Trading ID requirements

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All States and Territories within Australia have different laws regarding the trading-in of second-hand merchandise.

See below to find out exactly what ID you'll need to bring the next time you want to Trade & Save!

Queensland

We will need to be able to confirm your age, identity, and address by providing acceptable photographic ID.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These are:

  • A current passport
  • A current Queensland drivers licence
  • Any current document containing a photograph that is issued for purposes of identification by the Australian Government
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student; and contains a photograph of the student.

In Queensland, forms of non-photographic ID can be used. These are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Centrelink ID i.e. Health Care Card
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 17 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within Queensland.

New South Wales

We will need to be able to confirm your age, identity, and address by providing acceptable photographic ID.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These are:

  • A current passport
  • A current New South Wales drivers licence
  • Any current document containing a photograph that is issued for purposes of identification by the Australian Government
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student; and contains a photograph of the student.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 16 years of age or older to trade goods at EB Games. Persons under 16 yrs must be accompanied by a consenting adult.

Victoria

We will need to be able to confirm your age, identity, and address by providing acceptable photographic ID.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These are:

  • A current passport
  • A current Victorian drivers licence
  • A current Firearms licence
  • Any current document containing a photograph that is issued for purposes of identification by the Australian Government
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student; and contains a photograph of the student.

In Victoria, forms of non-photographic ID can be used. These are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Centrelink ID i.e. Health Care Card
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 18 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within Victoria.

Western Australia

We will need to be able to confirm your age, identity, and address by providing acceptable photographic ID.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These are:

  • A current passport
  • A current Western Australia drivers licence
  • Any current document containing a photograph that is issued for purposes of identification by the Australian Government
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student; and contains a photograph of the student.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 16 years of age or older to trade goods at EB Games. Persons under 16 yrs must be accompanied by a consenting adult.

Tasmania

We will need to be able to confirm your age and identity by providing acceptable photographic ID.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 18 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within Tasmania.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These must total 100 points:

Group A

Each document is worth 70 points:

  • A fully certified birth certificate (or copy certified by a Justice of the Peace)
  • A current passport
  • An Australian citizenship certificate

Group B

Each document is worth 40 points (preferably containing a photograph of the applicant):

  • A current licence or permit issued under Australian law, e.g. Drivers licence
  • Identification issued by Government authorities e.g. one of the following:
    • Public Service employee identification
    • Evidence of your entitlement to financial benefits or other entitlements from the Commonwealth or a State or Territory Government.
  • A student identification card issued by an Australian educational institution.
  • A statement from your employer or an acceptable referee verifying your identity and certifying that they have known you by your name for at least twelve months. (Preferably with a photograph of you signed by the employer or referee).

Group C

Each document is worth 25 points

  • Official correspondence addressed to you such as a public utility account (eg. gas, water, electricity), council rates, bank statement or similar.
  • Bankcard, Visa or other credit card.
  • Any other document which in the opinion of the person to whom it is produced, provides similar verification of the applicants identity.

South Australia

We will need to be able to confirm your age and identity by providing acceptable photographic ID.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 18 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within South Australia.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These must total 100 points:

Group A

Each document is worth 70 points:

  • A fully certified birth certificate (or copy certified by a Justice of the Peace)
  • A current passport
  • An Australian citizenship certificate

Group B

Each document is worth 40 points (preferably containing a photograph of the applicant):

  • A current licence or permit issued under Australian law, e.g. Drivers licence
  • Identification issued by Government authorities e.g. one of the following:
    • Public Service employee identification
    • Evidence of your entitlement to financial benefits or other entitlements from the Commonwealth or a State or Territory Government.
  • A student identification card issued by an Australian educational institution.
  • A statement from your employer or an acceptable referee verifying your identity and certifying that they have known you by your name for at least twelve months. (Preferably with a photograph of you signed by the employer or referee).

Group C

Each document is worth 25 points

  • Official correspondence addressed to you such as a public utility account (eg. gas, water, electricity), council rates, bank statement or similar.
  • Bankcard, Visa or other credit card.
  • Any other document which in the opinion of the person to whom it is produced, provides similar verification of the applicants identity.

Northern Territory

We will need to be able to confirm your age and identity by providing acceptable photographic ID.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 18 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within Northern Territory.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These must total 100 points:

Group A

Each document is worth 70 points:

  • A fully certified birth certificate (or copy certified by a Justice of the Peace)
  • A current passport
  • An Australian citizenship certificate

Group B

Each document is worth 40 points (preferably containing a photograph of the applicant):

  • A current licence or permit issued under Australian law, e.g. Drivers licence
  • Identification issued by Government authorities e.g. one of the following:
    • Public Service employee identification
    • Evidence of your entitlement to financial benefits or other entitlements from the Commonwealth or a State or Territory Government.
  • A student identification card issued by an Australian educational institution.
  • A statement from your employer or an acceptable referee verifying your identity and certifying that they have known you by your name for at least twelve months. (Preferably with a photograph of you signed by the employer or referee).

Group C

Each document is worth 25 points

  • Official correspondence addressed to you such as a public utility account (eg. gas, water, electricity), council rates, bank statement or similar.
  • Bankcard, Visa or other credit card.
  • Any other document which in the opinion of the person to whom it is produced, provides similar verification of the applicants identity.

Australian Capital Territory

We will need to be able to confirm your age, identity, and address by providing acceptable photographic ID.

There are only a limited number of acceptable forms of photographic ID. These are:

  • A current passport
  • A current ACT drivers licence
  • Any current document containing a photograph that is issued for purposes of identification by the Australian Government
  • A current document issued by a tertiary school to a student that is issued for the purpose of identifying the student; and contains a photograph of the student.

In addition to ID requirements, you need to be 18 years of age or older to trade second-hand goods within the ACT.