Verify your identity once, use it anytime and anywhere
Sometimes we are asked to prove who we are when we want to access an online service.
It can take time and effort to collect your important documents and visit a government shop front or office each time you need to prove who you are.
Your Digital Identity allows you to prove who you are online, and you can re-use your Digital Identity whenever you need it.
It’s similar to a 100-point identity check that you might do in a post office or bank branch. The difference is you can do it online from the comfort of your own home.
Each time you use your Digital Identity, you will be asked to give consent before any of your details are shared with the service you want to access.
Safe, secure and convenient
Your Digital Identity is a safe, secure and convenient way to prove who you are for work, education and personal use.
As Digital Identity evolves, it will save time and money for more and more people, including the following:
- business owners and people who are starting a new business
- regional families who need access to government payments and services.
Identity proofing levels
When accessing or applying for services, you often need to prove who you are. Different services have different identity requirements, depending on the level of risk of incorrectly verifying you, or providing the service to the wrong person. Find out more about the identity proofing levels the Australian Government uses.