How do I check my charity’s details on the Charity Register?

You can check your charity’s details by searching the Charity Register or logging into the Charity Portal.

The Charity Portal has more detail than the Register because not all information about a charity is publicly available. If you log in to the Charity Portal you will be able to see if any important information is missing, such as contact details for your charity's Responsible People, as well as seeing how your charity’s details appear on the public Charity Register.

You can also update or correct your charity’s information within the Charity Portal. Changes you make in the Portal will be updated automatically on the Charity Register.

You can download a PDF copy of your charity’s entry (current at that date) by clicking the ‘Save as PDF’ button on the top right hand corner of its page on the Register.

How do I correct charity details on the Charity Register?

Your charity has an ongoing obligation to keep its details up to date and notify us if any of its key details change.

Unless you have provided updated details to the ACNC, some of the information on the Register may be incorrect or out of date.

Find out more about notifying the ACNC of changes.

My charity is registered with the ACNC but there is no entry on the Charity Register?

Some registered charities may not appear on the Charity Register. This may be because:

  • they have applied to have information withheld from the Register
  • they are private ancillary funds, and their details are temporarily withheld from the Register to protect the details of individual donors.

If your charity’s entry does not appear and you think there is an error, please contact us.

Can I ask for information to not be publicly available?

In some circumstances, you can apply to have your charity's information or information about its Responsible People (such as board or committee members or trustees) withheld from the Register.

Find out more about withholding information from the ACNC Register.

Can I obtain information about multiple charities for use in a research project?

We publish most of the data held on the Charity Register in a free online dataset.

This dataset can be used to quickly sort or anlayse the information on the Charity Register. Find out more about accessing the dataset at data.gov.au.