It’s free to apply and the fastest way to apply is online. The ABRS has other options available for those who can’t apply online. See Apply for your director ID
You will need a myGovID with a Standard or Strong identity strength to apply online. If you don’t have the myGovID app then you can set it up at www.mygovid.gov.au/setup
You will also need to verify information held on their ATO record, such as a Notice of assessment, bank, or Super details. Once you have this information, the online application is intuitive and takes less than 5 minutes. You will get your director ID instantly.
You need to be sure your ATO details are up to date, and you are aware of what details are held there. For example, if you use your Super details as one of your ID checks, be sure you have the EXACT details as stored on your ATO file.
You then need to give your new director ID to the company secretary of any company you are a director of and your tax or ASIC agent. This video will also assist with what is needed Director ID overview.
From 5 April 2022 all directors will need a director ID before they are appointed. We will make this part of our checks when registering a company or appointing a director for our clients.