Jun 21, 2024

How to set up a MyGov account

When you come to work in Australia, it’s a good idea to set up a MyGov account, which is a simple way for you to access Australian government services.

These services include Centrelink, Medicare and the Australian Tax Office (ATO), and are helpful when you need to attend a doctor, lodge a tax return and more.

Once you’ve set up your MyGov account, you can:

  • Receive secure messages from these services.
  • Update your contact details with those services
  • Access important information about those services.

How do I set up a MyGov account?

To set up a MyGov account, you need to visit the MyGov website and follow these simple steps.

  1. Select ‘Create account’.
  2. Select ‘Continue with email’.
  3. Read the Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, then select Next.
  4. Add your email address, and then select ‘Next’.
  5. Add the code sent to your email address, then select ‘Next’.
  6. Add your phone number if you would like to do so, then select ‘Next’.
  7. Enter the code sent to your phone number if added, then select ‘Next’.
  8. Add a password and then re-enter it.
  9. Create your three secret questions and answers. Make sure they are answers you will remember.

And that’s it! Here’s a video to talk you through these steps:

Once you’ve created your account, you can follow the steps on the MyGov site to link your services, then download the MyGov app for easy access wherever you are.

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