AUSkey was designed as a secure log in to identify you when using government online
services on behalf of a business. But with more accessible and secure alternatives becoming
available, the AUSkey system has been deemed no longer able to meet the needs of
From 28 March 2020, AUSkey authentication will be replaced with myGovID
(different from a myGov account) and a Relationship Authorisation Manager
If you previously utilised AUSkeys to access government services, you will need to create a
myGovID and link it to your ABN via the Relationship Authorisation Manager.
Importantly, a myGovID can only be created and managed via the myGovID app available
for iOS and Android. This ensures user authentication through the security embedded in your
smart device, such as fingerprint or facial recognition.
Unlike some other software providers, Sybiz did not choose to utilise AUSkey as part of our
STP bridging solution because of the inherent limitations and complications of the AUSkey
Where Sybiz users may see an impact from AUSkey’s decommissioning is when interacting with the ATO Business Portal. An AUSkey is currently required to access the ATO Business Portal to upload Taxable Payments Annual Reports (TPAR) and Business Activity Statements (BAS).
Australian businesses will need to have their myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager set up by 28 March 2020. You can find out more about setting up and managing this new authentication system from the Australian Government’s myGovID website