Information sessions and speaking events

The ACNC is committed to stakeholder engagement and working directly with charities and their representatives. We will travel widely to talk about the role and work of the ACNC as well as issues that affect charities and the not-for-profit sector. We are also delivering online training, via ACNC webinars, to ensure in particular that we can reach those in more rural and remote areas.

2017: ACNC faith-based roundtable events

ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe AM and Assistant Commissioner Murray Baird will be visiting capital cities between June and August to bring together leaders representing the breadth of faith-based charities, to discuss the issues concerning their members and organisations.

The following dates have been confirmed:

Melbourne Thursday 22 June
Canberra Thursday 29 June
Hobart Wednesday 5 July
Sydney Thursday 13 July
Brisbane Wednesday 19 July
Adelaide Tuesday 25 July
Perth Tuesday 1 August

For more information, or to register your interest, please email

2016: Ask ACNC

From August, the ACNC will be visiting over 25 regional and metropolitan locations in Australia to talk to charities. The Ask ACNC sessions will provide charities the opportunity to hear directly from one of the ACNC’s Commissioners. The sessions include an update on the work of the ACNC, issues facing the sector and how to meet your ACNC obligations, including the Annual Information Statement. Charities will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Commissioners during the Q&A session.

As part of the sessions, we will also be providing a free basic financial training session, which includes how to avoid the most common Annual Information Statements errors.

For more information, or to register for an Ask ACNC session, visit

2015: ACNC roundtables and sector briefings

The ACNC will continue to engage with stakeholders, through roundtables with sector representatives, meetings and attendance at sector seminars and events.

2014: Ask ACNC sessions

Our Ask ACNC sessions, were offered in regional and metropolitan locations across Australia from August until October 2014. These sessions provided an opportunity for charities to get an overview of charity activity in their area, better understand the ACNC Register, and to drop in and ask the ACNC about how to submit their Annual Information Statements or update their information using the ACNC’s online Charity Portal. Find out more about the Ask ACNC sessions.

2013: ACNC Basics sessions

These sessions gave an overview of the ACNC, and what this means for charities. Find out more about the ACNC’s ACNC Basics sessions, which ran throughout 2013.

2013 National community presentation program

Find out more about the ACNC's National community presentation program, which ran early in 2013.