Important Update for Business Directors: Director ID’s are now Required!

Updated: Mar 29

All directors or individuals who intend to become directors will now need to apply for a Director Identification Number (DIN) via the Australian Business Registry Services website. The application period began on the 1st of November 2021, and all directors will need to have one by November 2022.

This Solution In blog will cover how to apply for a director ID, the application deadlines and penalties for directors who do not have an application.


How to apply for a Director ID


Step 1. You can apply for your Director ID directly through the Australian Business Registry Services website.


Step 2. Gather the Documents you will need:

  1. Your myGovID

  2. Your Tax File Number (TFN)

  3. Your residential address as held by the ATO

  4. Two documents which can verify your identity


Possible identification documents could include:

  • Bank account details

  • An ATO Notice of assessment

  • PAYG payment summary

  • A dividend statement

  • Super account details

  • A Centrelink payment summary


Step 3. Complete your application.

The application process should only take 5 minutes!


Application Deadlines

Penalties for individuals who do not apply before the due date

Directors who do not apply for their DIN or provide false and misleading information in their application may face serious penalties. Directors can face criminal or civil penalties of 5,000 penalty units, which currently stands at $1.11 million.


Directors of a CATSI organization can face penalties of up to $200,000.


How we can help you

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