What is involved when conducting a Right To Work in Australia Check

Before an employer offers employment to a worker, they are legally required to check if they have valid working rights in Australia.

Employers and recruitment firms on-hiring workers, are lawfully required to cite the workers evidence of their right to work in Australia. Through using National Crime Check, you can gain evidence of this for your own employment needs. 

NCC verifies Citizenship/Permanent Residency status by validating any of the following documents that have been approved by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) as evidence. 

DIAC’s guidelines state the following is proof of a person’s entitlement to work:

  • An Australian/New Zealand passport;
  • Australian/New Zealand “Citizenship Certificate” AND another form of photo identification such as a driver’s licence; or
  • “Certificate of Evidence of Citizenship” AND another form of photo identification such as a driver’s licence; or
  • Australian birth certificate showing that at least one parent was born in Australia AND another form of photo identification such as a driver’s licence
  • Australian birth certificate (issued before 20 August 1986) AND another form of photo identification such as a driver’s licence
  •  a driver’s licence
  •  a Medicare card
  •  Job Services Australia Job Seeker ID number

Australian Permanent Residents, NZ Permanent Residents & all international workers

NCC will conduct a Work Rights check using DIAC’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system to verify your work rights.