Double defaulters

Charities that have failed to submit two Annual Information Statements

The ACNC has received mail returned unopened from the addresses of a number of registered charities. This indicates that they 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 Annual Information Statements. They now have failed to submit at least two outstanding Annual Information Statements and, consequently, have had their charity registrations revoked. The ACNC attempted to contact these charities several times by phone, email and letter to remind them of their need to report to the ACNC, but was not successful.

All registered charities have an obligation to:

  • 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.
  • Submit an Annual Information Statement every year. This online statement is due within six months of the end of the charity's reporting period and is submitted using the ACNC Charity Portal.

More information about all charity obligations can be found on our website at acnc.gov.au/obligations.

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 ACNC's decision to revoke the registrations of the listed charities. The ACNC is serving the notice to the listed charities in this way because, despite our several attempts to do so, we have not been able to contact them directly.

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION

17 April 2018

This is a public notice to inform each of the listed charities of the revocation of its registration as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (the ACNC) under section 35-10 of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) (the ACNC Act).

The revocation of the listed charities’ registration is effective from 14 April 2017.

What this means

Revocation of registration with the ACNC means each charity will lose access to all the Commonwealth charity tax concessions, exemptions or benefits that it was entitled to receive from the Australian Taxation Office (the ATO). The ACNC will notify the ATO of the revocation of each charity’s registration.

What to do

If any of the listed charities wants to reinstate its registration, it should, as a matter of urgency, submit its overdue Annual Information Statements. To reinstate registration through a simple process, a charity must do this within 60 days from the date of this notice. Alternatively, it can object to the revocation of its registration by submitting a Notice of Objection.

Why the charities had their registration revoked

Registered charities must give the ACNC an information statement each year (Annual Information Statement) as required by section 60-5 of the ACNC Act. The ACNC has not received two or more Annual Information Statements from each of the listed charities .

The ACNC published a formal notice (Show Cause Notice) on the ACNC website on 16 March 2018 that explained the ACNC’s intention to revoke the registration of each of the listed charities. The grounds on which the Assistant Commissioner proposed to revoke the registration were detailed in the Show Cause Notice.

The ACNC served the Show Cause Notice on the listed charities in this way because, despite several attempts to do so, it had not been able to contact each of the charities directly using its Address For Service. For the same reason, the ACNC is serving this notice of revocation in the same way.

By 14 April 2018, the charities listed still had not submitted all the required information and documents.

Grounds for revocation

The Assistant Commissioner has decided to revoke the registrations of the listed charities under section 35-10(1)(c)(i) of the ACNC Act on the grounds that the charities have contravened section 60-5 of the ACNC Act; namely, for two or more years the charities failed to give the ACNC an Annual Information Statement.

The Assistant Commissioner has considered all the matters listed in sections 15-10 and 35-10(2) of the ACNC Act in making this decision.

Need help?

For assistance submitting the overdue Annual Information Statements or for help understanding the loss of charity registration, contact our Advice Services team by phone on 13 22 62 or by email at advice@acnc.gov.au.