AUSkey explained

AUSkey is a secure login that identifies you when you use participating government online services on behalf of a business.

AUSkey allows you to access and send business information to government online. For example, changing your Australian business number (ABN) details to lodging your business activity statement (BAS).

There are two types of AUSkey available – an Administrator AUSkey or a Standard AUSkey.

AUSkey replacement

The way you access government online services is changing.

AUSkey will be replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) at the end of March 2020. Together, these services give you a secure, simple and flexible way to access government online services.

Watch: Your new key to business is here.

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Where you can use AUSkey

You can use your AUSkey for the following government online services. For more information about a service you want to use, visit the relevant government agency’s website.

Agency/Department Name

Service offered online


Export Market Development Grants Scheme (EMDGS)

An Australian Government financial assistance program for current and aspiring exporters.

Australian Business Register (ABR)

AUSkey Manager

Users can manage their AUSkey. Administrator AUSkey holders can manage other AUSkeys for the business.

Tax professionals services

Tax professionals can undertake multiple activities on behalf of clients in one session.

Updating ABN details

Businesses and organisations can update their ABN details online.

Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

Online services

Creditors can login with an Administrator AUSkey to apply for, submit and track bankruptcy notices.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

APRA Extranet

A portal for regulated institutions to report data to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

Direct2APRA (D2A)

Using D2A, organisations connect with APRA to securely download, complete and submit financial data forms.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

ASIC Connect

An online service for registering and updating business names, self-managed super fund (SMSF) auditors, financial advisers and authorised representatives.

Government Search Service

An online service that allows eligible government agencies to search the business names register.

SBR-enabled web service software

Standard business reporting (SBR) enabled software for lodging financial reporting documents.

Web Services

Web services allows third party software developers to provide the following services:

business name registration

business name search services for eligible government agencies.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Access Manager

Enables AUSkey Administrators to set up access and permissions for other AUSkey holders to the ATO’s Portals and SBR services.

BAS Agent Portal

A gateway to ATO’s online services for BAS agents.

Business Portal

A gateway to ATO’s online services for businesses.

Departing Australia Superannuation Payment

Superannuation industry funds, self-managed super funds and Retirement Savings Account (RSA) providers and their administrators can access online applications submitted by their members or lodge applications on their members' behalf.

Electronic commerce interface (ECI)

A software application developed to allow several tax functions to be completed online. This channel is closing in December 2019.


Enables superannuation funds and RSA providers to meet a mandated requirement to validate member details when processing rollover requests and initial registration information associated with employer contributions.

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Telecommunications Industry Levy

Holders of telecommunications carrier licences can lodge their eligible revenue return to ACMA online.

NSW Department of Education and Communities

Early Childhood Education and Care

ECCMS (Early Childhood Contract Management System) is the secure system used by Early Childhood Education and Care to manage funding and contracting with funded early childhood service providers.

State Training Services

STS Online is a secure portal for Registered Training Organisations to do business with State Training Services.

Department of Education and Training and Inclusion Support Programme

Inclusion Support Portal

Early childhood and child care services can complete an online Strategic Inclusion Plan and access funding available through all streams of the Inclusion Development Fund.

Department of Employment

Wage Subsidy scheme

Employers who provide jobs to people who have been unemployed for a long time may be able to get financial help from the Australian Government.

Department of Health

My Aged Care service provider portal

Access for Australian Government-funded aged care service providers. Organisations must be registered to access the service provider portal.

Forms Administration Portal

Access services such as the Aged Care Benchmarking System and online form submission. For specific information about available forms, please refer to the Portal homepage.

Department of Human Services – Centrelink

Paid Parental Leave

As an employer you can lodge your form online.

Department of Home Affairs


Helps Australian employers find skilled workers who want to migrate to Australia.

Department of Industry

Automotive Transformation Scheme

Allows Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS) participants to submit quarterly returns and third quarter business plan updates online.

Department of Social Services (DSS)

DSS Online Services

DSS provides a number of online services. To find out more, go to their online services page (not all portals are listed below).

BSWAT Portal

Data Exchange Portal


Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

Booked Car Scheme

DVA transport contractors will receive bookings from DVA.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, private-sector employers with 100 or more employees are required to report online to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency between 1 April and 31 May each year. Further information can be found at

State Revenue Offices

ACT Revenue Office

ACT Revenue Office SBR-enabled lodgement

NSW Office of State Revenue

Payroll Tax Online Services

NSW Office of State Revenue SBR-enabled lodgement

NT State Revenue Office


Territory Revenue Office SBR-enabled lodgements

QLD Office of State Revenue

QLD Office of State Revenue SBR-enabled lodgements  

Online services – OSR connect

SA State Revenue Office

Revenue SA SBR-enabled lodgements (Revnet)

State Revenue Office - Victoria

PTX Express

VIC SRO SBR-enabled lodgements

TAS State Revenue Office

Tasmanian Revenue Online Service (TRO)

TAS SRO SBR-enabled lodgement

WA Office of State Revenue

Revenue Online Service (ROL)

WA OSR SBR-enabled lodgements

Lodgments through SBR-enabled software

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a quick and simple way to prepare and lodge reports to government agencies directly from your accounting, bookkeeping or payroll software. To lodge via SBR-enabled software you will need either an AUSkey or online (cloud-based) software.

Last modified
19 Dec 2019