Director ID applications now available

November 4, 2021

Australia’s 2.7 million company directors can now apply for their new Director identification numbers (director ID). In the first few hours after the launch of service, more than 2,000 people successfully applied for their director ID.

The director ID is a unique 15-digit identifier that will stay with a director for life.

Key dates are:

  • individuals who became a director on or before 31 October 2021 – must apply by 30 November 2022
  • individuals who become a director between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022 – must apply within 28 days of appointment, and
  • individuals who become a director from 5 April 2022 onwards – must apply before appointment.

To apply, directors can log into ABRS online using the myGovID app and online application is likely to be the fastest channel, with director IDs issued instantly. It is free to apply, and available to directors within Australia and overseas. Applications are available by phone and by paper, for those who need it.

Directors can provide their feedback on the application process to help the ABRS create the best possible experience. Further information about the MBR program and director IDs can be found at the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) website.