ORIC – Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) is an independent statutory office holder who administers, supports and regulates corporations by:
- advising on how to incorporate;
- training directors, members and key staff in good governance;
- ensuring compliance with the law;
- intervening when needed.
A charity that submits its annual reports and governing documents with ORIC fulfils its reporting and notification obligations with the ACNC. ORIC registered charities need not notify the ACNC of any changes to their details. Thus some cases the ACNC’s records may be outdated.
Integrity, honesty and unbiased assessment are at the core of Giving Guide’s mission. The charity sector is important to the economy and culture of Australia, We believe independently assessing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the sector beyond what is currently available is important to it's future.
Giving Guide anticipates enhancing the level of governance and transparency in the Australian charity sector. An independent charity advisor would benefit the sector by helping charities consider exceeding the existing governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to the benefit of donors.