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 59,800 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% 59,800 REGISTERED CHARITIES

Latest news & tweets

Commissioner's Column
In this month's Commissioner's Column, the Hon Dr Gary Johns discusses the launch of the 2021 Annual Information Statement and how it is a busy time for charity leaders across the nation. Their roles demand that they be active in the lives of their charities; they are not mere figureheads.
9 September 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.

More newly registered charities