Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, cooperative, corporation, company limited by guarantee, trust, letters patent, royal charter, and entities created by Act of Parliament
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Higher education, arts and culture, health and medical research, religion, environment, international causes
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$380
Cost will depend on fundraising license required from states and territories and type of organization (up to 80 percent of incorporated associations are done by members of the general public without professional assistance). The costs, including lawyers and other costs, may be up to US$5,000.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal government, state government
Incorporation can be achieved at both state and federal tiers of government, depending on corporate form.View the full Australia country report