Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) file

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) file

Field description

Field name

Data type

ABR bulk data file information

SBR definition

Primary Identifier



Unique identifier for linking the ABR bulk data files (primary key)

A string of alphanumeric characters generated by the Government Agency, used to uniquely identify the Business Document contained in the exchanged message. It should be a business identifier that would be understood by the Government Agency involved in the message exchange, not a message envelope level GUID.

Entity Type Code



ABR data value for this field is C.

C = Charity

Identifies the type of the ACNC Status - Charity.

Status Code1



ABR data value for this field is R.

REG = Registered

Identifies the status of the organisations charitable status.

Registration Date of Effect



Registration Date of Effect

Date when the organisation registration becomes effective.

Note: Field names are not contained in the ABR bulk data files. The field names are provided in SQL (structured query language) code available to assist you in generating the data tables with the correct data structure and field headings.

1. Data is only supplied for an entity’s ACNC status if the ABN is active and the ACNC status code is registered.

2. Date fields are supplied in character format (YYYYMMDD). You may need to change the date format to one that suits your applications.

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