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Need a valid ID to prove your age or identity*? We can help. The Australia Post Keypass identity card is a photo ID card that is easy to obtain and use no matter your age.

Keypass is accepted as proof of age for entry into licensed venues throughout Australia (excluding WA)† which display a sign^ saying they accept the card as proof of identity.

What if you're under age?

You can apply for a Keypass Under-18 card instead. It's ideal for events like under-age gigs, concerts and festivals where you may need to show photo ID.

Please note: If you're under 17 years and 11 months old when you apply for a Keypass over-18 card, we'll only be able to issue you with an Under-18 card.

Get your card sent with Express Post

For an additional fee, we offer Express Post delivery# when you apply for a new or replacement Keypass card.

Get started

Follow these simple steps to get your Keypass identity card:

  1. Visit a participating Post Office to attend an interview and pay the application fee

Same-day service for Melbourne customers

Need your Keypass identity card in a hurry? We offer a same-day** service in Melbourne.

* To be eligible to apply for a Keypass (over-18) identity card, you must:

  • be over the age of 17 years and 11 months
  • live in Australia
  • be able to provide sufficient proof of your identity and age

† Australia Post has no control over where Keypass will be accepted.

^ While Keypass is accepted as valid proof of age in Queensland, the signage is not mandatory for licensed premises in that state.

# The Express Post service is available to customers who apply for a new or replacement Keypass identity card - additional fees apply. Identity card will be sent by Express Post once the application is approved. For next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network, refer to the Express Post network for the delivery areas covered.

** Same-day processing is subject to verification. All details of your application must be verified before your card can be issued. For more information on proving your age and identity, see our Applying for a Keypass identity card section.

^^ If the foreign documents you intend to provide are not in English, you will need to provide a translation by NAATI accredited translator. To find an accredited translator, visit the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters website.

Application fees

Pricing

We accept payments by cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa or EFTPOS.

A receipt will be issued to you. Please retain the receipt until you receive your Keypass identity card.

This is a non-refundable administration fee.

^ The Express Post service is available to customers who apply for a new or replacement Keypass identity card - additional fees apply. Identity card will be sent Express Post once the application is approved. For next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network, refer to the Express Post network for the delivery areas covered.

Applying for a Keypass identity card

How to apply

Step 2: Gather your identity documents

You must be able to prove your age and identity by providing acceptable documentation. All documents must be original.

Prove your age

If you're applying for a new Keypass identity card, you need to prove your age.

The following are acceptable documents:

  • Australian birth certificate (not an extract)
  • Australian passport (may be expired up to 2 years)
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • Foreign birth certificate (if not in English, with a translation by a NAATI accredited translator#)
  • Foreign passport (if not in English, with a translation by a NAATI accredited translator#)
  • Australian driver's licence or learner's permit (must be current)
  • Immicard issued by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection

Prove your identity

There are 2 options available to prove your identity. Full details of each option are also outlined in the application form.

Option 1 - Provide 3 proof of identity documents

  • Must include at least one Category A and one Category B document of identity
  • The third document can be from either Category A or B
  • Your photo must be on at least one document
  • If no document provided as proof of identity has your current residential address, a document from Category C must be provided as an additional support document. This additional support document must contain your name
  • If any of the documents do not match the name on the application form, a proof of name change document from Category D must also be provided.
  • You can use the same document used to prove your age - as part of your combination of identity documents - to prove your identity

For further information, see the 'Categories for proof of identity documents' section below.

Option 2 - Provide a Statutory Declaration

The Statutory Declaration form is included in your application form.

  • When the person making the declaration signs the Statutory Declaration, the signature must be witnessed by an authorised person. See 'List of authorised persons' section below for more information.
  • An endorsed photo of the applicant must be included with the application. This must be endorsed by the declarant who signed the Statutory Declaration. The photo should meet passport requirements.
  • The applicant's current residential address must be included in the Statutory Declaration.

Categories for proof of identity documents

Category A
(at least one)

Category B
(at least one)

  • Australian driver licence / learner permit
  • Student identity card from a recognised Australian educational institution
  • Letter from a recognised Australian educational institution. Must be no older than 12 months, printed on letterhead and include your name, address and state/s in which you attend the institution
  • Medicare card
  • Notice of Assessment for income tax (no older than 12 months)
  • Centrelink benefit card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card
  • Australian Defence Force photo ID
  • Private health insurance membership card
  • Electoral enrolment letter or card

Category C
(may only be used to verify your current residential address)

  • Motor vehicle registration (no older than 12 months)
  • Utility notice (no older than 3 months)
  • Council rates notice (no older than 12 months)
  • Telecommunications bills (no older than 3 months)
  • Rental agreement (no older than 12 months)
  • Bank statement (no older than 6 months)

Category D
(may only be used to verify your change of name)

  • Deed poll
  • Marriage certificate (Australian)
  • Foreign marriage certificate (if not in English, with a translation by a NAATI accredited translator*)
  • Change of name certificate
  • Divorce papers (Australian)
  • Foreign divorce papers (if not in English, with a translation by a NAATI accredited translator*)

Where can I get a translation of my foreign ID document?

You can get a document translated at:

  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI)
  • Interpreting and Translation Services NT
  • Community Relations Commission of NSW


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