How do I get set up?

Download the myGovID app, set up your myGovID, prove who you are and start using it to log in to government online services.

What you need before you start

To set up your myGovID you will need...

to be 13 years or older

To use some government online services you need to be 13 years or older.

an iPhone 6 or above

In future, myGovID will be available on Android.

an email address

The email address must belong to you, it should not be a shared email address.

Three easy steps to set up your myGovID


Download the myGovID app

The myGovID app is available in the Apple App store for you to download. At first the app will only be available to use on iPhone 6 or above.

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Download from the App store


Set up your myGovID

Open the myGovID app and follow the prompts. You will need to give your full name, date of birth and email address.


Prove who you are

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To set up a Standard myGovID enter details from two of your Australian identity documents:

  • driver licence or learner permit
  • passport
  • Medicare card

In future, you will be able to use other identity documents and face matching technology. The identity strength you require may differ depending on the government online service you want to access using your myGovID.