Director IDs have recently been introduced to Australia to help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.
A director identifier number (Director ID) is a director’s unique identifier allocated to a director for life.
If you are an Australian director – even foreign director – or want to become one, and don’t have your director ID yet, you should apply now.
Watch on ATO TV the overview video of Director ID
When you must apply for your Director ID depends on the date your become a director:
Date you become a director Deadline to apply
- On or before 31 Oct 2021 By 30 Nov 2022
- Between 1 Nov 2021 – 4 Apr 2022 Within 28 days of appointment
- From 5 Apr 2022 Before appointment
Full details available on Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) website on who needs to apply for a Director ID and when
How to apply for your Director ID
The fastest way to apply is online (application can also be done by phone or by mail)
- Step 1: Set up myGovID
myGovID an app for smart device that let you prove who you are and log in to a range of government online services, including myGov.
- Step 2: Gather your documents
Your Tax File Number (TFN); your residential address as held by the ATO, and information from two documents to verify your identity
- Step 3: Complete your application
More information on ABRS (Australian Business Registry Services):