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. This excludes devices that use the Android Go operating systems, such as Android One.
an email address
As it's your personal digital identity, you should set up your myGovID using a personal email address. It should not be a shared or work email address.
to be 15 years or older
Age restrictions may also apply to use some government online services.
Three easy steps to set up your myGovID
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.
After entering these details you’ll have a Basic identity strength. A Basic identity strength only allows access to some government online services. You may need to meet additional requirements depending on the service.
Add your identity documents
A Standard identity strength allows you to access all participating government online services. You’ll need two of the following Australian identity documents (your name must match in each):
- driver’s licence or learner’s permit
- birth certificate
- visa (using your foreign passport)
- Medicare card.
You can verify your two documents in any order, but if you’re using your Medicare card, we recommend you verify it as your second document.
If your name doesn't match across your two identity documents, you may be able to verify this using a change of name certificate (Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory only) or a marriage certificate. Otherwise you should update your documents to match before you verify your first document.
In future, you'll be able to use other identity documents and face-matching technology.
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).
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 authorisations in RAM for employees and others. They will use their myGovID to log into 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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