Please refer table below when you must have a Director ID. We recommend you apply for it Now.

Date you become a director Date you must apply
On or before 31 October 2021 By 30 November 2022
Between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022 Within 28 days of appointment
From 5 April 2022 Before appointment

Australian Residents can apply for a Director ID in the following ways

1) Online Application

2) Phone Application

3) Paper Application

1) Online Application

The fastest way to get a director ID is to apply on ABSR website via link below

2) Phone Application

STEP 1: Gather your documents

- an individual Australian tax file number (TFN)

- your residential address as held by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

- two Australian identity documents – one primary and one secondary

Primary documents

- Australian full birth certificate (extracts and commemorative certificates are not acceptable)

- Australian passport (including passports that have expired in the past two years)

- Australian citizenship certificate or extract from a Register of Citizenship by Descent

- ImmiCard

- Visa (if you are using a foreign passport but you are still in Australia)

Secondary documents

- Medicare card

- Australian driver’s licence or learner’s permit. This must show your photo and signature, and the address on the card must match your details on the form.

STEP 2: Call the Australian Business Registry Services

Call 13 62 50 to apply

3) Paper Application

STEP 1: Gather your documents

 Please provide certified copies of one primary and one secondary identity document.

Primary documents

- Foreign birth certificate

- Foreign passport

-Australian full birth certificate (extracts and commemorative certificates are not acceptable)

- Australian passport (including passports that have expired in the past two years)

Secondary documents

- National photo identification card

-Foreign government identification

- Driver’s licence, as long as the licence address matches the address details on your application

-Marriage certificate, but if you use this document to verify your change of name, you cannot use it as a secondary document

If you have changed your name, you must provide another document showing the change, such as a: • marriage certificate

- deed poll

-change of name certificate

STEP 2: Certify your documents

Your identity documents can be certified by a Justice of peace, a postal manager, a police officer, a solicitor, or an accountant.

The certified copy must include the statement "I certify that this is a true copy of the original document". The certifier must also include their full name, signature, date, registration number (if any) and qualification or occupation which makes them eligible to certify documents, on each of the photocopied identification documents.

STEP 3: Complete the form ‘Application for a director identification number’ Download the print the form from the link below

STEP 4: Post your documents

Post the form and your documents to the following address, you are recommended to use registered mail.

Australian Business Registry Services Locked

Bag 6000


If you a non-Australian Resident, please contact this office and find out how to apply for a director’s ID. Once you have received your Director ID, if our firm acts as ASIC agent for your companies, please send it to us so we can add to your company records.

Important: Clients should not act solely on the basis of the material contained in this newsletter. Items herein are general comments only and do not constitute or convey advice per se. Also changes in legislation may occur quickly. We therefore recommend that our formal advice be sought before acting in any of the areas. Client Alert is issued as a helpful guide to clients and for their private information. Therefore it should be regarded as confidential and not be made available to any person without our prior approval.

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