Australia Reaches 6M Account Milestone with myGovID

According to a government announcement, more than 6 million accounts, including 1.3 million businesses, have been registered with myGovID digital identity in Australia.

Providing access to over 80 online government services, the myGovID digital identity enables individuals to prove who they are online without revealing sensitive information.

The Digital Identity System has been developed with strict measures to trust that their details are securely encrypted and protected by privacy protocols.

“This is about going digital-first, and we’re making sure the system is built around Australians’ needs from the very start,”

explains Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Jane Hume.

Since 1 November 2021, eligible company directors have been able to use their myGovID to apply for their director identification number, and over 185,000 directors have already applied for a director ID, 95% of whom did so online using their myGovID.

“Secure, easy to use, and trusted identification is key to the growth of the digital economy. As more and more activity is online and digital, security and ease is vital. Government must keep pace,”

Hume concludes.