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A Device AUSkey identifies a business rather than a person and may be suitable if you need to lodge reports to government agencies through Standard Business Reporting (SBR)-enabled software.

With the exception of the nominated 'custodian' for the Device AUSkey, users do not have to obtain their own AUSkey as the Device AUSkey is usually installed on a server by the custodian.

If you'd like to apply for a Device AUSkey, you can do this online.


If you're an AUSkey Administrator you can register for a Device AUSkey.

What you need

  • your AUSkey Administrator account login
  • the IP address or name of the server where the AUSkey will be installed
  • the email address of your nominated 'custodian' (the main contact, and person responsible for installing the Device AUSkey)
  • a compatible operating system and browser

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Complete and submit the online application form.
  3. Once the application has been submitted, the custodian will receive an email containing a link to download and install the Device AUSkey.

More information

  • If your SBR-enabled software or server doesn’t support automatic renewal, your Device AUSkey will expire after two years. If you're not sure if your software/server supports automatic renewal, an AUSkey Administrator should register for a new Device AUSkey within two years.
  • A Device AUSkey can be installed:
    • directly onto a server that is connected to the internet, or
    • on a computer and later transferred to the appropriate server.
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