As outlined in our Stakeholder Engagement Framework, we are committed to engaging with, and being responsive to, the charities we regulate and other stakeholders.

Consulting with the sector ensures that we understand different points of view and are better equipped to make informed decisions about how we will meet our objects.

The Consultation Panel was created to assist us to improve our regulation of the charity sector by providing feedback on new or proposed guidance, forms or policies.

We invite representatives of charities, advisers to the charity sector, and people with relevant experience in the sector to join the Panel.

Eligibility for the panel

We want to know how charities, their board members, employees and representatives understand the impacts of our regulation and if we explain it clearly in our guidance and forms.

We will ask members of the Consultation Panel for feedback to make sure our work is informed by sector perspectives. All panel members need is experience in or knowledge of the charity sector.

Joining the panel

If you are interested in providing your views to us on proposed guidance, forms or policies, please contact us at consultationpanel@acnc.gov.au providing your name, organisation, contact details and experience in the charity sector.

Include the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.

Participating in the panel

When we have an issue or draft guidance, forms or policies we wish to seek input on, we will send an email to members of the Consultation Panel. In our email we will explain what we are seeking your views on and let you know how you can contribute.

You do not have to respond to every request we send. What you choose to respond to and how much time you spend on it is up to you. We will continue to include you in requests until you let us know you want to leave the Panel.

Leaving the panel

If you no longer want to be part of the Panel, please email us at consultationpanel@acnc.gov.au with the word ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

We will remove you from the Panel and not contact you with further requests.