• AUSkey

    AUSkeys are issued to people who work for, or who are associated with, a business in Australia. Each business representative that interacts with government on behalf of a business needs to register for their own AUSkey.

    Using an AUSkey, ABN holders can submit information through a wide range of government online services using a single method of authentication.

    The number of active AUSkeys increased to over 830,000 (growth of 11.1% compared to 2011–12). AUSkeys are being used by nearly 630,000 business representatives for over 416,000 ABR-registered entities.

    This year we had a large increase in the number of AUSkeys expired or cancelled, up to approximately 239,000. This was due to a large number of AUSkeys issued at the commencement of the program in 2010 expiring.

    Table 2.25 Test AUSkey credentials, 2011–12 to 2012–13
      2011–12
    No.
    2012–13
    No.
    Change
    %

    AUSkeys downloaded

    379,906

    326,598

    –14.0

    Active AUSkeys

    751,452

    834,741

    11.1

    At 30 June 2013, the number of authentications to government online services using AUSkey exceeded 38.6 million, compared to around 31.9 million at 30 June 2012, an increase of 21.3%.

      For more information on ABR, SBR or AUSkey, see the Report of the Registrar 2012–13External Link, at ato.gov.auExternal Link

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