What are acceptable types of identification to apply for for a National Police Certificate?

National Police Certificate

Applicants must provide suitable proof of identity; this is based on a 100-point identity check. You must provide original proof of identity, copies will not be accepted. The table below provides a guide.

* Indicates ID documents that are acceptable via online applications. If you are unable to meet the identity requirements, you can contact us and depending on your circumstances the WA Police may be able to make an alternate arrangement.

Primary documents

ID documents Points
Full Australian Birth Certificate* 70
Australian Citizenship Certificate* 70
Australian Passport (current or expired within last 2 years)* 70
International Passport 70

Secondary documents

Only 1 secondary ID document will attract 40 points, subsequent secondary ID will attract 25 points per item.

Secondary ID with a photo will be accepted as primary ID but only attract the points listed in this table.

ID documents Points
Australian Photo Drivers Licence* 40 or 25
Australian Photo Firearms Licence 40 or 25
State or Federal Government Employee Photo Id 40 or 25
Centrelink or Social Security Card 40 or 25
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Card 40 or 25
Tertiary Education Institution Photo Id 40 or 25
Australian Learner's Permit 40 or 25
Medicare Card* 25
Property Lease or Rental Agreement 25
Council or Shire rates notice 25
Property insurance papers 25
Utilities bill (power / phone / mobile / water / gas) 25
Motor vehicle Registration or Insurance 25
Professional or Trade association Card 25
Debit or Credit card's (bankcard, ATM card, visa card, mastercard, etc) 25
Passbook or Statement from Financial Institution 25

A change of name document, such as Marriage Certificate, Divorce Papers, Change of Name Certificate, is required if your ID is in multiple names. Please Note: This document will not contribute to the points score.

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