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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities. ACFID members must be registered with the ACNC and comply with ACNC requirements, including the Governance Standards and External Conduct Standards.

ACNC Governance Standards and the Code

The Governance Standards are a set of core, minimum standards that deal with how a charity is run (including its processes, activities and relationships) – its governance. The Standards require a charity to remain charitable, operate lawfully, and be run in an accountable and responsible way. They help maintain public trust in charities and help charities continue to do their charitable work.

If a charity complies with the ACFID Code of Conduct, it is likely to meet the ACNC’s Governance Standards. However, the ACNC may still require a charity to demonstrate how it is meeting the Governance Standards.

This comparison table shows how the ACFID Code maps to the ACNC Governance Standards.

ACNC External Conduct Standards and the Code

The External Conduct Standards are a set of standards that govern how a registered charity must manage its activities and resources outside Australia. Charities that operate outside Australia, including ACFID members, are required to comply with the External Conduct Standards.

This comparison table shows how the ACFID Code maps to the ACNC External Conduct Standards a high level.

Download a detailed mapping of the External Conduct Standards and the ACFID Code.

Updated June 2024.

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