As of November 2021, if you are an ASIC registered director of a company which includes a trustee and SMSF trustee company), you must have a Director ID.

A Director ID is mandatory for all company directors and is designed to help combat illegal activity by making it easier to trace directors’ corporate history. The application date varies as follows:

  • If you are already a company director at close of 31 October 2021, you must apply for a director ID by no later than 30 November 2022.
  • If at close of 31 October 2021 you are already a director and you are appointed to a new director post (or as an alternate), you still have until 30 November 2022 to apply for a director ID.
  • If you become a director from 1 November 2021 until 4 April 2022 (and you were not already a director at close of 31 October 2021), you must apply for a director ID within 28 days after your appointment.
  • If you become a director on or after 5 April 2022 (and you were not already a director at close of 31 October 2021), you must apply on a day before your appointment day.

How to apply?
Online:
Director ID applications are now available and most easily obtained via the new Australian Business Registry Website (ABRS) website:
https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/apply-director-identification-number using the myGovID app (which is different to your myGOV account) but it can also easily be done over the phone or less easily via a paper form.

Phone
If applying by phone ring 13 62 50 between 8am- 6pm Monday to Friday with:

  • your Australian Tax File Number (not compulsory but makes it quicker);
  • your residential address as held by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO);
  • answers to two questions based on details the ATO know about you; and
  • two Australian identity documents – one primary and one secondary.

Paper Form
There is also a downloadable form but you will need to send certified copies of the requested information:
https://www.abrs.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-10/Application_for_a_director_identification_number.pdf

When received please provide your Director ID number to our office by either advising our reception or emailing: admin@priceroberts.com.au Please contact our office if you need extra assistance in your application.