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Guidance and support to help charities to meet their obligations.

For the public

Information for donors, volunteers, charities and researchers.

About the ACNC

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is the national regulator of charities. We register and regulate Australia’s 56,650 charities.

  • We help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice and guidance.
  • We help the public understand the work of the not-for-profit sector and provide a free searchable database of charities.

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WA10% SA7% NT1.5% QLD16% NSW35% VIC26% ACT2% TAS2.5% 56,650 REGISTERED CHARITIES

Latest news & tweets

The holiday season each year sees an increase in charitable donations, with many Australians looking to support local charities. As the national charity regulator, the ACNC has three key tips to help donors ensure they can give with confidence to one of Australia’s 56,000 registered charities this...
14 December 2018
Commissioner's Column
In his final column of 2018, the Hon. Dr Gary Johns discusses giving to charity this Christmas, the upcoming changes to transitional reporting arrangements for some charities, a new report on the definition of the ACNC's second object and more.
14 December 2018

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Newly registered charities

The ACNC registers hundreds of new charities every month.

These charities will provide a range of invaluable services including child and youth services, environmental protection, education and more.

We publish a list of new charities each month. Click the link below for more.

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