Director ID Registration

by | Sep 14, 2022

Director ID Registration

Australia’s Director Identification (DIN) regime came into effect on 1 November 2021 and will require all directors to register. A director ID is a 15 digit identifier that, once issued, will remain with you for life regardless of whether you stop being a director, change companies, change your name or move over seas.

All directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation will need a director ID. This includes directors of a corporate trustee of self-managed super funds (SMSF).

Timeframes for Registration

To establish a director ID, you will need to first set up a myGovID and verify your identity.

In addition to your myGovID, you will need to have on hand documentation that matches the information held by the ATO, such as:

  • your tax file number (TFN)
  • your residential address as held by the ATO
  • information from two documents to verify your identity.

Examples of the documents you can use to verify your identity include:

  • bank account details
  • an ATO notice of assessment
  • super account details
  • a dividend statement
  • a Centrelink payment summary
  • a PAYG payment summary (this is different to your income statement, and/or your PAYG instalment activity statement).

Once you have set up your myGovID and complied the information listed above, you need to complete your application for your new director ID via the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS).    

For more information and to view the step-by-step guide on how to apply, click the button below:

Whilst we cannot complete the application on your behalf, please feel free to book a phone meeting here or make an appointment to come into our office if you need assistance with this.

– Team BKSP