Charities that have failed to submit two Annual Information Statements

The ACNC has had letters returned unopened or emails bounce back from the Address For Service of a number of charities. This indicates that these charities may have changed their address and contact details and not notified us.

Because of this, it is unlikely that the charities have received reminders from us to submit their Annual Information Statements. They now have failed to submit at least two Annual Information Statements. Consequently, they have had their charity registrations revoked.

We attempted to contact each of these charities several times by phone, email and letter to remind them of the need to submit Annual Information Statements, but we were not successful.

All registered charities have obligations to:

  • Submit an Annual Information Statement every year. This Statement is due within six months of the end of the charity's reporting period and is submitted online in the ACNC Charity Portal.
  • Notify the ACNC of changes to contact details. Medium and large charities must do so within 28 days of the change and small charities within 60 days.

The charities that have had their registrations revoked for failing to submit two Annual Information Statements are listed in the Microsoft Excel file at the bottom of this page.

This is a public notice of the Assistant Commissioner's decision to revoke the registration of each listed charity. The Assistant Commissioner is serving the notice to each listed charity in this way because we have not been able to contact it directly, despite several attempts to do so.

This is a public notice to inform each listed charity of the revocation of its registration as a charity with the ACNC.

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF CHARITY REGISTRATION

The registration of each listed charity has been revoked under section 35-10 of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) (the ACNC Act).

The revocation of each listed charity’s registration is effective from 17 November 2020.

What this means

Having registration revoked means each listed charity will lose access to the Commonwealth charity tax concessions, exemptions or benefits that it was entitled to receive from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The ACNC will notify the ATO of the revocation of each listed charity’s registration.

What to do

If a listed charity wants to reinstate its registration, it must contact the ACNC to find out how to submit its overdue Annual Information Statements before reapplying for registration.

Alternatively, it can object to the revocation of its registration by submitting a Notice of Objection.

Why each charity had its registration revoked

A registered charity must give the ACNC an information statement each year (Annual Information Statement). This is required by section 60-5 of the ACNC Act.

Each listed charity failed to submit two or more required Annual Information Statements to the ACNC.

The ACNC published a formal notice (Notice of Intention to Revoke) on its website on 19 October 2020 that explained the ACNC’s intention to revoke the registration of each listed charity. The reasons for which I, as Assistant Commissioner, proposed to revoke the registration of each listed charity were detailed in the Notice of Intention to Revoke.

By 16 November 2020, each listed charity still had not submitted all the required information and documents.

Reason for revoking the registration of each charity

I have decided to revoke the registration of each listed charity for failing to submit two or more Annual Information Statements to the ACNC. This contravenes section 60-5 of the ACNC Act.

The ACNC Act, at section 35-10(c)(i), provides that the Commissioner may revoke the registration of any charity that contravenes a provision of the ACNC Act. The Commissioner has delegated this power to me as the Assistant Commissioner.

In making this decision, I have considered all the matters listed in sections 15-10 and 35-10(2) of the ACNC Act. Each listed charity has contravened the ACNC Act on more than one occasion, which I consider to be significant. The failure to submit Annual Information Statements undermines public trust and confidence in the not-for-profit sector.

Because we have been unable to contact each listed charity, we have not been provided with any information that would outweigh these considerations.

Need help?

For help understanding the loss of charity registration, contact us by phone on 13 22 62 or in writing via our enquiry form.

Assistant Commissioner Anna Longley's signature

Anna Longley

Assistant Commissioner General Counsel