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Download, set up and turn on the myGov Code Generator app for the first time.

The myGov Code Generator app creates codes. You use these codes as your second sign in option.

The myGov Code Generator app is available free from the App Store and Google Play.

Install the app on your device and follow the steps to change your sign in option.

If you already have the myGov Code Generator app on another device, or want to disconnect it, go to our detailed steps on how to set up the myGov Code Generator.

Turn on myGov Code Generator app

If you want to turn on myGov Code Generator app as a sign in option, connect the app to your myGov account.

Follow these steps to turn on myGov Code Generator:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account.
  2. From the ‘My account’ drop down menu, select Account settings.
  3. From Sign in settings go to Sign in options and select Edit.
  4. Enter your password, then select Next.
  5. Use the toggle to switch the option myGov Code Generator app to On, then select Continue.
  6. To check that the myGov Code Generator app is connected to your myGov account, select Refresh.
  7. Once your device is connected, select Turn on.
  8. Enter a 6 digit code from the app, then select Confirm.
  9. You’ll be taken back to the Sign in options page. myGov Code Generator app will now be turned on.

If you need more help, go to detailed steps on how to set up the myGov Code Generator.

Set a back up sign in option for the myGov Code Generator app

It’s recommended you set up Get a code by SMS as your sign in back up option in case you can’t use your myGov Code Generator app.

Follow these steps to set up codes sent by SMS as a backup option:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account.
  2. From the My account drop down menu, select Account settings.
  3. From Sign in settings, go to Sign in options and select Edit.
  4. Enter your password, then select Next.
  5. Using the toggle, switch Get a code by SMS to On, then select Continue. The mobile number registered to your account will display. Make sure it is correct, then select Send code. Select I want my SMS codes sent to a different mobile number if you want to update your mobile number.
  6. We’ll send a 6 digit code to your mobile number. Enter the code, then select Confirm.

You’ll be taken back to the ‘Sign in options’ page. Get a code by SMS will now be turned on.

myGov sign in help

If you can’t sign in to your myGov account, you can find troubleshooting tips on sign in help.