To verify your identity, you will need to provide us with copies of appropriate documents. 

From the list provided below, select:

  • one item from category 1; and
  • either one OR two category 2 documents.


Birth certificate or birth extract
Australian passport (current or expired within the previous two years – but not cancelled).
Australian citizenship certificate
International passport (current or expired within the previous two years – but not cancelled).
Another document or identity having the same characteristics as a passport (e.g. diplomatic/refugee that contain a photo or signature).

Please note: all cards in the following section must be current (i.e. have a visible future expiry date)

Provide one of the following:

Australian Government issued current licence or permit (e.g. driver's licence)
Australian aviation security identification card / maritime security identification card
Australian Public Employee Photo ID Card (Government Issued)
Australian Department of Veteran's Affairs card
Australian Centrelink pensioner concession card or health care card
Australian tertiary education institution card containing photo ID
Reference from a VIT registered teacher (with VIT number and signature) confirming the applicant's name and current address – and who has known the applicant for a period of at least 12 months

Or two of the following:

Foreign / international driver's licence
Government issued Proof of Age card
Medicare card or private health care card
Council rates notice
Property lease / rental agreement
Property insurance papers
Australian Tax Office assessment
Superannuation statement
Australian Seniors card
Australian electoral roll registration
Motor vehicle registration or insurance documents
Professional or trade association card
Utility bills (e.g. telephone, gas, electricity, water)*
Bank statement / passbook*

 *Note: If relied upon, these documents must be from different organisations 

Change of Name

If the applicant has changed their name or been known by another name, they must provide a linking document between the current name and the former name. 

Examples of linking documents

  • marriage certificate
  • divorce papers
  • name change certificate issued by a State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Deed Poll
  • Statutory Declaration (when none of the above documents is available).