CPV review: Decision 4d - monitor biometric solutions to replace identity cards

Decision 4d is to negotiate acceptable biometric solutions with networks to replace identity cards in the longer term.

The table below provides an overview of the decision.

Timeframe5 years
Approval statusApproved for further government consideration
Implementation statusYet to be actioned


Biometric solutions are dependent on the availability of suitable technology.

The Northern Territory (NT) Government will monitor this matter through national regulators forums and advise industry accordingly.


The NT Government continues to consider the technological requirements, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of implementing biometric solutions.

More information will be provided as this decision continues to be considered.

Last updated: 25 November 2022

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