myGovID replaces AUSkey from March

myGovID is Australia’s digital identity provider which transforms how we interact with the Government

It’s like the 100 point ID check but on your smart device. This will make it faster and easier to prove who you are when accessing government online services.

You can download the myGovID app from the App Store or Google Play. The app is compatible with most smart devices using:

  • iOS 10 or later on Apple devices
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later.

You can then use your myGovID to unlock selected government online services, such as the Business Portal and Online services for agents. Future enhancements to myGovID will mean that people will be able to apply for a tax file number (TFN) entirely online.

Your myGovID is unique to you and can be used for both your personal and business matters.

myGovID puts you in control of your personal information

Using the security features in your smart device, such as fingerprint, face or password, myGovID helps protect your identity and stop fraud.

Also available is a new authorisation service, called Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). You can link your Australian business number (ABN) to your myGovID using RAM and manage relationships and authorisations across government online services. This means that RAM lets you manage who can act on behalf of your business online.

Replacing AUSkey

myGovID and RAM will replace AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections (your ABN connected to your myGov account) at the end of March 2020. Together, these services provide secure, simple and flexible access to government online services. Machine credentials will replace Device AUSkeys.

Support is available to help you make the move to myGovID and RAM.

Source: ATO