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
  • reporting (submitting an Annual Information Statement and, if necessary, a financial report), and
  • notifying the ACNC of certain changes.

The information a charity provides is stored electronically.

Charity information (aside from some personal information about Responsible People and information that we have withheld from the Charity Register) is publicly available on the Charity Register and through data.gov.au.

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.