You’ll need a director identification number (director ID) if you’re
a director of a company registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
a director of a corporation registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
planning to become a director in the next 12 months.
It’s a unique identifier you apply for once and keep forever.
Director ID is the first initiative to be delivered by Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) which is managed by the ATO. It will create a fairer business environment by improving data integrity and making people more confident they know who the directors of a company are.
The fastest way to apply for your director ID is online. It’s free to apply and you must apply yourself. You’ll need a myGovID with a Standard or Strong identity strength to complete the online application.