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Australian Charities Report 2017

The Australian Charities Report 2017 is the fifth annual analysis of the information we receive from charities in their Annual Information Statements. Key findings include:

  • Total revenue of $146.1 billion
  • Government grants as a revenue source increased by $7 billion
  • Donations and bequests as a revenue source totalled $9.9 billion
  • 3.3 million volunteers across Australia’s charities
  • Most registered charities (36%) are ‘extra small’, a subset of small
  • 30% of charities reported their main activity was religious activities
  • 4,567 charities operate overseas
  • The most common overseas operating locations include:
    • India
    • Philippines
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Indonesia
    • New Zealand

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Previous Australian Charities Reports

For previous editions of the Australian Charities Report, see ACNC Reports.