Showing ID when you buy takeaway alcohol

From 1 September 2017 all Territorians and visitors to the Northern Territory (NT) will need to show photo ID to buy takeaway alcohol.

Find out more about the changes to who can buy takeaway alcohol.

Approved identification

The photo ID system reads the following types of identification cards:

  • Australian or most international driver licences
  • Australian or most international passports
  • Evidence of Age card - also known as 18+ card
  • NT Ochre Card - also known as a working with children clearance
  • Australia Post Keypass Card. 

Examples of identification

Driver licence 

Example of a driver licence

Evidence of Age card

Example of a evidence of age card

No other forms of ID will be accepted.

If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you can apply for an Evidence of Age card.


To find out more call the Banned Drinker Register hotline on 1800 237 226 or email

Last updated: 06 February 2019


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