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International drivers’ licences and Victorian marine licences can now be accepted as evidence of age documents by licensed venues.
The Victorian Government is cutting red tape by allowing overseas drivers licences to be used as proof of age for entry into licensed venues. The changes will bring Victoria’s laws in in line with other Australian states and territories.
Any licences in a language other than English will need to be accompanied by an English translation or International Drivers Permit, which can be easily downloaded online.
Previously, those who held overseas driver licences were required to use their passport as a form of identification to enter licensed venues.
Anyone who possesses a marine licence can also use this as a proof of age document for entry into a licensed venue, meaning those who have a marine licence but not a driver licence will no longer be required to carry multiple forms of identification.
To see a full list of acceptable forms of identification Victoria, see: Acceptable forms of identification