To find all federal, state and territory department and agencies regulating charities, see the List of regulators that may affect charities.
Australian Business Register
The Australian government’s business registration and reporting website, where you can apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN) or search ABN Lookup, the database of all ABNs.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Information, tools and online services for companies considering registering with or already registered with ASIC.
Australian Taxation Office
The national revenue collection agency. Hosts the ATO Non-profit portal with guidance on starting and managing a not-for-profit, including taxation issues and complying with ongoing ATO requirements.
Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia leads the development of national policy on work health and safety and workers’ compensation. Site provides information, codes of practice and guidance such as the volunteer resource kit.
South Australian Consumer and Business Services – Community Organisations, Cooperatives and Charities
Guidance and links for incorporated associations and charities in South Australia.
Victorian Not-for-Profit Compliance Support Centre
Practical guidance on starting and managing a not-for-profit in Victoria (site managed by the Department of Human Services).
Western Australian Department of Commerce – Not for profit
Guidance and forms for incorporated associations, charities and cooperatives in Western Australia, including Inc.: A Guide for Incorporated Associations in Western Australia.