Managing charity money guide - notify us of changes or errors

It is important to let the ACNC know if details about your charity change. This includes changes to your organisation’s name, Address For Service, Responsible Persons and governing documents.

Changes to your charity

It is also important to let the ACNC know if there are other significant changes to your organisation. It may have had a shift in its purposes or changed its governing document. These types of changes to your organisation may affect whether you are still operating as a not-for-profit, so contact us if you are unsure.

Reporting a material error or omission in the financial report

You must notify the ACNC of any material error or omission in relation to your financial report, within 60 days of first becoming aware of the error if you’re a small charity or 28 days if you’re a medium or large charity.

Breaches of the ACNC Act or governance standards

You must also tell us if you think your charity has breached the ACNC Act or not complied with an ACNC governance standard in a significant way, and as a result it is no longer entitled to be registered. For example, if your charity has expanded its purposes to include a non-charitable purpose (such as sport) it may no longer have solely charitable purposes.

You must notify the ACNC as soon as you reasonably can, but no later than 28 days after you become aware of the failure to comply, using a Form 3C: Notification of contravention or noncompliance, available at acnc.gov.au/forms.

Find out more about when to notify us of changes to your organisation at acnc.gov.au/notify.