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Company directors – Action required – Introduction of Australia’s Director Identification Number regime

Australia’s new Director Identification Number (DIN) regime rolls out from 1 November 2021. A DIN or DirectorID is a unique identifier for company directors, designed to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Failure to apply for your DIN within the necessary time frame could attract heavy civil or criminal penalties.

Please use the links below to access further information:

Who needs a DIN and by when?

https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/who-needs-apply-and-when

How to apply:

Step 1 – Set up a MyGovID account (different to MyGov)

https://www.mygovid.gov.au/set-up

Step 2 – Prepare documents to verify your identity

https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/apply-director-identification-number/verify-your-identity

Step 3 – Complete application

Available on ABRS website from 1 November 2021.

https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/apply-director-identification-number

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