Apply to sit OET

OET is available in 40 countries and the number of cities and venues available is growing rapidly.

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Before You Start

Online Candidate Application

If you are applying for yourself or on behalf of candidates online, please take the time to read this page carefully, including the Terms & Conditions and the OET Test Regulations. Please also ensure that your identification documents and digital photo are in line with the guidelines below.

Offline Group Application

If you are applying on behalf of a group of two or more candidates and wish to make your payment in a single transaction, you can make an offline group booking request. Processing offline group bookings can take between 5-10 business days, pending receipt of application information and payment. Alternatively you may prefer to submit the online application form for each candidate and make payment individually, to avoid delay.

What you will require

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Credit Card Or
Payment Details

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A Digital
Passport Photo

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Your Identification

Applying Online

Test dates

OET has test dates every month in 40 countries – however, registration is only open for the next two test dates at a time. Ensure you choose the correct date.

Correct details

When you apply ensure your name, date of birth and ID number match your ID document exactly – or you will not be able to sit OET on test day. The OET Centre handles your data according to our Privacy Policy.

Changes or issues

Contact us if any changes need to be made or if you do not have the required ID and need an Authorisation Letter. In this case certified colour copies of three original documents must be received no later than the closing date for applications.

Identification Guidelines

  • Identification documents must include a photograph
  • If you are testing outside your country of origin you must use your original valid passport.
  • Original documents must be used
  • If you do not have an accepted ID document please contact us
  • Documents must be valid on test day – expired documents will not be accepted

Within Australia
You must provide your original valid passport as proof of identity. No other type of photo identification will be accepted.

Outside Australia
You may provide your original valid passport or you may provide your original valid National Identify Card for the country in which you are sitting the test.

Photo ID guidelines

Please follow our guidelines carefully. If your photo does not follow the guidelines it may be removed and you will not be able to sit OET.

OET - Photo ID guidelines

The photo that you upload needs to:

  • be passport sized
  • be in .jpg or .png format
  • be between 200kb and 2MB in size
  • be in colour
  • have a white background
  • be less than three months old
  • be of your head only
  • have sharp focus
  • be of you looking directly at the camera


  • have no head coverings (except for religious or medical purposes)
  • have nothing covering the forehead, the outline of the eyes, the nose or mouth
  • be without shadows
  • have no red-eye
  • show you with a neutral express and mouth closed (no smiling, frowning or raised eyebrows).
OET - Photo ID guidelines

OET Fees


  • includes $7 booking fee
  • includes six weeks’ access to the Start for Success preparation package, plus additional sample practice tests, daily language tips and Masterclasses
  • in Australia includes GST

Credit Card

The OET Centre accepts MasterCard and Visa. All payments are processed through SecurePay.  

Bank Cheque / Money Order

All funds must be in Australian dollars and drawn on an Australian bank.
Payable to Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Pty Ltd.
Post bank cheques or money orders along with a printed copy of your online application form to GPO Box 372, Melbourne, VIC, 3001, Australia.

Third Party Payment

Choose this payment method only if an organisation or government department is paying for your application.
Payments cannot be finalised until we have received the original agreement to pay.
By applying for this test, you agree that you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, Privacy Policy and the OET Test Regulations.