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Using myGovID with myGov

You can now connect your myGovID to your myGov account and start using it to sign in to myGov.

This new way of accessing myGov is being trialled as part of transforming the way Australians interact with government.

Connecting a myGovID to a myGov account is optional. You can choose to disconnect at any time or continue using your existing myGov sign in option.

Did you know that myGovID and myGov are different?

myGovID is an app you download to your smart device. It lets you prove who you are and sign in to a range of government online services, including myGov.

Your myGov account lets you link to and access services like the ATO, Centrelink, Medicare and more.


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Benefits of connecting myGovID to myGov

Connecting your myGovID to your myGov account makes signing in:

  • simple – set up once and use it to unlock government online services
  • flexible – you can still use your current myGov sign in option or myGovID, helping you avoid losing access to your account when using other sign in options
  • secure – your personal information is encrypted and verified against existing government records, making it the most secure way to sign in to myGov
  • streamlined – you can access multiple government online services, for both personal and business matters.

Before you connect myGovID to myGov

Before you connect your myGovID to your myGov account make sure:

  • you’ve downloaded and set up the myGovID app
  • you’ve verified two identity documents to achieve a Standard identity strength.

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How to connect myGovID to myGov

Go to and follow these steps to connect your myGovID:

  1. select Continue with Digital Identity
  2. select myGovID as your identity provider
  3. select Continue with myGovID
  4. sign in using your myGovID
  5. consent to sharing your information with myGov
  6. select Continue and sign in to your myGov account to connect your myGovID
  7. a message will display confirming your myGovID is connected to your myGov account.

Alternatively, you can connect your myGovID to your myGov account after you've signed in to myGov. Go to Account Settings, select Digital Identity and follow the prompts.

Next time you sign in to your myGov account, select Continue with Digital Identity to use your myGovID.