How do I get set up?

Download the myGovID app, enter your details, add your identity documents.

What you need before you start

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.

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.

Three easy steps to set up your myGovID


Download the myGovID app

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Enter your details

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


Add your identity documents

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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 of your Australian identity documents:

  • Driver’s licence or learner’s permit
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • Medicare card.

A Basic identity strength will allow you to access some participating government online services, if you have only added one or no identity documents. Not all government online services accept this identity strength.

In the future, you will be able to use other identity documents and face matching technology.

    Next step: Link your myGovID to a business

    To use myGovID with participating government online services, you need to link your myGovID to a business in Relationship Authorisation Manager. (RAM).

    The principal authority of the business will need to link their myGovID to their Australian business number (ABN) in RAM first. They can then set up and import authorisations for employees and others who will use RAM to accept the authorisation request.

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