Fee summary and how to pay
This page lists the different payments required for registered charities.
Fee to submit an application to register as a charity
There is no cost to submit an application to register as a charity with Charities Services.
Fee to update a registered charity's details
There is no cost to update the details of a charity already registered with Charities Services. Charities can access their online account(external link) to make changes directly as required.
Annual return fee
Your charity may need to pay a fee to file its annual return. The amount your charity needs to pay will depend on your charity’s gross income for the financial year you’re reporting on, and whether you’re filing the annual return online or on paper. Your annual return will only be complete when the correct fee is received (if applicable). The table below outlines the fees.
|Annual return if total gross income is under $10,000||$0.00|
|Annual return completed online, and supporting documents including performance report
(Tier 3 & 4)/financial statements (Tier 1 & 2) uploaded during the online process
|Annual return completed online, but supporting documents including performance report
(Tier 3 & 4)/financial statements (Tier 1 & 2) sent to us by post or email
|Annual return completed on paper and sent to us by post or email with supporting documents
including performance report (Tier 3 & 4)/financial statements (Tier 1 & 2)
All fees above include GST
How to pay
Payment for annual returns can be done online by internet banking (our preferred method) or by sending us a cheque. Please note we will no longer accept cheques as payment from 1 June 2021.
We do not issue invoices for annual return fees.