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.

Reporting period

Due date to submit 2017 AIS

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

31 January 20181

1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017

31 January 2018

1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017

28 February 2018

1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

31 March 2018

1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017

30 April 2018

1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017

31 May 2018

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

30 June 2018

1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018

31 July 2018

1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018

31 August 2018

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

30 September 2018

1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018

31 October 2018

1 June 2017 to 31 May 2018

30 November 201

1 For charities that report on a regular 1 July to 30 June financial year, the Commissioner extended the deadline to submit the 2017 AIS to 31 January 2018.

You can also 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 2017, and the date on which the ACNC decided to register your charity is 5 April 2017, then you can either:

  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2017 (2 months and 26 days), or
  • submit an Annual Information Statement that reports on the period 5 April 2017 – 30 June 2018 (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.