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ACNC call for help to locate missing charities

The ACNC is calling for help to locate 541 missing West Australian charities.

Australian charities were automatically registered with the charity regulator when it commenced operation in December 2012, based on information from the Australian Tax Office.

Assistant Commissioner at the ACNC David Locke says the ACNC needs to determine whether these charities are still operating. “If we do not hear from these charities by 23 June 2014 we will assume they have stopped operating and we will revoke their registration as charities with the ACNC”.

Attempts to contact missing charities have resulted in unopened mail being returned to the ACNC. Some may no longer be operational or may have moved, however the ACNC doesn’t want to remove them from the Register if they are still active.

The ACNC has turned to the public for assistance in locating these charities before taking this step. Search the ACNC’s lost charities web page to find charities by name, location or ABN. Instructions for charities on the missing list can also be found here.

Anyone with information about these charities is urged to contact the ACNC by calling the Advice line on 13 22 62 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .