Fact Sheet

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"When applying for a home proof of identify is required before any offer of housing can be made. Documentation must be original (copies will not be accepted) for each member of your household over the age of 18 that is listed on your application. Proof of identify is based on a 100 point identity check."

What proof is required?

Document

Points value

Original Australian Birth Certificate

70

Original Australian Birth Certificate

70

Australian Passport (current or expired within last 2 years)

70

International Passport

70

Document of Identity from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

70

Australian Visa

70

Certificate of Evidence of Residential Status from Department of Immigration and Citizenship

70

Certificate of Identity issued by Australian Government

70

Australian Defence Force discharge papers

70

Shooter or Firearm Licence with photo ID

70

Security Licence with photo ID

70

Security Licence with photo ID

70

Australian Photo Drivers Licence

40

Bank/Financial Institution card, statement or passbook (not cards issued by organisations other than banks, credit unions or building societies, building societies or account documentation issued by banks/financial institutions outside Australia

40

Defence Force Identity Card

40

Australian Divorce Papers

40

Educational Certificates

40

Australian Marriage Certificate (not church or celebrant issued certificates)

40

Name Change

40

Passport Issued outside Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa

40

Proof of Age Card with photo ID issued by Government Agency

40

Registration Certificate from a Professional Board (National or state/territory)

40

Current Australian Trade certificate

40

Veterans Affairs Gold Card

40

Reference from Indigenous Organisation

20

Educational Report or Reference

20

Student ID Card

20

PAYG Payment Summary

20

Insurance Renewal

20

Tenancy Agreement or Lease

20

Medicare Card

20

Motor Vehicle Registration

20

Documents issued outside Australia(equivalent of Australian documents listed or at least 20 points value)

20

Other Licence (not recreational fishing licence)

20

Rates Notice (less than 12 months old)

20

Utility Account (less than 12 months old)

20

Electoral Enrolment

10

Other Financial Documents (not hire or lease agreements)

10

Health Insurance Card

10

Motoring Association Card

10

Notice of Assessment (less than 2 years old)

10

Employment Records (not payslips)

10