From November 2021, all Australian company directors are required by law to verify their identity with the Australian Business Registry Service and obtain a director identification number (director ID).
 
A director ID is a unique identifier you need to apply for once and will keep forever. It will help prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities and trace your relationships to companies.
 
Who needs to apply and when – If you’re an eligible officer of:

  • a company, a registered Australian body or a registered foreign company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act)
Date you become a directorDate you must apply
On or before 31 October 2021By 30 November 2022
Between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022Within 28 days of appointment
From 5 April 2022Before appointment
  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act).
Date you become a directorDate you must apply
On or before 31 October 2022By 30 November 2023
From 1 November 2022Before appointment

 
If we are the registered ASIC agent for your companies, the directors will receive a follow-up email from us, in relation to the director ID application process and further information.
 
Should you require our assistance regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 5532 4555.

Kind Regards
The Team at Lutz & Associates

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