Small Business Grants - myGovID

Verify your identity using myGovID before commencing your small business assistance grant application.


A package of small business assistance grants has been announced to assist small businesses that have been directly impacted by the increasing community spread of COVID-19 and associated public health and safety measures.

Verifying your identity using your myGovID is a requirement of the grant application process and will help streamline processing and reduce fraud. Alternative ID arrangements for small business grant applications can be made in exceptional circumstances by contacting


You can set up your myGovID using the myGovID app. For assistance see 'How to set up myGovID' or watch this video tutorial. You will require a minimum of a “standard” identity strength for this service. You can increase your myGovID identity strength in your myGovID app.

What other information you will need?

You will need the Australian Business Number (ABN) of the business on whose behalf you are applying for a grant and other documents relevant to the specific grant. Please see for a list of current and upcoming grant programs and their associated program guidelines, eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.

If you are applying on behalf of another business, you will also need to provide written evidence that you are authorised to act on their behalf.

Who should register?

If you are the authorised person (such as the owner, manager, or accountant) associated with a small business and you believe you may be eligible to apply for a grant, verify your identity now. To view current grants available under this package, please visit

What happens next?

Once you have verified your identity through this process, you will be emailed a secure link via your registered email address to commence the grant application on the SmartyGrants platform.

Page reviewed 21 April 2022