As a Company Director, you will need a Director ID.
A director identification number (director ID) is a unique identifier you will keep forever. It will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.
You will need to apply for your Director ID yourself to verify your identity. Please note that we cannot apply on your behalf, however, if you need assistance with additional information please call our office. Click here for more information direct from the ABRS website: https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/about-director-id
When you must apply for your director ID depends on the date you become a director.
|Date you become a director||Date you must apply|
|On or before 31 October 2021||By 30 November 2022|
|Between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022||Within 28 days of appointment|
|From 5 April 2022||Before appointment|
You need to apply for your own director ID. The fastest way to do this is online using the myGovId app. myGov ID is an app different to the myGOV website.
To create your myGovId click here first: https://www.mygovid.gov.au/set-up
Once you have created your myGovId, click here to apply for your DirectorID: https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/apply-director-identification-number
How to apply if you can not get a myGov ID:
If you can’t get a myGovID with a Standard or Strong identity strength, the best way to apply for a director ID will depend on your situation.
Apply by phone
You can apply by phone if you have:
- an Australian tax file number (TFN)
- the information you need to verify your identity.
When you have the information you need to contact the ABRS, click here for a direct link – contact the ABRS.
Apply with a paper form
If you can’t apply online or over the phone, you can apply using a downloadable form –Application for a director identification number (NAT75329, PDF, 306KB). This is a slower process and you will also need to provide certified copies of your documents to verify your identity.
If you have no online access please call our office for further assistance.
Now you have your Director ID, what do you do with it?
When you receive your director ID, you need to pass it on to the record-holder of your company. If Wilson Colman is your Authorised ASIC Agent and we take care of your company file for you, please email your Director ID once it is received to [email protected] . It will be stored securely in our NowInfinity Corporate Software. If you would prefer to call us and let us know, please do so.
Click this link to learn more about your DirectorID and how to Use, Update, and Protect your DirectorID (DIN): https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/manage-your-director-id