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Health Promotion Charity

This document outlines the characteristics of a health promotion charity (HPC) and explains who determines whether an organisation is an HPC. Tax concessions and endorsement requirements for HPCs are also discussed.

Last updated 11 October 2016

A health promotion charity (HPC) is a charity whose principal activity is promoting the prevention or control of human diseases.

Examples of HPCs include:

  • some community health care providers
  • medical research organisations
  • organisations that seek to prevent human diseases by raising public awareness of such diseases.

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Who determines HPC status?

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is responsible for determining HPC status.

The ACNC registers organisations as charities, including particular types of charities such as HPCs.

We accept that an organisation is an HPC if it is registered by the ACNC as an HPC.