Charity details

Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Youth - 15 to under 25
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
General community in Australia
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Date established
Last reported
21 September 2020
Next report due
31 December 2021
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

The committee initially focussed on preparing a season for 2020 deciding on a showcase (3rd wheel), small show (Be More Chill) and large show (Legally Blonde). With the Parade College auditorium unavailable for use in 2020 the committee decided to look at more central and accessible locations with the Brunswick Mechanics Institute booked for 3rd wheel and the Darebin Arts Centre was secured for Waterdale’s 2nd and 3rd show. After securing an MD, auditions and rehearsals were held in early 2020 for 3rd wheel with performances scheduled for early April. Production team interviews were held for Be More Chill with an all female prod team assigned and auditions booked. Covid-19 restrictions first implemented in March brought on the postponement of Be More Chill and Legally Blonde until 2021. The final rehearsal of 3rd wheel was filmed to enable quick resumption of the season with the aim to put on the production in 2020 when and if restrictions allow. In early 2020, Waterdale was given notice to vacate the factory located in Parker St Preston. Significant effort was made by the committee and numerous volunteers to downsize costumes and sets, clear-out the factory, secure and move to a new factory location. This was a huge effort in a small timeframe. Thankyou to everyone who helped with this. Significant fundraising efforts were undertaken with 5 BBQ’s held in the FY19-20 financial year and many chocolate boxes sold. Additionally Waterdale participated in the Grill’d Local Matters campaign which also gave the opportunity for some social catch-up nights. A number of grants were applied for, with Waterdale successful in a $2,000 volunteer’s grant. Waterdale moved it’s financial software from Quikbooks to Xero to enable more functionality, and better cost transparency. In aligning the financial information a decision was made to write-off the incorrect allocations of GST. Waterdales’s social media presence was increased with significantly higher engagement in our posting on facebook and instagram and 235 new followers (14% increase) since November 2019. In addition to social burger nights, viewings were held with the Wizard of Oz and 3rd Wheel casts. The Waterdale committee has started conversations with other community theatre groups in the northern and western suburbs in an effort to work more collaboratively and help support each other.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
3rd-Wheel Musical theatre
Waterdale Online Musical theatre
Disadvantaged and Culturally Diverse Groups Initiative Musical theatre

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 21 September 2020
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 21 September 2020
Financial Report 2019 31 December 2020 13 May 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 13 May 2020
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 3 November 2018
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 3 November 2018
Financial Report 2017 31 January 2018 3 November 2018
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 3 November 2018
Annual Information Statement 2016 30 September 2017 12 December 2017
Financial Report 2016 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2015 30 September 2016 21 December 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 30 September 2015 2 February 2016
Financial Report 2014 No due date 2 February 2016
Annual Information Statement 2013 30 September 2014 2 February 2016
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 13 May 2020 2019 Download
Annual Report 3 November 2018 2018 Download
Governing Document 3 November 2018 Download
Annual Report 3 November 2018 2017 Download


Responsible People

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The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing culture 10 December 2015
Advancing culture 1 January 2014 10 December 2015
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
10 December 2015 Registered
10 December 2015 Revoked Double defaulter
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.