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'Entity' is the word used formally in the ACNC Act to describe any kind of 'legal person'.

An entity includes an individual, a body corporate or politic, an unincorporated association or other body of people, or a trust.

It includes:

  • a person involved in a charity’s governing body (a ‘responsible entity’ or, more commonly, a 'Responsible Person'),
  • a registered charity (a ‘registered entity’), and
  • an ACNC officer.

View more information on ACNC legislation and the ACNC Act.