Documents Points

Points

Full birth certificate or change of name certificate if applicable

Note: birth extracts, birth cards and commemorative birth certificates are unacceptable

70

Current passport

70

Expired passport which was not cancelled and was current within the preceding two years

70

Australian Citizenship Certificate

70

Diplomatic documents and official documents issued to refugees

70

 

Secondary Identification Documents

Points

Secondary Identification Documents

Points

Identification card issued by a tertiary education institution which includes your photograph or signature

40

Credit card or bank statement

25

Public service identification which includes your photograph and/or signature

40

Credit card

25

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

40

Medicare card

25

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

40

Telephone account

25

A Government issued identification showing entitlement to financial benefit and includes your signature (e.g. health care card)

40

Confirmation of electoral enrolment issued by the Australian Electoral Commission which includes your current address

25

Mortgage documents including your current address

35

Records of public utility including your current address (e.g. gas, electricity or water bill)

25

Land Titles Office record including your current address

35

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

25

Records from a current or previous employer (within the past 2 years) that confirms your name and current address

35

Membership records from a professional or trade association (e.g. union or trade/professional body) that confirms your name and date of birth

25

Council Rates Notice including your current address

35

Victorian Proof of Age Card
Note: A Keypass card is unacceptable

25

Working with Children Check card

25

Acceptable referees

The identification documents you submit with your application must be certified as true copies of the originals by a acceptable referee.

Please be aware that the person who certifies your identification documents must be the same person who completes the identification declaration section of your application.

Your referee must: have known you for at least 12 months.

Examples of acceptable referres include people such as:

  • A registered medical practitioner (e.g. your GP), or dentist;
  • A registered and employed nurse;
  • A registered primary or secondary school teahers employed full-time;
  • A primary or secondary school principal employed full-time;
  • A minister of religion who is registered as a marriage celebrant;
  • A Justice of  the Peace;
  • A bank employee who has the authority to open accounts (e.g. bank branch manager);
  • A accountant who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants; or the National Institute of Accountants.

You can access a full list of acceptable referees by downloading the List of Acceptable Refrees document here.

Certified documents

A certified document is a copy of a document or record signed and certified as a true copy of an original by an authorised person. The person certifying a document must sight a copy of the original at the time they are certifying the copy.

As can be seen below, certification should be made on the same side as the copy of the document being certified (i.e. not on the back of the copy).

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