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Here’s an explanation of what myGov is and it’s various functions, plus a helpful guide on linking your JobSearch account and myGov together.

What is a myGov Account?

A myGov account gives you access to a range of government services online.

You will need to create a myGov account and link the services you need to do your government business.

With a myGov account, you can:

  • link Medicare, Centrelink or Child Support
  • get your letters from participating member services sent to a single inbox
  • update some of your personal details in one location
  • be confident your personal information is secure

You can link these government services to your myGov account:

  • Australian JobSearch
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Medicare
  • My Aged Care
  • My Health Record
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • National Redress.

Information in this section is taken from Jobseeker user guides >>

Do you have a myGov account already? If yes, keep scrolling. Otherwise if not, here is a helpful guide on how to create an account >>

Linking your JobSearch account with myGov

As a job seeker it is important to have the Australian JobSearch service linked to your myGov account.

Once you have these linked you can:

  • Manually add jobs to your job search effort
  • Record your attendance at appointments, interviews and activities
  • Explore your career profile and resume

Here’s a step-by-step guide with pictures explaining how to link myGov and jobactive JobSearch:

Step 1

When your signed in to your myGov account, click on Link your first service or Services from the top menu.

Linking Jobactive and MyGov - Step 1 screenshot

Step 2

Click on Australian JobSearch from the Link a service list.

Linking Jobactive and MyGov - Step 2 screenshot

Step 3

Start the linking process. It helps to have your CRN or job seeker ID with you to speed up the process. Fill in all the fields, tick the I’m not a robot checkbox and click Next.

Linking Jobactive and MyGov - Step 3 screenshot

Step 4

Choose where to send your activation code and click Next.

Linking Jobactive and MyGov - Step 4 screenshot

Step 5

Fill in your Activation Code and click Next.

Linking Jobactive and MyGov - Step 5 screenshot

Step 6

Your account is linked. Click Continue to dashboard and check out the features of your job seeker account.

How to add job search to MyGov

Want to know how to do job search on mygov? Watch the JobSearch video guide below:



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