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An AUSkey is a unique secure login linked to an Australian business number (ABN), which allows you to access and send business information to government online. You'll need an AUSkey if you ever need to conduct transactions such as:

  • changing an ABN
  • lodging activity statements
  • applying for, submitting and tracking bankruptcy notices via Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA).

An Administrator AUSkey also allows you to:

  • update or cancel all AUSkeys
  • register other Administrator or Standard AUSkey users
  • approve requests for Standard AUSkeys
  • obtain additional AUSkeys for yourself to use on other computers, and
  • register a Device AUSkey for your business.

If you'd like to apply for an administrator AUSkey, you can do this online.

Apply online
  • your personal details
  • your private email address
  • the Australian business number (ABN) that you want the AUSkey to be linked to
  • your personal tax file number (TFN)
  • compatible operating system and browser
Apply online
  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Complete and submit the online application form.
  3. Once you've submitted your application, print or write down the activation code and reference number that will appear on your screen, then
  4. Finalise the set up of your AUSkey, using the instructions you'll be sent via email.
Apply online

To register the initial Administrator AUSkey for a business, you need to be recorded on an Australian business number (ABN) in the Australian Business Register (ABR), as one of the  below:

  • trustee
  • public officer
  • director
  • partner
  • office bearer of a club/association
  • individual/sole trader.
Apply online
  • Once you've submitted your application for an AUSkey, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to complete the AUSkey set up.
  • To complete the set up you'll need to know the activation code that was provided to you at the end of the online application process.
  • Once the initial AUSkey administrator is set up, they can then register other AUSkey administrators and standard AUSkey users.
Apply online

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