Flowchart: how the Charity Passport works
This diagram shows how information is provided to the ACNC and shared.
Charities provide information to the ACNC at the point of:
- applying to register as a charity
- annual reporting (submitting an Annual Information Statement and, if necessary, a financial report), and
- notifying the ACNC of certain changes (for example, to a charity’s governing documents, responsible persons, or address for service).
This information is submitted and stored electronically.
Charity information (aside from some personal information about responsible persons and information that has been withheld) is publicly available through data.gov.au and the ACNC register. The same information is available to government agencies through the Charity Passport.
The charity information is then used by government agencies, researchers and the public.