Director identification number
Australian company and SMSF directors can now register for the new director ID.
A director ID is a unique 15-digit identifier given to a director who has verified their identity with the Australian Business Registry Services and will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Directors will keep the same director ID for life. There is no charge.
To apply, directors must log in to ABRS online using the myGovID app and the Director ID is issued instantly once the identification process has been completed. You will need a myGovID with a Standard or Strong identity strength to apply for your director ID online. It is possible to apply via the telephone or via paper, should you need to.
When do you need to apply by?
For all existing directors appointed prior to 31 October 2021:
They will have a deadline of 30 November 2022 to apply for a DIN.
For new directors:
- Between 1 /November 2021 and 4 April 2022, new directors have 28 days to apply for a DIN after being appointed as a director.
- From 5 April 2022, all directors will be required to apply for a DIN prior to being appointed as a director.
Please note that directors must personally register for their DIN, meaning that we are unable to do this for you. We can, however, assist you by providing you with your Tax File Number if you cannot locate it, or by helping you understand the process.
You can apply online or access further information through the Australian Business Registry Services website available here.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact one of the friendly Greenlight Super Services team members if you require further assistance.