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I am after a proof of age card who is 65 and needed by

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I am after a proof of age card for someone who is 65 and needed by Centrelink, and has no driving license so needs a full birth certificate. I cannot get a full birth certificate without a proof of age card - what are my options, I am going round in circles.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
As you can see I am very confused - firstly I am required to confirm identity for Centrelink - by producing a full birth certificate
which I do not have - they then advised to get a proof of age card - too do this I need a birth certificate - going round in circles don't know how to settle this delema
Expert:  Patrick H. replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

The requirements for obtaining a birth certificate in Victoria are set out on this page from Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria:

The options for getting a birth certificate are broader than just a proof of age card.

Similarly getting a proof of age card does not strictly require a birth certrificate

I trust the above assists.

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