Deadline for obtaining a Director Identification Number

6 October 2022

In June 2020 the Federal Government passed new laws requiring every director obtain a Director Identification Number (or DIN). This was part of broader changes aimed at improving the integrity of Australian Business Registers.

The deadline for obtaining a DIN is fast approaching.

Specifically, any director appointed on or before 31 October 2021 must have applied for a DIN by 30 November 2022. A failure to obtain a DIN by the legislated timeframe may result in civil and criminal penalties.

Further detail on DINs – including who needs one and how to apply for one – can be found in our earlier article on this matter. You can read that article here.