TFN Application / Enquiry - Individual - Australian Government


You will need to register for a tax file number (TFN) if you intend to work and earn a wage in Australia. Any person that earns a wage in Australia is required to pay some of their income to the Australian Government in the form of tax.

A TFN is a unique number issued by the Australian Government for all entities with a potential income tax role. Its primary purpose is to identify you for tax purposes in all dealings with the Australian Government.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to provide proof of identity documentation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




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No fees are required.


Act(s) name

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office

People, Systems and Services Group

Business Reporting and Registrations

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Business Reporting and Registrations

People, Systems and Services Group

Australian Taxation Office

Phone: 13 72 26