Environmental organisations can receive tax deductible donations if they meet certain criteria set out in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Eligible organisations are either listed:
- on the Register of Environmental Organisations
- in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
Register of Environmental Organisations (REO)
The REO lists environmental organisations currently eligible to receive tax deductible donations. We are working with organisations who are listed on the REO who currently don’t meet requirements as a deductible gift recipient. These organisations are highlighted on the REO.
If you have trouble accessing these files, contact us for help.
Find out how to apply to be on the register.
Read more about legislative amendments impacting organisations with deductible gift recipient status in the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Act 2021
Organisations listed in tax law
The Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 lists by name other environmental organisations which are eligible to receive tax deductible donations.
Australian Business Register
The Australian Business Register records information for each Australian Business Number (ABN). This includes whether it has a Deductible Gift Recipient status.
Search using the ABN Lookup.
The REO team can be contacted by using the below.
Register of Environmental Organisations
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601