For charities

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 59,584 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.

ACNC Data Search for a charity

WA10.1% SA7.3% NT1.3% QLD16.1% NSW34.7% VIC25.7% ACT2.4% TAS2.4% 59,584 REGISTERED CHARITIES

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Commissioner's Column
The charity sector continues to grow. In 2018 there were 55,000 charities on the register; today there are nearly 60,000. For several years there were about 4,000 applications for registration per year. In the last two years these have risen to 6,000 applications per year.
4 November 2021

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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.

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