Show download pdf controls
  • 09. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent regulator of charities at the Commonwealth level.

    While the Commissioner of Taxation is the Accountable Authority for the ACNC, the ACNC has operational independence.

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 sets out the ACNC’s objects:

    • to maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the Australian not-for-profit sector
    • to support and sustain a robust, vibrant, independent and innovative Australian not-for-profit sector
    • to promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the Australian not-for-profit sector.

    Further details about the ACNC, including its activities and intended results, are provided in its 2019–20 corporate planExternal Link.

      Last modified: 31 Jul 2019QC 59712