Identification Requirements

To protect public health, the Health Protection Service needs to be able to confirm the identification of applicants. This page explains the documentation required to apply for the licences and registrations under the Public Health Act 1997, Food Act 2001, Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 or Radiation Protection Act 2006.

Applying as an individual

You must provide 1 piece of certified photographic identification for each applicant or owner.

The preferred types of identification are:

  • Driver licence
  • Passport
  • Proof of Identity card or Proof of Age card

If you are sending a copy of your identification by post, fax, email or online form, each copy must be certified by a witness (see below).

Applying as a company

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You must provide 1 piece of certified photographic identification for the authorised agent who is making the application.

If you are sending a copy of your identification by post, fax, email or online form, each copy must be certified by a witness (see below).

If the company is a corporation, you must also provide a copy of a current Company Extract issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) issued in the last 30 days. The Company Extract includes details of the corporate, business names and trading names, present directorships and proprietorships of the company.

Certifying your identification

Each copy of photographic identification must be certified by an authorised witness as a true and accurate copy. View the full list of authorised witnesses.

The witness should include the following text on the copy:

I certify that this is a true and accurate copy of the original document sighted by me.
Full Name: ______ Signed: _____ Dated: _____ Authority to sign: ______ Phone: ________

For example:

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If you bring your identification to the Health Protection Service in person, we will make a copy and certify it for you.