alert icon If your charity has an overdue Annual Information Statement you must submit immediately through the ACNC Charity Portal.

When is the Annual Information Statement due?

The Annual Information Statement (AIS) is due at different times for different charities, depending on a charity's reporting period.

A charity's AIS and financial report (if required) are due six months after the end of the charity’s reporting period.

The two most common reporting deadlines are:

  • 31 December for charities reporting to a regular financial year (1 July to 30 June)
  • 30 June for charities using a calendar year reporting period (1 January to 31 December).

The table below can be used as guide to determine when your Annual Information Statement and financial reports (if required) are due.

2020 Annual Information Statement:

Reporting period

Due date to submit 2019 AIS

1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

31 January 20211

1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020

31 January 2021

1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020

28 February 2021

1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020

31 March 2021

1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020

30 April 2021

1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020

31 May 2021

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

30 June 2021

1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021

30 July 2021
1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021

31 August 2021

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

30 September 2021

1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021

31 October 2021

1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021

30 November 2021

1 For charities that report on a regular 1 July to 30 June financial year, the Commissioner extended the deadline to submit the 2020 AIS to 31 January 2021.

For approved reporting groups, the 2020 Group Annual Information Statement is going online for the first time.

The 2020 Group Annual Information Statement will be available for group reporters to complete through the ACNC Charity Portal by January 2021.

And for those groups with a reporting period that ends between 30 June 2020 and 29 September 2020, the ACNC has extended the reporting due date to 31 March 2021.

Refer to the ACNC website for more information about group reporting.

You can also check the due date for your charity’s Annual Information Statement on the ACNC Charity Register.

2019 Annual Information Statement

Almost all 2019 Annual Information Statements are now overdue (unless the ACNC has approved an extension to the due date).

You can check the due date for your charity’s Annual Information Statement on the ACNC Charity Register.

Different reporting period

The standard ACNC reporting period is the financial year, 1 July to 30 June. If your charity uses a different reporting period, you need to request to use this reporting period for your Annual Information Statement.

You only need to tell us once about your different reporting period. This will help the ACNC know when your reporting obligations are due, and help us to send you reminders at the right time.

alert icon Visit the ACNC Charity Portal to request a reporting period other than the regular financial year (1 July to 30 June). Do not change your reporting period to avoid penalties for late reporting. We have other ways to support you if you are late. Contact us to talk through your options.

Newly registered charity

If the date that the ACNC made the decision to register your charity is within three months of the end of your charity’s reporting period, you have two options for submitting an Annual Information Statement. You can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 3 months or less left in your charity’s current reporting period, or
  • wait until the next reporting period and submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the 12-15 months that your charity has been registered.

For example, if the end of your charity’s reporting period is 30 June 2018, and the date on which the ACNC decided to register your charity is 5 April 2019, then you can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2019 – 30 June 2019 (2 months and 26 days), or
  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2019 – 30 June 2020 (14 months and 26 days)

If you choose to report for 3 months or less:

  • the financial information in the Annual Information Statement and the financial report (if required) you provide can be for the full year or for the period you have been operating;
  • your charity will be able to report for a standard reporting period (12 months from 1 July) in the following year.

If a charity was operating prior to the date of the registration decision, the ACNC will also accept financial information (and an annual financial report if required) relating to that entire reporting period (even though the charity was only registered for part of it).