Digital Identity

Find out about Digital Identity and how to set it up and use 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 Australian 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 simple and secure way to access government services online in 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 which allows you to prove who you are when accessing government online services. You can choose to connect your myGovID to your myGov account.

Set up myGovID

Set up your myGovID in 3 steps.

  1. Download the myGovID app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the app and follow the prompts to enter your details – full name, date of birth and a personal email address.
  3. Choose the identity strength required. You need:
    • at least a Standard identity strength to sign in to your myGov account, or to create a new myGov account using Digital Identity
    • a Strong identity strength to link Centrelink to a myGov account and recover access to your myGov account if you can’t sign in using your myGov sign in details and second sign in option (codes sent by SMS or answer a secret question).

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

Using your Digital Identity with myGov

Page last updated: 18 June 2024