Charity details

4/24 Bulcock Street
Caloundra QLD 4551
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Adults - aged 65 and over
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Early childhood - aged under 6
Financially disadvantaged people
Overseas communities or charities
People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
People in rural/regional/remote communities
People with chronic illness (including terminal illness)
People with disabilities
Youth - 15 to under 25
Date established
Last reported
27 May 2020
Next report due
30 June 2021
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

In 2019, Mercy Ships served the people of Guinea and Senegal in West Africa. Of the countries measured by the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), Guinea and Senegal rank near the very bottom in providing health care for their populations. In order to address the medical needs of the people in those countries, our teams helped build local capacity-building programs while the ship was in the country. These capacity building programs provided specific courses for nearly 1,300 health care workers and mentoring for 150 local medical health professionals. Our dedicated volunteer crew also performed nearly 2,000 life-changing surgeries and over 30,000 dental procedures. These accomplishments build upon the great work our volunteers have done for over 40 years and set the direction for continued success as we continue to provide free surgical and medical care to countries with very limited health care. They also pave the way for a successful future which includes the construction of a new “state-of-the-art” hospital ship, the Global Mercy, to more than double the impact that Mercy Ships can make. The new ship has been designed to serve a 50-year lifespan, and we anticipate that hundreds of thousands of lives will be changed through surgeries alone. We expect to have the new ship in service during the first quarter of 2021 and we look forward to the positive impact this ship will have throughout those countries that are in great need of medical assistance. On behalf of our board and our inspiring staff and volunteer crew, I thank you for your trust and on-going support. With your help, we will work toward transforming the health care outcomes in those countries that need it the most.

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 30 June 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 30 June 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 31 August 2020 27 May 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 August 2020 27 May 2020
Financial Report 2018 30 June 2019 24 May 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 30 June 2019 24 May 2019
Financial Report 2017 30 June 2018 4 May 2018
Annual Information Statement 2017 30 June 2018 4 May 2018
Financial Report 2016 30 June 2017 3 May 2017
Annual Information Statement 2016 30 June 2017 3 May 2017
Financial Report 2015 30 June 2016 21 June 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 30 June 2016 21 June 2016
Financial Report 2014 30 June 2015 19 May 2015
Annual Information Statement 2014 30 June 2015 19 May 2015
Annual Information Statement 2013 30 June 2014 13 June 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 27 May 2020 2019 Download
Annual Report 24 July 2019 2018 Download
Annual Report 4 May 2018 2017 Download
Governing Document 21 June 2016 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing social or public welfare 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.