Generally, a not-for-profit is an organisation that does not operate for the profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people (for example, its members, the people who run it or their friends or relatives). The definition of not-for-profit applies both while the organisation is operating and if it winds up.
To be registered, your organisation must show the ACNC that it operates on a not-for-profit basis. For most organisations this is done through having a governing document with a suitable not-for-profit clause, and then by consistently following this clause.
It can still be a not-for-profit if it simply provides a benefit to a member while genuinely carrying out its charitable purpose, pays a member a reasonable amount for services they have provided, or covers reasonable reimbursements for a member's expenses.
A not-for-profit can make a profit, but any profit must be put back into the organisation and used for its charitable purposes.
No - Your organisation may not be eligible to register with the ACNC.
Yes - Your organisation may be eligible to register. Move to Step 2.