Apply to register with the ACNC

1. Can your organisation register?

To be eligible to be registered as a charity with the ACNC, your organisation must be able to show that it is a 'charity'. In other words, it must:

  • be not-for-profit
  • have only charitable purposes that are for the public benefit
  • be complying with ACNC governance standards
  • not have any disqualifying purposes (for example, engaging in or promoting activities that are unlawful or contrary to public policy or promote or oppose a political party or candidate for political office, and
  • not be an individual, political party or government entity.

To register, it must also have an Australian Business Number (ABN) with the right 'entity type'.


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2. Are you prepared to register?

3. What happens if it is registered?

If your charity is registered, understand that it will:

If may be that registration is not right for your particular organisation – find out more about the benefits of registration and consider whether you wish to apply.