Director ID – Deadline looms, How to apply


The deadline for the new directors ID is looming. To recap, the new requirements are as follows.

From 1 October 2021 – new directors to apply for a directors ID within 28 days of becoming a Director.

From 4 April 2022 – you must have a directors ID before you can be appointed as a director of a new company.

By 30 November 2022 – all directors MUST have a directors ID by this date.

This requirement extends to directors of all companies including corporate trustees of a trust (including SMSF).  

Failure to register for your directors ID within the required timeframe may result in significant penalties (civil fine up to $13,320 or criminal fine $1,100,000), so we suggest all directors complete the application as soon as possible.

The steps to apply for a directors ID are included below to assist you.

1. Setup a MyGovID account (if you do not have one already)


The steps are:

  • Download the myGovID app onto your smart phone
  • Enter your full name, date of birth and email address (they recommend no shared addresses)
  • Choose your identity strength, but this is just done by providing additional identity documents, you will need to scan (or enter details manually) of your;
    • Drivers Licence or Passport
    • Medicare Card

 2. Apply for a Director ID


  • Login with myGovID
  • Complete additional information:
    • Tax File Number
    • Residential Address

If requested to do so, complete details from two documents that they can cross verify:

    • Bank account details
    • Notice of assessment issued in last 5 years (Date of Issue and Reference Number)
    • Super Fund account number and Super Fund ABN
    • Dividend Statement details
    • Centrelink statement details
    • PAYG payment summary


For any assistance in understanding the director ID requirement, please contact your Hall Chadwick QLD advisor. 

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