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Guidance and support to help charities to meet their obligations.

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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

We sat down with Gary Johns to discuss his first year at the ACNC, on the anniversary of his appointment as Commissioner.
7 December 2018
We recently spoke with registered charity Hear For You about its important work, and the significant milestones its Board, CEO, management team and members have recently celebrated.
6 December 2018

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Newly registered charities

In August 2018, the ACNC registered 208 new charities.

The majority of newly registered charities are based in the eastern states, with 63 per cent of new charities located in Victoria and New South Wales.

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

More newly registered charities