Director identification number All directors of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation will need a director identification number (director ID). About director ID A director ID is a unique identifier given to a director who has verified their identity with us. Who needs to apply and when All directors need to apply for their own director ID and will keep it forever. You can apply from November 2021 and when you must apply depends on when you become a director. How to apply for your director ID The fastest way to get a director ID is to apply online. It’s free to apply and you only need to apply once. You can apply from November 2021. Find out how to get started. Verify your identity Before you start your application, it's a good idea to understand what information you will need. Check which documents you need to verify your identity. Manage your director ID Once you have your director ID, you can view it online and update your details at any time. Learn more about what you can do to manage and protect your information.