The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities in Australia.
Since 3 December 2012, charities wanting to access Commonwealth charity tax concessions (and other benefits), need to register with the ACNC. Although many charities choose to register, registration with the ACNC is voluntary.
The ACNC maintains a register (known as the Charity Register), which contains information about charities. This dataset is a subset of the information available on the Charity Register.
Additional information for each charity (including governing documents and names of any Responsible Persons) can be found by searching the Charity Register at acnc.gov.au/charity.
In some situations, charities can apply to have some or all of their information withheld from the Charity Register. If the ACNC has approved for the information to be withheld, it won’t appear on the Charity Register, or in this dataset.
Each year, charities also lodge Annual Information Statements with the ACNC. These record further information about charities’ purposes, activities and operations for the year - the ACNC publishes datasets for each Annual Information Statement.
PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that some information in this dataset might be subject to a future request by the charity to have their information withheld, but will still appear in the dataset until the next update. Please consider this risk when using this dataset.
Please use the attached explanatory notes to help with analysis of this dataset.