Important for all Directors – How to set up your DIN (Director Identification Number)

Brent Szalay

All Directors need to have a Director Identification Number (DIN) by November 30.

What is a DIN?

The DIN is a 15-digit unique code that is held forever (even if the holder stops acting as a Director, moves overseas/interstate, or changes name).

This new requirement has been introduced by the ATO & ASIC to stop fraudulent activity and help keep records clear amongst Aus. Companies.

Who needs to apply?

If you are a Director, Alternate Director, or an emerging Director of:

  • Australian Registered Companies (public or proprietary)
  • Body corporate that is registered
  • Registered foreign companies
  • Aboriginal corporations

NOTE – if you are not yet a Director but intend to be one in the future, you may also apply for a Director ID at any time, you MUST have a DIN before you are appointed.

Who does NOT need to apply?

  • Company Secretaries
  • Defacto or Shadow Directors
  • Sole Traders
  • Partnerships

How to apply
Simply follow our step-by-step process and need-to-know information.

  • For Australian Directors view process here.
  • For Foreign Directors view process here.

If you would like to read further information, please click here.

As always, we are here to help and guide you through this process so please feel free to reach out at any time!

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