Proof of identity

Applicants for Driver Accreditation must show proof of identify (POI).

The following proof of identity needs to be presented:

  • Evidence that you hold a current full Victorian driver licence and have held a driver licence in Australia or New Zealand for a minimum of six months.
  • You must provide separate documents as primary and secondary evidence with one document containing your signature.
  • Only original or certified copies of POI documents will be accepted. Original documents will be sighted, copied and returned immediately.
  • Applying by mail (or if the person whose POI documents are required is not present when application is lodged).

Photocopies of original POI documents must be included with the application and certified by either a member of:

  • the police force
  • an accountant (Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the National Institute of Accountants (MNIA)
  • bank manager
  • honorary justice (JP)
  • medical practitioner
  • dentist
  • school principal
  • veterinary surgeon
  • pharmacist
  • barrister or a solicitor.

To obtain certification you must present the original documents and a photocopy to one of the people listed above. The person authorised to certify must write on the photocopy 'I certify that this copy is a true and accurate copy of the original' and also state their name, occupation and date.

Differing name or change of name

Where there is a difference in name between the primary and secondary evidence documents, or to change a name, you will need one of the following documents:

  • Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages in Australia
  • Divorce papers (bearing the name being reverted to)
  • Deed Poll (pre November 1986 in Victoria), or
  • Change of Name Certificate (post November 1986 in Victoria).

Proof of Identity requirements for conducting a National Police History Check

As part of the Driver Accreditation process, you will be required to provide proof of identity for the purpose of conducting a National Police History check.

All documents must be certified true copies. A certified copy means a document that has been certified as a true copy of an original by a person listed in Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 (Cth) – These persons include a Police Officer, Medical Practitioner, Legal Practitioner, Pharmacist and Dentist. For further details of persons who can certify documents, see Federal Register of Legislation for more information.

Change of Name

If all documents provided for 100 points of ID are under the same name you will not be required to provide additional ID documentation if you provide a maiden/alias name.

If the 100 Points of ID provided are under two or more different names (e.g. birth certificate in maiden name and driver's license in married name) then further ID documents will need to be provided as evidence of a name (e.g. Change of Name or Marriage Certificate issued by a State or Territory Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages, or Divorce Papers issued by the Family Court).

These documents must be originals or certified true copies and do not count towards the 100 Points.

If you use a change of name document you must have provided the other names you have used in Section 1 of this form.

Minimum Identity Requirements

Please note: We are unable to accept Credit or Debit Cards as proof of identity documents.

You must provide:

  • at least one document from either Category A or Category B, that is, you do not need to provide documents from both categories, as long as all other minimum requirements are satisfied;
  • at least one of your identity documents must contain a photograph. If you are unable to provide a listed document containing a photograph you must submit a passport style photograph of yourself certified by a person listed in Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 (Cth). – as detailed above;
  • the combination of documents supplied should, as a minimum equal a total of 100 points; and
  • evidence your full name and date of birth.

Document Type


Points Value

Only one form of identification accepted from this category

Category A

  • Birth Certificate
  • 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)
  • Other document of identity having same characteristics as a passport e.g. diplomatic/refugee

(Photo or Signature)


Your first Secondary Document will score 40 points, any additional documents will be awarded 25 points each

Category B

  • Current Licence or Permit (Government Issued) e.g. drivers licence
  • Working With Children/Teachers Registration Card
  • Aviation Security Identification Card/Maritime Security Identification Card
  • Public Employee Photo ID Card (Government Issued)
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card
  • Current Tertiary Education Institution Photo ID
  • Reference from a medical practitioner (must have known the Applicant for a period of at least 12 months)

40 or 25

Each Supplementary Document will be awarded 25 points

Category C

  • Birth Extract
  • Foreign /International Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Age Card (Government Issued)
  • Medicare Card/Private Health Care Card
  • Council Rates Notice
  • Property Lease/Rental Agreement
  • Property Insurance Papers
  • Australian Tax Office Assessment
  • Superannuation Statement
  • Seniors Card
  • Electoral Roll Registration
  • Motor Vehicle Registration or Insurance Documents
  • Professional or Trade Association Card


If you wish to use more than one of these documents they must be from different organisations

  • Utility Bills (e.g. Telephone, Gas, Electricity, Water)


Special provisions only to be used if 100 point check above cannot be met

Recent Arrival – have been in Australia for 6 weeks or less

Note: The full 100 point check is required when the applicant has been in Australia for longer than 6 weeks

  • Current passport and proof of date of arrival


Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islander people or resident in a remote area/community

Please complete the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) Proof of Identity (Special Provision) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People PDF, 82.5 KB and attach it to this document