Online identity check

An online identity check is the fastest and simplest way to prove your identity when applying for a licence.


About the online identity check

You'll be asked to complete an online identity check when applying for:

  • a dangerous goods driver licence
  • an engineered stone licence
  • a high risk work licence

To do this, you'll need a myWorkSafe account, a smartphone or similar device and proof of identity documents.

We use Service Victoria to review your documents and confirm your identity.

Identity checks take about 20 minutes to complete and are valid for 10 years.

Identification documents

You will need one Type A document and one Type B document and one of those documents must include your photo.

Type A

  • Australian passport – current or expired less than 3 years ago
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard
  • current foreign passport with a valid Australian visa

Type B

  • current Australian driver licence
  • Medicare card

How to complete an online identity check

Log in to your myWorkSafe and start a licence application. Then follow the steps to complete an online identity check:

  1. verify your smartphone or device is compatible
  2. use your device to photograph your documents and complete a facial recognition check
  3. take a passport style photo

For best results, use a white background when photographing your documents and ensure images are in focus.

How to do a Service Victoria online ID check

Contact WorkSafe's licensing branch

To check the progress of an application or if you need assistance, contact the Licensing Branch at:

Licensing Branch
PO Box 279
Geelong Vic 3220

Phone 1300 852 562
Fax 1800 060 727
Email [email protected]

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