In 2020 the Federal Government announced the introduction of a Director Identification Number (Director ID) to try and prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.

The new Australian Business Registry Service (ABRS) is responsible for administrating the Director ID initiative. Visit their website for further information.

This program takes affect from November 2021 and all directors must have applied for their Director ID by November 2022.

This unique identification number will be permanent and will remain in place forever.

All directors must personally apply for their Director ID Number which requires a personal MyGovID account setup and identification documentation.

Please click the link below on how to set up a MyGovID account if you do not already have one.

If you would like us to assist you in this process, please feel free to make an appointment with us via and we will contact you to discuss.

Applying via MyGovID

In order to apply for the Director ID, you will require the following documentation to verify your identity:

  • Your tax file number (TFN)
  • Your residential address as held by the ATO
  • Information from two documents to verify your identity including:
    • Bank Account Details
    • an ATO Notice of Assessment
    • Super account details
    • A dividend statement
    • A Centrelink payment summary
    • PAYG payment summary

Once you meet the above requirements, you will then need to log into the ABRS (Australian Business Registry Services) website from November 2021 and complete a form to apply for a Director Identification Number.

This is done through MyGovID and should take less than 5 minutes.

Please use the link below to complete your online application through the ABRS Website and MyGovID.