As part of the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 the government has imposed strict customer identification regulations for bullion traders, cash dealers and other financial institutions.
The minimum requirements of opening an AusMint 'Bullion Trading Account' without the Safety Deposit Storage option are providing certified documents showing, full legal name, date of birth and current address. Either a drivers licence or passport with an accompanying current utility bill.
To establish a Bullion Trading Account with AusMint 'Safety Deposit Storage' you must meet the 100 point ID check with the above minimum requirements being met. We will detail all acceptable documents to provide us with these requirements below.
Document Type Points
Passport or International Travel Document or Citizen Certificate or a Birth Certificate = 70 points.
Driver's licence (Australian State Government Issued) or Australian public service employee card or Other Australian Government Issue ID Card or Social Security/Pension Card or Tertiary ID Card or Permit Government Issue = 45 points.
Certificate of title – mortgage / security document over title or Licence e.g. International / foreign or Credit/Debit/ATM card one card is permitted per financial institution or Electoral roll records or Medicare card or Rates notice – (water, council etc) or Utility bills or Statement of account from financial institution where account has been established for over 12 months or Telephone directory or Membership card e.g. (union, professional, trade, association, club, library, video library or other verification e.g. store card, id card) = 35 points.
Additional Documents required for a Self Managed Super Fund: Pages displaying the fund name, the ABN, along with the signature page located at the back of the deed.
Additional Documents required for a Company / Trust: Documents showing the ABN and Company or Trust Name.
All documents must be original certified copies sent to Australia Mint Bullion & Coin at PO Box Q1223, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, 1230.
Copies may be sighted by our staff by appointment.
Certified copies of Identification MUST be notarised by one of the following: Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, Chemist, Australia Post, Bank Manager, Accountant, Doctor or Lawyer.