To apply to register your organisation as a charity, you need to log in to the ACNC Charity Portal and complete the application.
If you have never logged in to the Charity Portal, the first thing you will need to do is create an account. You can follow our Charity Portal instructions if you need help.
If you have previously logged in to the Charity Portal, you can use this account to sign in and register a new charity. Your Charity Portal account is linked to your own name and email, rather than to a charity as a whole.
Once you have logged in, click on 'Apply to register a new charity'.
If you don't finish your application in one go, you can save it and resume the application later.
Before you begin, we recommend that you read our registration checklist – this will help you prepare all the information you need to fully complete the application.
You can also read our registration FAQs for more information about the process.
Note: the ACNC does not charge a fee for organisations to register as a charity.