A director’s identification number is a unique identifier that is given to a director to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.
A director’s ID is required by law and applications will need to be made through the Australian Business Registry Services by the director themselves using their MyGov ID login. Your My Gov ID account will need to have Standard or Strong Identity strength. You may also apply for a director’s ID over the phone or through a paper form if you do not have a My Gov ID account.
If you were a director before 31 October 2021, you will need to apply for your director’s ID before 30 November 2022. If you become a director between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022, you have 28 days to apply for your ID. For all new directors after 5 April 2022, you will need to apply for your ID before you are appointed as a director.
To apply for the Directors ID, you will need the following information:
- Tax File Number
- Residential address
- Information from two documents to verify your indentity (i.e. bank account details, notice of assessment, super account details, dividend statement, Centrelink payment summary or PAYG payment summary)
It is important that once you receive your director’s identification number you advise your accountant what it is.
If you have any questions about the Directors ID, please do not hesitate to contact us.