Changes to AUSkey
If you access online services with an AUSkey, the way you prove who you are, and how you manage who can act for yourself or your business is changing.
We’re delivering a new proof of identity app called myGovID. It will change the way you prove who you are. It will also help you manage who can act for you or your business when accessing government online services. The app uses security features built into most mobile devices like fingerprint and face ID. It’ll be available soon and once it is, we’ll let you know.
As an individual, myGovID will allow you to:
- apply for, and receive, a tax file number (TFN) almost immediately
- connect to services like the Australian Taxation Office Business Portal, more government online services will be added over time.
myGovID will be rolled out to businesses and registered tax agents and BAS agents too. Your myGovID, combined with an improved authorisation service called Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM), will replace AUSkey in 2020. Together, myGovID and RAM will give you streamlined, flexible and secure access to government online services.