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ACNC Requirements for Responsible Persons

All parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn are registered charities.All parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn are registered charities.

It is a requirement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation that people who are involved in making strategic decisions about how a registered charity conducts its operations must provide their details to the ACNC. Responsible persons include the parish priest, church wardens, treasurers and all members of the parish council. The ACNC list of responsible persons must be kept up to date. Please note that  Diocesan Office is unable to update responsible persons information with the ACNC on the parish’s behalf due to the way ACNC has set up this register.

Most parishes are small charities and have 60 days to notify ACNC of any changes to their responsible persons. If your parish/entity’s annual revenue is over $250,000, then it is a medium or large charity, and must notify ACNC of changes to responsible persons within 28 days.

You must tell us each and every time a responsible person takes on or finishes a role they have as a responsible person. This includes any change in their role.

If you are adding a new responsible person you need to provide us the below information:

  • Name
  • Residential address
  • Position held
  • The date they became a responsible person
  • Whether you have checked to make sure that this person is not listed on the ASIC Register of Banned or Disqualified Persons.

Note that on the ACNC Register ONLY the person’s name and the position they hold in the parish/charity are made available to the public.