Identification requirements

The Health Protection Service needs to confirm the identification of applicants applying for licences and registrations.

The Health Protection Service needs to confirm the identification of applicants applying for licences and registrations. All applications require specific documentation under the Public Health Act 1997, Food Act 2001, Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 and Radiation Protection Act 2006.

Applying as an individual

Each applicant or owner must provide one piece of certified photographic identification.

Preferred types of identification include:

  • Drivers Licence
  • Passport
  • Proof of Identity card or Proof of Age card

Applying as a company

Each company must nominate an authorised agent to make the application. The authorised agent must provide one piece of certified photographic identification.

If your company is a corporation, you must also provide a copy of your current Company Extract issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). This must be issued in the 30 days before applying.

Certifying your identification

All copies of photographic identification must be certified by an authorised witness as a true and accurate copy.

Please see the full list of authorised witnesses.

The Health Protection Service can make a copy of identification brought in person and certify it for you.

All witnesses should include the following on the copy:

I certify that this is a true and accurate copy of the original document sighted by me.
Full Name: ______ Signed: _____ Dated: _____ Authority to sign: ______ Phone: ________

For example:

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Page last updated on: 17 Sep 2018