Proving your identity
Understand what documents can be used as evidence of your identity.
If you have a Tasmanian driver licence you can prove your identity by providing your photo driver licence (it can be expired for up to two years).
If your name or address is incorrect on your licence, you’ll need to provide evidence of your residential address and/or evidence of change of name documents.
If you don’t have a Tasmanian driver licence you must provide at least 3 documents:
All documents need to be the original version (they can’t be photocopies or certified copies). They also need to be in English or accompanied by an English translation (from an accredited translator).
If your evidence of identity documents don’t show your current Tasmanian residential/premise address, you must prove your residential, premise or garage address. If your name has changed, you will need to provide evidence of your change of name.
Category A documents:
Category B documents:
If you’ve changed your name and it doesn’t match your Category A or B documents, you will need to provide one of the following documents:
If you are genuinely unable to meet the full evidence of identity requirements, you can provide:
One of the non-standard evidence of identity documents must display your current Tasmanian residential addresses and must be original and current. Any non-standard documents will be considered and you will be advised if they will be accepted.
Genuine inability doesn’t mean inconvenience or delay to a person, or difficulty or expense in obtaining a required document.
You can find out more information on non-standard evidence of identity documents by calling Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Gender is recorded for all persons with a record in the driver licence and vehicle registration register. It does not appear on the driver licence. Gender can be recorded as M (male), F (female), or X (other category that the person identifies as, including but not limited to indeterminate, intersex, and unspecified).
If you wish to make a change to your gender status as recorded in the driver licence and vehicle registration register, you should present an original certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages that provides evidence of the change.