Tax file number applications

Are you an Australian resident and need a tax file number (TFN)? We can help. Apply online and verify your identity at one of our participating retail outlets around Australia.

Eligibility

Australian residents can apply for a TFN online.

Please note: This application applies to Australian residents only. If you live outside Australia, or are a permanent migrant or temporary visitor, visit the Australian Taxation Office website for more information.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application form by visiting ato.gov.au/tfnapply
  2. Print the application summary and gather your required identity documents to present at an interview
  3. Find a participating Australia Post retail outlet near you. Only selected retail outlets accept TFN applications. While bookings are not essential, you may book an appointment if you prefer
  4. To complete your application, you must visit a participating Australia Post retail outlet for an interview within 30 days of printing your application summary. Don't forget to bring along your application summary and required identity documents

You should receive your TFN within 28 days after your interview. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will mail your TFN to the postal address on your application. Your patience during the processing period is appreciated. Please do not lodge another application during this time.

More information

To make or reschedule an appointment for an interview, call 13 13 18 or visit auspost.com.au/ato-tfn-services

Find an outlet

Find your nearest participating Australia Post retail outlet.

Apply online

Fill in the application form online for a TFN

Apply now