Registering as a charity
Your organisation may wish to register as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). This will allow you to be listed on the ACNC register, apply for some funding and grants and receive charity tax concessions.
Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status
Most organisations will need to register as a charity in order to qualify for DGR status. However you can apply for both at the same time with the ACNC. Becoming a deductible gift recipient will allow your funders to claim tax concessions for their donations, and some donors will only grant money to organisations with DGR status.