myGovID is the Australian Government’s digital identity that allows you to prove who you are when accessing government online services. Use myGovID to unlock online services, for both personal and business matters, when and where you want.

Your myGovID is different to your myGov account. You can connect your myGovID to securely sign in to your myGov – you will continue to access your myGov through your device’s browser.

Set up your myGovID in three easy steps:

1. Download the myGovID app

2. Enter your details – including your full name, date of birth and a personal email address that only you have access to.

3. Verify your identity to increase your identity strength. There are three identity strengths – Basic, Standard or Strong. Increasing your identity strengths allows you to access more services and better protects your identity.

Increase your identity strength by verifying your Australian identity documents, like your passport, driver’s licence and Medicare card. These documents are checked against existing government records. You can also choose to verify you photo, this is a one-off face verification check, to further increase your identity strength. The app scans your face to check that you’re a real person, the right person and verifying in real time.

You need to be 15 years or older to set up a myGovID. However, age restrictions may also apply to use some government online services. To find out if you’re eligible to use a particular service, check its terms of use.

Your personal information won’t be shared without your permission - putting you in control. myGovID is accredited under the Australian Trusted Digital Identity Framework which strictly controls how your identity data is collected, stored and used. It uses encryption technology as well as the security features in your device, such as fingerprint, face and password. This is to protect your identity and help prevent other people accessing your information.

Your myGovID is unique to you – don’t share it with others.

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October 6, 2021
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Requires Android
7.0 and up
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