A myGov account is a centralised platform through which individuals can access numerous government services and benefits online. 

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a myGov account and connecting it to Workforce Australia. You’ll need to do this in order to apply for many jobs advertised on the Harvest Trail website.

Creating a myGov account eliminates the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords for different government services. By having a single login, individuals can conveniently access services such as Workforce Australia, Medicare, Centrelink, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and more.

 Source:  myGov

To get started with your myGov account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to myGov and select Create account: Visit the myGov website and locate the “Create account” option. This will initiate the account creation process.
  2. Select Continue with email: Choose the option to create your myGov account using your email address.
  3. Agree to the terms of use and the privacy notice: Carefully review and accept the terms of use and privacy notice to proceed.
  4. Enter an Email address: Provide a valid email address that will be associated with your myGov account.
  5. Enter the Code sent to your email: Check your email for a verification code and enter it on the webpage to confirm your email address.
  6. Enter your Mobile number (optional): You have the option to enter your mobile number for added security and convenience.
  7. Enter the Code sent to your mobile phone: A verification code will be sent to your mobile phone. Enter this code on the webpage to proceed.
  8. Enter a Password and then Re-enter password: Choose a strong password for your myGov account and re-enter it to ensure accuracy.
  9. Create your 3 Secret questions and answers: Select from the list provided or create your own secret questions and answers, which will serve as an additional layer of security for your account.

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Linking Other Services to your myGov Account

After successfully creating your myGov account, you can link additional services to allow for quicker interactions with government organisations. Workforce Australia can be linked to your myGov account in the following ways:

  1. Sign in to myGov: Visit the myGov website and sign in using your newly created account credentials.
  2. Select View and link services: Locate the option to view and link services on the homepage.
  3. Select Link on the Workforce Australia tile: Look for the tile representing Workforce Australia and select the “Link” option associated with it.
  4. Enter some details and select Next: Follow the prompts to enter the necessary information required to link your Workforce Australia account.
  5. Choose where you want your activation code sent: Select your preferred method for receiving the activation code and proceed.

Enter your activation code and select Next: Enter the activation code you received and complete the linking process.

When you connect Workforce Australia to your myGov account, you can utilise the online tools and resources to:

  • search and apply for jobs
  • create a profile
  • upload resumes and supporting documents
  • set up alerts for jobs you’re interested in.

You can contact the myGov helpdesk for support if you run into any problems or have any more enquiries about your myGov account. Here’s how to get in touch with them:

  • Call 132 307 and select Option 1: If you’re in Australia, you can call the myGov helpdesk during local Australian time zones. They are available from Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm, and on Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
  • Call +61 1300 1MY GOV (1300 169 468) and select Option 1: For international callers, dial the provided number and select Option 1. Be aware that international call charges may apply.
  • Call Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS National) on 131 450: If you require translation or interpretation services, contact TIS National and request assistance in connecting with the government service you need.

You now have the information and instructions you need to set up a myGov account and link it to Workforce Australia. Enjoy the convenience and benefits of accessing government services online through myGov.