Meet governance standards
Charities must meet ACNC governance standards. These standards set out a minimum standard on how charities should be governed, such as being accountable to members.
Keep records - record-keeping for charities registered with the ACNC
Charities must keep records that correctly document and explain their net wealth and performance, and operations, so financial statements can be prepared and to allow for assessment activity.
Charities must submit an Annual Information Statement (and, for medium and large sized charities, a financial report) every year, with some exceptions.
Keep charity status
Charities must maintain their eligibility to be registered, by remaining not-for-profit, pursuing their charitable purpose and otherwise complying with the ACNC Act.
Overview of the key legal obligations charities have to the ACNC, including a self-assessment quiz.
Update charity details - Notify ACNC
Charities have a duty to notify the ACNC of changes, including to charity details, responsible people and governing documents and of any breach of the ACNC Act, including governance standards.