The Victorian Proof of Age card is used to verify that the person seeking to enter the licensed premises or purchase liquor is over 18 years of age. This card is recognised throughout Australia.
Any person who has reached the age of 17 years and 11 months can apply, however you must wait until you are 18 to use it. The application fee is $10.
You can pick up a Proof of Age card application form at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) counter or from any VicRoads appointed photo point agency including:
For a full list of agencies please see the approved photo point agencies page or check the photopoint location map.
Please note: Making false statements and/or fraudulently obtaining an identification card is a serious offence, which may result in prosecution.
Complete the 'Application for a Proof of Age card' form.
Fill in the applicant's details section of the form.
Take the completed form and your original proof of identity documents (one from Category A and one from Category B) to someone who has known you for a minimum of 12 months and who is listed on the electoral roll. This person must complete and sign the 'Referee's declaration'.
Please note that original documents are required for sighting, photocopies are unacceptable. If you have changed your name (either through marriage or otherwise) you must also provide documents as evidence of this change.
Sign the applicant's declaration in the presence of an authorised person.
The authorised person will check the two documents you have provided as proof of identity and then complete and sign the 'Authorised person's declaration'.
A list of persons who can witness the applicant's declaration, as prescribed in section 107 A(1) of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958, is provided in the form.
View a full list of approved photo point agencies. Go to the agency to have your photograph taken (some small agencies require you provide your own photo), lodge the application form and pay the application fee. Take along your identification documents as the person from the agency is required to check your documents and also sign the application form where indicated.
Your Proof of Age card will be sent to you within 20 - 25 business days.
Go back to the agency where you lodged your application form and have the information corrected. A new card will be issued at no additional cost to you.
If your Proof of Age card was issued in the last three months, and if all the details on the card are correct, you can get a replacement card by writing to the VCGLR and paying a fee of $25. This covers the cost of retrieving the original photo and reprinting the card.
Payment may be made by cheque to the VCGLR, or through a credit card. If you are paying by credit card, you must provide the card number, expiry date and card holder's name, along with a signed authorisation to withdraw $25.
Send your letter and payment to the VCGLR, GPO Box 1988, Melbourne 3001.
If your card is more than three months old, or your address has changed, you will need to apply for a new card as per the process listed above.
If your Proof of Age card was issued in the last three months, and your details (such as your address) have changed, you can get a replacement card by writing to the VCGLR and paying a fee of $25. This covers the cost of retrieving the original photo and reprinting the card.
If your card is more than three months old you will need to apply for a new card.
The images below depict the look of a valid Victorian Proof of Age card.
When checking a Victorian Proof of Age card for ID purposes there are certain things to look out for to ensure it is valid. These include:
Sample image - front of Victorian Proof of Age card
Sample image - back of Victorian Proof of Age card
The VCGLR is no longer able to provide details to the Victorian Electoral Commission for electoral enrolment. If you need to enroll to vote or change your personal details on the electoral roll please visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.
The Australian Keypass card is used as an alternative to photo identification. From 2 October 2017 the Keypass ID card design changed. Both old and new designs are valid for ID purposes.
Keypass cards are solely issued by Australia Post. Applications and requests for application forms or other information should be directed to Australia Post.