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NSW Photo Card ID

NSW Photo Card ID

The NSW Photo Card is a voluntary photo card issued by the Service NSW in New South Wales, Australia. It is credit-card sized and bears the cardholder’s photo, signature, name, address and date of birth. The Photo Card may be used as photo identification if you don't have a NSW Driver Licence. It has the same application process as the driver licence, and some of the same security features. 

The Photo Card may be accepted as identification in most places a driver licence is recognised, however cannot be used as a form of identification for some online applications. You can hold both a driver licence and a Photo Card if you wish. You may be able to use the Photo Card to prove your identity in situations not related to driving.

  • NSW resident 
  • 16 years or over
  • Proof of identity documents note: If you have identity documents that are not in English, you will need to visit Multicultural NSW to have the ID’s translated. 
  • You may be eligible for a free NSW photo card if you attain one of the following: NSW Seniors Card, NSW Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), DVA Gold Card, receive Centrelink Carer Allowance.

You will need to fill out the application form below and visit your nearest Service NSW with required documents and payment if you do not have a concession card.

The following documents are recognised as official and credible IDs.

  • Passport
  • NSW Driver’s License
  • Photo ID
  • Medicare card
  • Original and Translated Birth Certificate
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Student Card