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Proof of identity documents for radiation licence applications

If the applicant is in the name of an individual, and they do not already hold a licence issued under the Radiation Safety Act 1999, they must include certified copies of 2 identity documents with the application:

  • one primary identity document, and
  • one secondary identity document.

One of the documents must contain a photograph of the applicant.

The document must be certified as being a correct copy of the original document by a relevant officer as mentioned on the application form. At present, this certification must be made by a justice of the peace, a notary public or a commissioner for declarations.

Primary identity documents

One identity document from this list must be provided:

  • Australian birth certificate
  • overseas birth certificate accompanied by a passport or Australian visa document issued by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • document of identity recognised by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Australian passport that is current or has not been expired for more than 2 years
  • current foreign passport
  • document evidencing Australian citizenship issued by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Australian driver's licence that is current or has not been expired for more than 2 years.

Secondary identity documents

One document from this list must be provided

  • current identification card issued by the Commonwealth or State as evidence of the person's entitlement to a financial
  • benefit—examples include seniors health card, health care card, Medicare card, pensioner concession card or entitlement card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • account statement issued by a financial institution within the previous year
  • document evidencing discharge from military service within the previous 2 years
  • student identification card containing the person's photograph and signature that is current or has not been expired for more than 2 years
  • document evidencing enrolment in an educational institution within the previous 2 years
  • document evidencing electoral enrolment within the previous 2 years
  • utilities account statement issued by a utilities provider within the previous year
  • notice of land valuation, water rates or council rates issued within the previous year.
Last updated: 26 July 2019