Existing directors / board members of companies limited by guarantee need to have applied for their director ID by 30 November 2022. Some exceptions apply:
- Committee members of incorporated associations are only required to obtain a director ID if their organisation holds an Australian Registered Body Number (ARBN).
- Directors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations who were first appointed on or before 31 October 2022 have until 30 November 2023 to obtain their director ID.
If you are unsure of your organisation’s corporate status, the quickest way to determine whether your board/committee members require a director ID is to search ABN Lookup using your ABN or business name. If ASIC Registration – ACN or ARBN or ARSN or ARFN is showing against your record, your board/committee members need to apply for a director ID.
All new board / committee members of companies limited by guarantee, registrable Australian bodies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations are now required to apply for their director ID before their appointment.
More information on director IDs including the online application process are available on the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) website.