Reporting - due dates

Overdue Annual Information Statement
If your charity has an overdue Annual Information Statement you must submit immediately in the Charity Portal.

Read more about failing to submit an Annual Information Statement.

When is the Annual Information Statement due?

The Annual Information Statement (AIS) is due at different times for different charities. This depends on a charity’s own reporting period. A charity's AIS and financial report (if required) are due six months after the end of the charity’s reporting period.

The two most common reporting deadlines are:

  • 31 December for charities reporting to a regular financial year (1 July to 30 June)
  • 30 June for charities using a calendar year reporting period (1 January to 31 December).

Note: For charities that report on a regular 1 July to 30 June financial year, the Commissioner extended the deadline to submit the 2016 AIS to 31 January 2017.

The table below can be used as guide to determine when your Annual Information Statement and financial reports (if required) are due.

Reporting period – start date Reporting period – end date Submit AIS from AIS is due
1 September 31 August 1 September 28 February
1 October 30 September 1 October 31 March
1 November  31 October 1 November 30 April
1 December 30 November 1 December 31 May
1 January 31 December 1 January 30 June

You can also check the due date for your charity’s Annual Information Statement on the ACNC Charity Register.

Different reporting period

The standard ACNC reporting period is the financial year, 1 July to 30 June. If your charity uses a different reporting period, you need to request to use this reporting period for your Annual Information Statement.

You only need to tell us once about your different reporting period. This will help the ACNC know when your reporting obligations are due, and help us to send you reminders at the right time.

Attention:You need to know! Request a reporting period other than the regular financial year (1 July to 30 June) through the Charity Portal

Do not change your reporting period to avoid penalties for late reporting. We have other ways to support you if you are late. Contact us to talk through your options.

Newly registered charity

If the date that the ACNC made the decision to register your charity is within three months of the end of your charity’s reporting period, you have two options for submitting an Annual Information Statement. You can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 3 months or less left in your charity’s current reporting period, or
  • wait until the next reporting period and submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 12-15 months that your charity has been registered.  

For example, if the end of your charity’s reporting period is 30 June 2017, and the date on which the ACNC decided to register your charity is 5 April 2017, then you can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2017 (2 months and 26 days), or
  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2018 (14 months and 26 days)

If you choose to report for 3 months or less:

  • the financial information in the Annual Information Statement and the financial report (if required) you provide can be for the full year or for the period you have been operating;
  • your charity will be able to report for a standard reporting period (12 months from 1 July) in the following year.

More information

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