A disqualified person is a responsible person, such as a board or committee member, that may not be eligible to serve on the board of a charity. Reasons for disqualification include being convicted of certain offences, bankruptcy or personal insolvency agreements, or disqualification by a court or regulator.

Under Governance Standard 4, charities must be satisfied that their Responsible Persons are not disqualified from managing a corporation. The ACNC has the power to suspend or remove a responsible person (such as a board or committee member, or trustee) from a charity, which is recorded on the Disqualified Persons Register.

It is a charity's obligation to ensure that their responsible persons are not disqualified.