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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 58,381 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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WA10.17% SA7.3% NT1.38% QLD16.1% NSW34.55% VIC25.8% ACT2.34% TAS2.36% 58,381 REGISTERED CHARITIES

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From today, charities will only need to notify Consumer Affairs Victoria of their intent to fundraise to become a registered fundraiser. Additionally, charities that fundraise in Victoria are no longer required to submit an annual return to Consumer Affairs Victoria. Instead, charities can submit...
1 September 2020
Charity scams are on the rise, increasing nearly 70% since 2019, according to figures released for Scams Awareness Week, 17-21 August 2020.
17 August 2020

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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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