How to get my TFN in Australia

One can get his/hers TFN by applying online at any time, however, to apply for your TFN you must have an address in Australia as TFN will be sent to you via regular mail.

Foreign individuals who plan to get their TFN must note that TFN can only be obtained once you are in Australia, it is not possible to apply prior to arrival to Australia.

To apply for an Australian TFN you will need to provide the following: your passport number (obligatory if you do not hold Australian citizenship); a postal address in Australia; a phone number; a valid email address.

After filling the online application Australian nationals will receive their application summary, which they need to print out and attend an interview at the selected post office.

Once the application process has been completed you will receive your TFN within 28 days.

You can get your TAX File Number online through our website

You can fill in your TFN application on the following website:

https://www.taxfilenumberaustralia.org/en

Firstly, you will be asked to type your residential address. Furthermore, you will be required to provide your full name. Then, provide your date of birth, gender, and other details. If you are a foreign individual you will need to provide your nationality and passport number. You will also be asked to provide your home (postal) address, an Australian phone number, and your email address. You will also be inquired about any former TFN or Australian Business Number (ABN) you may have had. Furthermore, you will be asked if you have already filed a tax return in Australia. In most cases, the answer will be NO. Then you will have to answer whether you own any property in Australia.

Lastly, you will be redirected to the payment page, once the payment has been completed you will receive an order confirmation email with your 6-digit order number.

Once the order has been placed and received by us, we will process your order and our team will send you an email containing your application reference number and further instructions if applicable. Australian residents will be required to take further steps to complete the process and foreign individuals will receive their TFN within 28 days to the indicated Australian postal address.