Prove your identity using your Digital Identity

How to prove who you are to Centrelink using your Digital Identity.

You can connect a strong level Digital Identity to your myGov account to prove your identity to Centrelink.

You don’t need to visit a service centre if you prove who you are to Centrelink using a strong level Digital Identity. This is because the verification you do with your Digital Identity provider to get a strong level Digital Identity meets our identification requirements.

You can read more about identity proofing levels on the Digital Identity website.

Once you have a strong level Digital Identity, sign in to your myGov account and use your Digital Identity to link Centrelink and prove your identity.

Read our guide on how to link Centrelink using your Digital Identity.

How to get a strong level Digital Identity

myGovID is currently the only Digital Identity provider that offers the strong level Digital Identity needed for Centrelink.

Download and use the myGovID app to get a strong level Digital Identity. You’ll need to enter details from your identity documents and verify your photo.

Find out how to download and set up the myGovID app on the myGovID website.

Page last updated: 25 February 2022