Dataset: ACNC 2020 Annual Information Statement (AIS) Data


####This dataset is updated weekly. Please ensure that you use the most up-to-date version.####


The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is Australia’s national regulator of charities.
Since 3 December 2012, charities wanting to access Commonwealth charity tax concessions (and other benefits) need to register with the ACNC. Although many charities choose to register, registration with the ACNC is voluntary.

Each year, registered charities are required to lodge an Annual Information Statement (AIS) with the ACNC. Charities are required to submit their AIS within six months of the end of their reporting period.

The AIS collects information about a charity’s programs, HR and financial information.

2020 AIS data

This dataset can be used to find 2020 AIS information lodged by multiple charities.

It can also be used to filter and sort by different variables across all AIS information. AIS Information for individual charities can be viewed via the ACNC Charity Register.

Our explanatory notes (see below) detail the information collected in the AIS and the data outputs you can expect.

The ACNC has also published a report analysing 2020 AIS data. This report - the 8th edition of the Charities Report - can be found on our website.

Interpreting AIS data

When comparing charities’ financial information it is important to consider each charity's unique situation. This is particularly true for small charities, which are not compelled to provide financial reports – reports that often contain more details about their financial position and activities – as part of their AIS. For more information on interpreting financial information, please refer to the ACNC website.

Withheld information

Registered charities can apply to the ACNC to have some or all of the information they provide withheld from the ACNC Register. However, there are only limited circumstances when the ACNC can agree to withhold information. If a charity has applied to have their data withheld, the AIS data relating to that charity has been excluded from this dataset.

NOTE: It is possible that some information in this dataset might be subject to a future request from a charity to have their information withheld. If this occurs, this information will still appear in the dataset until the next update. Please consider this risk when using this dataset.

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