Annual general meeting templates

These templates aim to help charities with the running of their annual general meeting. There are templates for an agenda, meeting minutes and meeting notice.

Audit and review report template

These audit and review report templates are designed for use by auditors and were developed with the assistance of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AuASB).



Charitable purpose examples

Examples of charitable purpose clauses that can be used as a guide when you are required to write down the purpose of your charity.

Charity annual report template

This template can be used to develop an annual report for your charity. It has space for you to include an overview of activities, governance, finances and other important information.

Complaints-handling: model policy and procedure

National peak bodies in the charity sector have developed a model policy and procedure to improve the way charities handle complaints. The model policy ensures complaints are handled confidentially and safely, enhancing community trust and confidence in the work of charities.

Conflict of interest policy

This template policy is intended to be used as a starting point for charities in developing their own conflict of interest policy.

Constitution for a charitable company limited by guarantee

Downloadable constitution template for companies limited by guarantee seeking to register with the ACNC. It is designed to help a small, charitable, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with straight-forward membership create a suitable governing document.



Details of Responsible People template

Use this template to collect the required information about your charity’s Responsible People. Do not submit this document to the ACNC. To update your charity’s Responsible People, log in to the ACNC Charity Portal. 




Governing document templates and model rules

Each charity has a governing document which sets out its charitable purposes, confirms that it operates on a not-for-profit basis, and details how its governing body makes decisions and consults any members. These templates are examples that charities can use.



Handover sheet for charities

This document lists important organisational and ACNC-related details for your charity, and is designed to be used as part of a wider induction process if your charity appoints a new Responsible Person to its board or committee, or a new member to its executive.




Meeting agenda

Use this template to set an agenda for a meeting of your charity's governing body.

Meeting minutes

Use this template when recording minutes for a meeting of your charity's governing body (such as a board meeting).



Register of interests

This template register of interests can be used alongside the ACNC's conflict of interests policy template.

Register of related party transactions

The ACNC recommends that each charity records related party transactions in a register. This template register is for recording related party transactions for small charities.