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.
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):