Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Victoria approves the use of Australia Post’s Smartphone ID as proof of age

Victoria approves the use of Australia Post’s Smartphone ID as proof of age

Victoria’s Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene
Kairouz, has approved
the use of Australia Post’s Keypass in Digital ID ™ as an evidence of
age document in all licensed venues across Victoria.

This will enable Victorians to use their mobile phones as
proof of age when they are purchasing alcohol or visiting a licensed premise, such
as a bar or club. In addition to the convenience, this also gives people more
control over the personal data they share. Using a document like a drivers’
license exposes much more information than is required for age verification.

The Keypass
issued by Australia Post is a valid ID used to verify proof of age and
identity throughout Australia. The Keypass has been incorporated in the Digital
ID ™ app, which allows people to verify their identity information once, so
they can then easily prove who they are online and in person through the
platform's smartphone app. This removes the need for Australians to repeatedly
use several forms of identity to prove who they are or have numerous passwords
to access products and services.

The digital keypass was trialled at more than 50 licensed
venues in Fitzroy between October 2017 and January this year.

The free Australia Post smartphone app includes an on-screen
animation that prevents the replication of the digital Keypass on a
non-approved app or format.

The app generates a temporary Quick Response (QR) code that
can be scanned by a liquor venue as an extra layer of security using Australia
Post’s Digital iD™ smartphone app or a third-party ID scanner (such as a
Scantek ID scanner).

Identification verification checks take place at Australia
Post using the same methods as those used for physical keypasses.

The initiative is supported by the Australian Hotels
Association and other industry bodies, and will make it easier for pubs, clubs
and other licenced venues to comply with Victoria’s strict liquor laws.

Minister Marlene Kairouz said, “This is a win for Victorians who enjoy our wonderful nightlife and a
win for venue operators. This new smartphone form of ID will mean Victorians
can leave their passport, driver’s license or proof-of-age card at home before
heading out for the night – and help venues ensure the patrons they’re serving
are above age.”

Australia Post General Manager Digital iD™ Cameron
Gough commented, “Keypass in Digital
ID™ was developed here in Melbourne, so we are delighted that Victoria has
become the first state to approve it as an acceptable proof-of-age identity

“Keypass has been a
popular proof-of-age card in Australia for more than 25 years. Incorporating
Keypass into Digital ID™ will deliver a more convenient way for young people to
enjoy a night out together, furthering our 200-plus year commitment to better
connect Australians with their communities.”

Australia Post’s website states that Keypass in Digital iD™
is accepted in the states of Victoria, Tasmania and Northern Territory at this
time. In August 2017, Australia Post announced
that the Digital iD™ technology is being adopted by a number of companies and
government departments, including Job outsourcing site, Airtasker; Australia's
largest credit union, CUA; foreign exchange company Travelex; and the
Queensland Police Service.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.