​Privacy training

You need to do Privacy training if you operate an ID scanner in a high-risk venue in the Kings Cross precinct. ID scanners are machines that electronically read and store identification cards, such as a driver licence or proof of age card.

Licensees and staff must comply with the Privacy Act 1988 in the protection of any personal information recorded by an ID scanner operating in the venue.

Any breach of the Act will result in serious fines and penalties.​

Privacy training course

The Privacy training course will help ensure licensees and staff understand:

  • privacy laws
  • legal requirements when scanning a patron's ID
  • the importance of protecting personal information.

The Privacy Course online is free, but you will have to pay $30 to add the Privacy training on your photo competency card.

Please note that Information Sheet (Private Sector) 20 Scanning ''Proof of Identity'' Documents and Information Sheet (Private Sector) 30 ID scanning in clubs and pubs have been archived as it is related to law that is no longer current. In its place, FAQs on ID scanning have been developed for businesses and individuals. Please read these FAQs as part of the completion of the Privacy training course.​​


You can only do the Privacy training if you've completed the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course and have a photo competency card.

You will need:

  • a computer and internet for about 30 minutes
  • your competency card number to access the online course.

Interim certificate

Once you complete and pass the course, print out your interim certificate. 

It is valid for 28 days, so we suggest you add Privacy training to your competency card as soon as possible using the CC0550 Payment for privacy endorsement on Competency Card form (PDF, 689​KB).

The fee for the new card is $30. It can take up to three to four weeks to get your new card.

You will not be able to work with ID scanners if your interim certificate expires and you have not received your new photo competency card.

For more information about privacy training, email privacy.training.lgnsw@justice.nsw.gov.au or phone Liquor & Gaming NSW on 1300 024 720, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.