You must apply for a director ID yourself. No one can apply for you. The reason for this is you need to prove your identity when you apply.
Penalties may be applicable if you don’t apply for a director ID. The ABRS will consider the circumstances of those that don’t apply on time when deciding what action to take.
What happens next
Once you have your director ID, keep it safe until you need to use it. It can be shared with your accountant, company secretary, ASIC registered agent or tax professional.
You don’t need to provide your director ID to ASIC unless otherwise directed. When the ASIC companies register is transitioned to ABRS in the future, your director ID will need to be linked to the companies that you are a director of. We'll keep you up to date with any changes that may affect you.
How director ID will help honest businesses
Director ID will help to:
prevent the use of false and 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