Organisations listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations can receive tax deductible donations. This helps cultural organisations to attract funding from businesses and individuals.

The Register of Cultural Organisations is a list of cultural organisations that can receive tax deductible gifts. The register aims to strengthen private sector support for the arts and encourages Australians to contribute to the nation's vibrant cultural life. Australian organisations can be listed on the register if their principal purpose is to promote one of the following cultural activities in Australia:

  • literature
  • visual arts
  • community arts
  • performing arts
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts
  • music
  • crafts
  • design
  • television
  • video
  • radio
  • film
  • movable cultural heritage.

The Treasurer and the Minister for the Arts approve new additions to the register. We administer the register.

Public art galleries, museums and libraries are generally not included on the register because they are approved by the Australian Taxation Office under another deductible gift recipient category.

Register of Cultural Organisations

Register of Cultural Organisations Guide

Application form

Statistical return of donations

Contacts

Register of Cultural Organisations
Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: roco.mail [at] arts.gov.au

Phone: 02 6271 7108