Mandatory Director ID Numbers

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What is a Director ID?

A Director identification number (Director ID) is a unique identifier you need to apply for once and will keep forever. It will help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.


From 1 November 2021, Directors will need to verify their identity as part of a new director ID requirement. 

Directors need to apply for their own Director ID as you will be required to verify your identity with the ATO so Tax Agents are unable to complete this on behalf of clients. You are unable to have someone apply on your behalf.


From 1 November 2021 any Director appointed to a company will be required within 28 days to apply for a Director Identification Number.

If you are currently a Director of a company you have until November 2022 to apply for your DIN.

From 5 April 2022,  you won't be able to register as a Director without a DIN. 


If you are a Director of a company, the next step is to apply for your myGovID in preparation for this change from 1 November 2021.

From 1 November 2021, you can apply for your Director ID via the methods below. 

To set up your myGovID, click here.

For more information on the phone and mail options, click here. 

For information about proof of identity documents, click here. 

For more information and to stay up to date with the latest news click here. 

How RSM can help you?

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact your local RSM office today.