2016 reporting guidance

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is proposing changes to the 2016 Annual Information Statement (AIS).

All registered charities are required to submit an AIS to the ACNC every year. Information from the AIS is used to:

  • maintain a free and searchable register of registered charities (the ACNC Register)
  • provide a public dataset for use by researchers through data.gov.au, and
  • share with other government agencies through the charity passport to reduce reporting requirements for charities.

The proposed changes to the AIS are intended to remove unnecessary questions, improve the way a charity’s information is displayed on the ACNC register and to provide further clarity on the information collected by the ACNC for compliance purposes.

Consultation process

The ACNC has developed a consultation paper which outlines the proposed changes in detail. The paper sets out which questions are proposed for deletion, amendment or addition and the reason behind each change.

Executive summary - 2016 AIS Consultation Paper

2016 AIS Consultation Paper

The consultation period is now closed.

Documents for download - Word versions

2016 AIS Public Consultation Paper Executive Summary [WORD 154KB]

2016 AIS public consultation paper [WORD 214KB]

Download the attachments as separate files [WORD]

Attachment (i) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to non-financial questions

Attachment (ii) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to financial information for small charities

Attachment (iii) proposed amendments to related financial information questions medium charities

Attachment (iv) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to financial information for medium charities

Attachment (v) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments tofinancial information for large charities (Microsoft Word Document)

Attachment (vi) The proposed additional question guidance notes in the 2016 AIS

Documents for download - PDF version

2016 AIS Public Consultation Paper Executive Summary_1 (Adobe PDF File)

2016 AIS public consultation paper [PDF 225KB] (Adobe PDF File)

Attachment (i) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to non-financial questions [PDF]
(Adobe PDF File)
Attachment (ii) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to financial information for small charities [PDF]
(Adobe PDF File)
Attachment (iii) proposed amendments to related financial information questions for medium charities
(Adobe PDF File)
Attachment (iv) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments to financial information for medium charities [PDF]
(Adobe PDF File)
Attachment (v) The proposed 2016 AIS amendments tofinancial information for large charities [PDF]
(Adobe PDF File)
Attachment (vi) The proposed additional question guidance notes in the 2016 AIS [PDF]
(Adobe PDF File)