How do I get set up?

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

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

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

to be 15 years or older

To use some government online services you need to be 15 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 enter your full name, date of birth and email address.

After entering your details you’ll have a Basic identity strength.


Add your identity documents

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The identity strength you need depends 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. You’ll need two of the following Australian identity documents (your name must match in each):

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

If you’ve had a change in name, 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

A Basic identity strength (using your name, date of birth and email address) allows you to access some government online services. However, you may need to meet additional requirements, depending on the service.

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.

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