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 If you want to become a director or you’re already one, you’ll need a director ID. You must apply for your own director ID and you’ll keep it forever. Apply for your director ID The fastest way to get a director ID is to apply online. It’s free and you only need to apply once. Top questions when applying for a director ID Find answers to common questions people face when applying for their director ID. 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.