Publications

Forms

ACNC forms
List of all ACNC online and downloadable forms.

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Guidance resources

Factsheets guides and tips
Find factsheets, guides and other resources the ACNC has produced on various topics including what is a charity, tax concessions and ongoing obligations.

ACNC Videos and audio
The ACNC produces a range of multimedia including videos and podcasts to support and explain the material on our website

Guides
Guides for charities on a variety of topics.

Templates
Page containing templates and examples for use and adaption by charities.

FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the ACNC and our work.

Checklists
Checklists on various topics including, record-keeping, annual reporting and preventing the risk of terrorism financing.

Templates

Audit and review reports templates
These templates are designed for use by auditors and were developed with the assistance of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Template rules for a charitable unincorporated association
This template is designed to help a small unincorporated association with charitable purposes to create a suitable governing document.

Template governing documents
Information about the different template governing documents available for charities, such as model rules from state and territory incorporating regulators.

Transitional financial report template - large charity
The templates include the financial information questions in the 2014 Annual Information Statement and notes to take to your auditor to either review or audit.

Template constitution for a charitable purpose company limited by guarantee
This template is designed to help a charitable, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee create a suitable governing document.

Responsible persons declaration
This is the declaration to be signed by the responsible people of the charity under section 60.15 of the ACNC Regulation 2013.

Transitional financial report template - medium charity
The templates include the financial information questions in the 2014 Annual Information Statement and notes to take to your auditor to either review or audit.

Examples of charitable purposes
Some examples of charitable purpose clauses that you can use as a guide when you are required to write down the purpose of your charity.

ACNC Policies

ACNC interpretation statements
Statements that help guide charities and the public on how the ACNC understands the law that applies to charities.

ACNC Corporate Policies and Procedures
ACNC policies and procedures are provided to guide charities and the public on how we will make important decisions.

Memoranda of understanding
The formal relationship of the ACNC with other organisations is set out in various memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Media and other communications

Media releases
A list of all Media releases from the ACNC. This list includes both current media releases and archived topics from the ACNC Taskforce.

Commissioner's columns
A list of all of the Commissioner's columns issued by the ACNC.

Latest News
Latest news and events from the ACNC including website updates, current activities, new information and more.

Newsletters
View newsletters published by the ACNC.

Reports and submissions

Reports
Reports published by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

List of other agencies and resources

Useful links
A list of useful links to other agencies who have a role to support charities and the Not-for-profit sector.

ACNC Glossary

ACNC glossary
A glossary of the common terms and definitions used by the ACNC.