Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Regulator function

To help charities to understand and meet their obligations under the ACNC Act, as well as enhance good governance practices.

The ACNC’s regulatory activities include:

  • registering charities;
  • maintaining a public register of charities;
  • providing advice and assistance to charities;
  • undertaking monitoring, compliance and enforcement activities; and
  • working with Commonwealth entities and other jurisdictions to reduce the regulatory burden on charities.

Legislation

  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012
  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulations 2022 
  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012 
  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Regulation 2016 

Regulated community

  • Charities

Portfolio

Treasury

Internal to department / external entity

External

Ministerial Statement of Expectations date

January 2024