Sector briefing: Charities involved overseas

The ACNC has held sector briefings to help charities understand some of the risks and obligations associated with sending funds overseas, and the steps they can take to make sure these funds are protected and used for their intended (charitable) purpose.

At the briefings, the ACNC, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Integritas360 share information and tips.

The briefings offered charities and their advisers the opportunity to:

  • gain new insights about Australian charities working or sending funds overseas, through analysis of ACNC data
  • get an overview of the risks of terrorism financing and corruption
  • learn about sanctions
  • learn about good governance and due diligence with overseas partners
  • have an opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A panel.

Presentation Videos

Australian charities involved overseas and the ACNC Part 1 – presented by Murray Baird

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Australian charities involved overseas and the ACNC Part 2 – presented by Jeremy Sandbrook

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Australian charities involved overseas and the ACNC Part 3 – presented by Stewart Donaldson

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Australian charities involved overseas and the ACNC Part 4.2 – presented by Bronwen Harvey

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Related information

Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) resources

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) resources

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) sanctions information

Visit DFAT’s website for more information about sanctions laws, where you can

  • check the DFAT Consolidated List
  • subscribe to receive notification of Consolidated List updates by e-mail
  • inquire about whether a specific activity requires a permit through the On-line Sanctions Administration System
  • contact DFAT about sanctions    
  • email to request access to free name matching software – LinkMatchLite.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) information on governance,due diligence and partnerships

Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) resources

Attorney-General's Department resources

Other external resources

  • Tools4dev – practical tools and tips for overseas development organisations

This page contains links to external websites. Any external links used by the ACNC are inserted for convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any material at those sites.  Information and resources provided by the ACNC is for general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice regarding your charity's particular circumstances.