As an adult, there are lots of times when you’ll need to show identification (ID) to prove who you are. This includes when you apply for your driver’s licence, Centrelink payments or open a bank account. Different
forms of ID are worth a certain number of points. In many cases you will have to show 100 points of ID, but this will depend on the situation.
To find out what Centrelink requires regarding proof of identity go to: Department of Human Services.
Important Records to have:
- Birth certificate
- Health care card
- Medicare card
- Student card
- Vaccination and medical records
- Academic records and certificates
- Bank Accounts
- Proof of aboriginality
- Personal photos or life story
- Case file
- myGov Account
The Department or funded out-of-home care agency is responsible for you during your time in care and will have the records about you. They may also have original documents such as your birth certificate or academic records. You should contact your caseworker to get access to these documents, as many young people have experienced difficulties in accessing these important documents once they have left care.