Find out how to apply for a proof of age card.

Wait time 5 weeks
What you need to do
How to get your proof of age card
What you need to have
Identity documents

You'll need to have one original identity document from category A and one from category B below:

Category A

  • Full birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Naturalisation certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Citizen papers

Category B

  • Driver licence or learner permit
  • Security card
  • Credit card or bank passbook
  • Medicare card
  • Shooters licence
  • Student identification card
Authorised persons

Take your form and your ID documents to one of the below people to be authorised:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Member of the State Police Force
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Optometrist
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Trade marks attorney
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Commissioner for declarations
  • Fellow member of the National Tax and Accountants’ Association Ltd
  • Members of the institute of Chartered Accountants and The Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountant or Institute of Public Accountants.
FAQs
How much is a proof of age card?

$10.

At what age can I apply for a proof of age card?

You can apply once you’re 17 years and 11 months, but you can’t use it until you’ve turned 18.

What if a mistake was made on my proof of age card?

If there’s a mistake on your proof of age card, go back to where you lodged the application and give them the correct info. You’ll be issued a new card for free.

What happens if I lose or damage my proof of age card or need to update the details on it?

If you lose or damage your proof of age card or need to update the details on it within 3 months of issue, then you'll need to contact the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (External link) to pay for a new one.

A replacement card costs $25. You can pay with a cheque or credit card, but you’ll need to provide the credit card’s number, expiry date, cardholder name and signed authorisation.

If your card is more than 3 months old then you’ll need to apply for a new card.

Do my electoral roll details get updated when I apply for a proof of age card?

Your electoral roll details will not be updated when you apply for a proof of age card. You’ll need to contact the Victorian Electoral Commission (External link)

What’s an Australian Keypass?

An Australian Keypass (External link) is Australia Post’s photo identification alternative to a proof of age card.

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