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.

Despite several attempts, we have not been able to get in contact with these charities to let them know that they have overdue Annual Information Statements.

The charities have now failed to submit two of their required Annual Information Statements and they face having their charity registrations revoked.

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 their contact details. Medium and large charities must do so within 28 days of any change and small charities within 60 days. It has been more than 60 days since the correspondence we sent to these charities was returned to us as undeliverable.

The charities listed in the Microsoft Excel file at the end of this page have failed to submit two Annual Information Statements.

This is a public notice of the Assistant Commissioner's intention to revoke the registrations of the listed charities unless they submit their outstanding Annual Information Statements by 16 November 2020.

The Assistant Commissioner is serving the notice to the listed charities in this way because we have not been able to contact them directly despite several attempts to do so.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REVOKE CHARITY REGISTRATION (SHOW CAUSE NOTICE)

This is a public notice of my intention to revoke the registration of each of the charities listed below.

Registered charities must give the ACNC an information statement (the Annual Information Statement) each year. This is required by section 60-5 of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) (the ACNC Act).

As at 19 October 2020, each of the listed charities had at least two Annual Information Statements overdue.

Proposing to revoke charity registration

I intend to revoke the registration of each of the listed charities because they have failed to submit an Annual Information Statement to the ACNC for at least two reporting periods (a contravention of section 60-5 of the ACNC Act).

The authority to revoke a charity’s registration for contravening the ACNC Act is set out in section 35-10(1)(c)(i) of the ACNC Act.

What to do to avoid having charity registration revoked

If a listed charity wants to retain its registration, it must submit its overdue Annual Information Statements by 16 November 2020. If it cannot submit its overdue Annual Information Statements, it must contact the ACNC and provide a reasonable explanation for why it cannot do so before 16 November 2020.

Failing to do either of these will result in the listed charity having its registration revoked. If a listed charity has its registration revoked as proposed in this notice, it will take effect on 17 November 2020.

For assistance with the Annual Information Statement or to ask any questions about this notice, contact us on 13 22 62 or in writing via our enquiry form.

Anna Longley

Assistant Commissioner - General Counsel