A new requirement for directors of Australian companies has now been introduced from 1 November 2021.
You need to personally apply for a director identification number (director ID) if you're a director of a company; unfortunately, your accountant cannot apply on your behalf.
If you were a director:
Before 1 November 2021, you have until 30 November to 2022 to apply
If you become a director:
Between 1 November 2021 to 4 April 2022 within 28 days of appointment
From 5 April 2022 before the appointment
A director identification number (director ID) is a unique identifier you will keep forever. It will help to prevent the use of false or fraudulent director identities.