The 2021 Annual Information Statement Hub contains information and resources to help charities complete the Annual Information Statement. Charities have an ongoing obligation to report to us, and filling out the Annual Information Statement is a vital part of meeting this obligation.
The information submitted through charities' Annual Information Statements contributes to improved charity transparency, helps us develop a greater understanding of the sector, and helps us reduce duplicated reporting.
Some information your charity provides in its 2021 Annual Information Statement will also appear on its Charity Register page. This can make your charity's work more visible, providing an opportunity to promote programs and activities to the thousands of potential donors, volunteers and supporters that visit the Charity Register every day.
To submit your charity's 2021 Annual Information Statement, log into the ACNC Charity Portal.
We have support materials to help you complete your charity's Annual Information Statement:
The 2021 Annual Information Statement Guide - detailed explanations and support for each section of the 2021 Annual Information Statement.
The 2021 Annual Information Statement Checklist - a summary of information you need to complete the 2021 Annual Information Statement, as well as a rundown of common mistakes and how to avoid them.
2021 Program Previewer - a tool that allows you to practice your responses to programs-related questions in the 2021 Annual Information Statement.
Best practice in annual financial report disclosures - the ACNC's guide to help charities correctly disclose and report on government revenue in their annual financial reports.
Icons used in the 2021 Annual Information Statement
Throughout the AIS online form, there are a number of fields marked with specific icons. The information below will explain what these icons mean and how you can interact with them.
|A red asterisk next to any question indicates that it is mandatory to provide a response to the question.|
|A blue search icon next to an answer field means your response needs to be verified. Click the blue search icon to do this.|
|Hovering over the question mark icon will display additional help text to assist you with your response.|
|Clicking on either the 'Save' or 'Next' buttons at the bottom of each page will save your progress.|
|To review and print your completed Annual Information Statement, click on the 'Review' button on the 'Review and Submit' page of the 2021 AIS.|
|To submit your 2021 AIS, complete the declaration on the 'Review and Submit' page of the online form, and then click the 'Submit' button in the bottom right-hand corner. Ensure you click on the 'Submit' button - if you do not do so, we will not receive it.|
Feedback on the 2021 Annual Information Statement
We have compiled a short feedback survey to gain further insights on the 2021 Annual Information Statement and the guidance we have developed.
The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete, and we would value your responses once you have completed the 2021 Annual Information Statement. It can be found at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/AIS-feedback-survey.