myGovID is different to myGov
myGovID is the Australian Government’s digital identity service provider and is built and maintained by the ATO.
MyGovID lets people prove who they are when using government online services – like an ID on your phone – rather than having to visit a government office or shopfront.
myGov is the front door to a range of government online services, including Medicare, myTax and Centrelink, in the one place using a single login and password. In the future you will be able to use your myGovID to log in to the myGov platform.
This system will allow more government services to move online and be available whenever and wherever you want to access them.
Having a digital identity will make it easier to access government services online by letting you set up one digital identity to use with a range of services, without visiting a shopfront.
Your digital identity will allow you to complete the entire process online, anytime of the day or night and without having to leave the comfort of your own home.