Under new legislation, all company directors are now required to obtain a director identification number (director ID). A director ID is a unique identifier that you keep forever. It’s free to apply and you only need to apply once.
When you must apply depends on when you were appointed as a director:
- Existing directors have until 30 November 2022 to apply.
- Directors appointed between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022 must apply within 28 days of their appointment.
- From 5 April 2022, intending directors must apply before being appointed.
How to apply:
The fastest way to get a director ID is to apply online using the myGovID app.
Follow this ABR step by step guide
You must apply for a director ID yourself, unfortunately a Tax Agent cannot do it on your behalf. However, we can always assist you with the process.