You can gain employment with the Victorian Government if you are:
- an Australian citizen – a birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility
- a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport – you are allowed to stay and work in Australia without restriction
- a non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights – a current passport containing the visa is proof of eligibility. As the visa has an expiry date, non-citizens can only engage in casual, temporary or fixed term roles that do not extend beyond the expiry date. Visitors on a Working Holiday visa are permitted to work in temporary or casual roles, but for no longer than six months with any one employer.
Documents that are a proof of Right to Work
- Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born before 20 August 1986) and a form of photo ID
- Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born on or after 20 August 1986), a form of photo ID and evidence that at least one parent was an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child's birth
- Australian Citizenship Certificate
- Australian Passport
- New Zealand Passport
- New Zealand Birth Certificate and a form of photo ID
- Certificate of evidence of resident status
- Valid visa with work rights.
Documents that are not a proof of Right to Work
- Tax File Number
- Driver's licence
- Medicare card
- Bank account
- Referrals from employment agencies
- References from previous employers.