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  • Employee – myGovID set up

    If you are an employee and you are helping your business to set up myGovID and RAM, this is the first step you need to take.

    You can see a video explaining myGovID at the myGovID websiteExternal Link.

    On this page:

    What you need before you start

    To set up your myGovID you will need:

    • a smart device – the myGovID app is compatible with most smart devices using  
      • iOS 10 or later on Apple devices
      • Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later
    • an email address – the email address must belong to you, it should not be a shared email address
    • to be 13 years or older – to use some government online services you need to be 13 years or older.

    Three easy steps to set up your myGovID

    Step 1 – Download the myGovID app

    App store icon   Available on Google Play

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    Step 2 – Enter your details

    Open the myGovID app and follow the prompts. You will need to give your full name, date of birth and email address.

    Step 3 – Add your identity documents

    The identity strength you require may differ depending on the government online serviceExternal Link you want to access using your myGovID.

    A Standard identity strength allows you to access all participating government online services, if you have added two of your Australian identity documents:

    • driver licence or learner’s permit
    • passport
    • birth certificate
    • Medicare card.

    A Basic identity strength will allow you to access some participating government online services, if you have only added one or no identity documents. Not all government online services accept this identity strength.

    In the future, you will be able to use other identity documents and face matching technology.

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    Last modified: 03 Apr 2020QC 61343