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Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO)

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ROCO Application Form

Established under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1.1 Important

To be eligible for entry on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) an organisation must meet all the criteria of section 30-300 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (the Act). 

Organisations entered on the ROCO are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and are eligible to receive tax deductible donations in accordance with Division 30 of the Act.

The Register of Cultural Organisations Guide (the Guide) provides an explanation of the information required in this Application Form. Organisations applying for entry on the ROCO should read the Guide before preparing and submitting their applications.

Information provided by an organisation in its application and supporting materials is used to assess its eligibility for entry on the ROCO.


1.2 Privacy Statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications uses this form to collect personal information required under Australian Income Tax legislation to process this application to enter the applicant organisation onto the Register of Cultural Organisations. The Department will treat the personal information we collect on this form according to the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988. If your application meets the eligibility criteria, the contact details you provide in this form may be disclosed to the Minister for the Arts. The personal information collected on this form may also be forwarded to the ATO. The personal information collected on this form will not be provided to any other person or organisation unless it is required by law. For further information about our privacy obligations, (including in relation to how to access or correct personal information or make a complaint) and our contact details for privacy matters, please see our Privacy Policy. If your contact details change and need to be updated please contact

1.3 Australian Cultural Fund

The time taken to assess ROCO applications can take up to six months. This timeframe may be longer depending on the completeness and the complexity of the application.

Organisations applying for the ROCO are encouraged to consider registering a fundraising campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund, a collective funding platform by Creative Partnerships Australia, while they await the outcome of their application. More information about the Australian Culture Fund is available at or by calling 03 9616 0326.