100 Points of ID Guide

What Are The 100 Points Of ID?

The 100 points of ID system was introduced by the Australian Government to combat identity theft and fraud. 100 Points of ID in Australia The system requires that an individual provide a mix of documents, as either originals or certified copies in order to establish that an individual is who they claim to be. Copies of all documents must be legible and any photograph must be colour and clearly identifiable. Certification must be on the front of the photocopied document, not the reverse, unless it would render the photocopy illegible.

100 Points Of Identification Checklist

PRIMARY DOCUMENTS

ONE DOCUMENT MAY BE SUPPLIED FROM THE FOLLOWING
(NO ADDITIONAL POINTS FOR MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS)

70 POINTS

• Birth Certificate; or 

• Citizenship Certificate; or 

• Current Passport; or 

• Expired Passport, which has not been cancelled and was current within the preceding two years; or 

• Other document having the same characteristics as a passport, including diplomatic documents and certain documents issued to refugees.

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS

ONLY ONE DOCUMENT FROM EACH CATEGORY MAY BE USED FOR THE REMAINING 30 POINTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY

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40 POINTS

Document – must have a photograph and a name 

• Driver’s Licence issued by an Australian State or Territory; or 

• Licence or permit issued under a law of the Commonwealth, State or Territory Government – (e.g. a boat licence); or 

• Identification card issued to a public employee; or 

• Identification card issued by the Commonwealth, State or Territory
Government as evidence of the person’s entitlement to a financial benefit; or 

• An identification card issued to a student at a tertiary institution.

35 POINTS

Document – must have a name and address 

• A document held by a cash dealer giving security over your property; or 

• A mortgage or other instrument of security held by a financial body; or 

• Document from your current employer or previous employer within the last 2 years; or 

• Land Titles Office record; or 

• Document from the Credit Reference Association of Australia. 

25 POINTS

Document – must have a name and signature 

• Marriage certificate (for maiden name only); or 

• Credit Card; or 

• Foreign Driver’s Licence; or 

• Medicare Card (signature not required on Medicare Card); or 

• EFTPOS Card.

25 POINTS

Document – must have a name and address 

• Electoral Roll compiled by the Australian Electoral Commission and available for public scrutiny; or 

• Records of public utility – phone, water, gas, electricity bill; or 

• Records of a financial institution; or 

• A record held under a law other than a law relating to land titles; or 

• Council rates notice.

25 POINTS

Document – must have a name and address 

• Rent/Lease agreement; or 

• Rent receipt from a licensed real estate agent.

25 POINTS

Document – must have a name and date of birth 

• Record of a primary, secondary or tertiary educational institution attended by you within the last 10 years; or 

• Record of professional or trade association of which you are a member.

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