The Document Verification Service—fast, secure, trusted
The Document Verification Service (DVS) is a national online system that allows organisations to compare a customer's identifying information with a government record.
The DVS is a secure system that operates 24/7 and matches key details contained on Australian-issued identifying credentials, providing a 'yes' or 'no' answer within seconds.
The DVS helps organisations build greater confidence in the identities of their clients. This helps protect governments, businesses and Australians from identity crime.
The DVS successfully processed 30 million transactions in 2016—the most transactions done by the service to date.
Each year, the personal information of an estimated 1.7 million Australians is stolen or misused. This makes identity crime one of the most prevalent personal crime types in the country.
Identity crime also provides a foundation for many other types of crime and has been rated by the Australian Crime Commission as a key enabler of organised crime.
The DVS is a key part of broader national efforts to reduce identity related crime under the National Identity Security Strategy. Find out more on the Identity security page on the Attorney-General's Department website.