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How to create a Director ID

Project Alfred
November 12, 2021

As of 1 November 2021, all directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation must apply for a Director ID.

You can’t have someone else apply for your Director ID on your behalf, but we've created a simple step-by-step guide on how to complete this process to help you out.

Step 1

You'll need to have a myGov ID to be able to get a Director ID. If you don't have a myGov ID, please set one up using this guide. If you already have a myGov ID, proceed to the next step.

Step 2

There are different security levels within your myGov ID depending on the documents provided at the time you signed up. You can view your security level within the myGov ID app on your device as it is shown at the top of the screen once you've logged in.

If your security level is “Strong” you'll need your tax file number and address associated with the ATO to proceed. If your myGov ID security level is “Standard,” you'll need copies of some documents at hand during Step 3. You'll need two of the following types of documents:

  • Bank account details (BSB and account number). You can use this if you've received an income tax refund or earned interest in the last two years.
  • Notice of Assessment. You'll need both the date of issue and the reference number which can be found on the top right hand corner of the document.
  • Super account details. You'll need your member account number and the superfund’s ABN.
  • Dividend statement showing your investment reference number.
  • Centrelink payment summary issued in the last two years showing your taxable income in whole dollars.
  • PAYG payment summary issued in the last two years showing your taxable income in whole dollars.

Step 3

To sign up for your Director ID, click ‘Get Started’ below to follow along with the process.

Make sure you save a copy of your Director ID for future reference. You'll be able to look up your Director ID number and update your personal details by going to the Australian Business Registry Services and logging in using your myGov ID.

Got any questions? Feel free to get in contact with us.

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