Charity tick from the ACNC

Get the Charity Tick

One of the main reasons the ACNC was established was to provide assurance to the general public, and especially the giving public, that they can be confident about the bonafides of Australian charities. Through its monitoring and reporting roles, the ACNC can enforce compliance with the ACNC Act, and 'weed out' charities which are unscrupulous, or incompetent.

On the positive side, the ACNC makes available the ACNC Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) which aims to give reassurance to the public that the charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting its presence on the ACNC Charity Register. So the Tick can be displayed by charities, subject to the ACNC terms and conditions, so long as it is eligible to be on the Charity Register. It is not a rating or endorsement of the charity as such, but rather that it is - unless otherwise advised - fit to operate as a charity. The ACNC hopes that displaying the Charity Tick will lead the public to look up the charity on the Register, and find out more about them, such as reviewing their financial reports, responsible people, incorporating documents, etc.

We hope that the Registered Charity Tick will have a positive effect on public trust and confidence in the charity sector and we encourage members of the public to check the Register to find out more details about charities they wish to support.

Charities that want to take advantage of the Registered Charity Tick access it by logging into the secure Charity Portal. Charities using the Tick are required to accept terms and conditions of use, as well as usage guidelines.

Here is a video which explains the Charity Tick.