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2023 Digital ID Accreditation Rules submissions

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Digital ID legislation – Accreditation Rules

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Why we want your input?

The Australian Government has released an exposure draft of the proposed Digital ID legislation (Digital ID Bill) and Digital ID Rules.  

The proposed legislation will provide strong regulation for accredited Digital ID providers to make sure they keep your information private and secure, if you choose to create and reuse a Digital ID to access online services.  

The legislation will also enable the expansion of the Australian Government Digital ID System to include private sector organisations that choose to participate.   

Here, we want to hear from you on the Accreditation Rules that accompany the proposed Digital ID legislation and that set up the Accreditation Scheme enabled by the Digital ID legislation. 

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How you can voice your opinion?

After reading the information below and the accompanying documents, submit your details and upload your document.  

You may like to structure your submission around the key consultation questions included in Your guide to the Digital ID Accreditation Rules under Relevant documentation below, as well as any other matters you would like to raise.  

A template for feedback, including all the Accreditation Rules consultation questions is available below for you to download and fill out.  

To provide detailed feedback on the principle Digital ID Bill or the Digital ID Rules, head to 2023 Digital ID Bill and Rules submissions.  

If you would prefer to provide your feedback on the proposed Digital ID Bill through a quick and easy survey, head to 2023 Digital ID legislation - quick and easy survey. 

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What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your response will inform any refinements to draft legislation before it is introduced to Parliament, and the Accreditation Rules before they are made.

What will happen to my information?

Submissions to the Accreditation Rules will not be published or publicly available.  

Data will be kept private and secured, and stored on encrypted drives or computers, protected by passwords and firewalls.

For more information, see the Australian Privacy Principle 5 notice at the end of this page. 

What’s in the Accreditation Rules? 

The Accreditation Rules will underpin the voluntary Accreditation Scheme for Digital ID service providers established by the Digital ID Bill. The Accreditation Rules will be an evolution of the Australian Government’s framework for its existing accreditation scheme, the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).  

Your Guide to the Accreditation Rules explains differences between the current TDIF and the Accreditation Rules.

The Accreditation Rules contain global best practices and standards for safe, secure, accessible and privacy enhancing Digital ID services.  

The Accreditation Rules detail the requirements for a Digital ID service provider to become accredited and maintain their accreditation, covering matters such as fraud management, protective security, privacy, and usability and accessibility.  

The Accreditation Rules also set out operational matters about how service providers will demonstrate their compliance with the Accreditation Rules. 

Structure of the legislation

Pyramid diagram of the legislation structure. Top: Digital ID Bill - establishes accreditation and government system schemes. Middle: Rules made through Parliament - Accreditation Rules sets out the accreditation standards and requirements and the Digital ID Rules deal with trustmarks and government system onboarding. Bottom is Standards made by the data chair - Accreditation including data standards e.g. verifiable credentials and the government system technical standards and services levels


Relevant documentation


This survey and the submission of feedback to the Department of Finance (Finance) is voluntary. Any personal and sensitive information included in your responses to form questions and your submission will be collected by Finance and is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). Please do not provide personal information relating to other people unless you have sought their consent to do so. 

This information is being collected by the Department of Finance (Finance) as part of consultation activities on the 2023 Digital ID Legislation Exposure Draft. The feedback and personal information collected in this form will be used to refine draft legislation. The information provided in your submissions may also be analysed by third party certified service provider artificial intelligence software to inform analysis of feedback themes across submissions. Third parties who contract with Finance are contractually bound to protect personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. 

The personal information collected in this survey may be used to contact you for further information about your feedback. If you’ve consented, Finance will retain your contact details which may be used to communicate with you about Digital ID in the future. 

Your submission to the Digital ID legislation will be published on the website unless stated otherwise by you in the survey. If you wish for your submission on the to be published but to remain anonymous, or for your submission not to be published, please tick the appropriate box when completing the form. Finance will not use or disclose the personal information collected in this form for another purpose without your consent unless required or authorised by law. 

For more information about how Finance handles your personal information, including information about access to or correction of your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy at:



Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 11:00
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 20:00

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