1. Submit an application
Log in to the Charity Portal and in the ‘Manage other charity details’ section locate the form ‘Apply to have information withheld from the Charity Register’.
An organisation in the process of applying to register with the ACNC can use the registration application form to apply to have specific information withheld.
When applying, you should know exactly the information you want withheld, and the reason you want it withheld.
Include full versions of any documents that contain information you want to be withheld.
2. We consider the application
Once you submit an application, the information that is the subject of your application is automatically withheld from the Charity Register until we make a decision.
We assess the application based on the information the charity provides. We may need to contact the charity to ask for clarification or more information.
3. We make a decision
If we do not approve the application, we will contact the charity before we publish the information on the Charity Register.
If we approve the application, we will send the charity a notice confirming what we have withheld and why.
Future reports and updates
Generally, if we approve an application, the charity does not need to re-apply each year to have that information withheld again.
The information approved to be withheld will remain withheld for future reporting obligations and updates of charity information.
However, every time a charity uploads a new document (for example, a governing document or financial report), it will need to apply to have the information in the new document withheld.
To have the name or position of a new Responsible Person withheld, a charity will need to submit a new application.