How to Apply for Your Director ID

Dec 9, 2021 | For Business, For Individuals

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has implemented a new legal requirement for all company directors to hold a Director ID.

Each director must only apply for one director ID, even if you are a director of multiple companies.

When you must apply for your Director ID depends on the date you come 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

We have provided an in-depth video demonstration below of how to apply.

  1. Visit this link and click the button: “How to apply for your Director ID”. Follow the link to the Australian Business Registry Service.
  2. If you have not already set up your myGovID, follow the link provided under “Step 1 – Set up myGovID”.
  3. Once your myGovID is set up you must provide:
  • Your tax file number
  • Residential address as held by the ATO
  • At least two forms of ID

To find which identification documents are valid check the list under “Step 2 – Gather your documents”.

  1. The final step is to apply for your Director ID by following the prompts under “Step 3 – Complete your application”.

Watch our video for a step by step of the application process.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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