For more benefit payments electronic identification is available for members. You can provide two of the following documents for verification;
- Medicare card;
- Australian Drivers licence;
- Australian Passport.
If you don't wish to use electronic verification you can provide a certified copy of your current Australian driver's licence or an Australian passport which is current or has not expired for more than two years.
Other acceptable documents may include certified copies of Citizenship Certificates, Birth Certificates, Local Government rate notices, and account notices from utilities such as electricity, gas, water or telephone which are no more than three months old.
If you have changed your name, you must provide a certified copy of a document which shows the link between your old and new names such as a Marriage Certificate, Deed Poll, Change of Name Certificate or a Decree Nisi.
Our Proof of Identity fact sheet provides more information.