Digital Identity

Find out about Digital Identity and using it with your myGov account.

What is a Digital Identity?

A Digital Identity is a secure and easy way to prove who you are online. You can create your Digital Identity, such as myGovID, using identity documents like your driver's licence and your passport.

Find out more information about Digital Identity on the Digital Identity website.

myGovID is different to myGov


myGov is a way for you to access government services online, like the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and Medicare, from one place.

You can use either the myGov website or the myGov app to access your account.


myGovID is the Australian Government’s Digital Identity app and allows you to prove who you are online. You can choose to connect your myGovID to your myGov account.

Set up myGovID

Set up your myGovID in 3 easy steps.

  1. Download the myGovID app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the app and follow the prompts to enter your details.
  3. Verify at least 2 Australian identity documents to achieve a Standard identity strength.

Find out more on how to set up your myGovID and identity strength on the myGovID website.

Using your Digital Identity with myGov

If you need help signing in to your myGov account, find out how to use Digital Identity to sign in.