Your AUSkey replacement

From 1 April 2020 the way you access government online services will change. AUSkey and Manage ABN connections will be retired.

New digital services will transform the way Australians interact with government. These services are:

  • myGovID – an authentication service that allows you to prove who you are online. It is different to myGov. You cannot access myGov using myGovID yet.
  • Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) – an authorisation service that allows you to link your myGovID to an Australian business number (ABN) and manage who can act on behalf of your business or entity online.

In the lead up to 1 April 2020, AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections will still be available.

What does this mean for you?

You can use myGovID and RAM with some government online services.

Before you can access any online business services, such as the Australian Business Register, you’ll need to link your ABN to your myGovID using RAM.

You can start using your myGovID that is linked to your ABN (via RAM) to interact with us online and complete tasks like updating your ABN details. This will replace logging in using AUSkey or Manage ABN Connections.

See also:

Getting started

Watch: How to get started with myGovID and RAM.

Set up your myGovID

Download the free myGovID app from the official app stores listed below.

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Download from the App store

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Download from Google Play

The myGovID app is compatible with most smart devices using:

  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later.

Set up your myGovID using two of the following Australian identity documents to achieve a Standard identity strength (your name must match in all):

  • passport (not more than three years expired)
  • driver’s licence (including learner permit)
  • Medicare card.

In the future, you will be able to use other types of identity documents.

Link your ABN to your myGovID in RAM

To link your ABN to your myGovID using RAM, you'll need to be the principal authority. The principal authority is the responsible person for the business/entity:

  • sole trader
  • eligible individual associate listed on an ABN in the Australian Business Register(ABR)
    • a director or public officer of a company
    • a partner of a partnership
    • a trustee of a trust
    • an office bearer of a club or association.

In future, businesses/entities with non-individual associates, such as trustee companies, will also use RAM.

You’ll use your myGovID to log in to RAM.

You may be unable to achieve ‘Standard’ identity strength if you’re:

  • an offshore employee
  • a non-resident working in Australia
  • an Australian without the right documentation.

Depending on the government agency you're dealing with you may be able to setup a ‘Basic’ identity to access online services. In these cases you will need to be authorised in RAM by an administrator in the business who has a ‘Standard’ identity.

This functionality is coming in December 2019 for participating government services. Some agencies may require additional identity proofing.

Accept an authorisation in RAM

You'll need a myGovID to log in to RAM and accept an authorisation to act on behalf of a business online.

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Last modified
6 Nov 2019