The ACNC is the national charity regulator in Australia.
We have information and advice to help you find registered charities, and make an informed decision about which charities to support.
Learn more about the characteristics, activities and purpose of Australia’s charities. The Charities Report is comprehensive record of the sector, produced from the latest data from charity Annual Information Statements.
Learn more about the charity sector in Australia, including the common myths and misconceptions about running a charity.
We collect data from charities when they register, update their details, submit their Annual Information Statements, and in the course of our own research activities. We recognise that this data is valuable to other researchers and to the sector, and make it available through datasets published on data.gov.au.
We take concerns about registered charities seriously. We review all concerns raised with us, investigate where appropriate and refer concerns to other agencies if needed.
Other government agencies are also involved in charity regulation - for example state and territory governments regulate fundraising, and the ATO is responsible for charity tax concessions. Peak bodies also play an important role in supporting Australia's charity sector.