Data from more than 46,000 registered charities’ 2015 Annual Information Statements, including financial data, was uploaded today to data.gov.au as part of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) commitment to open data.

Journalists, academics, the general public, and charities themselves, now have access to the latest ACNC reporting data.

This dataset provides a record of the 2015 Annual Information Statements submitted by charities, that is, the information submitted for a charity’s 2015 reporting year. For most charities that will be for the financial year 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015.

Registered charities are required to submit their Annual Information Statements within six months of the end of their reporting period – for example, by 31 December for a charity with a 30 June financial year end.

The 2015 AIS dataset on data.gov.au is the ACNC’s largest upload, and allows users to download, compare, filter and sort by different variables.  

The ACNC will update this dataset weekly, as more Annual Information Statements are received.

Data.gov.au

Data.gov.au provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government and state and territory governments.

The main purpose of the site is to encourage public access to and reuse of government data by providing it in useful formats and under open licences. It was created following the Government’s Declaration of Open Government and response to the Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.

The data set can be accessed at data.gov.au/dataset/acnc2015ais.

The Annual Information Statements for individual charities can be viewed at acnc.gov.au/charityregister.