For charities

Guidance and support to help charities to meet their obligations.

For the public

Information for donors, volunteers, charities and researchers.

About the ACNC

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is the national regulator of charities. We register and regulate Australia’s 57,252 charities.

  • We help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice and guidance.
  • We help the public understand the work of the not-for-profit sector and provide a free searchable database of charities.

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WA10.18% SA7.31% NT1.36% QLD16.01% NSW34.54% VIC25.83% ACT2.34% TAS2.43% 57,252 REGISTERED CHARITIES

Latest news & tweets

Commissioner's Column
In this edition, the Hon Dr Gary Johns, discusses the 2019 Annual Information Statement, phishing emails, the proposed new economy-wide cash payment limit, and more.
1 November 2019
Australian charities generate more than $140 billion each year, significant income which can leave them vulnerable to fraud if adequate financial and governance controls are not in place. ACNC Commissioner the Hon Dr Gary Johns explains the risks of charity fraud and counter-measures for charities.
25 October 2019

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Newly registered charities

The ACNC registers hundreds of new charities every month.

These charities will provide a range of invaluable services including child and youth services, environmental protection, education and more.

We publish a list of new charities each month.

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