November 20, 2020

How to verify an Australian

Explore our Australian solution, including the key verification sources available, the standard of verification possible and how to protect your organisation.

# Insights

Australia is a highly-developed economy and a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. It is the 14th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and due to high levels of migration, strong relations with major trading partner China, and good macroeconomic policy, Australia has experienced steady economic growth.

Australia has a population of approximately 25.6 million people with almost 30% of the population being born overseas with increasing numbers of migrants from China and India over the past two decades (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2020).

Data Zoo’s array of Australian and international data sources accompanied by our industry experience and expertise can assist with your unique business verification requirements.

Australian Driver Licence

The Australian Driver’s Licence is issued by the state and territory governments. As there is no standard identity card in Australia, a driver’s licence is the de facto form of ID for identity verification. The DVS verifies First name, Last name, Date of Birth, Document Number and State or Territory of Issue against identity information held by the Official Record Holder.

Woman holding Australian licence in car

Australian Passport

Australian passports are issued to Australian citizens by the Australian Passport Office within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The DVS verifies First name, Last name, Date of Birth, Gender and Document Number against records held by the Issuer.

Man holding an Australian passport

Australian Medicare

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme issued to all Australians. Individuals covered by the scheme are issued with a card or are included on a family card. The DVS verifies First name, Last name, Date of Birth, Card Number, Medicare Card Type, Individual Ref No. and Expiry Date against records held by the Issuer.

Person handing over Medicare card

Australian Visa

Australian Visa’s are issued to all non-residents entering Australia by the Department of Home Affairs. The Visa is associated with a Non-Australian Passport or other documents. The DVS verifies First name, Last name, Date of Birth, Document/Passport No. and Country of Issue against records held by the Issuer.

Australian Visa

To view a breakdown of our Australian service and our other independent and reliable data sources, visit our country coverage page on Australia.

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