They have a big poster up at work listing all the various acceptable forms of ID that can be as proof of age to purchase alcohol, and one of them is the Keypass, from Victoria.
The thing is, in all the years I’ve been living in Australia I’ve only ever seen one Keypass being used by someone as ID, and after a quick Google search it would appear that the Keypass is just a standard proof of age card issued by a private company instead of the Government, and legally recognised as acceptable proof of age in most places in Australia.
So: Why does this thing even exist? As near as I can tell the Victorian Government issues a Proof of Age ID, which makes you wonder why anyone would bother with a “competing” Proof of Age ID. Does it have some special ability or benefit that a Government-issued ID doesn’t?
It just seems odd that, until recently, an obscure ID card issued by a private company in a different State was acceptable ID to buy alcohol in QLD, but a Photo Driver’s Licence from New Zealand (or any other civilised country) wasn’t.
Anyone know anything about it?