REC Registry

About Proof of Identity

All REC Registry account holders who wish to use the STC Clearing House, all agents and all online applicants for accounts, will need to go through a Proof of Identity (POI) verification process. This process is to help minimise the potential for fraud in use of the Clean Energy Regulator’s online resources (such as the REC Registry and the STC Clearing House).

If you are registering on behalf of a company, you need to be an account administrator and should be at the level of CEO, Director, or an equivalent position. The account administrator who successfully completes the POI verification process is referred to as the STC Clearing House Key User. STC Clearing House Key Users and STC Clearing House Permission Holders (i.e. entities) are jointly and severally responsible for all activity under the REC Registry account. For more information visit STC Clearing House section. 

How the verification is performed?

The verification is performed using common online Australian identification sources such as Australian passport, Australian State/Territory driver’s licence, Australian Electoral Roll information, and/or White Pages details.

If you do not have one of the listed information sources, you may upload scanned versions of certified documents for verification. The Clean Energy Regulator will accept documents certified by any person before whom a statutory declaration may be made as per the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993

Certifications must include the person’s full name and title, address (either company or personal), and/or and official stamp (eg Police Office stamp, Law Court stamp, etc).

Full instructions are provided at the time of providing this information.

Individual verification

You will be asked to verify your identity by providing identification from three different sources using one of the following options:

Option 1 - one selection from Section A and two selections from Section B
Option 2 – one selection from Section A, one selection from Section B and one selection from the Section C.

  Electronic sources used Manual source accepted (scanned copy of certified document required)

Section A
Name and address

  • Australian Electoral Roll
  • Sensis (Telstra) White Pages
  • Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • Signed contract of sale, lease or rental document that shows current address – less than 12 months old
  • Name and address page of a utility bill (not mobile phone) - less than three months old
  • Mortgage statement or rent receipt from licensed real estate agent – less than 12 months old
  • Rates notice for the current year
  • Original bank letter or statement less than three months old.  Internet banking downloads are not acceptable.

Section B
Date of birth

  • Australian Passport
  • Australian Visa
  • Employment Visa (foreign passport)
  • ACT, SA, QLD, or VIC Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • NSW, NT, WA or TAS Driver’s Licence

Section C
Date of birth

  • WA Driver’s Licence
  • Tax File Number
  • Medicare Card
  • Medibank Health Insurance Policy
  • Proof of Age Card/ 18+ Card/ NSW Photo Card

Note that the electronic sources listed above are those with whom the Clean Energy Regulator has an agreement to provide online information details.

Manual sources are additional forms of acceptable identification and are available to applicants who do not have sufficient proof of identity documentation listed in the online information sources. These additional forms of identification will need to be certified in accordance with the information above and scanned and uploaded via the online document upload function as part of the account wizard. If you are unable to verify yourself using the documents lists, please contact the Clean Energy Regulator.

Upon completion of the POI process, the user will then be taken to the REC Registry Account creation screen and prompted to create a REC Registry Account.

Company verification

You will be asked to provide your ACN, company name and also ABN if you have one. If you do not have an ACN, please see the section on Legal Persons.

You will also be asked to complete a Proof of Identity verification on an individual within your company and this is in the same format as the Individual Verification. This check should be on a senior member of the organisation – CEO, Director, or equivalent. This person will automatically become the STC Clearing House Key User should you go on to request access to the STC Clearing House.

Date last updated: 09 Jan 2013