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Licensees can now accept the new Keypass in Digital iD from Australia Post as an acceptable form of identification.
The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Marlene Kairouz MP has approved Keypass in Digital iD as an evidence of age document under section 3 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.
The Digital iD is a digital version of the Keypass identification.
Licensees can check the Digital iD is valid in three ways:
Sight: Match the patron’s face to the photo on their Digital iD profile and check the 18+ Keypass badge to verify they are over 18 and view their verified date of birth.
Shake: Ask the patron to simply shake their phone or tap their Digital iD profile photo to activate screenshot protection - this displays an animation, confirming the Digital iD is not a screenshot.
Scan: Online Scantek machines can scan the QR code on the Keypass screen to confirm the authenticity of the ID. For venues not using Scantek, it will soon be possible to verify the authenticity of the ID by scanning the QR code using another Digital iD.
Licensed venues that must operate an ID Scanner due to a condition of their licence should scan the Digital iD as they do other evidence of identification documents. If it does not scan for a technical reason, the venue should request an alternative ID that can be scanned. If a patron cannot present an alternative ID document, the licensee needs to read their ID scanning licence condition and see whether it allows the patron to be admitted without their ID being scanned. In some circumstances, the licensee may need to refuse the patron entry to the premises.
For licensed venues that voluntarily operate an ID Scanner, and the Digital iD does not scan for technical reasons, the venue can check the Digital iD using the three verification checks mentioned in the dot points above.
A licensee or permittee must not permit entry to a minor on licensed premises (other than as permitted under section 120(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998).
To learn more about the Digital iD, head to the Australia Post website.