GovPass Program — trusted digital identity framework - Budget 2017-18

The measure aims to make the process of proving who you are to government while online simple, safe and secure.

Information update: This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of Measure

The measure aims to make the process of proving who you are to government while online simple, safe and secure.

By 2018, it is expected that the service will be available for all users to test on a limited number of government services.

The short term improvements will offer users a simpler and easier process of proving identity to access a range of basic online government services.

Longer term improvements will allow users to do more complex online transactions, meaning users may not need to visit a shop front at all, unless they choose to do so.

Questions and answers

Whom does this measure affect?

This will affect any person who wishes to verify their identity online in order to access government services.

What date will this measure start and finish?

Work on this measure is underway, and by 2018, it is expected that the service will be available for all users to test on a limited number of government services.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017