Australian Business Registrations

The Australian Business Register and website processes applications for an Australian Business Number (ABN) and tax registrations including a TFN for companies, trusts and partnerships, GST, PAYG (withholding) and fuel tax credits.

For business registrations go here (charities) or here (businesses).

Australian Business Registrations –

Find the licences you need for your business. Search based on your business type, or find a specific licence or code of practice. Go here.

Directors Identification Number

The Directors Identification Number (“DIN”) scheme commenced on 1 November 2021.

All directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation are required to have a director identification number (director ID).

The Commissioner of Taxation is the head of the registry, and the ATO use myGovID for directors to verify their identity.

Registration Due Dates

On commencement of the scheme, Directors were required to register by 30 November 2021, or within 28 days of becoming a director until 4 April 2022, after which registration must be made before appointment.

Date of appointment of directorshipDue date for application of DIN
On or before 31 October 2021By 30 November 2021
From 1 November 2021 to 4 April 2022Within 28 days of appointment
From 5 April 2022 onwardsBefore appointment

Registration details and further information are here.

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