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Joining the ACNC means being part of a small and dynamic regulator that supports good governance by the organisations that help the community most.

We are based in Melbourne and offer attractive benefits to our diverse, passionate, and friendly staff.

We contribute to public trust and confidence in the charity sector through our work as the only government agency that works exclusively with charities.

Our current opportunities

You can view and apply for opportunities with the ACNC via the ACNC page on ATO Careers.

You can register for job alerts and receive notification when future ACNC jobs are advertised. To do so, visit the ATO's Job Alerts page to set up your profile.

The ACNC is the independent, national regulator of charities in Australia.

We maintain a free online searchable register of charity information which is available to the public. The ACNC Charity Register helps the organisations and people that help the community such as charities, donors, philanthropists, grant-makers, researchers, and volunteers understand the work of charities.

Our work contributes to maintaining public trust and confidence in charities and supporting a thriving sector.

We assess new applications for registration, provide guidance and resources to charities to promote good governance practices and help them in meeting their obligations to remain registered. We also investigate concerns, taking action where necessary. We continue to focus on the removal of unnecessary red tape to reduce the administrative burden on charities.

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and delivering on our objectives. Our contribution makes a difference to the Australian community, whether that’s a charity directly, someone in need or a donor.

Read more about us and our objects.

We are highly skilled specialists who are passionate about the charity sector, about making a difference and contributing to the sector through our work.

We are community focused, supportive, caring, diverse, and inclusive – reflecting the sector we serve.

We value our team as people, and the health and wellbeing of our people is a priority. Our managers are supportive and provide a safe and healthy working environment for our people.

Collectively we work hard to attract and retain talented people.

Testimonials from our staff

“I felt an overwhelming sense of 'coming home' when I joined the ACNC – because I felt like I was with people who genuinely cared about me as a person and my needs – and I felt as though I had the support to back my own development and growth."

“The ACNC is the first place I have worked where the first thing I think about when describing its identity isn't the work itself, but the people who work there.”

We are proud of the culture we have created at the ACNC.

We come together as ‘One ACNC’ where our people belong, we continually evolve, share a purpose, and are supported and connected.

As a small agency, staff know each other by name, and we operate as one team. Staff can talk with colleagues from all levels including the leadership team on any given day. We have an active Social Club, with a range of activities on offer.

In 2022, we ranked number one in small agencies for staff who would recommend their agency as a good place to work.

As part of the APS, we offer secure employment and receive a competitive salary. ACNC staff are employed under the Australian Taxation Office’s Enterprise Agreement 2017 which offers exceptional employment conditions including payments of 15.4% super on top of your annual salary, as well as salary sacrificing options.

In addition to standard leave provisions, we provide additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year.

We can access a range of leave options including flex leave, the ability to work part time or compressed hours and generous paid parental leave. We can also purchase additional weeks of annual leave.

All staff have access to a free employee assistance program and a range of health and wellbeing support services.

We invest heavily in training for our people, including learning and development courses and access to higher education programs to grow skills and capabilities.

Our team of approximately 120 people is based in Melbourne’s Docklands, in a modern open-plan office. You can see the person you work for and the people you work with.

We have a range of spaces including collaborative meeting rooms, and quiet spaces for staff to utilise.

We operate in a hybrid working model, that provides increased flexibility and supports work-life balance with the opportunity to work up to 60% of our hours from home, with innovative technology supporting this approach.

Our office is a short walk from Southern Cross Station, and there is a tram stop outside the door. We have a variety of food, coffee and conveniences all located within our precinct.

We work in a unique operating environment as a small independent regulator with access to the support, systems and infrastructure of a larger agency. We also have access to the ATO’s facilities including end of trip, prayer rooms and nursing rooms.

Join our Advice Services team

The ACNC is always seeking motivated people who value the role that charities play in Australia to join our Advice Services team on a non-ongoing or temporary basis.

As an Advice Services Officer in the ACNC, excellent customer service is central to everything you do. You will be integral in helping charities to meet their obligations, so they can focus on their work, and support the public to better understand the charitable sector.

You will be trained to help charities understand their obligations to the ACNC. You will work on a range of projects, which will improve the data integrity of the ACNC Charity Register and increase charities’ on-time submissions of annual reports.

You will operate in a fast-paced, partially scheduled environment as part of a supportive, flexible, and friendly team. You will participate in training and development activities relating to legislative and organisational change.

The Advice Services team is the first point of contact for charities and members of the public wanting assistance with a wide range of topics related to charities and the not-for-profits sector. We help charities to meet their obligations through education and guidance. We also provide information to the general community to deepen their understanding of how charities function in Australia.

If this sounds like you, submit your application via the Australian Taxation Office's Employment Register now and make sure you select "Other agency/Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission" as your preferred area.