Details of the work rights required by the University

All employees are required to provide certified copies of documents showing Australian work rights. These can be any of the following:

Citizens of Australia or New Zealand

A certified copy of either

  • A valid Australian or New Zealand passport
  • An Australian citizenship certificate and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
  • An Australian birth certificate and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
  • A certificate of evidence of Australian citizenship and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID
  • A screenshot of the AEC electoral enrolment check and an Australian driver's licence or Government issued photo ID

Citizens of other countries

  • Certified copy of current passport and certified visa grant notification

How do I satisfy this requirement?

Please scan a certified photocopy of these documents and send by email to hr-assist@unimelb.edu.au

Alternatively, you may also bring the original copies of these documents to Level 1, 11 Barry St, Carlton - and we can sight it for you.

What is a certified copy of a document?

A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that is verified as sighted (along with the original) by

  1. a member of staff of the University including your supervisor or
  2. any of the following professionals: http://ask.unimelb.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1094

How to certify:

  1. Take the original and a copy to an authorised person.
  2. The person will write on every page of the copy: “I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original.”
  3. The person will sign each statement and write their profession. For example, 'Pharmacist'.

Alternatively, you may also bring the original copies of these documents to Level 1, 11 Barry St, Carlton - and we can sight it for you.

Why are we asking for this?

Under Section 245 AB of the Migration Act 1958, the University of Melbourne has a legal obligation to ensure all employees have the right to work in Australia.