Organisations can apply to become a DVS user if they are:
Currently, only government agencies in Australia can apply to use the FVS. Access may be made available to local government and private sector organisations in the future, but only with a person's consent.
To become a FVS user, an agency must:
For more information on the DVS and FVS, see the the Our Services page.
The Identity Matching Services can verify one or more of the following documents:
Two types of agreement govern the requesting and provision of identity-matching services:
Participation agreements and the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution hosting agreement contain safeguards for the privacy of individuals whose identification information is used in requesting identity‑matching services or responding to such requests. The safeguards generally include committing the parties to the agreement to complying with standards set by the Privacy Act 1988 or similar State or Territory laws (even if those standards would not otherwise apply to a party).
Redactions have been made to the agreements where the Department considers that the information would create a risk to the security of identification information or an approved identity‑matching facility.
Copies of these
agreements can be found here - FMS Participation Agreement (redacted) and NDFLRS Hosting Agreement (redacted)
The DVS checks whether the biographic information on an identity document matches the original record. The DVS makes it harder for people to use fake identity documents.
The FVS checks whether a person’s photo matches the image used on one of their identity documents.
The DVS checks whether the personal information on an identity document matches the original record.
The DVS makes it harder for people to use fake identity documents.
The FVS checks whether a person’s photo matches the image used on one of their identity documents. It can:
At present, only government organisations can register their interest in using the FVS.
There are different ways to apply, depending on how you want to use the DVS.