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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is the independent statutory authority that regulates Victoria's gambling and liquor industries.

Our vision is that Victorians and visitors enjoy safe and responsible gambling and liquor environments.
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Proof of Age

The Victorian Proof of Age card is used to show your correct age. It is used to show proof of age as over 18 years to legally buy liquor. This card is recognised throughout Australia.

You can apply for a Victorian Proof of Age card if you are over 17 years and 11 months old, however, you must wait until you are 18 to use it. The application fee is $10. 

Get an application form

Pick up a Proof of Age card application form at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) counter or:

  • participating Vic Roads office 
  • participating Australia Post offices
  • selected pharmacies or chemists.

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.

ID requirements for application 

You'll need two original proof of identity documents. One from Category A and one from Category B. 

Acceptable documents

Category A

Category B

Full Australian birth certificate Driver licence or learner permit
Passport Security card
Naturalisation certificate Credit card or bank passbook
Immigration papers Medicare card
Citizen papers Shooters licence
  Student identification card

Original documents are required for sighting, photocopies are not acceptable.

Change of name 

If you've changed your name, through marriage or otherwise, you must also provide documents as evidence of this change.

Get your documents signed

Take your completed application form and your proof of identity documents to someone who has known you for a minimum of 12 months and who is listed on the Australian electoral roll. 

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.

Time to get your card

Once you've lodged your application form and signed ID documents, your Proof of Age card will be sent to you within 20 - 25 business days.

Instructions on how to apply

Step 1: Get an application form and fill it in

Pick up a form from any Vic Roads office or find an approved post office or agency.

To find your closest outlet, check the check the photopoint location map.

Step 2: Find original proof of identity documents 

One from Category A and one from Category B

Category A

  • Full Australian 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.

Step 3: Get your original proof of identity documents signed 

Take your 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.

    Step 4: 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.

    Step 5: Get your photo taken and lodge your 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 your identification documents as the person from the agency is required to check your documents and also sign the application form where indicated. 

    Lost or damaged cards

    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.

    Error on card

    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.

    Change of details

    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.

    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 you will need to apply for a new card.

    Validating a Victorian Proof of Age 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:

    • the hologram of the Victorian State government should always be visible on front of card;
    • large numbers as to month and year of date of birth are always displayed on back of card;
    • quality of photograph is clear; and
    • the card’s laminate is securely sealed.


    Sample image - front of Victorian Proof of Age card


    Sample image - back of Victorian Proof of Age card

    Find out about Keypass ID card

    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 .

    Privacy statement

    The VCGLR collects your personal information for the primary purpose of processing your application.  The VCGLR may also disclose your personal information to the Victorian Electoral Commission and other organisations and persons as permitted by law. If you choose not to provide the information requested, your application may not be able to be processed. For additional information about the VCGLR’s privacy obligations, your rights and how to access and correct your personal information if you believe it to be incorrect, please visit https://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/privacy-policy-statement or call 1300 182 457.

    Page last modified 
    15 January 2020
    Highlights
    You can apply for a Proof of Age card from the age of 17 and 11 months but must wait until you are 18 to use it.