The ACNC have published a Commissioner’s Interpretation Statement on health promotion charities (HPCs), following a period of consultation with members of the charity sector, their professional advisors and the public.
The purpose of the Statement is to provide guidance to ACNC staff, charities and the public on the meaning and scope of the charity sub-type of HPCs. It was developed as a tax category and is now a charity subtype described in the ACNC Act as ‘an institution whose principal activity is to promote the prevention or the control of diseases in human beings’.
Status as a Health Promotion Charity can affect access to additional tax concessions.
More details can be found here.