Director identification number You need a director identification number (director ID) if you're a director of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation. Apply now Manage your director ID About director ID A director ID is a unique identifier given to a director who has verified their identity with us. This will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities. Who needs to apply and when All directors need to apply for their own director ID and will keep it forever. When you need to apply depends on when you become a director. Apply for your director ID The fastest way to get a director ID is to apply online using the myGovID app. It’s free and you only need to apply once. Verify your identity Before you start your application, it’s a good idea to gather the information you’ll need to verify your identity. Manage your director ID Once you have your director ID, you can view, update and manage your details online at any time.