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.

ACNC reporting period

The standard ACNC reporting period is the financial year from 1 July to 30 June (01/07–30/06). Your charity's Annual Information Statement and financial report (if required) are due within six months of the end of your reporting period.

Annual Information Statement years and reporting periods

We refer to Annual Information Statements by their year. The table below can help match your reporting period to the Annual Information Statement year.

Annual Information  Statement year Starts no earlier than Finishes no earlier than Starts no later than Finishes no later than
2016
1/07/2015
30/06/2016
30/06/2016
29/06/2017
2015
1/07/2014
30/06/2015
30/06/2015
30/06/2016
2014
1/07/2013
30/06/2014
30/06/2014
30/06/2015

Different reporting period

If your charity uses a different reporting period from the ACNC – that is any reporting period that is not 1 July to 30 June – you need to request to use this reporting period for your Annual Information Statement. For example, if your charity reports on a calendar year from 1 January to 31 December.

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 different reporting period (not 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.

Reporting due dates

Your charity's Annual Information Statement and financial report (if required) are due within six months of the end of your reporting period. If your charity reports using the standard 1 July to 30 June reporting period, the Annual Information Statement is due by 31 December.

If you are not sure when you need to submit your Annual Information Statement and financial reports (if required) use the tables below as a guide. The due dates are for reporting periods ending at the end of a month.

Reporting period - start date Reporting period - end date Submit Annual Information Statement from Annual Information Statement is due before
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

 

Reporting over one year (12 months)

 

My charity's reporting over one year. Registered charity reporting obligations over 1 year

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Reporting over three years (36 months)

 

My charity's reporting over three years. Registered charity reporting obligations over 3 years

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Newly registered charity

Registered 3 months or less before the end of your reporting period

If the date of decision is within three months of the end of your charity’s reporting period, you do not need to submit an Annual Information Statement straight away. You can either:

  • report for the 3 months or less left in the current reporting period, or
  • wait until the next reporting period and report for 15 months or less.  

For example, if the end of your reporting period is 30 June 2015, and the date of decision is 5 April 2015, then you can either:

  • report for the period 5 April 2015 – 30 June 2015 (2 months and 26 days), or
  • report for the period 5 April 2015 – 30 June 2016 (14 months and 26 days)

If you choose to report for 3 months or less:

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

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