Who can apply to be registered?

The ACNC can only register charities. Charity has a special legal meaning, but this can include a wide range of not-for-profits. A charity is a not-for-profit that has a charitable purpose and is for the benefit of the public.

Attention:You need to know! Follow these steps to work out if your organisation can apply to register.

Is my organisation automatically registered with the ACNC?

Search the ACNC Register to see if your organisation is already registered.


You don't need to re-register. Make sure you understand your registered charity’s ongoing obligations to the ACNC.

You may be able to register your charity. Move to Step 1.