How do I get set up?
Download the myGovID app, enter your details, add your identity documents.
To set up your myGovID you will need:
a smart device
The myGovID app is compatible with most smart devices using:
- iOS 10 or later on Apple devices
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later. This excludes devices that use the Android Go operating systems, such as Android One.
an email address
The email address must belong to you. It should not be a shared email address.
to be 13 years or older
To use some government online services you need to be 13 years or older.
Enter your details
Open the myGovID app and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your full name, date of birth and email address.
Add your identity documents
The identity strength you require may differ depending on the government online service you want to access using your myGovID.
A Standard identity strength allows you to access all participating government online services, if you have added two Australian identity documents such as your:
- driver’s licence or learner’s permit
- birth certificate
- Medicare card.
A Basic identity strength allows you to access some participating government online services if you have added only one or no identity documents. Not all government online services accept this identity strength.
In future, you'll be able to use other identity documents and face-matching technology.
To use myGovID with participating government online services, you need to link your myGovID to a business in Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).
If you're the principal authority of the business, you'll need to link your myGovID to your Australian business number (ABN) in RAM first. You can then set up and import authorisations for employees and others who will use RAM to accept the authorisation request.
- Get started – on the RAM website
- Business experiences with myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) – video
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