Individuals (Australian residents for tax purposes)

Individuals (Australian residents for tax purposes)

If you are an Australian resident and able to attend an interview at a participating Australia Post retail outlet, you can apply for a TFN on the web. Visit the Australia Post office locator to find a participating retail outlet near you where you can present your identity documents.

Otherwise you will need to complete the paper application form Tax file number – application or enquiry for individuals form (NAT 1432) and provide the necessary proof of identity documents. These are detailed on the form.

Alternatively, you can apply:

through Department of Human Services (Centrelink) if you are
applying for Austudy
applying for ABSTUDY
receiving certain benefits
receiving income support payments
through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) if you are receiving certain benefits or income support payments
online if you are a permanent migrant or temporary visitor to Australia
through your school if you are a secondary student – you should first ask your teacher whether you can apply for a TFN through the secondary schools TFN program.

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