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Directors of NFP organisations and clubs need a director ID

Last updated 11 September 2022

All directors of NFP organisations and clubs registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and has a ARBN or ACN need a director IDExternal Link.

Directors who were appointed as a new first-time director on or after 5 April 2022 must apply for a director ID before their appointment.

You need to apply for a director ID as soon as possible if:

  • You attend an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and are unexpectedly appointed.
  • You're aware you may be elected a director at an upcoming AGM. You can apply up to 12 months in advance.

To find out if your club or organisation is registered with ASIC, you can search for your club or organisation's details, including director details, on ASIC ConnectExternal Link.

The fastest way to apply for a director ID is online. The step-by-step demonstration videoExternal Link takes you through what you need to do to apply. You will need a myGovID with at least a Standard identity strength to complete the online application.

The Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) is focused on providing support and education to assist directors and is encouraging those appointed unexpectedly to apply for their director ID as soon as possible.

ABRS is contacting directors who haven't applied for their director ID within required timeframes. It's a criminal offence not to apply on time and directors may be subject to penalties as a result. If you can't apply by the date you need to, you can complete an Application for an extension of time to apply for a director IDExternal Link.