Charities Act change hub

Updated 10 July 2023

The Charities Act 2005(external link) has been amended by the Charities Amendment Bill(external link), which came into force on 5 July 2023.

There are a wide range of changes for charities to be aware of. We will keep updating this page with information about the changes and when they will affect your charity. We will also be including information in our newsletter and Facebook page, so please consider subscribing.

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What's happening?

You don’t need to change anything right now. Charities Services will let you know here and in our newsletter when the changes will affect you.

The changes come into play on three key dates between 2023 and 2024. The key upcoming changes are included below:

Immediate changes

3 Month changes

12 Month changes