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The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) is the regulator of Australian charities. The ACNC offers a range of services including charity registration, assessment of some charitable taxation status (see Taxation for more information) and educational guidance materials.
Associations registered with the ACNC are required to meet certain reporting requirements and more information can be found online or by telephoning 13 22 62.
It is important to remember that irrespective of an organisation’s registration with the ACNC, if it intends to conduct any collections in Western Australia for charitable purposes a licence must be obtained under the Charitable Collections Act 1946.