Electronic Identity Verification in Australia

Economic Opportunities for New Residents
  • GDC covers over 90% of the addressable Australian adult population. 90%
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in four residents were not born in country. By 2050, that number could be as high as one in three. Migrants go to Australia for its economic opportunities, and the high proportion of “new to country” residents makes it hard to verify identities without a solution with global reach, like GDC.
Known as the #2 most productive country in the world, Australia governs data protection through a collection of 13 principles known as Australia’s Privacy Principles, or the APP for short. Data collectors are required to maintain a clear and up-to-date privacy policy that details why the information is being collected and how it might be used. Data subjects have the right, according to the APP, to dispute any information collected on them through the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. GDC covers over 90% of Australia’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Australian partners to provide access to credit-related data as well as government, commercial, and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Australian law.

Verifiable Data Elements in Australia






Date of Birth


National ID

Data Sources Available for Australian Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Australia in compliance with the APP. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.

How Global Data Consortium Works

The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.

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