director ID
About the director ID:

From November 2021, directors will need to verify their identity as part of a new director ID requirement.

All directors are required to verify their identity before receiving a director ID. This is important because it will help to:

  • prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities
  • make it easier for external administrators and regulators to trace directors’ relationships with companies over time
  • identify and eliminate director involvement in unlawful activity, such as illegal phoenix activity.

A director ID is a unique identifier that a director will apply for once and keep forever.

When you must apply for your director ID:

This depends on the date you become a director:

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

As you can see, you will have some time to prepare for this change; however, we recommend that you set up your Director ID asap.

If you don’t meet your obligations:

  • there may be civil or criminal penalties
  • you may be issued with an infringement notice.
How to apply for your director ID:

You need to apply for your own director ID. The fastest way to do this is online.

It is a quick 3 step process:

For detailed information on the application process – PLEASE CLICK HERE

What to do with your director ID:

When you receive your director ID, you need to pass it on to the record-holder in your company. This might be your company secretary, another director, a contact person or an authorised agent of the company, i.e. Aspire Consulting.

If you’re appointed as a director of any other companies in the future, you need to give your director ID to the relevant record-holders.

Next Steps:

If Aspire Consulting is the registered agent for any companies of which you are a director, we will be contacting you, as a Director and request you to respond with your director ID # so we can update our records.


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