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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Aid

New Accreditation 2019

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 30 September 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) ANCP online Accreditation Application. This application is for Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) looking to apply for Accreditation with DFAT.

Accreditation of Australian NGOs is a front-end and rigorous risk-management process. It is also a robust due diligence process for DFAT. Accreditation ensures the Australian Government is funding professional, well-managed organisations that are capable of delivering quality development outcomes and are accountable to their stakeholders. It assures the Australian public that the Australian Government is working with the most effective partners.

Australian NGOs applying for accreditation for the first time, or ANCP NGOs seeking to upgrade their accreditation status from Base to Full (outside of their re-accreditation timeframe), can submit applications online between 1 July and 30 September 2019. DFAT will assess applications in the order they are received. Australian NGOs must gain DFAT accreditation to receive funding under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

New organisations applying for accreditation should contact DFAT to discuss the application before applying. Please email accreditation@dfat.gov.au or telephone (02) 6178 5888.

Further information on Accreditation Process can be found here including a copy of the Australian NGO Accreditation Guidance Manual.

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You will need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

SPELL CHECK

Most internet browsers (including Firefox v2.0 and above; Safari; and Google Chrome) have spell checking facilities built in – you can switch this function on or off by adjusting your browser settings.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)